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Following the sucess of part one of this series (of 2) I couldn’t not post all the wonderful recommendations that were sent to me by all gang over on FB. So here we have it, part two of, “If we can’t visit India, she must come to us,’ 12 More movies about this extraordinary country, the readers choice, I should say, the choices of my followers on FB.
However, given that I haven’t watched these yet, that’s my task for the next month, I haven’t been able to personally review them and so I’ve taken the reviews from their descriptions on the tinterweb. I have to say, there is so much scope for a copy writer, most of them make the movies sound dull as dishwater. So, heres a challange to make things a little more fun, pick your favourite film or pick a film to watch and then write a review in the comments, the best ones will then get featured!
- Heat and Dust:
2. Kama Sutra of Mira Nair
Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact.
3. Monsoon Wedding:
A BAFTA-winning film about a father, Lalit Verma, trying to marry off his daughter, Aditi, in the traditional manner. Aditi is having second thoughts, while her cousin Ayesha Verma, 17, is just beginning to realise she’s attractive to boys, and her other cousin, Ria, has a shocking revelation ready. Her brother, however, just wants to dance.
4. Vanity Fair:
Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia Sedley.
5. The Assam Garden (Unable to find trailer clip)
6. A Passage to India
During a trip to India, Adela accuses Dr Aziz Ahmed, her Indian acquaintance, of trying to rape her, which escalates and jeopardises the relationship between Britain and India.
7. Cotton Mary
In 1954 India, Mary (Madhur Jaffrey) is a woman of mixed British and Indian heritage, who is fiercely proud of her European blood. Mary helps a pregnant Englishwoman named Lily MacIntosh (Greta Scacchi) give birth, but Lily is unable to nurse the infant. Mary sneaks the child away to her sister, who acts as a wet nurse. By taking credit for the child’s feeding and care, Mary is able to worm her way into the MacIntosh household, where she quickly gains the upper hand over the existing staff.
Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, decides to fulfil his dream of winning a gold medal for his country by training his daughters for the Commonwealth Games despite the existing social stigmas.
During the British Raj, a farmer named Bhuvan accepts the challenge of Captain Andrew Russell to beat his team in a game of cricket and enable his village to not pay taxes for the next three years.
10. Hotel Mumbai
A hotel staff risks everything to keep its patrons safe during a terror attack, especially a British heiress, her husband and her infant.
11. Rang De Basanti
When Sue selects a few students to portray various Indian freedom fighters in her film, she unwittingly awakens their patriotism. The emotional and mental process turns them into rebels for a cause.
12. Far Pavilions
Story of forbidden love in 1800s India set against the revolution for India’s freedom from England.
Thank you so much to all of you who nominated these and I hope that you all find a movie or two that you love, that will take you back to India and that it will provide some much needed escapism in these trying times.
That’s all for now………
Oh, not quite! Did I mention I’ve written a book? Yes, its available over on Amazon, click on this link to read the reviews:
That’s all for now folks!