So we've decided to try for an experiment in democracy. We tell you the names on the pile, and you tell us what to review next.
Here are the options:
1. Karz. 80s. Rishi Kapoor. Featuring the titular song and much of the inspiration for Om Shanti Om.
2. Anari. 50s. Raj Kapoor. Want yet more thoughtful, quiet Raj? Us too!
3. Doosra Aadmi. 70s. Rishi, Shashi and Neetu, at it again.
4. The Householder. 60s. Very young Shashi, in a Merchant-Ivory fare.
5. Rahu Ketu. 70s. Shashi and Rekha play second bananas to the awesomeness that is Pran.
6. Do Musafir. 70s. Shashi and Rekha and Pran, at it again. This looks charmingly rural.
7. Bluffmaster 60s. Shammi. We still haven't seen a properly Shammi movie (Parvarish doesn't count). Added bonus: black and white Manmohan Desai!
8. Some other 60s Shammi one.
9. Vinod/Randhir #1. OK, so we were sort of desperate when we bought these.
10. Vinod/Randhir #2.
11. Mard. 80s. Amitabh. Manmohan Desai. Some really crazy shit goes down, apparently.
12. Ganga ki Saugand. 70s. Amitabh, Rekha, Pran, Amjad Khan. Also charmingly rural. Stuff happens in Benares.
13. Anhonee. 50s. Raj Kapoor. Really low-fi, black and white.
14. Guru. 2006ish. Abhishek, Aishwarya. Mani Ratnam directs, Roshan Seth makes a long-overdue comeback.
15. Jaaydaad. 80s. Shashi being a non-hero, lawyer type.
16. Sindoor. 80s. Aging Shashi in one of his last romantic hero roles.
17. Tridev. 80s. Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri and lots of 80s fun. Music is fab. Features the fabulous Tirchi Topiwale song.
18. Hum Paanch. 80s. Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar. Parallel cinema. Update of Mahabharata or possibly Ramayana.
19. Nastik. 50s. Ajit. Atheist movie, reviewed by Memsaab, looks fab.
Or, if you're tired of Hindi, we've got about five Pedro Almodovar movies on our hands as well as Dune (yeah!).
MOTHER OF GOD. Over 20 films?!
That's it. Film buying embargo until we get through at least 15 of these suckers. We are so ashamed. Oh, what you must think of us! Oh, shame.
We're going away in the mountains this weekend to purify our eyes of television monitor rays and our pores of city grime, and so we will leave the poll running 'til then. Feel free to vote as many times as you wish, and we will guarantee that we will watch and review whichever film wins the poll.