Hindi Film 101: Shahrukh and Karan

This is fun, I should be able to write this whole thing without doing additional research. On the other hand, this is also a topic that many of you in the comments know more about than I do. So feel free to correct me, or expand, as needed.

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Friday Classics: Deewar! The Best Movie Shashi Kapoor Was In

I’m just going to say it, Deewar is the best written film in the history of Hindi cinema. I did a mini-review of it related to the release of Raees, I am going to expand on that mini-review and try to give it the detailed discussion it deserves.

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Shashi Week! Sharmilee, Shashi and Raakhee and Spies and Twins and Planes and Snow and EVERYTHING!

This is SUCH a fun movie! And, Shashi wears an army officer’s uniform almost the entire time. Also, I know I am a day late on this review, but it kind of works well that I am writing it on Holi, because it fits with the kind of fun silly and a little flirty feel of the holiday.

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Hindi Film 101: Weddings! Sangeet, Mehendi, Whole Thing

I realized watching Made in Heaven that there are a lot of cultural bits of weddings that it is just assumed the viewer knows for most films, instead of having them explained. But why not explain them? Not for my desis, you already know this stuff and more, but for my non-desis who might be struggling a bit to figure out what makes a “Sangeet” different from the actually wedding.

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Life is SO COMPLICATED! Here’s My Ring Story, Not as Good as Jab Harry Met Sejal, but With More Dogs

Just called the garage, my car is STILL not fixed, which means there is a good chance I will be stuck with my rental car until I come back from my trip. It’s not a terrible thing, it’s just irritating and makes my life complicated. On the other hand, my ring got fixed!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! All the Irish-Indian Connections I Can Think Of

(This is a re-posted post from last year, because I am lazy.) There really aren’t as many connections between Ireland and India as you would expect.  They both start with “I”?  They are both former British colonies?  Their flags are confusingly similar?  The both have disputed territories to the north? But what few connections I could remember, I have pulled up and highlighted, on this, the ridiculous made-up unofficial international Ireland celebration day.

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