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Hyderabad Blues (1998)

| Comedy, Drama, Romance
The protagonist of Hyderabad Blues is Varun, played by the director, Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie revolves around his visit home after 12 years in the USA and his resulting culture shock.

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Vikram Inamdar
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Elahe Hiptoola ... Seema Rao
Anoop Ratnaker Rao ... Harish
Zainulvara Zaheer ... Sandhya
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The protagonist of Hyderabad Blues is Varun, played by the director, Nagesh Kukunoor. The movie revolves around his visit home after 12 years in the USA and his resulting culture shock.

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Director Nagesh Kukunoor made this movie in less than Rs.20 lakhs, and in 17 days! The distributors had to even give away thousands of tickets for free before it became famous through word of mouth. Eventually this movie about a INRI who feels like an alien in his own homeland went on to become one of the highest grossing low-budget Indian movies made in English. See more »

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Recommended watch for NRI's
10 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

A refreshing look at India and NRI's (non-resident Indians) who return to India after many years and have to learn to re-adapt themselves to a familiar culture. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the movie, which is a good humored comedy about a young man who, despite his initial resistance to Indian customs about arranged marriages, feels drawn to an attractive young woman doctor.

The outspoken doctor tells him, among other things. that NRI's generally look for a wife, who will end up living the life of a glorified maid. Such comments give the movie the touch of authenticity. That is what you hear in India about young men who come from abroad (particularly the USA) to get married.

The prattle between the young NRI and his two childhood friends, who discuss marriage, women, culture, etc is interesting, though at first it seems so trite.

The dialog is pretty much how people speak in India (a mix of two or even three different languages), but the subtitles are a big help.

After watching mostly the formula films of Bollywood, this movie certainly gets my vote as a must see film.


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