Some of my most cherished Indian movies require a contextual knowledge. The best of Tamil movies involves a play of words that cannot be captured by subtitles – and in any case the subtitles of most movies leaves us wanting. So, each time a friend asks me what’s a good movie to watch, I am left dumbstruck. I’ve finally decided to put together a list on which I can receive some help – and some feedback.
I produced the list as I thought of it. I hope to classify movies, provide links and reviews soon.
- Hey Ram (Tamil and Hindi – I naturally prefer the Tamil version)
- Page 3
- Hazaroon Kwaishein Aisi
- Mrs & Mr Iyer
- Lage Raho Munna Bhai
- Dil Chaata Hai
- Anbe Sivam
- Thevar Magan
- Apoorva Sagotharargal (Appu Raja in Hindi)
- Pesum Padam (Pushpak in Hindi) – This is a silent movie but of recent origin.
- Thillu Mullu
- Moonram Pirai
- Appu Trilogy (three movies by Sathyajit Ray)