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Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

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Munnabhai M.B.B.S. starts energetically with a humorous car and foot chase involving an innocent jogger, a goon with a gun and a taxi driver who wants no part of the crime about to be committed. In a way it’s a shame the rest of the movie doesn’t simply build on this set-up, since as it turns out the taxi driver is Munna, a tricky gangster who excels at blindsiding the victims of his extortion racket.

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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

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Being an Aussie male, it is pretty much mandatory socially, if not legally, to know something, anything about cricket. It is pretty hard to grow up in Australia and have not swung a bat or bowled a ball at least once. Or even have a conversation related to cricket in some fashion (as men will do to avoid talking about their feelings and such, so I’m told, of course) over a beer in the summer. That, I can say, I … (read more)

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