Best Hindi Movie Ever

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By Link12 (Link12) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 01:27 pm: Edit

Either Lagaan or Mother India

By Chatterjoy87 (Chatterjoy87) on Sunday, June 06, 2004 - 01:30 pm: Edit

Lagaan is great!

Bend it Like Beckham, though not a Hindi movie, is one of my faves

By Baggins (Baggins) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 01:32 am: Edit

I've never seen Mother India so I would have to say Lagaan, but my personal fave is Kal Ho Na Ho. It was the first movie that I every cried through and then admitted to crying.

By 007 (007) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 09:37 am: Edit

Andaz Apna Apna & Hera Pheri

By Apatel710 (Apatel710) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 11:14 am: Edit

kal ho na ho and dil to pagal hai

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 11:27 am: Edit

Hipna Hapna Hoo and Bik Na Pak

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 05:00 pm: Edit

kkhh or ddlj! (kajol's my fav actress if you can't tell)
i also like bend it like bekham

haven't seen alot of these movies though (i especially want to see kal ho na ho...even though it sounds like a typical love story to me...)

lagaan WAS awesome though. liked mission kashmir also b/c it was different

By Baggins (Baggins) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 08:55 pm: Edit

Kal ho na ho seemed like a typical love story at first but it changed as you found stuff out. Plus the acting was great.

By Texan (Texan) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 09:43 pm: Edit

kal ho na ho

By Noodleman (Noodleman) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 10:07 pm: Edit

oh an oh lak

By Integrity (Integrity) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 10:20 am: Edit

My favorite has to be Dil Chahta Hai.

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 02:14 pm: Edit

ohh Dil Chahta Hai is really good. i <3 it.

By Bee_Bee (Bee_Bee) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 05:34 pm: Edit

Kush Kush Hota Hai

By Maud (Maud) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 07:13 pm: Edit

LAGAAN! hands down
its one of the few movies that actually has a PLOT thats not some cheesy love triangle or fight
Hera Pheri was good too

and even though its not a Hinid movie, American Desi is still the best!

By Sticksandstones (Sticksandstones) on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 01:28 am: Edit

yeah, LAGAAN, no Q's asked.

99% of all indian movies made are about a guy falling in love with a guy (or vice versa) chasing them, marrying them, or doing other lame stuff. and they always have the songs in the most randomest of places and att the most random times in the film.

Lagaan was good cuz people didn't have to watch the same crappy love-genre that plagues got nominated for "Best INternational Film" and in my opinin, should have won.

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 12:55 pm: Edit

lol i was going to mension American Desi but it's not really indn. it's just abt indns. i swear, i grew up with that movie, from middle school to now. and i finally get all the side comments x.x; my brother on the other hand doesn't and htat's good b/c he's still 9 =)

By Astrix (Astrix) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 03:20 am: Edit

"99% of all indian movies made are about a guy falling in love with a guy (or vice versa) chasing them, marrying them, or doing other lame stuff."

Hehe. Did you really mean guy both places?

By Scubasteve (Scubasteve) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 09:39 am: Edit

Bend it Like Beckham :)

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 05:51 pm: Edit

scubasteve - i love your username!!! (yea sorry irrelevent..)

By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 07:41 pm: Edit

Peter Pan.

"Yo, excuse me, Willenium!"

By Skulkarni1 (Skulkarni1) on Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 10:02 pm: Edit

Lagaan rocked.... Kal Ho na ho was really good....... and i heard Meh Hu Na was really good but i haven't watched it yet...doing that after the ACT!

By Hardcohomeyg (Hardcohomeyg) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 02:15 am: Edit

Mission Kashmir

By Wishful_Thinker (Wishful_Thinker) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:45 am: Edit

mission kashmir is in my blockbuster, can you imagine? good movie

By Sagar_Indurkhya (Sagar_Indurkhya) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 10:55 am: Edit

Kal ho na ho... modern... entertaining... drama

By Madameinsanity (Madameinsanity) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 12:18 am: Edit

Rudaali. (though I don't think it was in Hindi.. I don't remember what language it's in...?)

By Astrix (Astrix) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 04:24 am: Edit

Gosh no Skulkarni, Main Hoon Na is crap!!

By Modestmouse (Modestmouse) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 07:26 pm: Edit

Mother India. Duh. Lagaan was great, but nothing even close to Mother India... Man... I sob through MI the whole way...

By Thepiskickass (Thepiskickass) on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit

Oh.. How about bad Hindi movies! I just saw Kushi with Kareena Kapoor in it. Omg. TERRIBLE. She's a TERRIBLE actress! Man! What happened to the golden days of Bollywood? Now it's just people going to "college prom" in westernized clothing and doing freaking hip thrusts... The songs are crap now, the actors are crap... Grr!

By Modestmouse (Modestmouse) on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 04:33 pm: Edit

LMAO. Bump.

By Astrix (Astrix) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 03:22 pm: Edit

Are all of you ABCD's? Hehe kidding.

Na but seriously. Are all of you settled in the states??

By Cutie911 (Cutie911) on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 04:45 pm: Edit

American Desi- it's the funniest movie ever!

By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 03:02 am: Edit

ok..Baadshah. that was THE funniest indian movie ever

By Satchamp (Satchamp) on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 07:51 pm: Edit

Awara Pagal Deewana

By Sticksandstones (Sticksandstones) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:17 pm: Edit

"99% of all indian movies made are about a guy falling in love with a guy (or vice versa) chasing them, marrying them, or doing other lame stuff."

heh, thanks for pointing that out Astrix, I meant guy falling in love with a girl.

By Ladybajan (Ladybajan) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 11:02 am: Edit

My favorite is Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G). It was sad and funny all in one. I love the music too!

By Topper (Topper) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 02:14 pm: Edit

Kal ho na ho, definitely. I haven't really seen a lot of the other one you guys have mentioned. I did see the one, with the start from Kal ho na ho, where he marries someone his father doesn't like and he thinks he's been banned from the family but not. Ugghh. I didn't really like it. Any other musicals you guys would recommend?

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 04:19 pm: Edit

K3G, Kal Ho Naa Ho, KKHH, Dil to pagal hai, are all amazing.
American Desi and Bend it are also, but ionno if they count.

Yay for ABCDs!!! We rock! Kinda...
Question: How many of you ABCDs dont speak your native language? (hindi, panjabi, whatever else is applicable?) does anyone else feel reeeaaally stupid cause of it, or is that just me?

By Topper (Topper) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 05:38 pm: Edit

Yes, Kiwi. The worst is when you go to a family reunion, and Punjabi is floating around you every which way and you have NO CLUE. No, actually, the worst was when my mom wouldn't let me wear a sari, and then all the women showed up in their own...and I'm in my cute little mini skirt. sigh. I feel an obligation to know a little about my heritage, but my doesn't really help: he was "Americanized" and pretty much forgot the language when he immigrated.

By Topper (Topper) on Saturday, July 17, 2004 - 05:40 pm: Edit

*my dad

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 04:37 pm: Edit mom was the americanized one!
i know *some* hindi, enough to understand my parents and grandperents conversations with eachother and to take commands etc, as long as some english is thrown in, but not enough to understand a more complicated all-in-hindi conversation....and I dont think i will ever be able to speak it. Nice to know Im not alone :)

By Integrity (Integrity) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 12:36 pm: Edit

Add me to the club...I try to compensate for my "inadequacy" by claiming (key word) that my English vocabulary is second to none.

As for movies--saw Hum Tum the other day & was very impressed.

By Feenotype2 (Feenotype2) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

I need to join the club as well. I can carry a light conversation in Bengali, but I'm lacking in vocabulary, so I can't have a deep conversation without anybody and thus I become very anti-social at Bengali parties.

I've never been to Hindi movie because hardly have a plot, but for some reason I liked Devdas (it had subtitles), maybe it was because it's based on a novel, idk (actually I heard the movie's storyline butchered the book anyway).

By Westside (Westside) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 05:36 am: Edit

My favourite are: kuch naa kaho, mission Kashmir, mujse dosti karogi, kuch kuch hota hai, Ö
And I want to see another GOOD Hindi movie But I donít now witch one!
CAN ANYONE HELP ME !!! pleas...

By Ibkid (Ibkid) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 08:39 am: Edit

i liked DIL SE...for some odd reson...

Westside...another good hindi movie is 1947 EARTH... it's not your typical bollywood film though... to see so many other ABCD's! any one sindhi or maharashtrian out there???

By Killertofu (Killertofu) on Friday, July 23, 2004 - 09:01 am: Edit

Lik Mi Cho Cha

That was a good one.

By Rono_G (Rono_G) on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 06:07 am: Edit

aight.. to divert from the subject for a while (since so many people liked Kal Ho Na Ho, and Dil Chahta Hai") - I met Saif!! bahaha, this was crazy..

i'm currently vacationing in Bombay, and I like to work out.. so there is this gym close to my house, so i got a membership there and was working out... suddenly one day i saw this guy who looked really familiar.. then i realized it was saif.. so yeah... i've seen him there several times..

but yeah, I liked Kal Ho Na Ho, and Dil Chahata Hai...

and Killertofu, dude i don't think thats even a Hnid movie... well, first of all - the title is not even IN hindi!! hahahahahha

By Astrix (Astrix) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 10:24 am: Edit

Killertofu, that sounds like porn

By Ibkid (Ibkid) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 11:14 am: Edit

Rono G! wow..ur in mumbai! my parents are from there...what part of bombay r u from?

By Nabiilah (Nabiilah) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 02:50 pm: Edit


Lajja and Dil to pagal hain.

By Rono_G (Rono_G) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 12:31 pm: Edit

hey Ibkid.. well i'm currently in Lokhandwala (located in Andheri West).. what part of Bombay are your parents from??

By Ibkid (Ibkid) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 12:38 pm: Edit

Rono G-my mom is from chembur and my dad is from marine drive...i lived with my grandparents in mumbai for 3 years ...but was born in i live in southern europe...anyways nice to see another bombayite here! i was gonna go there this summer for vacation too but i had to stay here...oh well...have fun in that chaotic city!

P.S how r the monsoon rains? in full swing?

By Astrix (Astrix) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 01:03 pm: Edit

I wish it was raining here...

The monsoons have been horrible for us Delhi-and-around people :(

By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 01:05 pm: Edit

I watch to watch Monsoon Wedding but I don't think it's hindi though....

By Ibkid (Ibkid) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 03:42 pm: Edit

monsoon wedding is a hindi movie

By Macramequeen (Macramequeen) on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 - 09:04 pm: Edit

Ehh, I never really liked Monsoon Wedding or Bend it Like Beckham. Humph. But American Desi Rocks!! Kal Penn is my hero-- everyone go see HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITECASTLE!!

And Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gum will always hold a special place in my heart.

By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 12:47 am: Edit

justa wondering. where are you guys going to college?

By Nabiilah (Nabiilah) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 01:48 am: Edit

Neeleesh ,I am going to go to carleton university in canada this september... and u? and the others?

By Rono_G (Rono_G) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 06:26 am: Edit

haha, it just finished raining here.. its raining like crazy here in Bombay..

Nabiilah, Canada!! cool.

i'll be attending University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in September.

how about you Ibkid and Asterix?? where you guys off to??

By Suchitar (Suchitar) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 10:33 am: Edit

best hindi movie? AB TAK CHAPPAN

By Astrix (Astrix) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 01:20 pm: Edit

Rono, I'm applying for fall 05

Ah... Ab Tak Chappan. Not seen it. I liked Teen Deewarein. Naseerudin Shah rocks. ( he *is* in ab tak chappan?? :) )

So what are all of you looking forward to?? I'm watching out for Bride and Prejudice

By Hepidy (Hepidy) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 02:20 pm: Edit


By Jmatt (Jmatt) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 02:28 pm: Edit

lagaan and dil chahta hai....going to tulane university this fall..hepidy, those who haven't seen a hindi movie don't have to post anything here...

By Macramequeen (Macramequeen) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 06:27 pm: Edit

the moderator deleted my post! =/ i don't really understand why, i was just spreading sum asian luvin'. i'm re-posting it here:

Dear Friends, Fans, Haters, Players, and True Money Makers,
>Hey! This is Kal Penn (aka Kalpen Modi) and John Cho writing to encourage you to go see our upcoming comedy from New Line Cinema, "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," opening nationwide on July 30th. This film marks the first time a major studio is releasing a project with two Asian American males as the leads. We don't have stereotypical accents, we don't passively tread through the story, we're not asexual or hypersexual, there are no martial arts scenes, one-dimensional cab driver segments. We play a couple of
>all-American guys who happen to be of Indian and Korean descent. Our characters (Harold and Kumar) are post-collegiate buddies who get the munchies and end up going on the adventure of their lives as they set out to satisfy a spontaneous craving for White Castle burgers. Ebert and Roeper just gave our movie "Two Thumbs Up"! We hope you will too. Read on.
>The opening weekend for any film is extremely important. Studio executives (the people who make big decisions about movies) track the numbers from that first weekend's ticket sales and make all kinds of decisions based on that data. They decide if they will add more screens to show a film, if they will spend more money in promoting it, if they will start investing in a sequel... but most importantly, they decide if elements of the film work and whether they should do it again. In our case, that means they will be asking, "Will a strong script and story succeed or fail with 2 Asian
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>By buying a ticket to "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle", you >aren't just gonna get to see a really funny movie with two dudes who >look like you. Nope. You're also going to be saying to media >outlets, "I support accurate representation of Asian Americans and >would like to see more." You have the power to change things simply >by buying a ticket to a film that we believe you'll have fun >watching anyway!
>Please go to the theaters on the weekend of July 30th, and watch >"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle". We look at this awesome >opportunity like we do voting in an election. Every movie ticket >someone buys is a VOTE, and the cool part is, you're allowed to vote >as many times as you want. With your support of the film, we will >show decision-makers in Hollywood that supporting movies like these >is not only the right thing to do, but is also good business. We'll >also show YOU what it's like to ride a cheetah, hang glide off a >cliff, pick up a hitchhiking Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser),
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>So just hold on for one more... week, and check out the website at > This film opens the weekend of July 30th! >Send this email to all of your friends. Throw parties. Order food. >Make a night (or weekend) out of it and go see "Harold and Kumar go >to White Castle"! This is a landmark opportunity for the Asian >American community, and we are proud to be the faces involved. With >your support and the success of this film, we hope that it's only
>the beginning of many more Asian Americans on screen...
>Enjoy the movie,
>Kal Penn and John Cho
>"Kumar" and "Harold"
New Line Cinema's "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"

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