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Bollywood season coming to Channel 4

I am very excited to see that Channel 4 are about to start their annual Bollywood season today. I’ve always been interested in Indian culture and music and after much research last year I bought my first Bollywood film – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. My wife and I loved it (admittedly me a little more than her) and found ourselves singing the songs around the house. It’s a fun movie and had everything I would have expected from a Bollywood film – a big romance, tragedy and lots of comedy. Shahrukh Khan is very good – I found out later that he’s one of the biggest Bolywood stars out there – and Kajol is lovely.

Since then, I’ve bought a few more DVDs but haven’t quite got around to watching them yet. On recommendation from some of my Indian colleagues at work I now have Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Black and the strangely-named Jism. Hopefully now that my project has gone live at work I’ll have a bit more time to watch them. Perhaps I should organise a Bollywood night at my house once we’ve had all our building work done?

If you want to try one out on Channel 4 this year, I’m told that Murder is the Hindi version of Unfaithful which I thought was great. It’ll be showing at 00:45 on 17 November 2005.

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