NRI Week: Sangam, DDLJ, and Jab Harry Met Sejal, the Evolution of the European Tour

This isn’t a list of every single Indian film with a European section, just the three most interesting ones from the Hindi industry. And the connections I find between them.

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Sunday ReRun: Sangam! The Classic Raj Kapoor Film I Want Shahrukh to Remake

I put up a post this morning of classic films that could be rewritten and remade for Shahrukh, and after thinking about it, I think Sangam is my top choice. Shahrukh can play the guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and loves loves loves and ultimately turns out to be a better happier husband than the dignified guy who hides his feelings.

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Happy Birthday Vyjantimala! You and Sridevi, The Two Great Actresses Born on the Same Great Day

So cool!  It’s like, August 13th is “Day of great dancers with big eyes and sweet smiles”.  I did 14 reasons I love Sridevi, I am sure I can come up with 14 for Vyjantimala! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Saajan: I Finally Watch It! And It Is Just as Good as I Have Always Heard!

This is one of those movies that I knew was really good, and I just haven’t gotten around to watching it.  Well, haven’t gotten around to it, and it was kind of hard to find a copy of.  But, thanks to the proliferation of international streaming services, I now longer had that excuse, so I finally watched it!

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Sangam: Why Do I Always Forget that Raj Kapoor Was a Genius?

Do you think Raj Kapoor ever met Orson Welles?  I hope so, for Orson’s sake.  Raj could hang out in India and talk to Guru Dutt and Vijay Anand and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and have people who could actually understand his level of genius.  But Orson was all alone off there in Hollywood.
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