I mentioned in a previous post that M and I watch a lot of movies. Thanks to Netflix I can indulge in documentaries and foreign films that my local movie store doesn’t carry. I thought I would take the time in today’s blog to pass along some of my favorite documentaries and Indian films. If you’ve never watched an Indian movie before let me forewarn you that they are generally quite long. Usually they are over three hours .
Tonight we watched Kal Ho Naa Ho: Tomorrow May Never Come. In typical Indian fashion this movie was well over 3 hours long and it seemed to just fall apart at the end. Last week we watched Dil Chahata Hai starring Aamir Khan. It’s a great film about three guys who have been friends since grade school. It’s a film about life, love and friendship. We also watched Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Let me just say BOOOOOO BOOOOOO. I threw popcorn at my own screen. If you like movies that rank a 10 plus on the cheese factor this is it.
Here’s a list of my favs so far:
Slum Dog Millionaire (excellent movie)
Sarfarosh (three and a half starts)
Salaam Namaste (four stars)
Water ( Part of the Deepa Mehta trilogy Five stars)
Salaam Bombay (five stars. A very touching movie about a little boy thrown into life in the slums of Mumabi. It’s directed by Mira Nair who also directed Monsoon wedding).
Monsoon Wedding (four stars)
Fire (Part of Deepa Mehta’s trilogy five stars. The movie touches on the subject of same sex relationships. I think this movie was amazingly done)
Arranged (Five stars…movie about an unlikely friendship between an orthodox Jewish girl and a Muslim girl)
Faana (three and a half stars. It’s long..almost like two movies in one)
Movies I could take or leave:
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Earth (Directed by Deepa Mehta and part of her movie trilogy, Earth, Water and Fire)
Beauty Academy of Kabul (documentary)
What are some of your favorite movies with a foreign slant and why? Until the next blog..