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Indian "Bollywood" films

  • Fluffy and I have decided to start a new thread about Bollywood.
    After my first trip to India in 2000, I became completely foolish about these films, but only in the last few years these films have been shown more and more in German cinemas, last but not least, RTL2 has now broadcast a lot.
    My first Indian film was "Monsoon Wedding", even if it does not fall into the category of "Bollywood". Gorgeous! Then I saw "Sometimes happy, sometimes sad" with great enthusiasm. Fortunately, there are one-time screenings of current films every few weeks in Berlin - and in some other major cities. The absolute highlight and my personal favorite is "Swades", of course with our wonderful Shah Rukh Khan. THE Indian actor par excellence. What am I looking forward to Monday when it will be shown again in the Indian embassy here in Berlin. Count me in!
    Best regards,

    MooseOnTheLoose.

    "If I tell you about my dream, you will perhaps forget it. If I act according to my dream, you will perhaps remember. But if I manage to involve you in my dream, then - yes, it will also become your dream become." (Tibetan proverb)

  • well, i have worse chances of seeing a bollywood film in the cinema in karlsruhe. we only look in the dormitory. lately we even did an indian evening, that is, cooked indian food together and then watched veer and zaara. this is my all-time favorite bollywood film. personally i didn't think swades was that awesome, but basically i can't say i don't like him. Above all, I think it's great that you watch the films for about 5 minutes and then you know how it ends .

    i love it when the indians in their colorful costumes hop across the screen and sing. just lovely

    stay ..... don't just walk away .... and leave me another day!

  • Hi Fluffy!

    Where does your enthusiasm for Indian films actually come from? Do you just like this music and the great colorful saris and clothes? I mean, the dance scenes are very strange to a lot of people. You seem to like exactly that.

    For me, it really comes from traveling through India and just getting hold of it. I never got rid of the country and its people. In the meantime I've even been there a second time.
    At first I admit that I had problems with these films. Musicals were never really my thing. But then I just gave them a chance. Well, that's it then. I got hooked. And the films are really really beautiful. With a few exceptions, of course. I recently saw "Familiy" with Amitabh Bachchan, that was a little too much murder and manslaughter for me.

    Have you seen all of the films on RTL2? I admit to having recorded them all, but I haven't managed to see them yet ... Unfortunately. To know that you are busy for 3 hours. I also prefer to see these films in the cinema. But at least I've archived them before.

    Besides, I have a lot of soundtracks. Now you can buy them in Germany for a lot of money. In India you can get them for 1-2 EUR. Are you interested in music?

    Best regards,

    MooseOnTheLoose.

    "If I tell you about my dream, you will perhaps forget it. If I act according to my dream, you will perhaps remember. But if I manage to involve you in my dream, then - yes, it will also become your dream become." (Tibetan proverb)

  • yes, I am totally enthusiastic about the music. it's something completely different from our music.
    I hereby officially admit that I bought the Shah Rukh Khan calendar in 2006

    unfortunately i have never been to india, but i find the culture very fascinating. would love to go there, but until now I have never had the opportunity.
    yes, I've seen all the films on RTL2. since i only have the first 3 programs in karlsruhe, one of my sisters always has to serve and record the films for me . I find that the 3 hours go by pretty quickly.

    stay ..... don't just walk away .... and leave me another day!

  • Hello you two!
    I think the idea with this thread is great. With me in the immediate vicinity I am, unfortunately, absolutely alone with my love for these films. I got there through RTL 2. Sometimes Happy Sometimes Sad is my favorite movie. Shortly after the films were shown on TV I got all of them on DVD and now I always stand at Media Markt and think about whether I want to buy all of the others too! Unfortunately they are pretty expensive!
    Oh, and Shah Rukh Khan is of course easy

    We also have an Indian cinema here in Hamburg, but unfortunately they show the films there in the original without subtitles.

  • Hello Tati, hello Fluffy,

    I watched "Swades" in the Indian Embassy on Tuesday! I had seen it in the original with English subtitles pretty much exactly a year ago. Some things have already escaped me, as I now found out with the German synchronization. It was also shown in German on TV, but the cinema atmosphere is completely different. In any case, it was beautiful again! Especially funny when you've heard the soundtrack so often and can almost sing along ...

    Do you have a cinema in HH where they show a lot of Indian films, but only in the original? Do the films run there regularly or only every few weeks. We also have such a cinema, where an Indian who tours all German cities occasionally shows films once only. Every now and then unfortunately in the original WITHOUT subtitles. My girlfriend has dragged this into it before, but I don't really have to have that. English is already bothering me when it is gone faster than I could read it ...

    I think I have to finally watch all the films on video that I have recorded. The DVDs are too expensive for me personally. In my opinion, these are all just films that were on TV anyway, right?

    How did you like "Ashoka"? Has anyone looked? I was very disappointed with this film, bad actors - except for Shah Rukh of course - and so badly dubbed. But I think it's only available on DVD and luckily I was able to rent it before I bought it.

    Best regards,

    Mosses.

    "If I tell you about my dream, you will perhaps forget it. If I act according to my dream, you will perhaps remember. But if I manage to involve you in my dream, then - yes, it will also become your dream become." (Tibetan proverb)

  • "Live and don't think about tomorrow" was played last night. I actually only watched RTL2 even though I have the DVD! Then I swapped it during the first commercial break.
    I think the film is somehow different from other Bollywood films. I shed a few tears with most of the other films, but this film is really dear to my heart! (Well, I'll admit it, I'm built a bit close to the water!)
    I would also like to see the films on the big screen. Must be really great!
    The cinema here in Hamburg only shows the films once a week on Monday and in the original. I'm completely overwhelmed with that!

    There are really a lot of films on DVD now. Even those who haven't been on TV yet. But you are right, they are quite expensive! (so about 20EUR at Mediamarkt)
    Nevertheless, I will gradually increase my inventory. Besides, there are still birthdays. Christmas etc.

  • * up front *

    Did you know that a new Bollywood film was shot in Heppenheim? I recently saw a report about it on ZDF. I found it very bizarre. Indian music and vineyards in the background.


    «a-ha, so what!»

  • I did not know that. I find it really very amusing. Would have liked to have been there.

    Has anyone of you seen this "Barati"? They don't come to Berlin until the beginning of January. I'm still undecided, actually I want to go there, but it's too expensive for me and I don't like the location either. We are currently running this "Bollywood" show. But that appeals to me a lot less.

    Can someone tell me something about it?

    Kind regards, Moose.

    "If I tell you about my dream, you will perhaps forget it. If I act according to my dream, you will perhaps remember. But if I manage to involve you in my dream, then - yes, it will also become your dream become." (Tibetan proverb)

  • I wasn't particularly interested in Bharati. Incidentally, here is a link to Bollywood in Heppenheim: http://www.echo-online.de/sued…ate_detail.php3?id=395434


    «a-ha, so what!»

  • Just funny.

    The Indians always like to make their films in Switzerland. The mountains look almost like the Himalayas ...

    "If I tell you about my dream, you will perhaps forget it. If I act according to my dream, you will perhaps remember. But if I manage to involve you in my dream, then - yes, it will also become your dream become." (Tibetan proverb)

  • Ahh Shahrukh Khan Is he not great? * drool *

    My first film was "Sometimes happy, sometimes sad" and then the others RTL2 just showed.

    SHSS has the best soundtrack though. (Apart from the title track of "Kal Ho Naa Ho" )

    Don't absolutely into the storylines..n a bit too cheesy and slimy etc..but well, I look over it because it is so beautifully colorful

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