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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!

July 16, 2018

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Ok I’m going to start with the TV recommendations!

Title: Porus

Year: 2017

Genre: Historical

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!

July 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kateykr

Andaaz Apna Apna is an old funny classic. Aamir Khan is the only reason I'm learning Hindi! Jk ;p

July 17, 2018

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Aamir Khan <3 I should definitely add a rec for Lagaan, it was my first Bollywood movie.

(Also, hey it is a very good reason! I can think of a few more myself ;p)

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/iRonak7

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.

July 16, 2018

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Thank you! I've been looking for more "classic" movies to watch so I am noting all of them now.

And I will definitely watch with subtitles (I don't feel prepared yet to do it without them!)

July 16, 2018

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if u want a website, watch here : einthusan.com

July 16, 2018

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also if u dont want to type up the whole name, u can type "K3G", "K2H2", and "DDLJ"

July 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AnikaD3

Dangal (Came out 2016)

After his failure at winning a gold medal for the country, Mahavir Phogat (Aamir Khan) vows to realize his dreams by training his daughters for the Commonwealth Games despite societal pressures.

July 18, 2018

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That movie sounds right up my alley! (Also Aamir Khan <3) Thanks for recommending it!

July 18, 2018

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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.

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kateykr

Paheli rocks also, awesome film bout falling in love with a ghost (Rani Mukherjee [she is stunningly beautiful] and Shahrukh Khan)

July 19, 2018

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Malgudi Days

July 19, 2018

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Mahabharata (late 80s), with English Subtitles. Really gives deep understanding of the Ancient Culture,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fxwSd0AhEk&list=PLGSMcizEZuIoQ70CYlWOcWsS-6jJn22cY

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/VeraMorgana

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)

July 18, 2018

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Bahubali is actually originally Telugu, but the All the movies you suggested are also a great watch!

July 18, 2018

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Oh, I see! Thanks for the annotation!

July 18, 2018

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I love historical movies! And definitely loved Padmavati! (Yeah the handsome Ranveer Singh did help XD) I need to check Bajirao Mastani and Bahubali.

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/mango_

IMDb has a list of Hindi movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls051594496/

July 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ithaca101

I am Kalam, it's an indie film about a small boy in the Great Indian Desert and his quest for education. Leaving the White Saviour trope aside, it's a great movie.

July 20, 2018
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