Opposite! I already asked the reverse question on the morning post, Indian movie for America. Easier in some ways for this crowd I think, not because we know more about India than Hollywood but just because we are used to introducing people to Indian films more.
Forget the big recent blockbusters, those are already getting plenty of play in India. But you have the All Power to make all the Indian satellite channels play the same American movie at one time, what would it be? Classic film, Indie film, what have folks been missing that they would love?
I have SO MANY!!!! Like, The Birdcage! Parents trying to do the best for their children, engagements, so much family scrabbles and love. I think India would love The Birdcage! And would never watch it on their own. Let’s force them all to watch The Birdcage!
Save the Last Dance
Totally dates me, don’t care! A proper suburban white girl loses her mother and has to move in with her musician city father, acts out her grief by reinventing herself and finding a place in her new mostly Black school, including learning hip-hop dance style from a cute boy to replace her previous interest in ballet. It’s about grief, it’s about identity, it’s about race, it’s about class, and also it’s all swoony and romantic! Oh, AND there’s dancing!
It’s, like, a whole analysis of fan culture and the importance of fiction, wrapped up in a comedy! With Alan Rickman! If you haven’t seen it, I won’t even tell you anything about it, because you deserve to go in fresh and unspoiled.