The much awaited Raya season is almost here! As many of you all know, this year, Raya celebrations are not what we have done over the years. That’s okay. Until we try new things and experiences, we would never know if we like it or not!
Get ready for a long weekend to indulge in your favourite Rendang, Satay and Ketupat. As we are all at home, don’t forget to spend some time with the family (whether that’s online or offline).
Nothing brings us closer than our love for entertainment and Bollywood movies are a must during Raya. So if you’ve caught up with your friends and family and are looking for new conversation starters, why not bring the two together and host a Bollywood watch party with the fam this festive season?
Netflix has given us a wonderful pick and selection of movies that we can select according to our favourite Raya kuih muih!
London Almond – Khabhi Kushi Khabhie Gham
A classic hit for everyone! Khabhi Kushi Khabhie Gham is definitely the go-to for this category. The unexplainable chemistry between the cast, this film needs no introduction. It’s a movie about family and romance, sprinkled with the right amount of comedy and emotion.
Biskut Suji – The Sky Is Pink
Just like this melt-in-your-mouth cookie, The Sky Is Pink will definitely melt your heart. This film is based on a true story of inspirational speaker Aisha Chaudhary, a teenage girl who is full of sass, spunk and who is also dead. The film takes you through the story of her parents life – how they met, fell in love, and fought to keep her alive against all odds. Starring Priyanka Chopra, this movie is filled with passion and heart and will have you in tears by the end.
Kuih Ros – Dear Zindagi
If Kuih Ros is your favourite, then Dear Zindagi is the movie for you. This show teaches you how to deal with the intricacies of life through the life of Kaira (Alia Bhatt) and her therapist Dr Jehangir “Jug” Khan (Shah Rukh Khan). A refreshing change from the ‘typical’ Bollywood movie, Dear Zindagi is filled with wonderful insights about love, life and everything in between. Also, if you love Goa, you would love this movie as it was predominantly shot there!
Pineapple Jam Tarts – Dil Dhadakne Do
The film stars Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar, Dil Dhadakne Do tells the story of the rich Mehra family who seemingly have everything on the outside but are struggling in their relationships with each other. Pluto also follows them throughout the entire journey! Do watch out for the dialogues as there were written so amazingly well and very relatable!
Popia Serunding – Kal Ho Naa Ho
Stuffed with feeling just like the popia serunding, Kal Ho Naa Ho is another SRK classic that is a good watch every time. Also starring Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan, the film will have you bursting out in song as you sing along to hits like Pretty Woman, Maahi Ve, and It’s The Time To Disco and then leave you heartbroken when the inevitable strikes (as it usually does in bollywood movies). This show will get you in your feels and remind you just how precious life and the people you love are.
Enjoy your celebration and check out the variety Bollywood films on Netflix and get ready to laugh, cry, dance and sing your heart out this Raya!Stay safe and remember to enjoy every moment of this unique Raya celebration!