Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Burn Bollywood, Burn!

Two of my all time favorite films:

Bandit Queen
Bandit Queen: The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994. During five years she was prosecuted by the Indian police and turned into a legend (like a modern Robin Hood) by the Indian press. Although the press tended to make her the optimal hero with blue eyes, dark hair, being tall and beautiful she was in reality an average Indian which makes it hard for the movie to fulfill the expectations of the audience and tell the truth at the same time. Later in her life,She entered into the politics and was assassinated in 2001.

You can stream the movie here:


Legend of Bhagat Singh

People need to know about Bhagat Singh - when Ghandi was talking about turning the other cheek against the colonizer, Bhagat Singh told the people in India to rise up, fight back, and take up arms. He was a revolutionary guerrilla at the same time Ghandi was getting people massacred in India.

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