Best of 5 of Aamir Khan -movies

Best of Aamir Khan -movies

Aamir Khan is an Indian movie actor, movie producer and a movie director. In addition to this people in India have seen him also as a talk show host. His show brought up social injustice issues in India.

Aamir was born in 1965 and having relatives in the Bollywood film industry, he began his career as a child actor in 1973 at the age of 8.

So far Aamir Khan has made films during 5 different decades. Many of his films are masterpieces, and here’s the best of 5 out them –

Best of 5 of Aamir Khan -movies

  • Dil Chahta Hai (2001) *****

Dil Chahta Hai, the movie directed by Farhan Akhtar, tells about three young men who travel to Goa for a holiday with their experiences and love stories.

Find the movie and the trailer here:

Dil Chahta Hai – Farhan Akhtar

  • Rang De Basanti (2006) *****

The movie Rang De Basanti, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, tells a story of five young men living in New Delhi, being patriotic. The movie got many rewards, even for the music.

  • Taare Zameen Par (2007) *****

The movie Taare Zameen Par was produced and directed by Aamir Khan. It tells a beautiful story of a young school boy who has dyslexia, difficulty in reading, and how his teacher, played by Aamir, helps him with this problem. Taare Zameen Par got many rewards.

  • Dhobi Ghat (2011) ****

Dhobi Ghat, directed by Kiran Rao, tells a beautifully shot story of an artist in Mumbai.

  • PK (2014) *****

The movie PK, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, tells a story about an alien who lands on earth but can not get back to his spaceship. The alien starts practicing religion hoping that God would help him.

You can find more Aamir Khan movie reviews in Finnish here.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you – read it here!

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Best of 5 of Priyanka Chopra -movies

Best of Priyanka Chopra -movies

Priyanka Chopra is perhaps the most famous Indian actress working outside India also. Although born in 1982, we have seen her in almost sixty movies already, any in many of those films she has had the mainrole. Nowadays people in America see her also in TV series called Quantico.

Here are the best of five of Priyanka Chopra -movies and music from them. Find Priyanka Chopra moviereviews in Finnish here.

BEST OF 5 OF PRIYANKA CHOPRA MOVIES

  • Fashion (2008) ****

Fashion is a movie directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, which reveals the facade of the Indian fashion world. This eventful movie has lots of glitz and Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut in the leading roles.

  • 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) ***½

The title 7 Khoon Maaf means seven murders forgiven. In this movie, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Priyanka has had one the best performances ever. The movie deals with relationship problems and religious issues almost ironically.

  • Barfi! (2012) ****½

Barfi! is a pretty movie from the 70’s in which Priyanka Chopra plays the character of an autistic girl. Indivue considered this much rewarded movie as the best Bollywood movie of 2012. The movie tells about the sincerity of disabled people in a very touching way.

  • Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) ***

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dil Dhadakne Do – Zoya Akhtar

Dil Dhadakne Do, directed by Zoya Akhtar, tells you about the joys of the modern Indian relationships and marriages, as well as the fights also, but in an entertaining way. It is little bit like a Big Brother filmed in a cruise ship, but from a dogs point of view.

  • Bajirao Mastani (2015) ****

Find the movie and the trailer here: Bajirao Mastani – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Bajirao Mastani, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a visually impressive Bollywood movie with excellent music. You can watch it more than once, because Priyanka and other stars really shine in this film.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you – read it here!

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Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema

All the articles in Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema are related to Indian movies, Bollywood and Hindi cinema. INDIVUE has been online since 2005 and the first Bollywood movie review was written in 2008.

In 2018 Travel Opus to Bollywood renews itself and from now on it will guide you also to listen to the excellent music from these movies!

In addition you will find plenty of good Bollywood movies to watch. With English subtitles. All this with the guidance of Travel Opus to Bollywood.

So let us start with the introduction, which is a video titled a Successful landing in Mumbai (the home of Bollywood). Video, images and music by Indivue.

BEST OF BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

To help you find good Bollywood movies easily, Indivue checked plenty of movies and aggregated the best of 5 of Bollywood cinema. Those movies have all English subtitles. Find them here and have yourself the best movie experience ever!

Movies by actresses:

Movies by actors:

History of Indian cinema in short

Hindi cinema is also known by the name of Bollywood, because they combined the names of Hollywood and Bombay. Other theories have also been made about the birth of this concept. Nowadays Bombay is known as Mumbai, and as the commercial capital of India.

India itself is a huge country where people speak several languages. India has over 20 official languages and Indian movies are produced with over 30 different languages. The biggest and most important languages are Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Malayalam and Bhojpuri.

Movie itself came to India in 7th of July 1896.

The first Indian document was a wrestling match in Mumbai, Hanging Garden, in 1897.

Bollywood itself is over one hundred years old concept. The first Indian silent film Raja Harishchandra was published in 1913, as I mentioned in 21st of June 2012.

Alam Ara in 1931 was the first Indian movie with a sound, and a year later came the first movie with a background music. That movie was called Chandidas.

The first Indian movie in the Venice Film Festival was seen in 1934. It was called Seeta and it got also the first international reward.

Famous Indian movie awards are National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Stardust Awards, Star screen Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards and Zee Cine Awards.

The first Indian movie with singing was Bhagya Shakra in 1935.

The first commercially successful movie in India was Chandra Lekha in 1948.

City of Mumbai, the home of Bollywood and Hindi cinema, in the horizon
City of Mumbai in the horizon

The INDIVUE Travel Opus to Bollywood in Finnish will tell you about the Bollywood movie premieres also. Find for example what was happening in Bollywood in 2017. Most of those movies have come for sale by now.

If you wish to read and see all that Indivue has written about Hindi cinema in Finnish in the past, then follow the preceding link. You will get to read hundreds of articles.

For example in 2016 Indivue wrote an article about

The Best of Bollywood movies in 2000-2016

The five star movies were these:

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 *****
  • Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 *****
  • PK 2014 *****

These music samples here, provided by Apple Music, will tell you some essential names behind the music in Hindi movies, like Lata Mangehskar, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Lucky Ali, Shreya Goshal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

It is worth mentioning that all the movies reviewed by INDIVUE have been seen through Western eyeglasses. That way much of the movie experience is based on translation and English subtitles made by somebody else. This might explain why some Hindi cinema masterpiece does not ring the bell of the Finnish viewer. And this goes vice versa as well, of course.

In any case, it will be interesting for an Indian to see what Western people like in Bollywood. That’s one more reason to write this Travel Opus to Bollywood.

Bollywood movie reviews

Find movies reviewed on the scale of 1 to 5 stars here:

The first Bollywood movie I saw in an Indian movie theatre was called Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and that was in Regal Cinema in Mumbai back in 2006. Those were the poor days for bloggers, when computers were withering slow and internet connections between Europe and India even more slower. Even today some big blog article in Indivue.com, like All the Salman Khan -movies, can take some time to open.

Some ten years later after Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna I managed to see another movie in an Indian movie theatre, and that was Shamitabh. The movie had been shot in Finland, partially, and it was the first movie as such.

But because of them essential subtitles, dvds and blurays were always my favourites. Luckily nowadays it is easy to see Bollywood movies with English subtitles also through Apple and iTunes.

When you don’t need the art to be packed in plastic covers, the art is less of an environmental burden.

The best and most well known female actresses in Bollywood and Hindi cinema at the moment

The best and most well known male actors in Bollywood and Hindi cinema at the moment:

Indivue has been blogging and bringing online this Travel Opus to Bollywood for over ten years. The latest updates to it are the safe affiliate links to Apple Music and iTunes -services. You can easily find Bollywood movies and music through them and if you have the Apple Music subscription, you can listen everything freely. (Apple and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Back in 2012 Indivue wrote an article Celebrating the 100 years of Bollywood movies. In that blog post there’s over 70 movies with English subtitles from one decade reviewed by Indivue. Nowadays that article is also updated with music, so do check it out and feel the rhythm!


Bollywood -movies by actresses

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Bollywood´s 100 years

 

Celebrating 100 years of Bollywood movies
 
As the Indian Hindi movie industry Bollywood becomes 100 years old in 2012-2013, 
I decided to make a reviewing article for all of you who like 
or pay interest in Bollywood movies.
 
Here following will be a list of some Bollywood movies and reviews of them in English, 
written by me during the past few years.
Movies chosen are from the past one decade.
 
This list contains Bollywood movies from one star quality to a full five star quality, just to get and give you idea.
All these movies, and even more, will be reviewed in Finnish language 
in the Finnish blog www.indivue.blogspot.com, so if you wish to see them also, 
then just follow this  movie review link,

Bollywood-movies

Another Bollywood film from year 2011, which is an excellent mix of East and West, India and Europe, more specifically Czechs, is the movie Rock Star with awarded Ranbir Kapoor in the leading role. A. R. Rahman has once again composed few musical beads, which are to be heard in this film. Jo bhi main sang by Mohit Chauhan could even be the best movie song from the year 2011. Another good option is Kun Faaya Kun. The award-winning Rockstar definitely requires english subtitles to open up to the foreign viewer the best way possible, but even then one might feel puzzled. So another watching might be needed and this movie can surely take it. The film is ideal for people interested in the life of artists, rock stars and groupies, but also for those, who once dreamt of being a rockstar. Four stars for the movie Rock Star, 4/5. I hope to see this one in a Finnish movie theatre. 

 

Ra.One has finally come out in DVD. If you want to see Shah Rukh Khan with blue eyes, then I recommend to see this movie. – Scifi-movies are usually not my cup of tea, but this one I was able to watch, thanks to the clever story and excellent music and dance. Three and a half stars for Ra.One, 3,5 / 5.

  • Dostana – Bollywood, 2008

A romantic comedy totally shot in America. What makes it interesting, is that Abhishek and John are acting to be gays, which is very unusual types of Bollywood. This film offers plenty of pleasure for the eye for the female viewers, otherwise, nothing much. Two stars for the film Dostana.

Zindagi na milegi dobara (“You will not get to live the life twice”) is a Bollywood-movie, mainly shot in Spain. It’s a story about 3 friends travelling together after many years of break from each other. The movie is starring Abhay Deol (Oye Lucky Lucky Oye! – 3 stars), Hrithik Roshan (Dhoom 2 – 2 1/2 stars), Farhan Akhtar (Luck by Chance – 4 stars) and Katrina Kaif (Raajneeti – 4 stars). In addition to a comfortable three-hour film the movie offers a couple of profound laughs, of which the first one does not seem to be ending only. Couple of eyewettings are also to be expected, especially in the parachuting scene, which I think was the best scene of this movie, superb. Zindagi na milegi dobara is ideal to be seen on a large screen because of its gorgeous diving-, parachuting- and bullrunning scenes, and the movie is part of the ongoing Love & Anarchy film festival 2011 in Helsinki theathers. Three and a half stars in theatre, 4 stars in dvd.

 

Fast action film, with some parts shot in Rio de Janeiro, and in which Hrithik Roshan charms in one of the main roles along with Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan. In general they say that the movie sequels are always inferior to their first ones, but this does not apply to the Dhoom 2’s case, since it seems to be better than the movie Dhoom, which was made in 2004. Two and a half stars for Dhoom 2.

Powerful romantic lovestory written and acted by Salman Khan. If India’s royal history fascinates your senses, then this is a good choice for your eyes. Three and a half stars for the Indian film Veer. ***½ 


 

  • Taxi No. 9211 – Bollywood, 2006

The good music of the movie better than the movie itself. Film shot in Mumbai. Two and a half stars.

  • Meenaxi: Tale of three cities – Bollywood, 2004

This movie is directed by the Indian artist MF Husain, who passed away just recently. Unfortunately this movie as an Indian art-film does not meet my expectations. Two stars.

  • Tere Bin Laden – Bollywood, 2010

A thought-provoking comedy of Osama bin Laden’s double-creature. Tere Bin Laden gets my one and a half stars.

 

During the intermission of the stunning Roger Waters The Wall Live -concert, the audience was being delighted by hindipop also, and with a tune from the song Woh Lamhe. The movie Woh Lamhe from 2006 is itself worth watching several times and gets five stars from me. It is starring Shiney Ahuja in the main role, about whom I mentioned in an earlier post.

 

  • Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam – Bollywood, 1999

Visually sparkling Indianromantic three hour, preceding the movie Devdas. The end result of this movie could not be guessed in advance, although one might have should. Hum dil de chuke sanam, three and a half stars movie.

During the movie Housefull one had to laugh out loud, which is pretty rare with drama. But the comedy was good, and I would watch it again. Three stars for the Indian Bollywood movie Housefull.

 

A romantic scifithriller, having a little bit of Matrix. Not for earnest people, unless you’re a photographer. Aa dekhen zara, two stars.

 

Harmless feelgood movie about relationship difficulties. Break ke Baad, three stars.

A good film about an important subject. It’s interesting to see Shahrukh Khan in such an unusual role. The movie My name is Khan is also about to come in dvd with Finnish subtitles. Three and a half stars for the film, five stars for the idea.

  • Jail – Bollywood, 2009

Jail is a grip-proof movie, it has to be seen with a single sitting. Three and a half stars.

Wondering, is this a modern or a postmodern Devdas. In any case, it’s an excellent movie. Abhay Deol is one of the best in Bollywood. Dev.D, five stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dev D – Anurag Kashyap

Charming, both musically and visually. Four and a half stars for the movie Devdas.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Devdas – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • Devdas – Bollywood, 1955

Cute and cozy black and white film, but it makes you quite numb, if you’re accustomed to those later versions of Devdas. One star for the dancing scenes.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Devdas – Bimal Roy

 

Interesting story about mercy killing in India. This movie was shot in Goa, and it is telling a story of one famous Goan. Guzaarish, four stars for the movie.

 

A different than usual kind of Bollywood-movie, winning lots of awards. A Bollywood movie without dancing? Yes, they do those also. Udaan has strong and effective roleplay. Four stars for the movie Udaan.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Udaan – Vikramaditya Motwane

My God, those eyes! The end of this movie makes you cry, so it is a really purifying experience. Because of this, four stars for the movie Kites.

Dabangg is a cute comedy. One of the best of Salman Khan. The music rocks you with five stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dabangg – Abhinav Singh Kashyap

 

A realistic kind of description of what happens behind the scenes in Bollywood. Luck By Chance holds the grip from the beginning till the end. Four stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Luck By Chance – Zoya Akhtar

  • Raavan – Bollywood, 2010

A refreshing and rare afternoon in a Finnish movietheatre: An Indian movie Raavan; part of Love & Anarchy -filmfestivals festivalprogram. This might not be a typical Bollywood-movie after all. Three and a half stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Raavan – Mani Ratnam

If you get your hands on Dev Benegals Road, movie, I recommend to watch it! Now there’s a recent five-star Bollywood-film (lasting only a Western one and a half hours). Let’s hope this Abhay Deols movie comes, for example, to Love and Anarchy – film festival to Helsinki – since Sodankylä we might have to wait. And let’s hope, that one day, we will see it from the Finnish television.

  • Ek Chalis Ki Last Local – Bollywood, 2007

A three star movie, starring Abhay Deol. Refreshing, imaginery, but still kind of a real.

  • Rock On!! – Bollywood, 2008

Rewarded Indian movie from the year 2008. A story of an Indian rock band. My two stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Rock On!! – Abhishek Kapoor

  • Luck – Bollywood, 2009

A Bollywood action-thriller directed by Soham Shah and starring Sanjay Dutt and Imran Khan. One star.

High-quality Madhur Bhandarkar -film, which reveals the settings of the Indian fashion world. Starring Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut. My four stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Fashion – Madhur Bhandarkar

  • Ghajini – Bollywood, 2008

Bollywood blockbuster film and a historical hit, which will remain forever in the mind. Ghajini starring Aamir Khan, with a strong performance in his role, once again. Three and a half stars for the movie.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Ghajini – A. R Murugadoss

  • Billu – Bollywood, 2009

A touching, beautiful and humorous movie having also Shahrukh Khan in a small part. Movie known also as Billu Barber. Three and a half stars for the movie experience.

Very entertaining SRK-film. Five stars. – Phir Milenge, Chalte Chalte!

Find the movie and the trailer here: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – Aditya Chopra

Emotional and touching film about life in Delhi, India, and how a returnee who lived in America experiences his former homeland. Movie starring Abhishek Bachchan, and the music by A.R. Rahman. Four stars.

  • Aloo Chaat – Bollywood, 2009

A laughter nerves pulsating Bollywood comedy about a marriage between an Indian and a foreigner. Three stars for the movie.

  • Love Aaj Kal – Bollywood, 2009

Not quite typical Bollywood-lovefilm, because of the slightly Western tint. Love aaj kal, three stars for the movie.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Love Aaj Kal – Imtiaz Ali

A five-star tragic Bollywood-lovedrama. Salman Khan’s role in execution makes one shiver.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Tere Naam – Satish Kaushik

  • Aashiq Banaya Aapne – Bollywood, 2005 

Good music in this movie is truly worth mentioning. Otherwise, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, two stars.

  • Jodhaa Akbar – Bollywood, 2008

A visually pleasing film, which does not cope to keep you hooked though. Jodhaa Akbar, one and a half stars.

A five star Bollywood-movie. One of the best.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dil Chahta Hai – Farhan Akhtar

A movie that needs to be seen from the beginning till the end at one and the same sitting. Preferably more than once. A classic, and a must-see Bollywood-movie. Kabhi khushi kabhie gham, four stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here:Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – Karan Johar

Almost a perfect movie experience. Five stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Veer-Zaara – Yash Chopra

  • Jab We Met – Bollywood, 2007

A cute lovestory with good music! Three stars for the movie Jab we met.

  • Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. – Bollywood, 2003 

A touching comedy, which you can see once. Munna bhai m.b.b.s., 2 stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. – Rajkumar Hirani

  • Mangal Pandey: The Rising – Bollywood, 2005

Mangal Pandey: The Rising is an extremely interesting and eye-opening film, when it comes to the history of man. Main star Aamir Khan charms. Three and a half stars for the movie.

A mind tickling Bollywood-comedy about love and the differences between various cultures. Namastey London, four and a half stars for the movie.

The film Page 3 – The Inside Story appeals to me with its realism and commendably covers the superficiality of the life of celebrities. Four stars for the movie.

  • Malamaal Weekly – Bollywood, 2006

A funny comedy about a lottery winner in a beautiful small Indian village. Three stars for the movie.

  • Life in a metro – Bollywood, 2007

Life and the pulse of the modern metropolitan city Mumbai. Movie Life in a metro, three stars.

Hum aapke hain koun is a cute four star classic Bollywood-movie.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! – Sooraj R Barjatya

  • Just Married – Bollywood, 2006

Just Married is, as the name suggests, a comedy of a newly-wed couple. Even if the beginning would be difficult, there might still be a happy ending. Two and a half stars for the movie, 2,5 / 5.