For those unfamiliar with Bollywood movies, a real treat awaits. Based in Mumbai, India, Bollywood is one of the largest film producers on the planet. His audience hopes to get a lot for his money, so such movies are often recorded within three hours (with an intermission) and include romance, action, and lots of singing and dancing. They're also not above blatantly swindling the plots of Hollywood movies, and I've even seen a Bollywood version of Reservoir Dogs (yes, there was singing).

The following list provides a selection of Bollywood movies perfect for those unfamiliar with Hindi cinema. After viewing some, you may discover that a whole new world of cinema has opened up for you.

Raajneeti (2010) - The title translates as "Politics", so you can expect a lot of intrigue and double dealing in this Bollywood thriller. Politicians are killed, accused of rape and forced to choose between love and power. An epic tale of ambition and greed, starring Nana Patekar and Ajay Devgn.

My Name is Khan (2010): The highest grossing Bollywood film in foreign markets, the film follows the efforts of autistic Rizwan Khan (Shahrukh Khan) to meet with the President of the United States and pronounce the following phrase "My name it's Khan, and I'm not a terrorist. " Along the way, he helps hurricane survivors, informs the FBI of possible terrorist activities, and tries to regain his wife's love.

3 Idiots (2009) - The highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time, 3 Idiots is a crazy comedy about three engineering students (Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, and Madhavan) who get irritated under the strict rules of their school. Based on Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat's best-selling novel.

Luck (2009) - Sanjay Dutt plays a player who recruits "lucky" people to participate in his new reality show. What the contestants don't realize is that losing means paying with your life. Those involved include a soldier, a serial killer, and a 16-year-old. But despite the grim theme, the filmmakers still find a way to work on some musical numbers.

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009) - Ranbir Kapoor showcases his comic talents as Rocket Singh, a skilled salesman who decides to start his own company. Oddly enough, he starts it within his own company, using an elaborate set of cons to stay one step ahead of top management. Rising star Shazahn Padamsee makes his debut on the big screen.

Jodhaa Akbar (2007): Set in the 16th century and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, this luxurious romance centers on an arranged marriage between two different Indian cultures and religions. But, despite the long odds, a true romance begins to blossom between the couple played by Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan. This epic includes great battles, musical numbers, romance, betrayal, and well-choreographed dance routines. The epitome of what Bollywood cinema is all about.

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