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  1. Slappy, actually that message wasn't intended to be a "personal attack" on you (lol). In fact, it wasn't even directed specifically at you but to all of the other people who have posted rude messages about bollywood films as well. What I don't get is why you couldn't discuss Sholay or Junglee without insulting the other people who post on this message board. Neither of those movies were my cup of tea either but I'm not going to shove my opinion down everybody's throats. Perhaps if you would try using some tact in your posts we could have a real discussion about bollywood films. L
  2. The eternal question is why some people can't stand if others have different tastes than themselves. People have already lamented TCM's choice in movies for this festival. I don't know why junglee, or rangeela, Amar Akbar Anthony, or even sholay were included. Sholay at least was a very famous movie but the other three (???). I would never have picked Pakeezah either. So complain about that if you will, but generalizing about the entire indian film industry off of just a few films makes you look ignorant. If you want to see why people get interested in indian films check out the tru
  3. I love Roja! Not only was the film great, so was the soundtrack. The film originally was filmed in the south indian language tamil but was later dubbed into hindi (the songs were dubbed too). If you saw the film in hindi it was probably the dubbed version. For anyone who hasn't seen this movie and wants to check out the music go to: http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/l/WW000H05 the best song is "Kadhal Rojave" sung by S.P.Balasubramanium aka SPB. This is one of my favorite songs of all time. Although unfortunately the sound quality on that website isn't as good as it would be on any
  4. Because there were an awful lot of people who didn't think that the selection of bollywood films were what they would have chosen, maybe people can respond here with their own recommendations. For people who are interested in Bollywood films but don't know what to look for here is a list of some of my favorites and a bit of info about them: Umrao Jaan: Starring Rekha as a woman who is kidnapped when young and sold to become a courtesan, movie takes place several hundred years ago. About her popularity because of her poems and dancing, but also the havoc it wreaks internally as she can n
  5. Perhaps my biggest complaint with the movies that were chosen is that they really weren't the types of movies that got me to watch bollywood films. rangeela, sholay, amar akbar anthony are ok films, that are enjoyable to many people who like indian films. But to me, it seems that to show these to people who have never seen an indian movie before is a bad idea. I think a lot of the humour in these movies would just be missed by people who aren't pretty familiar with the culture, language, etc... Maybe some people would disagree, but that's my feeling. The reason I have grown to reall
  6. hrmm..I may have misread moviejoe's comment. I agree with you that some indian people would not like Wuthering Heights. But I do think some would, particularly those who like old hindi films because they are so similar (but not everybody likes the oldies).
  7. I would disagree that all indian people wouldn't be interested in a film like Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights has a lot in common with older hindi films. When my mom first saw it, she described it as a "hindi film in english". The melodrama, the theme of two people in love where one ends up marrying someone else is extremely common in older hindi films (devdas, sangam). Love triangles, unrequited love and love stories ending in tragedy are hallmarks of older hindi films. Also the idea of the woman dying a premature death and coming back to haunt the leading man and basically lea
  8. I'm very glad to see Bollywood getting some attention on a channel like this. However, I also was a bit surprised by their choices of movies. Most of these aren't bad movies, but they're certainly not the best ever. First of all the thing that is most upsetting is that no Sanjay Leela Bhansali films were chosen. If anyone wants to see some spectacular movies check out both Bhansali's Devdas and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Also why was Bombay showed in its hindi dubbed version instead of the original tamil version? That seems like a kind of major oversight not only because the mouths move
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