Dangal

Dangal (दंगल) Director: Nitesh Tiwari Written by:  Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Meharotra Country: India Year: 2016 Starring: Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Sheikh/Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra/Suhani Bhatnagar After he is forced by financial circumstances to give up his own wrestling career, Mahavir … Continue reading

Sardaarji

Sardaarji (ਸਰਦਾਰ) Director: Rohit Jugraj Country: India (Punjabi) Year: 2015 Jaggi, or “Sardaarji,” is a talented ghost hunter from rural Punjab, India. Emotionally immature, he is waiting to find his “queen witch:” the prettiest and most wonderful female ghost, who … Continue reading

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Neerja

Neerja Director: Ram Madhvani Country: India (Hindi, English, Arabic) Year: 2016 Find Neerja on Amazon. On September 5th, 1986, Palestinian terrorists hijack Pan Am flight 73 while it waits on the tarmac at the Karachi airport. The head purser of … Continue reading

The Lost Melody by Ajay Kar

The Lost Melody

The Lost Melody (Harano Sur) (হারানোসুর) Director: Ajay Kar Country: India (Bengali) Year: 1957 Find Harano Sur on Amazon. Rama, a female psychiatrist at a mental institution, quits her job in protest of an older doctor’s treatment of Alok, a … Continue reading

The Lunchbox and subtle joys of letter writing

The Lunchbox Director: Ritesh Batra Country: India Year: 2013 Find The Lunchbox on Amazon. In the pursuit of faster and more effective communication tools, we seem to have lost their true purpose – the genuine human connection. Social media, with all its infinite possibilities, has become … Continue reading

Abhishek Kapoor "Kai Po Che"

Kai Po Che

Kai Po Che Director: Abhishek Kapoor Writer(s): based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel; Surpratik Sen, Pubali Chaudhuri, Abhishek Kapoor Country: India Year: 2013 Often compared to Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che is one of these recently popular Bollywood movies about male friendship with … Continue reading

Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Chahta Hai (The Heart’s Desire) Director: Farhan Akhtar Written: Farhan Akhtar, Kassim Jahmagia Country: India Year: 2001 Dil Chahta Hai on Amazon. There is one saying from Bollywood scene that states “If it’s an Aamir Khan’s movie, it must … Continue reading

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Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers Director: Pan Nalin Writer(s): Pal Nalin, Sarah Besan Shennib, Anurag Kashyap Country: India, Germany, France Year: 2005 “Valley of Flowers” on Amazon. “Valley of Flowers” is a mystical romance of epic proportion directed by Pan Nalin (best … Continue reading

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Like Stars on Earth

Like Stars on Earth (Taare Zameen Par) Director: Aamir Khan Writer(s): Amole Gupte Country: India Year: 2007 “Like Stars on Earth” on Amazon. Aamir Khan’s directorial debut, “Taare Zameen Par” (Every Child is Special), is a very touching film that … Continue reading

Talaash: The Answer Lies Within

Talaash: The Answer Lies Within Director: Reema Kagti Writer(s): Farhan Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti Country: India Year: 2012 “Talaash” on Amazon. Director Reema Kagti takes on a genre rarely seen in Bollywood movies – a mystery thriller … Continue reading