Can you guess the Hollywood movie? A quiz on the language of the East Indies


To keep her weekly quizzes interesting, Candida Remedios from Mumbai, a specialist in East Indies and anecdotes, plays with models. Sometimes she translates the title of Bollywood hits and asks her Instagram followers to guess the original. East Indians overlap with Hindi and Marathi, so even non-East Indian speakers can take a photo.

Come on, guess these Hollywood movie titles:

Question 1: Paaneri Manus

A 2018 movie starring Jason Momoa as a half man, half god who can talk to sea creatures …

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The answer: Aquaman

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Question 2: Navri Cha Bapus

A 1991 film. Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, a slightly anguished bride-to-be and hilarious wedding planner who simultaneously makes things better and, often, much worse.

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The answer: Father of the bride

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Question 3: Aais Parat Aili

A 2001 film, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and Arnold Vosloo. There is a lot of sand … the story goes back a long, long, long time.

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The answer: Mom comes back

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Question 4: Abhaal Kosallam

A 2012 film involving an MI6 agent, luxury cars, gadgets, girls. The title is really a word … Clouds above, can’t you guess what it is!

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The answer: Fall from the sky

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