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One side effect of the success of Slumdog Millionaire has been the new interest around the world in traditional Bollywood films.   While Slumdog Millionaire was produced by a British team and it is debatable if it should be called a Bollywood movie,  most movie watchers are unaware of that nuance and some have started to inquire about other Bollywood movies.  I had a conversation with a colleague of mine at work who had never seen a Bollywood movie and was now expressing interest.   I suggested that he watch one of my favorite movies Lagaan as his introduction to Bollywood and brought him the DVD to watch.  Knowing that he’s a movie buff and very aware of most mainstream American movies, I used  a comparison to the international mega-hit Lord of the Rings- The Fellowship of the Ring to describe the movie.  (more…)

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