ANAA SABER’S FAVORITE BOLLYWOOD FILMS
1) Khabi Kushi Khabi Gham (2001)
An Iconic Y2K moment in Bollywood film history written by the one and only Karan Johar. It’s a dramatic tale with the premise of family. It’s funny, emotional and entertaining all at once. A classic in my books, rewatched almost every year.
2) Lagaan (2001)
Set in 1893 India under the British occupation, a small village retaliates against taxes placed through the sport of cricket. A lengthy movie well worth watching, especially with its complex and compelling storyline.
3) Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
An oldie but still goodie. This hilarious comedy stars both Amar and Prem who were born into middle-class families with big dreams and ambitions ahead. It’s not Bollywood unless we add a cheesy romance film into the mix.
4) Gully Boy (2019)
An incredibly powerful coming of age film peaking into India’s Hip Hop culture. Set in the streets of Mumbai this movie will be one that touches the heart.
5) Jhoda Akbar (2008)
Transport yourself to the Mughal Empire set in 16th century India. Similar to Romeo & Juliet — star-crossed lovers — we have Jodhaa and Akbar, the protagonists in this tale of epic romance. You won’t want to miss this royally grand cinematography.
6) Devdas (2014)
A work of art that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster of love, loss and heartbreak all in one. This movie will leave you speechless with its visuals and mesmerized by its music and classic dance choreography.
7) 3 Idiots (2009)
Two friends, searching for their lost friend, go on a trip down memory lane as they revisit their college years where the three friends were misfits amongst their college peers. 3 idiots is a comedy, a life lesson, and a poignant reminder of living your life beyond societal expectations.
8) Jab We Met (2007)
A hilarious Rom-com set in rural Punjab that will make you laugh until you cry. A warm movie that takes you on a journey of love.
9) Dil to Pagal Hai (1997)
A classic Shahrukh Khan (swoon) movie for those just delving into Bollywood. This romcom follows the lives of four 20 something year olds and their love lives. It has catchy tunes, amazing dance numbers and old school Bollywood vibes.
10) Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
Based in New York City, the very introverted Naina‘s life changes when Aman moves to her neighborhood. Naina finds herself conflicted as they navigate her relationships with her best friend, family and Aman. KHNH has love, tragedy, great music and some breathtaking views of New York City. Bollywood music and NYC, what could be better?