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Laura Lee Dooley
Arlington, VA - Washington, DC - Online
Community mentor focused on online communication, social media, web analytics. Bollywood fan.
Interests: web analytics, photography, environment, social media, nonfiction, climate change, biodiversity, ecosystems, nonprofits and technology, films (particularly Bollywood and Independent films)
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Bollywood films are full of romance, and no studio does romance quite like Yash Raj Films. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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In the 2012 film EEGA, S.S. Rajamouli tells a monumental story of love and revenge on a micro scale. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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To better understand the story of RAEES, you have to understand the history of prohibition in India and Gujarat. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Kaabil offers enough of a twist in the standard love and revenge narrative to make it an engaging entertainer. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
Thanks for your feedback. While it is an over-the-top film, we found Christian Brothers entertaining. You need to also consider the availability of access to Malayalam films in the United States is fairly limited and Christian Brothers is one of Mohanlal's films that seems to be widely available. Perhaps that will change some day and we will see more Mohanlal and Malayalam films in the U.S. market. Of the Mohanlal films we have tracked down and watched (and there have been many beyond this list), these continue to be our favorites.
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Five entertaining films from 2016 that we highly recommend to anyone new to Bollywood. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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India released a number of films based on real-life people and incidents in 2016. Here are our five favorites. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, LION leaves you feeling that love, goodness, and persistence will overcome any obstacle. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Inspiration from Bollywood stars and fitness experts to improve your physical fitness levels through diet and exercise. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Aamir Khan and company shine in this fact-based story of a father to trains his daughters to succeed in a sport dominated by men. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
Thanks for the feedback, Harinder! I also enjoyed seeing him as Ajay Mehra in Ghayal Once Again. Knowing the history of his character make his performance in this updated storyline even more powerful.
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Penn Masala's latest mashup features two songs, penned on different continents, that share the same goal - to live in peace and harmony with others. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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On November 8, 2016, the United States of America elected their 45th President. Bollywood film actors, directors and musicians react to the American election results. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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As the Baadshah of Bollywood celebrates another birthday, we pause to reflect on 51 moments that reflect his talent, generosity, graciousness and great sense of humor. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Just like Liam Neeson in "Taken", Ajay Devgn has a very particular set of skills which he employs to rescue his daughter in this action drama. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Indian films that tantalize your taste buds with "love-at-first-bite" stories that are sure to satisfy the foodie filmgoer. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
Thanks for your comment, Devika. These are important films not just for Pakistan and India but for the broader world because they highlight the fact that we are more alike than we are different (though I do share your concern). I look forward to focusing on more films that highlight what unites rather than divides us.
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This time travel story reminds us that taking time to appreciate the people and the moments in your life is an important part of the hero's journey. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Five favorite award-winning Bollywood films that approach the complicated India-Pakistan relationship by making compassion, kindness and consideration key elements of the storyline. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Kumud Mishra gleefully plays a newspaper editor covering the trial and it is his performance that transforms the meandering and heavy-handed drama-cum-conspiracy into something worth watching. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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Mohenjo Daro dares to be another film from Bollywood that proves it can match any action-adventure Hollywood dishes out. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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While the film drew crowds for love of Rajinikanth, the film offered a lot to viewers. Here are 5 things that stood out about Kabali. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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The thriller Aravaan offers the right mix of humor and pathos wrapped in powerful storytelling that successfully transports you back to the life and times of the people in 18th century Tamil Nadu. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood
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As a simple man driven to succeed because of the woman he loves, Salman Khan makes you laugh, weep and cheer. It is his ability to show strength through weakness that inspires. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Falling in Love with Bollywood