5 Bollywood Movies that are a must-watch for Indonesian People

March 1, 2020

Indonesians find Bollywood a source of entertainment. If you go by reports, Hindi movies are broadcast about twice a day on different channels in the country. Even on television, several of their advertisements include Bollywood Stars such as Shahrukh Khan and women who wear traditional Indian sarees. However, all these adds are mostly dubbed in Indonesian language only. 


Bollywood movies have garnered a lot of appreciation and love from the Indonesian community, especially on the islands of Bali and Java, where the local dance and music scene is heavily influenced by Indian tradition and performing arts. 


My name is Khan

A Karan Johar movie resides the story of a Muslim who suffers from Asperger Syndrome (just like what Dustin Hoffman experienced in Rainman). 

No doubt, Shahrukh Khan’s amazing acting has put him in all the right spots. He underplays his character like never before in the movie and mellows down the human drama with much positivity. The whole story, although based on 9/11, ends up being good with its well-cluttered cinematography and sound cast. 


One of the most important dialogues of the movie was, ‘My name is Khan, and I am not terrorist.’ Once you watch the movie, I am sure the dialogue will get stuck with you. 


With an awful Obama duplicate, the movie took the movie market by storm and is worth a watch on Shahrukh Khan’s name alone. 


Bajrangi Bhaijaan

‘Salman Khan’, do you know this name! Well, we firmly believe you must have seen him at so many movies and advertisements. What about Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui! Yes, this is the cast of Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. 


Bajrangi Bhaijaan is one movie that’s meant for inspiring people with love and compassion. The fulfills its purpose with resounding success. Its story and screenplay will motivate you to get in touch with goodness, abandoning even the remotest negativity in life.


The story of the movie transcends the borders and limitations of culture, geography, and even emotions. The movie sells you a far-fetched story set in utopian circumstances. And regardless of the logic, you might employ, the dialogues and acting will make you tug your heartstrings. 


The only emotion that will reciprocate while you watch this movie is LOVE. 


For once, being a Salman Khan fan doesn’t matter; he has acted brilliantly in the movie. You’ll undoubtedly fall in love with his performance and his film. It can be considered as one of his career-best and a solid entertainer.


Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Although when you look at it now, the movie was based on an unusually silly theme, it was and still is one of the most loved movies of all time. 


You may ask why?


Well, in our opinion it’s the immense ‘Love’ that’s showcased in the movie, 

The love between two friends

The love between a father and a daughter

The love between a grandmother and a granddaughter

And of course, the valentines fever in a college 


The movie revolves around a core subject of explaining how ‘Love is friendship,’ which delivers its message in tonality with an organic innocence.


Fun fact: The movie was written by Karan Johar when he was only 24 years old. And it’s one of the biggest cult movies Bollywood has ever witnessed. 


Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Do you like Rom-Com? And Are you a Shahrukh Khan Fan? 


Well, then these are two significant reasons why you should watch Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ).


This movie is one of the world’s favorite films. Releases back in 1995, the romantic melodrama was screening in a single cinema from 1000 consecutive weeks in the Maratha Mandir in Mumbai. 


DDLJ is commonly referred to as the longest-running film in Indian history. Well, if you think, why is that so? The movie is a phenomenon with Shahrukh playing the character of charming joker Raj and beautiful, sensible, and spirited Simran, played by Kajol. 


The movie revolves around how they both meet, how they fall in love, and how they aim at being together! This movie by Aditya Chopra is still considered to be a craze amongst people. 


The tagline of the movie is ‘Come…Fall in Love’. 


So if you’re into Bollywood and want to watch an awesome movie! DDLJ is your choice then! 


Gully Boy

This modern-day movie was a Cult movie of the 21st century. The movie had Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt as lead characters. The film was based on the local rappers of Mumbai Maharashtra. The director of the movie is Zoya Akhtar, who is well known for her great movie and story choices. To get an idea of how the world of rappers work in Mumbai, Zoya went and researched a lot with the local groups and local rappers in the zone. As a result, the movie came out to be touching relevant and close to reality.


Ranveer Singh has tremendously impressed the audience with his performance. The same goes for Alia Bhatt’s performance as well the both have done full justice to the role provided to them.


Another significant role was played by Siddharth Chaturvedi, which was the role of mc sher. This character acts as the influencer to Ranveer Singh’s character and encourages him to showcase his talent of rapping in numerous Rapping battles. 


The story of the movie is commendable as it shares all the ups and downs that a person might face to achieve his or her dreams. Ranveer’s character as Murad Ahmed, coming from a slum area in Mumbai who wins a rap battle in the City to proves his father that his talent was not a waste and live his life on his terms stop.


Recently the film even won 13 Filmfare awards. 




Well, these were the five Bollywood movie choices that an Indonesian might watch and relish the fun story it beholds. 


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