I was in the back of a cab in D.C., while my friend Julie navigated.
"This music is beautiful," said Julie.
The cabbie made some sort of affirmative sound.
"Yeah, it's nice," I said. "Hey, I know this. Is this from a movie?" I asked the cabbie.
"Yes, yes," he said.
"Is this from Don?"
"Yes, it is," the cabbie exclaimed, a bit more excited.
"That movie's awesome!" I exclaimed. And I wasn't lying. Don is awesome. Here, read this review. If you're looking to an introduction to '70s Bollywood action cinema, this would be the one.
We talked for a few minutes about Don, Bollywood soundtracks, and Amitabh Bachchan's gazillion movies, and just like that, a gap was bridged, a gap between races, between cultures and ages, at least until we found that we didn't have enough money to leave a tip.