Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 25: Nassar! JUST DIE ALREADY!!!!

Happy Friday!  The Battle continues!  I was thinking I would be done with my scene by scene posts by now, but I guess not.  Maybe I can do another surge today, and then I can come back for the ending and final summary posts next week.  We’ll see. (part 24 here, you can go back from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 24: Have none of these people heard of an amazing invention called THE LADDER????

More big battle!  My goodness, if this is the edited version, can you imagine how long it was to begin with?  Although it’s also strangely soothing to have all this big battle with physical fireworks after the emotional drudgery of the past few scenes. (part 23 here, you can go back through the archives from there)

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New Podcast Announcement! With Special Guest, MovieMavenGal!

I haven’t put up a podcast in a few weeks, because there hasn’t been anything to watch for a few weeks (except Bahubali over and over and over again).  But I thought it would be a good time to put up a podcast MovieMavenGal and I recorded a while back, actually the beginning of our Angamaly Diaries conversation.  Especially since MovieMavenGal just started putting up her video reviews!

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 21: The Ending Approaches!

I finished the sad parts, yay!  And then celebrated by taking 2 days off.  And writing yet another fanfic (by the way, almost nobody reads the fanfics, but the few who do, really really enjoy them.  And I really really enjoy writing them!)  Anyway, now I am back.  Time for the thrilling conclusion!  Or at least, the first part of it. (part 20 here, you can crawl back through the archives from there)

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Bonus Silly Speculative Post: What if “Dandaalayyaa” Had Lasted 20 Years?

Well, I managed to finish all the sad bits on Friday, so only happy-happy is left!  Well, happy-happy and fighty-fighty.  Fight fight fight.  But, what if we didn’t need the fight?  Or what if the fight had come sooner?  How might things have been different?  I already did one alternative happy version of the film, but there has been a complaint that it is still not happy enough, because Anushka 1 and Prabhas 1 didn’t get to raise their son.  So I fixed that!

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Monday Morning Questions Post, the Week I Move Apartments!

Happy Monday!  I am writing this from my parent’s guest room, because my apartment is now so packed up, it has become unlivable.  So this will be a bit of an odd week in Margaret-world, hiding out in the back bedroom at my parents and occasionally “visiting” my real place to put a few more things in boxes.  But that just means all the more reason you should ask me stuff and distract me!

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: In Honor of Karan Johar’s Birthday, All of His Movie’s Endings Fixed!

I love Karan.  Love love love.  Both as an artist and a public figure.  But I have to admit, he has a problem with endings.  Every film either drags on too long or ends too soon.  There’s always a feeling of “wait, that’s all there is?” at the end of it.  And so, as my birthday gift in advance to him, I am going to fix all that! (real birthday post will go up in a couple days on the actual birthday)

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Happy Birthday Adi! I Will Let Your Work Speak For You

It’s Aditya Chopra’s birthday today, but I don’t want to make a big fuss, because it seems like he isn’t the kind of guy who likes a big fuss.  With that in mind, I will celebrate by letting his work speak for itself. And I will do 28 reasons, one for every year since he started working in film.  The reverse of last year, when I did 18 reasons, one for each year he was in age. (This is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 19: Oh Kattappa!

Happy second to last “sad part”.  Thank goodness I got to take a break in the middle for our weekly TGIF post.  Otherwise this would have been much too hard to get through. (Last part of the scene by scene is here, you can crawl back through the archives from there).  I’m going to try to put up the final “sad part” later this evening, and then you can all talk about it all weekend.

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TGIF: Bahubali Cast Looking All Strange in Modern Clothes! (plus, Friendly Appearance from SRK!)

It’s always odd when you see period actors in modern clothing, right?  Like, Colin Firth (The One True Darcy) never looks quite right to me in jeans.  But, on the other hand, the Bahubali cast in modern clothes does make me think “oh good, it’s just a movie!  I don’t have to be so sad/scared/angry about it.”  And I thought it might cheer us all up to share that experience this Friday.  Feel free to put your favorite “happy happy!” photos of these actors in the comments, if I missed any.

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 18: A Short Sad Stab

Welcome back!  I decided I wanted to get all the sad parts over with as quickly as possible.  So sad part part 1 was a few hours ago, now sad part part 2, and sad part part 3 will be going up in a bit.  And then, thank goodness, we just have the big old battle to deal with!  Which might wait until Monday, seems like you should all have enough to talk about with these three posts over the weekend.

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Hindi Film 101 One-Off: Bombay, The Mafia, and Hindi Film

Just saying, if I end up getting threatened/killed for writing this, it’s on all your heads!  But I probably won’t, right?  It’s not like Dawood is in exile in Karachi reading English language film blogs. (if he is, “Hi Dawood!  You should turn yourself in to the authorities because you are a terrible person who deserves to be punished!”) (also, this is one of those posts that is very similar to my book.  If you like it, you might want to buy the book)

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