In 2018, Bollywood celebrated its 105th birthday. Today, films with characteristic songs and dances attract millions of people around the world. Despite the fact that only the tip of the Indian movieberg is visible outside of India. Watch your favorite movies on the TV channel Home all week.
Seeta Aur Geeta 1972
One of the most popular Indian films in the entire post-Soviet space. The plot of the picture is common: two twin sisters were separated in infancy. The fate of timid Zita is similar to the story of Cinderella. The second, Gita, grew up in slums, and performs with circus numbers with the adventurer Cancer. But one day the girls will switch places, and evil will be punished, and love will triumph!
Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012
The last film of the great Indian director Yash Chopra. The main character of the picture Samar serves as a sapper in the army. Legends circulate about his fearlessness and composure. During one of the operations, he rescues Akira, a journalist of Discovery TV channel, drowning in the river, who, by chance, learns his secret – why the man lost interest in life.
A film about the royal courtesan Amrapali, who became a student of Buddha and achieved enlightenment, is considered the best historical film in Bollywood. The final scenes of the beauty’s meeting with Buddha Gautama are preceded by a dramatic love story of King Ajatashatra and Amrapali, a dancer at the court of the state he conquered.
One of the most moving movie stories about forbidden love, filmed in Bollywood. Vir, an Indian Air Force officer, meets a Pakistani girl, Zara, who has arrived in India to bury the dust of her nanny. Young people understand that this is love for life, but at home the bridegroom is waiting for the girl. And state borders and differences in religion make their happiness almost impossible.
Disco Dancer, 1982
Street singer Anil, thanks to his tenacity, becomes a famous disco music performer with the stage name Jimmy. During the tour, he meets a girl Rita, who turns out to be the daughter of a man who brought a lot of misfortune to the Jimmy family. Relations with her lover and the career of “Cinderella” Jimmy are in danger. “Disco Dancer”, despite its naivety, was included in the list of the best movie musicals as the most striking musical adaptation of the Cinderella story.
One of the most beautiful films in the history of Indian cinema. A film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Bengali writer Saratchandra Chatterjee, in which the main roles were played by the stars of Indian cinema: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit. The film, which tells about the difficult life of a young man who grew up in luxury, is striking in its splendor, detailed elaboration of costumes and scenery, the richness of the picture and the beauty of each frame.
My Name Is Khan, 2010
The protagonist of the film, a Muslim, Rizvan Khan, marries an Indian Mandir and adopts her son. The family lives happily in the United States before the September 11 attacks. Soon, the son of Mandira is killed, and the woman in a fit of grief accuses Khan of giving his adopted Muslim his Muslim name, which caused the death of the child. A desperate woman tells her husband to go to the US president and tell him: “My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist.” After that, Khan embarks on a trip to America to bring peace to his home and respect for Muslims.
Ragini, a classical Indian dance teacher, is married to a policeman named Dev. To avenge the virgin for the death of his sister, the leader of the rebels, who are hiding in the jungle, kidnaps Ragini. And while the spouse with the police squad is looking for the kidnapped one, a special relationship develops between the girl and the robber.
The film takes place in 1938 and revolves around an eight-year-old widow living in hermitages. According to local laws, a little girl, after the death of a man for whom she was married “for future use”, has only three ways: to burn with her husband on a funeral pyre, marry his younger brother or become untouchable and live among hermits for the rest of her life. The sad life of a child is brightened up by the beautiful Kaliyani and a young lawyer who is in love with her, who decided at all costs to change the life of her beloved and the inhabitants of this shelter.
A film adaptation of the story of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky “White Nights” with the participation of Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. The content of the story is reproduced as accurately as possible on the screen with a single amendment – the effect of the picture was transferred from Russia to India. The main character of the film, the dancer Sakina, must make a choice between two men – those who were not there, but whom she loved and waited for a year, and those who were next to her, supported and loved her.