Bollywood & Indian cinema mini-challenge 2017

For Monika's challenge.

Intend to watch more than the 12 on the list and will explore certain areas further as they interest me. This should be a very fun year.

Indian films I'd also like to see that don't fit in a particular month:
The Lunchbox - downloaded

  • Devdas

    Devdas

    JANUARY: A Hindi film from the 1950s-1970s with a big star

    There are lots of options for this month given I've seen so little; only one from this category, Sholay, which is marvellous.

    Alternates/ extras:
    Deewar - YouTube
    Mother India - SOAS

  • Awaara

    Awaara

    JANUARY: A Hindi film from the 1950s-1970s with a big star

  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

    Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

    FEBRUARY: A very epic, visually spectacular romance from 2000s-2010s
    Netflix

    Alternatives/ extras:
    Devdas (later version) depends on the first a bit.

  • Pather Panchali

    Pather Panchali

    MARCH: A coming of age movie
    B&H library (along with others in trilogy)

    Also:
    Kannathil Muthamittal - owned. Also fits in July

  • Margarita, with a Straw

    Margarita, with a Straw

    MARCH: A coming of age movie

  • Dhoom

    Dhoom

    APRIL: An action film released in the mid-2000s or later
    Owned

  • Enthiran

    Enthiran

    MAY: Kollywood: The Tamil film industry
    Downloaded

    Also:
    Jigarthanda
    Kaakka Muttai - owned

    Read Review
  • Fire

    Fire

    JUNE: Censorship & Controversy

  • Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

    Mr. and Mrs. Iyer

    JULY: Mollywood, Tollywood & the smaller industries
    Owned

  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

    AUGUST: Stardom & the three Khans

    Also:
    Don - owned

    Read Review
  • Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

    Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

    AUGUST: Stardom & the three Khans

  • Dear Zindagi

    Dear Zindagi

    AUGUST: Stardom & the three Khans

    Need to watch less SRK. Or do I?

  • Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

    AUGUST: Stardom & the three Khans

    Aamir Khan

  • Andaz Apna Apna

    Andaz Apna Apna

    AUGUST: Stardom & the three Khans

    Two Khans!

    There are lots of other possibilities for Salman Khan on Netflix

  • Beyond Bollywood

    Beyond Bollywood

    AUGUST: Stardom & the three Khans

    Not about the "stars" of Bollywood so much as the others who work in the industry but though it an interesting companion piece.

  • English Vinglish

    English Vinglish

    SEPTEMBER: Female directors & women's issues

    Other possibilities by woman directors:
    Earth - downloaded,
    Water,
    Filhaal - owned
    Dhobi Ghat - owned
    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
    Luck by Chance
    Manjadikuru - owned
    Margarita, with a Straw

  • Kahaani

    Kahaani

    OCTOBER: A gangster, crime, thriller or horror movie

  • Talvar

    Talvar

    OCTOBER: A gangster, crime, thriller or horror movie

    Read Review
  • Dil Se..

    Dil Se..

    NOVEMBER: Religion, caste, terrorism & communal violence
    Owned

  • Singham

    Singham

    ★★★½

    DECEMBER: Comedy & the masala genre

    Read Review
  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

    DECEMBER: Comedy & the masala genre