Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

I have no idea what that means.* But it's a great movie!

After trying to rent movies through the library (we got tired of waiting; we've been on hold for Raiders of the Lost Ark for about six months now and we're only 4th in line where we started at #12) or giving up and going to Hollywood Video (we kept forgetting to return them on time), we finally gave in to the junk mail and joined Netflix. Now we have practically 100,000 movies to choose from, which means we can be pretty creative in what we watch.

We opted for a Bollywood movie last week. We've heard great things about them and have talked about watching one for a while. Plus, they did a couple of Bollywood numbers on So You Think You Can Dance this summer, and they were amazing and beautiful and fun to watch. However, we had no idea what we were getting, really, since you only get a brief description on the Netflix site, so we just picked one taht had high ratings and hoped for the best.

The story was one that transcends time and culture: girl meets boy and falls in love, but girl's family wants her to marry a different boy, and tradition is at risk of being lost. It was actually a lot like watching Fiddler on the Roof, but with more color, sitar music, and lots of melodrama. We loved it.

I'll be honest here, though: we have no idea if we enjoyed it so much becuase it was truly meant to be that funny, or if it was funny to us because we don't get the culture, or if it was funny to us because we're just weird like that.

Whatever the reason, though, it was a great movie and a great entry into the Bollywood experience.

You must all watch it soon.

*Okay, I means "The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride" Love it.


  1. I love the thought of Fiddler with that sitar!

  2. I'll rent it! Everytime I go to the movie store, or go to Netflix online, I can never think of a single movie to rent/order. Then, two hours later, I think of twelve. Then I forget again. Anyway, it looks like something different.:)

  3. Wow. I think I may have to get a hold of that one.


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