Recently, I saw two amazing Indian movies. The first was Namastey London which was about a girl named Jasmeet or Jazz who was raised in London, loved to party and go to clubs. Her Indian born father desired that she would get married to an Indian but she had other plans. She was a beautiful girl who wanted to marry her English boyfriend, Charles Brown. Her father decided that a trip to India would be the best thing for his family. However, the father ends up getting her married to Arjun Singh. Upon returning to London, Jazz refused to recognize her marriage as lawful and continues dating her English boyfriend. The movie is a wonderful love story. It does have sub titles but sometimes they spoke English. I loved it because it was different than your normal US films. I would compare it to Mamma Mia since the Indians love to dance (Bollywood) and sing throughout the film. I loved it!
The next film I saw was Slumdog Millionaire which is up for 10 Academy Awards nominations including Best Picture. Before seeing the R-rated film, Adrian read the reviews and let me know that it probably shouldn't be rated R. It seemed harmless according to the reviews . It was an amazing show and we are still puzzled as to the rating. There was two F words which weren't more than a PG-13 film like Rush Hour. There were some torturing but it wasn't even close to being as bad as the Dark Knight or Casino Royale. Overall, it should have been a PG-13 movie. I don't normally see rated R movies but due to the rating, I felt that it wouldn't be bad and I was right.
It was about a Mumbai boy who grew up in the slums. He becomes a contestant on the Indian version show of Who wants to be a millionaire. They feel like he cheats through the whole show and ends up being arrested before the last question. It tells his story of growing up in the slums of Mumbai and it explains how he knew the answers to the questions. It was beautifully done! Adrian says that it reminded him of Pursuit of happiness but it left him happy at the end. If you haven't seen it, I strongly recommend it. Well, those are my two reviews. It is time to venture out and see Indian films because so far, they have caught my attention.