Brain of Dane

Indian Cinema

I enjoy movies, but I really dig getting into Indian cinema. There is a lot of variety, which makes it easy for anyone to find something to love. Indian cinema has a strong cultural identity, which I respect and love.


#Home 🙂

A heartwarming, intimate glimpse at life in a modern generational Indian family

3 idiots 🙂

A hard and humorous rememberance of three friends coming of age at university

Barfi! 🙂

A quirky, fun, and beautiful love story

Chak De! India 🙂

Nothing wrong with a good underdog sport's movie to bolster national pride

Dangal 🙂

A rousing female wrestling movie based on real events!

Dil Chahta Hai 🙂

A little romance, and a whole lotta bromance in this classic buddy movie

Gully Boy 🙂

Hip Hop fan overcomes social/religious/caste issues to become a Hip Hop star

Jhund 🙂

Teach a scrappy group of street kids to play soccer, pit them against a private school, and watch it blossom into a state-wide tournament. Excellent underdog film with heart.

Lagaan 😐

A period piece about national pride, but a bit dated and long

The Lunchbox 🙂

A sweet, romantic story about two people connected through Mumbai's lunchbox delivery system

Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota 🙂

A funny and believable superhero story with some Kung Fu funk

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect 🙂

Historically significant story about the scrappy Indian Space Research Organization and some of the great things they've done.

Rocky aur Rani 🙂

Two people from very different households fall in love and switch families to prove that they were meant for each other, despite their incompatibilities.


If you're down for a period bromance with some visually stunning action, look no further.

Singham 🙁

An action movie with memorable action sequences and forgettable story

Swades 🙂

A man returns to his roots and rediscovers himself in the motherland

Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) 🙂

A child with misunderstood learning disabilities is redeemed by an open-minded temporary teacher. Touching, if a bit cheesy.