Official trailer for Jodhaa Akbar/जोधा अकबर (2008), dir. by Ashutosh Gowariker

From IMDB:
"A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha."

This is just the high drama and romance I want to welcome Spring with. Bring on the 4-hour period pieces!

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Added to my to-watch list: Jodhaa Akbar/जोधा अकबर (2008), dir. by Ashutosh Gowariker
What are your favorite Bollywood or Indian films? Who are your favorite desi actors, writers and directors?
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Added to my to-watch list: Jodhaa Akbar/जोधा अकबर (2008), dir. by Ashutosh Gowariker

What are your favorite Bollywood or Indian films? Who are your favorite desi actors, writers and directors?

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So excited to have found this!!

Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy is a masterpiece of Indian cinema, and stands as testament to what a tiny budget can do; it’s one of my favorite trilogies of all time by one of my favorite Indian directors. So beautiful, and this film, the first of the series, is online in its entirety! I’m definitely going to have to write about it soon.

Part one of Pather Panchali (1955), dir. by Satyajit Raya
Score composed by Ravi Shankar

1950s / india / so good / favorite / the apu trilogy / satyajit ray / ravi shankar /

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Clip from Forest of Bliss (1985), directed by Robert Gardner

A gorgeous account of the daily cycle of grief and celebration within the holy city of Benares, located along the life-giving and mournful Ganges. The film profiles three individuals: a healer, a cremator, and a priest, and emphasizes the importance of the animals within the city. As far as ethnographic interviews go, I found Gardner’s eye to be both respectful and keen - it’s so easy for one’s message to become alienated due to subjective filmmaking or voice-over. I found myself lost in Gardner’s gaze, in the beauty of Benares’ architecture and the power of its citizens. This is possibly one of my favorite ethnographic documentaries.

1980s / ethography / india / favorite / robert gardner / why did i just lose two followers? /

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