Let me tell you the story of eight-year-old me:
One day, my dad came home having made the decision that our entire family would go through a four year Bollywood craze. So we did.
We watched Bollywood films, we listened to Bollywood music – we sang Bollywood music, we danced to Bollywood music. We ate Indian food, went to Indian festivals, we even took a three week trip to India. My dad learned to play the tablas. All of us owned multiple traditional Indian outfits. I wore mine to school.
And then, for whatever reason, it sort if stopped. We returned to being normal (*cough*) citizens who lead uninteresting, normal lives. (jk, that was the beginning of the baseball thing.)
However, since about a third of my childhood consisted largely of Bollywood, I have never been quite able to erase that from my being, leading us to my guilty pleasure:
Re-watching all the most awesomely choreographed and/or heart-breaking scenes from my favorite movies over and over again. By myself. Crying. Or singing. Or both.
(This post may or may not be inspired by one such episode.)
So, judge if you will, but for anyone who wants to join me, here is a short list of my all-time favorite Bollywood flicks:
- Main Hoon Na
- Kal Ho Na Ho
- Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham
Just watch those three. Trust me.
And be sure to let me know when you’re having emotional breakdowns. :D