Sunday ReRun: Raabta! A Very Silly But Satisfying Movie

Totally did not plan to have this movie re-reviewed the same week as Magadheera! But didn’t that all work out nicely?

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10 Indian Historical Non-Epics Dramas

Writing the 10 Historic Epics post got me thinking about the movies that are set in the past, but not so they can do a big historical fight scene, more for purposes of putting this particular story in this particular time and place, whether it is a semi-fictional biography or a completely fictional invented story.

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10 Epic Indian Historical Films to Watch

Normally I do “10 films to watch once you finish the standard list”. But there are so few historical films from India, that I don’t think I could come up with 10 to recommend without dipping into the standard list. Plus, everyone should watch Mughal-E-Azam, and that essentially IS the standard list.

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Ente Ummante Peru Review (No Spoilers): Tovino is a Sweet Muscular Gummy Bear

This was a random impulse. No new Hindi film was playing this week, I was planning to see the NTR film but then a big snowstorm came up so I wanted to get home earlier and this film was playing at 5:15. Anyway, so glad I saw it!

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Thursday Telugu Review: Magadheera! Ram Charan’s Hair is Soooooooo Pretty

I watched Magadheera last night with a baby, her Grandpa, and her Mom. And we all agreed that Ram Charan’s hair is the best part of the movie. Soooooooooo pretty. Well, I think the baby agreed, she said something like “ba ba ba BAAAA!” when I asked her, and I am taking that for agreement.

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Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar!!! 25 Reasons I Love You

It’s Javed Akhtar’s birthday today and I love him, both as a scriptwriter and a lyricist.  I am going to try to limit myself to 25 reasons I love him, one for every film he wrote with Salim Khan, plus a bonus just for being him.  And I’m going to include quotes from his Salim-Javed films, because although they were both credited, it’s generally believed that Javed wrote more of the dialogue.

(This is an updated and re-posted post)

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Upcoming Non-Hindi Movies!!! Prime Series and Malayalam Excitement!

Well, this is a sign! I am excited about two upcoming things, and neither of them are traditional Hindi theatrical releases. Not only that, both of them were tweeted/promoted by mainstream Hindi film people, so the industry is paying more attention outside of Hindi theatrical releases too.

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Make It Your New Year’s Resolution to Help Grow My Readership!

Yes yes, it is that fun time again!  The time for you to read/ignore the monthly reminder to promote me.

If you want to start the year off right by paying back your Karmic debt to me, tweet my posts to your friends, or mention me in comments on other sites, or recommend me to podcasters/bloggers/professional writers/editors/whoever you may know.  I’m bad/unlucky at this kind of thing, so I really need help through personal introductions.

Most of you enjoyed my writing for all of 2018 without doing anything to promote me. Turn over a new leaf in 2019!!!! Spread the word about my blog and pay me back a little bit for all I do to entertain you.

Start 2019 Off Right! Donate to the Blog!

It’s that time again, the time I remind everyone that it is a good thing to tip people who provide a service, even if that service is writing on the internet.  Think of it as a New Year’s Resolution, start the year off right by paying off your debts, including your debt to me for giving you entertainment all year long.



If you want to set up a recurring payment, then you can do that through Patreon:

Or, of course, you can always Buy My Book!  Which gets me no real money (a percentage of a percentage on every sale), but makes me feel appreciated:

#MeToo : VVC and Rajkumar Hirani Productions and the Issue of Official and Unoffical Corporate Ties

Remember the two #MeToo rules on DCIB: If you are going to repeat a story about someone, you must link back to the original source so we can all read it and judge for ourselves. And if possible, try to make the discussion broader and productive instead of personal. I’m going to try to follow both those rules myself with the Hirani story, giving a link back to the original source here, and talking about the broader issue I see what what happened.

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