I'm thinking of compiling a list of introductory Bollywood films... You know, the ones you should watch to dip your toes in before diving head first into the wild world of Indian film. I have a few already picked out that tries to span the different genres - because lord knows the industry isn't a monolith any more than Hollywood is - but I'm looking for more ideas!

So. What is your favorite Bollywood/Indian film and/or the one you always recommend to curious friends? And also, seen any good ones recently that you would recommend to an already avid fan? I'm always looking for new films to check out!

For your consideration, here's a gif of the first Bollywood film I ever saw. Can you tell why my interest was piqued?