I’ve never watched Indian movies before. At least until my 3rd year of undergrad. In fact, I was kinda avoid watching Indian movies because of their (in my opinion) “cheesy” song and their typical scenes (you know, lovers running after each others and dancing around the trees). But, lately to be honest I really enjoy Indian movies, if I can’t say I adore them. The first ever Indian movie that I watched and I found really good was “3 Idiots”. One of my college friends recommended it for me. Here, in UK I met a friend who is a crazy fan of Indian movies and she is also an Indian-Indonesian. lol. And she’s my source of Indian movies. Little by little, she turned me into an Indian movie addict.
So, in this post I’d like to write a kind of review of some Indian movies that I’ve watched. Well, just in case you want to try your luck watching Indian movies, you can get an idea on what to watch 😉
1. 3 Idiots
This is a story about 3 college best friends, Raju; Farhan; and Rancho. They are all engineering students who are studying engineering with different purpose. Among three of them, only Rancho who study engineering based on his passion. But just like any other young people, they fall in love, they have problems to be solved. Basically, they have to deal with their life. Their legendary motto is : “All is well”. Believe me, you will smile, laugh, and cry while watching this movie. I guarantee. This is a really nice movie that teach us about life. It’s a 3 hours-ish movie, by the way. But no worries, it won’t feel that long.
2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You Don’t Get Life a Second Time)
If you want to watch something musical, I think this will be the best choice. A story about 3 old best friends who decide to meet up again after some years loosing contact of each others. What do they do? They plan on travelling to Spain and having a road trip to celebrate Kabir’s bachelor party. They are forced to leave their routine activities during this road trip. For a month, they spend the days together. And some surprising things happen. One of them convince about an important issue in his life. And finally this road trip make them know what they actually want in their lives. Since we only live once, just live it to the fullest. Do things that you want. I think that’s the message from the movie. This is really recommended movie and the soundtrack is just too cool! And also there are some poems you can find all over this movies. I’ve just read the translation and it was beautifully written.
3. I Hate Luv Storys
This is a love story, indeed. The main role, Jay doesn’t believe in love. Even worse, he’s so apathetic with this thing called “love” but eventually he must surrender and admit that love does exist. Anyways, Imran Khan is kinda cute yeah?!?
4. Pyaar Impossible (Love is Impossible)
A story about a computer genius (well, a so-called “geek”) who fall in love with a popular girl. He keeps his feeling for 7 years because he just doesn’t have any guts to tell the girl what he really feels. The story is simple, but I don’t know why this movie is really touched me. Another good movie about a struggle in overcoming all obstacles to get your true love.
Movies, just like musics, are universal. As long as they’re good, no matter what language they are, they’re worth to be watched. 🙂 So far, I’ve just watched less than 10 Indian movies and I’m impressed!