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Check Out Bollywood Ten Best Lists and VIDEOS

Thompson on Hollywood By David Chute | Thompson on Hollywood July 27, 2013 at 11:34AM

The Guardian (UK) does a good job covering Indian and Bollywood movies, which have a much higher mainstream profile in Britain than they do stateside. This week the paper published a juicy package around the on-going Centenary of Indian Cinema. Taken together, the pieces offer a solid overview of must-sees and good Internet-friendly lists of Ten, for any Bollywoodphile.
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"Andaz" (Mehboob Khan, 1949) Dilip Kumar sings to Nargis as Cuckoo dances. Music: Naushad. "Pyaasa" (Guru Dutt, 1957) Guru Dutt, as an idealistic poet, presumed dead, turns up at his own memorial celebration to mourn the vanity of the world. Music: S.D. Burman. "Sholay" (Ramesh Sippy, 1975) Co-stars Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan are both making time with their future real-life wives in this classic Holi Festival celebration number. Music: R.D. Burman. "Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge" (Aditya Chopra, 1995) Shah Rukh Khan romances Kajol (in green) and in the process wins over his future in-laws. Music: Jatin-Lalit. "Gangs of Wasseypur I and II" (Anurag Kashyap, 2012) Even gangsters dance. Music: Sneha Khanwalkar.

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