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4 Hindi movies to watch on Netflix during the lockdown period.

Author: Mimi Ruivah
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4 Hindi movies to watch on Netflix during the lockdown period.

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Like many of you, I have been stuck at home for the past couple of weeks. It is infuriating, and quite frankly, I’ve considered pulling all my hair off too. You see, I decided to self-isolate myself at least a week before the actual lockdown happened. I cooked, did some spring cleaning, some gardening, video called a lot of people, and poured myself more than a few drinks in the process, all while Netflix played in the background. Soon enough, however, I began running out of things to do, until someone suggested I watched a Hindi movie on Netflix, which led to watching more Hindi movies than I planned to.

Through this process, I found a statement made by Mattéo Berger, in an article, on Bollywood, to be true. He said, “Films are not only entertaining, but they are also reflective of society— even more accurate with India.” Indian movies seem to be able to highlight most subtly, huge issues they have in society, the beauty, and the importance of family, but also the pettiness and unreasonable norms here. Hence, watching these movies brought up different types of emotion— I laughed, cried, got mad, and got really frustrated too. Not to mention, I picked up new Hindi phrases!

Indian movies seem to be able to highlight most subtly, huge issues they have in society, the beauty, and the importance of family, but also the pettiness and unreasonable norms here. Hence, watching these movies brought up different types of emotion— I laughed, cried, got mad, and got really frustrated too.

Pink

Just a heads up, this movie comes with triggers, and it wasn’t the easiest to watch. Nevertheless, it portrays an important issue, that even we’ve all thought about and discussed.

Dil Chahta Hai

This is one of the older movies on the list but came highly recommended.  It’s a coming-of-age movie that follows the lives of three friends as they juggle family, friendship, careers, and relationships.  It was a fun watch!

Taare Zameen Par

This is a heartfelt movie that brought me to tears. It talks about dyslexia while showing us all the potential of an individual. There is a lot of stigma in regards to mental health and disability, especially in India and this movie tries to break it.

Jodhaa Akbar

I love period movies. I find that it teaches me so much about a community, and the costumes are always beautiful! Now, I do not know how close to history Jodhaa Akbar is, but it is fun to watch.

 

 

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