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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 5th, 2020, 6:58 pm

6. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) - India

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1. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - India
2. Subarnarekha (1965) - India
3. I am Twenty (1967) + On the Move (1970) + Little Terrorist (2004) - India
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) - India
5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) - India

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Post by 72aicm » March 5th, 2020, 10:30 pm

13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)
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1. Pukar (1939, India)
2. Chemmeen (1965, India)
3. Samskara (1970, India)
4. Dakhal (1982, India)
5. Prem Sanyas (1925, India)
6. Sagar Sangamey (1959, India)
7. Anuradha (1960, India)
8. Mahanagar (1963, India)
9. Shorts:
Raja Harishchandra (1913) 17min
I Am Twenty (1967, India) 19min
Figures of Thought (1990, India) 33min
10. Charachar (1994, India)
11. Lal Darja (1997, India)
12. Jago hua savera (1959, Pakistan)
13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)

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Post by AssonFire » March 5th, 2020, 11:47 pm

May I join in? :)

For anyone participating in the 'Female-directed' and 'Crime' challenges and looking to score a triple whammy, the only film I can think of that qualifies also happens to be a classic: Salaam Bombay!.

1. Uttarayanam (Govindan Aravindan, 1974, India)
2. Mani Muzhakkam (P.A. Backer, 1977, India)
3. Dooratwa (Buddhadev Dasgupta, 1979, India)

Disappointing so far.

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 6th, 2020, 5:23 am

AssonFire wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 11:47 pm
May I join in? :)
Absolutely, and welcome to the challenge!

And yeah, I think Salaam Bombay! isn't likely to be watched too much, largely because it's been seen by a lot of us. But good call!

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Post by flavo5000 » March 6th, 2020, 1:00 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 6:46 pm
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1. Andhadhun (2018, India)
2. The Red Phallus (2018, Bhutan)
Slow burn film with gorgeous scenery and a surprising amount of red wooden dicks. Focuses the story on a 16yo woman who's dealing with family and cultural expectations for her. I appreciated it a lot, but didn't quite get pulled in emotionally. Currently streaming on MUBI.
A "surprising amount"? But it's the name of the movie....

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Post by flavo5000 » March 6th, 2020, 1:06 pm

AssonFire wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 11:47 pm
May I join in? :)

For anyone participating in the 'Female-directed' and 'Crime' challenges and looking to score a triple whammy, the only film I can think of that qualifies also happens to be a classic: Salaam Bombay!.
There are actually a decent amount of films from Indian female directors, and I'm sure some of them have crime elements. A Death in the Gunj is one I have on my queue for the month from Konkona Sen Sharma.
AssonFire wrote: Disappointing so far.
Buckle in. It's gonna be a looong challenge... :D

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Post by flavo5000 » March 6th, 2020, 1:18 pm

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9. Ghare-Baire a.k.a. The Home and the World (India, 1984)
As far as Ray films go, I had trouble getting into this one as much. Reading up on it after, I think part of it may be that I didn't fully understand the dynamics of the British Indian rule and the role of women in that society. So some things that may have seemed quite radical to people familiar with the history just went over my head (although I will say the movie did a decent job of providing some context in places so I wasn't totally lost).

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10. James Bond 777 (India, 1971)
Now this one was a lot of fun. Another one taken from the Funky Bollywood list (which at this point has a better batting average on the fun quotient that any of the official Indian lists for me personally), this Telegu flick features, as the title suggests, a pretty blatant super spy pastiche with the ridiculousness turned up to eleven long before Austin Powers ever sprang on the scene. Those dogs in particular are a highlight. When the dogs trap the girl in her apartment and it pans over to one with a gun in its mouth, I lost it. Glorious!
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1. Mahanagar a.k.a. The Big City (India, 1963)
2. Kapurush a.k.a. The Coward (India, 1965)
3. Ghost Stories (India, 2020)
4. My Name Is Khan (India, 2010)
5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
6. Fakira (1976)
7. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012)
8. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012)
9. Ghare-Baire a.k.a. The Home and the World (1984)
10. James Bond 777 (1971)

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Post by Traveller » March 6th, 2020, 3:22 pm

I have Salaam Bombay on my watchlist this month. :)

07. Report to Mother (1986, India) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by 72aicm » March 6th, 2020, 9:49 pm

15. Amma Ariyan (1986, India)
16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955, India)
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1. Pukar (1939, India)
2. Chemmeen (1965, India)
3. Samskara (1970, India)
4. Dakhal (1982, India)
5. Prem Sanyas (1925, India)
6. Sagar Sangamey (1959, India)
7. Anuradha (1960, India)
8. Mahanagar (1963, India)
9. Shorts:
Raja Harishchandra (1913, India) 17min
I Am Twenty (1967, India) 19min
Figures of Thought (1990, India) 33min
10. Charachar (1994, India)
11. Lal Darja (1997, India)
12. Jago hua savera (1959, Pakistan)
13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)
15. Amma Ariyan (1986, India)
16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955, India)

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Post by OldAle1 » March 7th, 2020, 2:37 pm

Here goes. All films from INDIA unless o/w noted. Gonna do a mix of older stuff and contemporary Bollywood, maybe watch all the stuff left from the IMDb Top 250. Pray for me.

1. Talaash (Reema Kagti, 2012)

I don't think Aamir Khan cracks a smile once in this film. He's a stern, committed, no-nonsense cop investigating the suspicious accident - or suicide - or murder of famous actor Armaan Kapoor (Vivian Bhatena) who crashed his car into the sea while driving alone late at night in an area that wasn't near his home or movie set. And he's also struggling with his own demons, particularly the drowning death of his young son and the distancing it's causing with his wife (Rani Mukerjee). But when he meets a beautiful hooker (Kareena Kapoor) who seems to have some of the keys to what happened on the night of Kapoor's death, clues start to fall into place while danger increases. This is a decent mystery-crime film with some excitement to it that isn't too derailed by inappropriate music or excessive sentiment - though they are there and do slow it down somewhat - but I'm not sure that the similarity of one major plot point to a similar element in
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really works in the end. Anyway overall enjoyable enough and I really liked Mukerjee, have to look for her in more stuff.

2.Prem Sanyas / The Light of Asia (Franz Osten/Himanshu Rai, 1925)
3. Shiraz (Franz Osten, 1928)
4. Acchut Kanya / Untouchable Girl (Franz Osten, 1936)

The first two of these form, along with the somewhat better-known Pranacha Pash / Roll of the Dice (1929) a loose late-silent trilogy on historical themes. The German Osten trained in his native country and made a couple dozen films there before embarking on an extended stay in India, and probably had better training and more resources at his disposal than any native filmmakers and the time, so these are not surprisingly some fairly sumptuous productions, particularly the first two with their grand palace settings.

Prem Sanyas is a fanciful biography of Gautama, the Buddha (co-director and producer Rai, also an important figure in early Indian cinema) and his wife and (according to the film) first disciple Gopa (Seeta Devi, only 12 or 13 when this was made but looking a little older). The wealthy prince Gautama cares only for the beautiful Gopa, and does everything he can to win her from rivals, but gradually comes to realize that the life of luxury and in particular the hunting of animals sickens him and offers no meaning. This is nicely done and carries some real feeling in the last act in particular.

I liked Shiraz, the story of the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan, his blind architect Shiraz (Himanshu Rai again) and the woman they both love and to whom they build the monumental Taj Mahal, a little less; Shiraz is a rather pathetic character and the empress isn't terribly interesting either. Charu Roy as Jehan on the other hand has a certain magnetism and screen presence, and Seeta Devi appears again as a villainous and jealous rival for his affections. Still the sets and production are lovely and, like the other Indian silents I've seen, it can't be accused of running on forever.

Acchut Kanya enters into the world of much of the Indian cinema for the next few decades - a melodramatic music-heavy story about the lives of the poor. Here we have an Untouchable girl in love with a Brahmin boy and of course nothing but tragedy can come of it; what's most interesting though is that the film is very much an attack on the caste system and a call for brotherhood among all. I don't know if this was common in Indian cinema of the time but it seems fairly progressive to me. As it turns out the fathers of the two young would-be lovers are friends, the older Untouchable father having saved the Brahmin man's life when younger, but this doesn't matter to the village as a whole which seems otherwise to be made up entirely of stupid bigots who follow every word of a charlatan "doctor". The songs aren't bad (though not particularly memorable either) and fit in reasonably well with the plot, though they do get repetitive in the end.

5. 3 Idiots (Rajkumar Hirani, 2009)

Currently #80 on the IMDb top 250, and #13 on the IMDb Indian top 250 (oh please please can this list become official? And can I have my eyes put out with slow-acting acid?). I've had a download of this forever but as it turns out it - along with a quite large number of mainstream Indian cinema from the past 20-30 years - is on Netflix. You probably all knew that, I didn't until starting to think about this challenge. Good to know, now if I can only do a better job picking in the future...anyway this is quite easily the worst Indian film I've seen so far. I'm not a Bollywood hater at all, most of what I've seen I've liked - though little of it is really memorable and I've yet to see a masterpiece - and even the ones I've disliked have been tolerable. This...no. It's a STUNNINGLY predictable story (apart perhaps from one major plot point which I didn't see coming - but which didn't really matter much) about three best buddies in engineering school, two of whom actually do seem to be idiots or at least poor student, and the third a genius of sorts, their problems with the dean of the school, and of course a romance between the dean's daughter and the genius/troublemaker leader of the trio. I will give this a couple of points for a reasonably decent production, for Aamir Khan doing an ok job in a somewhat comic role that's totally different from what I've seen him in before and for a few moments - not nearly enough - of self-parody or at least self-recognition that it's just mimicking Bollywood tropes (the poor family with the paralyzed father, shot in b/w - probably the best scene in the film). Kareena Kapoor is the love interest and she's always easy on the eyes but so are most Bollywood actresses. The songs/numbers range from pretty awful to just OK, but what really kills this is the extreme dollops of sentimentality and melodrama. OK I'm more tolerant of this than most cineastes - in fact I've been thinking about this a lot, and wondering why so many serious film buffs hate sentiment so much in all it's guises; if serious literature buffs felt the same way Dickens would be lost to history by now. Something about us movie people. But this is a case where I can fully get behind the feeling and it rears up most when we find out, surprise surprise that the seemingly lackadaisical Khan character is really practically a Gandhi-like saint who is always going to be there when his friends are in need (and of course they are). And of course it's almost 3 hours long. Just crap.

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Post by Traveller » March 7th, 2020, 5:22 pm

08. The Outcast (1998, Sri Lanka) - 5/10
09. The Churning (1976, India) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by 72aicm » March 8th, 2020, 12:18 am

17. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969, India)
18. Kabuliwala (1957, India)
19. Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002, India)
20. Adaminte Makan Abu (2011, India)
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1. Pukar (1939, India)
2. Chemmeen (1965, India)
3. Samskara (1970, India)
4. Dakhal (1982, India)
5. Prem Sanyas (1925, India)
6. Sagar Sangamey (1959, India)
7. Anuradha (1960, India)
8. Mahanagar (1963, India)
9. Shorts:
Raja Harishchandra (1913, India) 17min
I Am Twenty (1967, India) 19min
Figures of Thought (1990, India) 33min
10. Charachar (1994, India)
11. Lal Darja (1997, India)
12. Jago hua savera (1959, Pakistan)
13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)
15. Amma Ariyan (1986, India)
16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955, India)
17. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969, India)
18. Kabuliwala (1957, India)
19. Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002, India)
20. Adaminte Makan Abu (2011, India)

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Post by blocho » March 8th, 2020, 5:53 am

1. Travelers and Magicians (Bhutan, 2003)
A pleasant movie that's part fable and part road movie.

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Post by flavo5000 » March 8th, 2020, 1:41 pm

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11. Khuda Gawah (1992)
Another 3+ hour mish-mash of genres and unnecessary musical numbers... The directing in this one seems above average but the overwrought melodrama and bad acting bring it down into mediocre territory. Some of the action scenes were entertaining though, so I guess there's that...

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12. Agneepath (2012)
This remake of the 1990 revenge film isn't a bad one with competent directing and acting but is brought down by unnecessary subplots, a couple of tone-destroying music numbers and Bollywood's general tendency to overplay the melodrama and angst of a scene. It does have some pretty effective scenes in places though (particularly the ending) and I'd still put it at a little above average for a Bollywood crime movie.

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13. Baabarr (2009)
This one on the other hand pretty much embodies how to not make a Bollywood crime film. The directing is incompetent, looking like they snatched a music video director from 1990 out of a time warp to film this, the acting is pretty damn bad to the point that I can recognize it's bad despite not speaking the language and the script is a mess riddled with cliched dialogue.

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14. Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)
This won the Golden Lotus award? WTF? It would be like giving a Fast & the Furious movie the Oscar for Best Picture... I mean, this thing definitely tries to lean into the massive scale of its story but just comes off so cheesy in places. The lead actor is a ham with this weird bemused expression on his face half the time like he just farted and somebody caught him in the act. The CGI is actively bad in places. The plot isn't very cohesive with things just kind of happening and very little character development focus on anyone. Characters disappear and reappear in the narrative randomly, even our turkey-struttin' lead. While the battle/action scenes are entertaining in a 'turn your brain off' kind of way, I laughed out loud at their absurdity multiple times. If the movie didn't take itself so seriously, it might make for an entertaining goof watch. But as it is, it seems to aspire to epic status on the level of movies like Braveheart and Kingdom of Heaven and just doesn't make it.
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1. Mahanagar a.k.a. The Big City (India, 1963)
2. Kapurush a.k.a. The Coward (India, 1965)
3. Ghost Stories (India, 2020)
4. My Name Is Khan (India, 2010)
5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
6. Fakira (1976)
7. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012)
8. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012)
9. Ghare-Baire a.k.a. The Home and the World (1984)
10. James Bond 777 (1971)
11. Khuda Gawah (1992)
12. Agneepath (2012)
13. Baabarr (2009)
14. Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)

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Post by Traveller » March 8th, 2020, 5:54 pm

10. Gamperaliya (1963, Sri Lanka) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by 72aicm » March 8th, 2020, 7:06 pm

21. Antaheen (2009, India)
22. Chidambaram (1985, India)
23. Kathapurushan (1996, India)
24. Rabindranath Tagore (1961, India)
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1. Pukar (1939, India)
2. Chemmeen (1965, India)
3. Samskara (1970, India)
4. Dakhal (1982, India)
5. Prem Sanyas (1925, India)
6. Sagar Sangamey (1959, India)
7. Anuradha (1960, India)
8. Mahanagar (1963, India)
9. Shorts:
Raja Harishchandra (1913, India) 17min
I Am Twenty (1967, India) 19min
Figures of Thought (1990, India) 33min
10. Charachar (1994, India)
11. Lal Darja (1997, India)
12. Jago hua savera (1959, Pakistan)
13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)
15. Amma Ariyan (1986, India)
16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955, India)
17. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969, India)
18. Kabuliwala (1957, India)
19. Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002, India)
20. Adaminte Makan Abu (2011, India)
21. Antaheen (2009, India)
22. Chidambaram (1985, India)
23. Kathapurushan (1996, India)
24. Rabindranath Tagore (1961, India)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 8th, 2020, 7:24 pm

1. Apu Sansar (1959, India)

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Post by AB537 » March 8th, 2020, 8:19 pm

1. Awaara - The Vagabond/Tramp (Raj Kapoor, 1951, India) 7/10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 9th, 2020, 4:28 pm

2. Awaara [The Vagabond] (1951, Raj Kapoor) India: 5.8 - There is enough to like in the acting, cinematography, directing and even the songs. Unfortunately what could been an interesting story is told unsubtle, with what's obvious from subtext sometimes bluntly stated in dialogues, and the simple nature vs. nurture argument is bloated into a movie of almost 3hrs.
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1. Duvidha (1973, Mani Kaul) India: 7.0

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Post by Traveller » March 9th, 2020, 5:16 pm

11. Travelers and Magicians (2003, Bhutan) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 9th, 2020, 6:09 pm

7. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) - India

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1. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - India
2. Subarnarekha (1965) - India
3. I am Twenty (1967) + On the Move (1970) + Little Terrorist (2004) - India
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) - India
5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) - India
6. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) - India

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Post by hurluberlu » March 9th, 2020, 6:36 pm

3. Awaara (Raj Kapoor, 1951) [India] 8
Actually good drama, well balanced with romance and entertaining, creative songs. Solid acting and directing too. A must-see for the genre.

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1. Duvidha (Mani Kaul, 1973) [India] 8
2. The Stranger / Agantuk (Satyajit Ray, 1991) [India] 7+
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Post by flavo5000 » March 9th, 2020, 8:30 pm

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15. Dhoom:2 (India, 2006)
Well, this ridiculous Bollywood hybrid of Fast & the Furious and Ocean's Twelve is dumb fun, but unlike Bahubali, it full accepts that and rolls with. So if you have a guy on a moving train with a snowboard facing a guy with a harpoon, this movie will find a way to get that guy surfing behind the train. This globe-hopping plot of a cat-n-mouse game involving the police and a high-tech thief isn't great but still works in a brain dead kind of way.

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16. Zhigrana (Nepal, 2015)
So here we have a Nepali slasher movie with a pretty generic setup of a group of fresh young adults heading out to a small village to cover a story about human sacrifice. But wait a minute... They start showing up dead? How unexpected! So yea, pretty straightforward. The directing is semi-competent in places but the movie has some terrible editing as well as sound design. It relies way too much on incredibly loud noises in the score for jump scares and has incredibly awkwardly placed music numbers (even more than a lot of Bollywood movies). It also has a lame twist ending that one could see coming from a mile away. But really at the end of the day it's no worse than most Bollywood horror movies I've seen (and maybe even a little better than some). There are a ton of Nepali movies in general out there and even fewer Nepali horror, so it's not bad just to see what constitutes a scare in different cultures.
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1. Mahanagar a.k.a. The Big City (India, 1963)
2. Kapurush a.k.a. The Coward (India, 1965)
3. Ghost Stories (India, 2020)
4. My Name Is Khan (India, 2010)
5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
6. Fakira (1976)
7. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012)
8. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012)
9. Ghare-Baire a.k.a. The Home and the World (1984)
10. James Bond 777 (1971)
11. Khuda Gawah (1992)
12. Agneepath (2012)
13. Baabarr (2009)
14. Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)
15. Dhoom:2 (2006)
16. Zhigrana (2015)

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Post by jeroeno » March 9th, 2020, 8:42 pm

06. Junglee (India, 1961)
07. Hatey Bazarey (India, 1967)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 9th, 2020, 9:03 pm

8. Seto Surya (2016) - Nepal
9. Black Friday (2004) - India

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1. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - India
2. Subarnarekha (1965) - India
3. I am Twenty (1967) + On the Move (1970) + Little Terrorist (2004) - India
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) - India
5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) - India
6. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) - India
7. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) - India
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Post by 72aicm » March 9th, 2020, 9:59 pm

25. Ghatashraddha (1977, India)
26. Village Rockstars (2017, India)
27. Dweepa (2003, India)
28. An Indian Day (1968, India)
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1. Pukar (1939, India)
2. Chemmeen (1965, India)
3. Samskara (1970, India)
4. Dakhal (1982, India)
5. Prem Sanyas (1925, India)
6. Sagar Sangamey (1959, India)
7. Anuradha (1960, India)
8. Mahanagar (1963, India)
9. Shorts:
Raja Harishchandra (1913, India) 17min
I Am Twenty (1967, India) 19min
Figures of Thought (1990, India) 33min
10. Charachar (1994, India)
11. Lal Darja (1997, India)
12. Jago hua savera (1959, Pakistan)
13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)
15. Amma Ariyan (1986, India)
16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955, India)
17. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969, India)
18. Kabuliwala (1957, India)
19. Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002, India)
20. Adaminte Makan Abu (2011, India)
21. Antaheen (2009, India)
22. Chidambaram (1985, India)
23. Kathapurushan (1996, India)
24. Rabindranath Tagore (1961, India)
25. Ghatashraddha (1977, India)
26. Village Rockstars (2017, India)
27. Dweepa (2003, India)
28. An Indian Day (1968, India)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » March 9th, 2020, 11:21 pm

(Screenshots from 'Talaq' and 'Ijaazat')

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01. 'Pather Panchali' / 1955, Satyajit Ray / 10/10 / India
02. 'Aparajito' / 1956, Satyajit Ray / 10/10 / India
03. 'Talaq' / 1958, Mahesh Kaul / 7.5 or 8/10 / India
04. 'Ankur' / 1974, Shyam Benegal / 9/10 / India
05. 'Shaque' / 1976, Vikas Desai, Aruna Raje / 8/10 / India
06. 'Ijaazat' / 1987, Gulzar / 9.5/10 / India
07. 'Sadak' / 1991, Mahesh Bhatt / 7.5/10 / India
08. 'Maya' / 1993, Ketan Mehta / 6.5/10 / France | UK | India

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Post by Traveller » March 10th, 2020, 6:33 pm

12. Anand (1971, India) - 5/10
13. The Forsaken Land (2005, Sri Lanka) - 6/10
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Post by 72aicm » March 10th, 2020, 10:09 pm

29. Damul (1985, India)
30. Shwaas (2004, India)
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1. Pukar (1939, India)
2. Chemmeen (1965, India)
3. Samskara (1970, India)
4. Dakhal (1982, India)
5. Prem Sanyas (1925, India)
6. Sagar Sangamey (1959, India)
7. Anuradha (1960, India)
8. Mahanagar (1963, India)
9. Shorts:
Raja Harishchandra (1913, India) 17min
I Am Twenty (1967, India) 19min
Figures of Thought (1990, India) 33min
10. Charachar (1994, India)
11. Lal Darja (1997, India)
12. Jago hua savera (1959, Pakistan)
13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)
15. Amma Ariyan (1986, India)
16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955, India)
17. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969, India)
18. Kabuliwala (1957, India)
19. Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002, India)
20. Adaminte Makan Abu (2011, India)
21. Antaheen (2009, India)
22. Chidambaram (1985, India)
23. Kathapurushan (1996, India)
24. Rabindranath Tagore (1961, India)
25. Ghatashraddha (1977, India)
26. Village Rockstars (2017, India)
27. Dweepa (2003, India)
28. An Indian Day (1968, India)
29. Damul (1985, India)
30. Shwaas (2004, India)

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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 10th, 2020, 10:22 pm

10. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) - India
11. Dangal (2016) - India

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1. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - India
2. Subarnarekha (1965) - India
3. I am Twenty (1967) + On the Move (1970) + Little Terrorist (2004) - India
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) - India
5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) - India
6. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) - India
7. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) - India
8. Seto Surya (2016) - Nepal
9. Black Friday (2004) - India

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Post by jeroeno » March 11th, 2020, 6:24 am

08. Kanchana Sita (India, 1977)

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Post by blueboybob » March 11th, 2020, 1:15 pm

1. [India] Ankur (1974)
2. [India] Bhumika (1977)
3. [India] Guide (1965)
4. [India] Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962)
5. [India] Teesri Kasam (1966)

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Post by cinephage » March 11th, 2020, 2:27 pm

02. Ankur, by Shyam Benegal (1974) 7,5/10 - India

Interesting social drama about a rich son abusing a poor woman out of cowardice and selfishness. Deep and very well told.

03. Happy New Year, de Farah Kahn (2014) 7/10 - India

Here's a comedy with both silliness and good humor. It is certainly too long, a little corny and absurd at times, but overall it was good Bollywood fun...


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01. Drishyam, by Nishikant Kamat (2015) 7/10 - India

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Post by Traveller » March 11th, 2020, 4:59 pm

14. Dweepa (2003, India) - 7/10
At last, Bronze on the Asian Cinema: A Field Guide list.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » March 11th, 2020, 5:56 pm

12. Waar (2013) - Pakistan
13. Pura Handa Kaluwara (1997) - Sri Lanka

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1. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - India
2. Subarnarekha (1965) - India
3. I am Twenty (1967) + On the Move (1970) + Little Terrorist (2004) - India
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) - India
5. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994) - India
6. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) - India
7. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) - India
8. Seto Surya (2016) - Nepal
9. Black Friday (2004) - India
10. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) - India
11. Dangal (2016) - India

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Post by hurluberlu » March 11th, 2020, 7:03 pm

4. The Chess Players / Shatranj Ke Khilari (Satyajit Ray, 1977) [India] 7+

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1. Duvidha (Mani Kaul, 1973) [India] 8
2. The Stranger / Agantuk (Satyajit Ray, 1991) [India] 7+
3. Awaara (Raj Kapoor, 1951) [India] 8
Actually good drama, well balanced with romance and entertaining, creative songs. Solid acting and directing too. A must-see for the genre.
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Post by flavo5000 » March 11th, 2020, 7:33 pm

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17. King Uncle (India, 1993)
You've got a cruel rich guy who's heart is melted by a sweet orphan in this typical and very dated kitchen sink hybrid of comedy, melodrama, action and Shah Rukh Khan. Very meh movie. Avoid.

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18. Zinda Laash a.k.a. Dracula in Pakistan (Pakistan, 1967)
Ah, the legendary Pakistani Dracula movie at last... While it's not amazing, it does conjure up some nice atmosphere in places even though the plot is a sort of basic, repetitive version of the original Bram Stoker version with a few twists on the story. It's worth a watch purely because of the rarity of Pakistani horror movies, but it's not terrible on its own either.

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19. Don (India, 1978)
I actually had a good bit of fun with this one. I found myself even kind of liking a couple of the musical numbers and the actual score was great. The plot is a kind of convoluted story of a regular guy who looks like a crime lord and is sent undercover by a cop to replace him. But in typical Bollywood fashion, we've got at least two or three more movies worth of plot in there with a woman who's driven by revenge for the death of her brother and another guy resentful of the police who just wants his kids back and ends up with a critical piece of evidence. It all culminates in a ridiculous graveyard fighting with a cripple gang doing crazy gymnastics on a high bar and the faux-crime lord going nuts Popeye-style but by eating opium leaves instead of spinach. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously and can generate some entertainment in the right mindset.
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1. Mahanagar a.k.a. The Big City (India, 1963)
2. Kapurush a.k.a. The Coward (India, 1965)
3. Ghost Stories (India, 2020)
4. My Name Is Khan (India, 2010)
5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
6. Fakira (1976)
7. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012)
8. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012)
9. Ghare-Baire a.k.a. The Home and the World (1984)
10. James Bond 777 (1971)
11. Khuda Gawah (1992)
12. Agneepath (2012)
13. Baabarr (2009)
14. Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)
15. Dhoom:2 (2006)
16. Zhigrana (2015)
17. King Uncle (India, 1993)
18. Zinda Laash a.k.a. Dracula in Pakistan (Pakistan, 1967)
19. Don (India, 1978)

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Post by 72aicm » March 11th, 2020, 8:31 pm

31. Nirmalyam (1973, India)
32. Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (1987, India)
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1. Pukar (1939, India)
2. Chemmeen (1965, India)
3. Samskara (1970, India)
4. Dakhal (1982, India)
5. Prem Sanyas (1925, India)
6. Sagar Sangamey (1959, India)
7. Anuradha (1960, India)
8. Mahanagar (1963, India)
9. Shorts:
Raja Harishchandra (1913, India) 17min
I Am Twenty (1967, India) 19min
Figures of Thought (1990, India) 33min
10. Charachar (1994, India)
11. Lal Darja (1997, India)
12. Jago hua savera (1959, Pakistan)
13. Bagh Bahadur (1989, India)
14. Achhut Kanya (1936, India)
15. Amma Ariyan (1986, India)
16. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje (1955, India)
17. Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969, India)
18. Kabuliwala (1957, India)
19. Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (2002, India)
20. Adaminte Makan Abu (2011, India)
21. Antaheen (2009, India)
22. Chidambaram (1985, India)
23. Kathapurushan (1996, India)
24. Rabindranath Tagore (1961, India)
25. Ghatashraddha (1977, India)
26. Village Rockstars (2017, India)
27. Dweepa (2003, India)
28. An Indian Day (1968, India)
29. Damul (1985, India)
30. Shwaas (2004, India)
31. Nirmalyam (1973, India)
32. Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (1987, India)

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Post by cinephage » March 12th, 2020, 9:53 am

04. Mahapurush, by Satyajit Ray (1965) 7/10 - India

Ray shoots a comedy about an intellectual trapping a holy man, and forcing him to reveal his true colors. Strangely enough, I'm not certain one could make a remake of this film in India today.

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01. Drishyam, by Nishikant Kamat (2015) 7/10 - India
02. Ankur, by Shyam Benegal (1974) 7,5/10 - India
03. Happy New Year, by Farah Kahn (2014) 7/10 - India

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Post by blueboybob » March 12th, 2020, 12:27 pm

6. [India] Manthan (1976)
7. [India] Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (1969)

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