Badlapur

Content Warning: Rape and Murder The film Badlapur, released in 2015, is a Bollywood Noir film directed by Sriram Raghavan. Badlapur is a unique film to Bollywood cinema because of the confusing bends between good and evil. Raghavan uses the traumatic backstory of Raghu to create sympathy for the character, but the violent acts he […]

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Reflection Paper

By watching multiple Bollywood films of varying concepts and genres, it is possible to begin to evaluate the history of Bollywood film. Through this course, I had the opportunity to watch a selection of Bollywood films. The films were not always in the same genre or aimed at the same audience. However, I came to […]

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MONSOON WEDDING

    Content Warning: Childhood Sexual Abuse  The Film Monsoon Wedding (2001) is a film documenting the few days leading up to an arranged marriage. Mira Nair, an accomplished female director in the Bollywood Film industry, directed the film. Nair has been nominated for Academy Awards for her work in film. Monsoon Wedding is mainly […]

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

              Bollywood films are known for many things. Specifically, one thing Bollywood Film is known for is facilitating three hours of pure entertainment. The film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is a representation of this understanding. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, or K3G for short, was released in 2001 from director Karan Johar. […]

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UMRAO JAAN

       Umrao Jaan, the story of a young girl who was kidnapped and forced into prostitution, is truly a sad and emotional film to watch as a viewer. The film was released in 1981 from the director Muzaffar Ali. Although Ali only directed a few films, the choices made within Umrao Jaan are […]

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Jodhaa Akbar

  Jodha Akbar (2008) is a film following the story of the Indian Mughal emperor Akbar and his wife Jodha. The film is set in Emperor Akbar’s reign lasting from 1556-1605. Akbar was known for his leadership in religious tolerance. Although Akbar was a Muslim ruler, Jodha was a devout Hindu. While watching the film, […]

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BOMBAY

                     Bombay (1995) is a film regarding the ideas and themes surrounding the continuing tensions in India. During the Partition of India and Pakistan in the 1940s extreme tensions between religious groups began many violent riots and crime across the subcontinent of India. Although the riots and crimes didn’t continue in the same […]

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