Monday, November 2, 2009

November 2

No contest about today's birthday artist. Shahrukh Khan is one of the biggest stars in Bollywood - like Will Smith big. Seriously, Newsweek named Khan one of the 50 most powerful people on the planet. Personally speaking, the Indian movies that I've watched and re-watched all feature him.
For anybody who wants to dip their toes into Bollywood cinema, I'm going to recommend "Om Shanti Om". It's the perfect example of what Bollywood does best: offer a buffet of genres in one film, with exuberance and wonder. You can find the entire movie on Google video here; if you don't have two and a half hours, here's a sample...

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