In Bollywood films, should I think of the musical numbers as something that exist in-story -- that is, the characters literally stop talking and break into a dance number, then return to normal -- or as fantasies that exist only in the lead actor's mind? Or would the best way to parse them be as kind of a Greek Chorus meta-comment?
posted by Shepherd
on Jan 12, 2013 -
Does anyone have any recommendations for good movies starring hrithik roshan? Ive just seen jodhaa akbar which was great....and kites, which wasnt so much. I think he can be a very subtle wonderful actor...does it depend on the director?
posted by sparkle55
on Jun 28, 2012 -
Bollywood filter: I'm looking for a CD of "greatest hits" or classic songs from Bollywood films. Slightly complicating factor: I just want the instrumentals, no vocals. [more inside]
posted by yasaman
on Apr 18, 2012 -
looking for a Bollywood music video that has men dancing while sitting in toilet stalls--the camera is moving around in a locker room or similar setting and it pans across the tops of the stalls and in each one a guy is sitting AND dancing on the toilet. i know there are a MILLION Bollywood music videos, so this may be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but perhaps someone out there may recognize this one--it certainly is a bit weirder than most of them. i saw it on a monitor in an Indian restaurant, but the waiter didn't know anything about where to find it.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jan 7, 2012 -
Soon my long distance sweetheart from Fiji will be coming to visit me for at least 6 months. Help me mitigate her Culture Shock, find familiar food/movies/etc for her, and communicate with her better while we navigate a cross-cultural, cross-ethnic relationship. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Sep 27, 2011 -
I'm looking for a specific Bollywood music video starring Amitabh Bachchan. Special garam masala snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960
on Jul 7, 2011 -
I am looking for sources, textual, audio/visual or otherwise, preferably in English, that describe South Asian movie-going culture in the pre-partition era (or pre-1960 if pre-1947 is too impossible to uncover). [more inside]
posted by mds35
on Mar 13, 2011 -
Sorry for the worst headline pun ever.
Are female Bollywood singers trained to develop that unique high-pitched nasal singing voice, or is it because of the natural timbre of their voice that they are selected to become Bollywood singers? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour
on Oct 17, 2010 -
What are these pants
(on the girl) called, so that I can I find them/a pattern for them? From the Bollywood routine on So You Think You Can Dance last night. The slit and the billoweyness when she spins are the key aspects of why I love these.
posted by Sweetdefenestration
on Jun 24, 2010 -
I saw this
poster on the wall at Kati Roll, but I haven't been able to find it for sale anywhere online.
Any ideas as to where I can buy a full-size copy, either online or in NYC?
posted by frankdrebin
on Jun 19, 2010 -
I'd like to show my tenth grade class a Bollywood film, but can't devote 3 hours to the activity. Can you recommend a Bollywood film for tenth graders that is a) short, and/or b) can be easily edited down to 70-100 minutes? [more inside]
posted by lilac girl
on Feb 26, 2010 -
In Slumdog Millionaire, we were shown a bunch of Amitabh Bachchan clips from some of his older moveis. What were they? -
I'd like to hear your other Bollywood action movie recommendations too! [more inside]
posted by joelf
on Jan 12, 2009 -
I have about a week to get in shape to do a 6 minute choreographed dance. What exercises will help me with endurance? [more inside]
posted by abdulf
on Dec 6, 2008 -
What do you consider to be the best or most important movies of the past 20 years, whether Hollywood or international? I'm rebuilding much of my movie collection in 720p H.264 (approx 5GB each) or 1080p and want to be sure I don't miss anything. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Nov 12, 2008 -
Identify This Song Filter: My friend made me a mix CD that included this wicked awesome song - it's a Bollywood/Reggaeton mashup and I love the hell out of it. I would like to find more songs like it, and it would certainly help if I perhaps knew something about the song. Like, anything. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Oct 29, 2008 -
Where in Durham or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, can I rent a copy of "Devdas" on DVD? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Apr 13, 2008 -
Can anyone identify this movie poster of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai
? [more inside]
posted by jca
on Jan 17, 2007 -
Birthday gift filter: My sister has an interest in India and Bollywood, what gifts could I find her online for her birthday in just under two weeks? [more inside]
posted by Atreides
on Aug 7, 2006 -
What can I do to easily whip up a "Bollywood" costume for myself and my husband in the next three days? [more inside]
posted by web-goddess
on Sep 11, 2005 -
Talk to me about references in one Bollywood movie to another movie.
Is it really as common as it seems? why? [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet
on Aug 30, 2005 -
Bollywood soundtracks on Amazon marketplace seem suspiciously cheap, like US$4-6:
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
[labeled CD single but appears to be the full soundtrack]
However, I can't google up any information indicating that these are bootlegs/counterfeit. Anyone know?
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Aug 31, 2004 -
Bollywood films, for the curious white boy. What's the canon? Which ones best represent the for lack of a better word
genre? Where should an interested outsider start?
posted by ook
on Aug 26, 2004 -