Recommend a film or TV show in Hindi
So, while we wait for the Hindi course to finally arrive, I thought it would be a good idea that, since movies and TV shows are a good way to practice, we could recommend some here!
(Also please, it would super amazing if you added some extra info like a synopsis or a trailer)
EDIT: Currently preparing a list with the recs so far, but keep on bringing them!
Ok I’m going to start with the TV recommendations!
Synopsis: The story of Porus, the warrior King who faced Alexander the Great at the Battle of Hydaspes
Series: The episodes so far have been uploaded here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzufeTFnhupzyzlwG-jtFKVshYyEuzKIi
Why you should watch: Funnily enough, I stumbled upon this series while checking Alexander the Great’s Wikipedia article for some quick fact checking. I remember thinking “I MUST WATCH THIS”. And so far it has not disappointed. It has some historical inaccuracies (like getting Darius of Persia actually out of Persia to do business with the parents of Porus, or Olympias actually accompanying Alexander in his expedition), but it is incredibly entertaining, with some great performances and lovely costume design. Definitely worth giving it a look!
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge All of these movies are classics and are not modernized by the modern culture bollywood movies. They feature the one of the most famous actors and actresses in all of the bollywood film industry - Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Great watches! watch with subtitles. These are like 3 hour movies so be prepared for a lot of crying and drama.
Try Shyam Benegal's films. They are not potboilers but they aren't completely boring arthouse either. Mandi is one of my favourites-- a simple but stylish 1983 film that aestheticises the tacky and the kitschy like Tarantino does with American B grade films. The dialogues aren't as anglicised as contemporary Bollywood, so it helps language learning, at least it did for me. - A non-Hindi-speaking Indian.
Mahabharata (late 80s), with English Subtitles. Really gives deep understanding of the Ancient Culture,
These are stories with a historic setting. But they use modern Hindi. Bajirao Mastani, Padmavati Bahubali (both movies in series). It's originally in Tamil and another Indian language, but there are Hindi versions everywhere due to its popularity
With the exception of Bajirao Mastani, the rest of the movies ca be found on dramanice (google it)