The first decade of Shah Rukh Khan -movies and the film soundtracks of 1992-2002

Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan has been making movies for over 25 years now. Here below I’ve listed all the Shah Rukh Khan -movies from his first decade as an actor, 1992-2002, together with all the movie soundtracks for you to hear.

Find the second decade of Shah Rukh Khan -movies and all the music from them from this link 2002-2012 

and the 3rd decade of Shah Rukh Khan -movies with all the movie soundtracks from 2012 – 2017 here.

If the name of the movie is mentioned together with the director, then it will be a direct link to the movie and the movietrailer in question, and they are available mostly in America, UK and India, at least.

Anyways, these are my favorites Shah Rukh Khan -movies from the first decade of his: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hey Ram, Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushie Kabhi Gham, Devdas and Shakti: The Power.

Enjoy your Bollywood experience!

• 1992 – Deewana

• 1992 – Chamatkar

Find the movie and the trailer here: Chamatkar – Rajiv Mehra

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All Deepika Padukone -films and music from the movies

All Deepika Padukone -films and music from the movies

Deepika Padukone is one of the most famous Indian actresses, born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore, India. Quick look at Deepika Padukone’s Wikipedia-page reveals the incredible achievements she has made in just twelve years. But on the other hand, looking at Deepika Padukone -films, it was hard to believe, that the great film Om Shanti Om was Deepika’s first Hindi film ever, back in 2007.

After Om Shanti Om she has made several nice movies, which I have mentioned in the Finnish article about the best movies of Deepika Padukone.

Here down below are listed all Deepika’s movies, which are mostly Bollywood, excluding her first Kannada film Aishwarya, her first Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan and her first Hollywood film xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

All Deepika’s movies which you are able to find from iTunes are listed here together with the names of their directors, and those links will take you straight to these movies and their trailers. You will be able to rent them at least most likely in America, if not in your own country. But the music and all the soundtracks from all Deepika Padukone’s movies can be enjoyed anywhere in the world through Apple Music -service here at Indivue’s now – So enjoy your musical adventure!

All Deepika Padukone -films and music from the movies:

• 2006 – Aishwarya

• 2007 – Om Shanti Om

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25 years of Shah Rukh Khan films and all the music from his movies

25 years of Shah Rukh Khan films and all the music from his movies

Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan has been making films for over 25 years now and he is the best known actor of Hindi cinema, outside India. Although, an interesting point to be made is that, unlike Irffhan Khan, Tabu, Amitabh Bachchan or Deepika Padukone, I don’t recall seeing Shah Rukh Khan acting in any foreign movies, outside Bollywood. Instead, nowadays Shah Rukh Khan keeps bringing Bollywood to West – Like in his latest movie Jab Harry Met Sejal Shah Rukh Khan was seen as a tour guide in Amsterdam. And we like it like that also.

Jab Harry Met Sejal, Raj Ne Bana Di Jodi, Veer-Zaara and plenty of other Shah Rukh Khan -movies and their trailers are nowadays easily available in iTunes, at least in America, UK, India and Finland. Down below I’ve linked all those movies with the names of their directors, so you can easily find and check the movies or the trailers!

But what is the best thing today is that you don’t need to travel all the way to India to find your movies, or even better – Bollywood music. Since we know that it is not only SRK who enchants you in his movies, but a lot has got to do with the great music in them, we are happy to find all the music and soundtracks of all the Shah Rukh Khan -movies from 1992 till 2017 in Apple Music -service!

Here below I’ve listed shortcuts to the latest Shah Rukh Khan -movies, from 2012-2017, and the earlier movies you will find in the links, so enjoy your musical adventure!

Check also the article The best of Shah Rukh Khan movies, in Finnish here!

All the music from all the Shah Rukh Khan -movies:

And here the third decade and the latest of Shah Rukh Khan -movies:

• 2012 – Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Find the movie and the trailer here: Jab Tak Hai Jaan – Yash Chopra

• 2013 – Chennai Express

Find the movie and the trailer here: Chennai Express – Rohit Shetty

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On the road in Amsterdam (video previews)

On the road in Amsterdam (video previews)

Are you planning to travel to Amsterdam in Netherlands?

Then you should definitely read my previous post about Amsterdam called Art and traveltips to Amsterdam.

This video here was shot in the streets of Amsterdam, and what a coincidence – Lata Mangehskar happened to be singing on the radio. She is one of the most well-known singers in Bollywood films, and it has been this way for decades.

After this short video of mine you will get to see some more YouTubevideos about Amsterdam and things related, so take a nice posture and enjoy your armchairtrip!

 

 

Back in 2014 there  was also one good Bollywood movie shot partially in Amsterdam. The movie was called Queen, and it was starring Kangana Ranaut (She has had the main role also in other nice Bollywood films like Fashion, Woh Lamhe and Tanu weds Manu). Queen was almost a four star movie according to Indivue, but the problem with that movie, like with many other Bollywood movies which have been shot in the West, like Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film Jab Harry met Sejal, was that it was giving a very one-sided view of an European lifestyle – I mean, if I was an Indian watching Bollywood-movies, I might even start to think that all that Westerners do is party, celebrate and seduce each other, one after the other. Of course that is not the case. But, coincidentally, it might even look like that in the real life in Goa and some other touristic places in India. YouTubers really need to see an effort and make more videos to show what the real life in Europe is like, isn’t it?

Anyways, this other video from Amsterdam tells you about the great painter Vincent Van Gogh. A few months back, in 2017, an animation movie about Van Gogh was released. That movie was called Loving Vincent, and the scenes were totally painted with oilcolours. One has to raise one’s hat for the huge amount of work and effort they had put for that movie. Still, I definitely do recommend you to read the great book about Vincent Van Gogh, written by Irving Stone, to get the whole picture of that artist’s life. And to remember to support the living artists as well.

 

Oheiset videot on kuvattu Amsterdamista, niin tien päältä kuin Van Goghin museolta. Löydät lisää Amsterdamiin liittyviä artikkeleita suomeksi täältä!

Travel Opus to Bollywood – Matkaopus Bollywoodiin

Ever since 2005 Indivue has been writing this unique, first of its kind, Travel Opus to Bollywood (in Finnish “Matkaopus Bollywoodiin”), telling the readers about the Bollywood movies and the stars as well as about traveling in India, both in Finnish and in English, in websites like www.indivue.blogspot.com and www.indivue.com as well as through various social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

It was only in 2013 when Bollywood movie premieres started regularly coming to some theathers in Finland. Before that Bollywood movies were only shown once a year during Love & Anarchy -film festival in Helsinki.

Nowadays Bollywood movies are even more easier to see than, lets say 10 years ago, when you had to travel all the way to India to get some. Not to mention UK.

Still, in case you’re not familiar with Bollywood or Indian cinema, it is about time you did that. But for the time being, before this opus being translated, you can

read the Travel Opus to Bollywood for free: Find Matkaopus Bollywoodiin in Finnish here!

Indivue has guided you to the best of movies and stars, so enjoy your experience, adventure, and follow Indivue’s social media channels. And do remember to invite your friends along!

If you want to see even more, read the instructions here!

TravelOpus to Bollywood in Finnish

 

Indivuen Matkaopus Bollywoodiin on vuodesta 2005 alkaen kirjoitettu, blogattu ja sometettu kokoelma artikkeleita ja arvioita parhaimmista Bollywood-elokuvista ja -näyttelijöistä sekä ylipäätään Intiasta matka- ja kuvauskohteena. Löydät teoksen suomeksi oheisesta linkistä!

Dil Dhadakne Do – Bollywood, 2015

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This Indian Bollywood movie Dil Dhadakne Do spoke to married people and people who love dogs, in a humorous way. Pointing out gossipers. 3 stars from five for the movie #DilDhadakneDo  ***

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

Find more movie reviews in Finnish here

Dil Dhadakne Do -movie review

Dum Laga Ke Haisha – Bollywood, 2015

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#Bollywood movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha was an ode for the few extra kilos. Already waiting for the 2nd part of the movie. *** #DumLagaKeHaisha

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dum Laga Ke Haisha – Sharat Katariya

Dum laga ke haisha -movie review

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Movie posters

Movie posters
Suomalainen ja intialainen elokuvajuliste - Finnish and Indian movie poster

 

Bollywood´s 100 years

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.

Hundred years of Bollywood

Hundred years of Bollywood
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Entrance to International Film Festival of India

Hundred years of Bollywood

This year we are celebrating the hundred years of Bollywood, although the first Indian silent movie, Raja Harishchandra, was published in the year 1913, which was 99 years ago, to be exact.

The debate goes on, whether Bollywood was born along with the publishing of the first movie or whether it was born when they started to make Raja Harishchandra.

Whatever the theory is, we are happy to have Bollywood, since it has got so much to give to all of us.
Congratulations and long live Bollywood, 100 years!