Is there anything more fun than a well-planned movie marathon night? How about you add the vogue and pizzazz of Hindi films? Whether you are planning to have a blast with your friends, family or alone, Bollywood favorites are a match made in heaven for the ultimate, fun-filled movie binge-watching session.
In this post, we have put together creative products that you need to take your next Bollywood movie marathon night to the next level. So, before you hunker down on the sofa, make sure that you have these fantastic things handy.
1) A Good Popcorn Machine
You know you are going to want to make popcorn for the entire entourage. So, instead of the cliche microwavable popcorn packs, go for a hot oil popper machine like this one by West Bend. It’ll add that awesome smell of popcorn to your room, which is always a sign of an awesome movie marathon night.
What we love about this popcorn maker is that the stir rod is motorized, and the lid can hold plenty of your poppers. If you don’t fancy a hot oil version, why not go for an old-style popcorn maker such as Nostalgia KPM200. It can become the centerpiece decor for any family Bollywood movie night. It’s retro, simple, and exciting to see the corns pop as you watch your fave Hindi characters do their thing.
2) Stay Hydrated – Kool8
Bollywood movies can give you an adrenaline rush. They are action-packed, and drama is the order of the day. If you are like the best of us, these engaging films will keep you at the edge of the seat, sweating and rooting for the protagonist. That’s why you need a Kool8 bottle filled with a refreshing drink of your choice, warm beverage or water.
It is all too easy to fail to remember to stay hydrated on any other day, let alone when you are deeply engrossed in a Bollywood movie marathon. I love my Kool8 handy water bottle that makes sure that I sip my drink of choice from the start of the movie marathon until the end.
The bottle itself is sleek, stylish, and has a large capacity. It is sealed with two vacuum walls which helps keep your drinking water cool for up 24 hours or your tea/beverage warm up to 12 hours.
3) Portable Mini Projector
If you want to throw a Bollywood movie night that everyone wants to attend, invest in a small, high-quality portable projector like Nebula Capsule by Anker. This is an omnidirectional speaker-cum-projector that delivers 360-degree surround sound. From afar, Nebula Capsule looks like Amazon Echo, but it is much more as it packs a bright, wide-range projector that can turn any room in your home into a captivating movie theater.
With this mini projector, every friend would want to come to watch Shahid (2012), Special (2013), Masaan (2015) or any other all-time Bollywood favorite flick at your place. It is easy to install and configure. And because it runs on Android Nougat, you can run media apps and stream Bollywood content via popular services like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and much more.
The Capsule is also compatible with Windows PCs, tablets, smartphones, and an array of other devices. The built-in speaker that’s crisp means that you are always ready to kick-off your movie marathon!
4) Entertainment Screen
You don’t need anything fancy to go with your projector. You can project onto any uniform color wall, or get an indoor cinema screen like this one from Camp Chef. With a leg kit and hanging straps, this entertain screen is what your movie night has been missing. It can be set up anywhere in your room.
5) Cozy Throw Pillows – Ek Pal Ka Jeena
Throw pillows are dime a dozen out there. These throw pillows by Badmaash House feature your favorite Bollywood stars like Arijit Singh, actresses, and other characters. They are cozy, velvety soft, and will marry well with your movie night decoration.
6) A Classic Bollywood Movie
Yes, Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming services have a multitude of Bollywood movies that can help add some flavor to your night. However, don’t forget old-school Bollywood options like Black Friday (2004), a thriller by renowned producer Anurag Kashyap, or better yet set out for Manorama Six Feet Under (2007). The latter is one of the best Hindi musicals and one that will certainly spice up your movie marathon.
7) Warm Blanket – Chanasya Faux Fur Throw Blanket
This is especially important for any family or couple’s movie marathon night. If it’s a little chilly in the room, you can wrap yourself with a warm and snuggly blanket. If you don’t have one already, you can get this Chanasya Faux Fur Throw Blanket. It is large enough for two adults and it’s soft to touch.
8) YSense Pack of Winter Socks
Wool knit socks are a great addition to any wardrobe. This 5-pack pair from YSense will ensure that will not have any cold feet when you are binge-watching Pink or Madras Cafe.
9) Comfortable Pajamas
If it’s a couple’s or family movie night, pajamas will do you justice. The last thing you want is to spend hours on end in your tacky jeans. Get any pajamas that are comfy, absorbent and fitted with an elastic waistband to accommodate all the drinking, snacks and popcorn munching.
10) Bollywood Movie Trivia Game
The excitement shouldn’t have to stop after the closing credits. After watching all your fave Hindi films, you can keep the feel great ambiance going with a fun Bollywood movie trivia game. You don’t have to spend a penny. Just download one like Guess the Movie – Bollywood Movie Quiz Game by PU Innovations. It is available for instant download from Amazon.