Release date: August 5, 1994
Director: Sooraj Barjatya
Who should watch this movie: Fashionistas. Fans of broadway musicals. Painters. Parents.
When should you watch this movie: When you’re falling in love. When you have a lot of time on your hands.
The sell: This movie could be an educational documentary about Indian wedding traditions, but they cast Salman Kahn so it had to be more. As with most Bollywood productions, this movie is long and requires sitting through at least an hour and a half of exposition and seemingly extraneous musical numbers. Also like other Bollywood productions, the lighthearted tone of the first half does not prepare you for heartbreaking devastation in the second act, which plunges you unexpectedly into deep human drama. The pain is real and it’s hard to watch. Family (and everything that comes with it) is the main focus of this film and it takes the time to handle each relationship carefully and with respect. It gives equal space to moments of joy and moments of tragedy. Plus, if you ever needed proof that Madhuri Dixit is an absolute STAR, this is it.