Netflix continues to add Indian films to it's streaming service. But if you are new to Bollywood, choosing the right Indian film to watch can be daunting.
While we recently highlighted five Hindi films to put on your Netflix watchlist this summer, here are five more Indian blockbuster movies to consider.
Description: Epic action film. Villagers in the kingdom of Mahismati rescue Shivudu (Prabhas) as a baby. But Shivu's destiny compels him to embark on a heroic quest.
Why I Love This Film: This film transports you to a legendary land where both men and women rule by the sword and iron fist. Shivu's journey uncovers a story that is even more mythic than his quest. An impressive film for story, settings and cinematography, this Telugu film is currently only available in Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil dubbed versions on Netflix. This is a two-parter. The first film ends with a cliffhanger. Fortunately, Netflix has both films on their streaming service.
- Baahubali: The Beginning - A Big, Bold and Beautiful Epic Adventure
- Baahubali 2 Offers a Brilliant Conclusion to a Bold Adventure
Release Date: 21 January 2016
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
Music by: Amaal Mallik, Ankit Tiwari, Arijit Dutta
Producers: Nikkhil Advani, Monisha Adwani, Aruna Bhatia, Suvidesh Shingade, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra
Description: Historical drama. As the 1990 Gulf War rages, wealthy Indian businessman Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar) risks everything to defy the Iraqis and help evacuate over 170,000 Indians from war-torn Kuwait.
Why I Love This Film: The film highlights the political and personal struggles of a country devastated by an invading army and a people stranded by bureaucracy. Based on actual events, the indomitable human spirit of one man and the people who look to him for leadership and protection make this a film of hope in troubled times.
3. Force 2
Description: Action spy thriller. Police officer Yashvardhan Singh (John Abraham) teams up with RAW agent "KK" (Sonakshi Sinha) to investigate the death of his best friend and two other spies, killings that lead to a mole operating from India's embassy in Budapest.
Why I Love This Film: A sequel to the 2011 film Force, this film stands alone with only a few passing references to Yash Singh's wife who died in the previous movie. The film weaves an intricate, action-packed cat-and-mouse tale as the team tracks down the spy killer and uncovers his well-planned scheme. While it may not have the same budget as the Mission Impossible franchise, it definitely has the same soul, and then some.
Description: Biographical sports drama. Once-promising wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan) pursues the gold medal he never won by training two of his daughters to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
Why I Love This Film: Based on a true story, the film focuses on the story of Phogat's daughters who overcome gender stereotypes to achieve national and international acclaim. Along with highlighting the accomplishments of the girls, it shows the challenges that come when fame deters focus.
5. Om Shanti Om
Description: Romantic musical comedy-drama. Reincarnated 30 years after being killed in a suspicious on-set fire, a small-time actor (Shah Rukh Khan) is determined to punish the person who ignited the blaze.
Why I Love This Film: While this film offers a homage to movies and stars of Bollywood's past, writer/director/choreographer Farah Khan provides a unique twist on this story of love, death, reincarnation and revenge while creating unforgettable scenes for her stars.
The following playlist includes trailers for each of these films.
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