Iconic films that you can re-watch a hundred times
Bollywood films have been one of the leading attractions for movie watchers around the world. Whether you're a fan of romance, tragedy, or comedy, there's definitely a film for you in this colorful world.
Below, is a list of Bollywood staples that you need to add to your watch list, from epic historical dramas to kickass action movies.
1. Sholay (1975)
This action-adventure Bollywood offering is a classic. The plot revolves around a retired police chief who sets out to catch a dastardly thief—with the help of two lesser criminals.
2. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
You can't talk about Bollywood without mentioning Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The 1995 classic is widely considered the golden standard for Bollywood rom-com, featuring a cheeky Shah Rukh Khan and starlet Kajol as two young people who fall in love on a backpacking trip across Europe.
3. Lagaan (2001)
"Lagaan" translates to "Agricultural Tax," but don't let that put you off. Only within the genius that is Bollywood could a movie about a town outraged by an unprecedented tax increase also be this genuinely engrossing and earn an Oscar nomination.
4. Devdas (2002)
Shah Rukh Khan takes on the titular role of Devdas, a man who returns to India after previously leaving the country to study law in England. His forbidden love leads him to a battle with alcoholism that impacts the lives of the people he loves most.
5. Haider (2014)
Haider takes the well-known William Shakespeare's play Hamlet and lets the tragedy play out in a totally different yet equally grim setting, i.e. in the middle of the Kashmir conflicts of 1995.