like romeo and juliet

anonymous asked:

with all your desi reaction gifs, can you rec some really good bollywood movies? bonus if theyre on netflix (happy bday!!)

thank you darling!

okay so idk how many of these are on netflix (and i’m also totally mainstream when it comes to bollywood movies i know i suck my brother is the bollywood fanatic in the fam not me) but here’s a handful of my faves:

  • kuch kuch hota hai- this is a classic tbh
  • devdas- another classic (i mean, with madhuri and aishwaria? #goals)
  • kabhi khushi kabhi gham- little nai was obsessed with this. OBSESSED
  • bajirao mastani- deepika padukone with a sword. like idc about anything else just that
  • chennai express- ridiculous but fun
  • goliyon ki ras leela ram leela- like romeo and juliet! but better! (also more deepika!)(also it’s just super pretty)(also- as much as i despise nagada sang dhol after having it repeat 100+ times to choreograph it- it is amazing)(all the song as amazing tbh)(especially lahu munh lag gaya)(it wrecked me on a spiritual level)(i love that song)(and this movie)(fight me it’s one of my all time faves)
  • ngl i just really love deepika so like almost everything she’s been in i loved so watch everything
  • aashiqui 2- i made the mistake of watching this in school so i’m putting this on here purely because it made me cry
  • dilwale- shahrukh and kajol!!
  • student of the year- again, ridiculous (but the soundtrack is 🔥) (als0 siddharth!)
  • om shanti om- i just. you need to watch it to understand. it’s gr8
  • chak de! india- i mean. i think all i need to say is that it mostly focuses on sexism so
  • kapoor and sons- ~family drama~ (i feel like the 👀emoji when i watch it for some reason but again, it’s great)

there’s a lot more so if my fellow desi followers want to add to this pathetically short list, hmu!

anonymous asked:

Romeo and Juliet is basically teenagers who fall in lust with each other and literally end up dead because they don't know how to temper passion or deal with conflict because they are selfish teenagers BUT the balcony scene is usually adapted as pretty cute (tho creepy because Romeo's like trespassing on the Capulet property and finds Juliet's window). Anyway they keep flirting in the scene and talk about how much they love each other and keep coming back despite both needing to stay away so

Hunk and Lance aren’t Romeo/Juliet let’s be perfectly real here, they’re Romeo/Mercutio. Or even better, Romeo/Roselyn au where Romeo isn’t a big giant creep. anything where they live. 

oh! I have to tell you guys a great story one of my professors told me. So he has a friend who is involved in these Shakespeare outreach programs where they try to bring Shakespeare and live theatre to poor and underprivileged groups and teach them about English literature and performing arts and such. On one of their tours they stopped at a young offenders institute for women and they put on a performance of Romeo and Juliet for a group of 16-17 year old girls. It was all going really well and the girls were enjoying and laughing through the first half - because really, the first half is pretty much a comedy - but as the play went on, things started to get quiet. Real quiet. Then it got up to the suicide scene and mutterings broke out and all the girls were nudging each other and looking distressed, and as this teacher observed them, he realised - they didn’t know how the play ended. These girls had never been exposed to the story of Romeo and Juliet before, something which he thought was impossible given how ubiquitous it is in our culture. I mean, the prologue even gives the ending away, but of course it doesn’t specify exactly how the whole “take their life” thing goes down, so these poor girls had no idea what to expect and were sitting there clinging to hope that Romeo would maybe sit down for a damn minute instead of murdering Paris and chugging poison - but BAM he died and they all cried out - and then Juliet WOKE UP and they SCREAMED and by the end of the play they were so upset that a brawl nearly broke out, and that’s the story of how Shakespeare nearly started a riot at a juvenile detention centre