Happy Birthday Anushka! Some Reasons I Love You

Hey!  Anushka is turning 27 today!  Wow, she’s young!  Let’s see if I can come up with 27 reasons to love her.  I bet I can!

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Baaghi Full Summary to Interval! It’s Mostly Fights

I already wrote two reviews, so now it’s time for my full summary!  Which will be easy for this one, because it’s basically song-fight-song-fight-song.

(part 2 here)

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Fan Part 10: All the Way to the End! (Spoilers!)

Yaaaaay!  It’s over!  I actually finding the ending of the film the hardest to watch, whether I am watching it in the theater or in my head while I write these summaries.  Maybe the reason it has taken me so long to get here is because I am trying to put it off?

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here, part 9 here, part 10 here)

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Happy International Dance Day! It May Be a Made Up Holiday, But I’m Still Celebrating!

Thanks to Amitabh’s twitter, I just learned that 4/29/2016 is International Dance Day.  I had a half moment of thinking someone was punking him, but a bit of googling confirmed that it is actually a thing!  Created by the International Dance Council, a UNESCO partner group.  Which means it is enough of a thing that I can celebrate by posting the best, or at least my favorite, dances!  Well, some of them.  Good news is, this is apparently an annual thing, so I can come up with a whole different list next year! Continue reading

Innale: A Nice Old Soothing Malayalam Film, That Reminded me of Outlander and Archie Comics

I’ve had such a hectic week at work!  For no real reason.  I do tech support for a small software company, and some weeks all of our users have questions, and some weeks they don’t, and I really can’t predict why!  Anyway, to relax, I decided to check out one of the older Malayalam films that had been recommended to me.

(moviemavengal just watched it as well, check out her review here)

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Late Breaking News Up Date: Stan Lee Announces India’s First Superhero Movie (WHAT THE HECK?!?!?)

Not “what the heck” to Stan Lee or to an Indian superhero, “what the heck” to the quote about it being the first Indian superhero.  You know, if you ignore all the others.  Oh heck, let’s just do a post about all the previous Indian superheros!

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Fan Part 8: Dubrovnik, London, and Back to Bombay

Okay, new plan!  I just shoot for finishing in time to start over again with Baaghi on Friday.  That seems doable, right?  I’ve only got like 40 minutes left of screen, time but there are two really really important scenes right at the end that I really don’t want to shortchange.

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here, part 9 here, part 10 here)

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Left Right Left: How it Looks From the Female Side of Things

I watched Left Right Left!  I am very confused.  I am hoping people in the comments can help me.  I think I got the main thrust of the characters and the overall theme, but the details of exactly what happened and when and why escaped me.  Mostly because I don’t know a lot about the Kerala Communist party.  Or maybe it is the all-India Communist party?  I don’t even know enough to know which one it is!  But at least the relationship/female side of things more or less made sense to me, so that’s the part I will talk about.

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Fan Full Summary, Part 7: Dubrovnik! (Spoilers, of course)

Yay, Dubrovnik!  My sister did a study abroad in eastern Europe and was fascinated by how Croatia was promoted as the sunny happy weekend getaway place.  But now that I’ve seen Dubrovnik (on film), I totally want to go there for my next sunny happy weekend getaway!  It’s beautiful!

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here, part 9 here, part 10 here)

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Fan Full Summary/Recap Part 6: London! Why London?

Yay, second half!  Woot woot!  And we are in Europe now, not India.  The locations in this film are really important, they aren’t just for fun spectacle.

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here, part 9 here, part 10 here)

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Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan! Here’s Why I Think You Could Be the Next Shahrukh!

Yeah, it’s Varun Dhawan’s birthday!  He is now 29.  Oh my God, I’m older than Varun Dhawan!  That’s so weird!  Anyway, I’m glad he’s young, because it feels like he could be the next big thing maybe, and you need to be young to be able to do that (poor Shahid, missed his window).

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Fan Full Summary/Synopsis Part 5: All the Way Past Intermission!

Yeah, Aryan-Shahrukh is finally really here and doing stuff to move the plot along!  Also, our first action sequence!  Which I will not be describing in detail because I don’t remember it that well, and also it is less interesting than it could be!

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here, part 9 here, part 10 here)

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Happy Shakespeare’s Death Anniversary! How is He Forever Tied to Indian film?

Shakespeare died exactly 400 years ago today, which I just learned from a google doodle.  I’m not really a person who celebrates death anniversaries, except for Shakespeare and Lincoln, my two favorite dead people.  And for his 400th death anniversary, I thought I really should do something special.

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Fan Summary/Recap Part 4: Let’s See What Stardom Looks like!

Yay! I finally get to the part where we meet Shahrukh-Aryan and nameless star-Sid Kapoor.  So much interesting stuff in these two scenes!

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here, part 9 here, part 10 here)

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Fan Making Of: I Finally Watched That Make-Up Video Everyone Else Has Already Seen!

So, this thing was posted 3 days ago, and all sorts of people told me I HAD to watch it, but I didn’t do it until just now, because I was very busy working and then immediately going to the theater and seeing Fan again.  But now that I have, I am just as fascinated as everyone told me I would be!

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Happy Earth Day!!!! Have Some Earth-Based Songs to Celebrate!!!

I was trying to think what to put up for this, because there aren’t really any super hippy-dippy environmentalist songs in Indian films.  But then I remembered, it’s not the hippy-dippy environmentalists who are leading the charge, it’s the struggling farmers who have a deep and real understanding of what Global Warming is causing.  And there are loads of struggling villagers/farmers songs!

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Fan Full Summary/Spoilers Part 3: Is that Supposed to be Hrithik? Or Ranbir? Or Neither?

I think I’m about 40 minutes in now?  Which isn’t bad, for a 2 hour and 20 minute movie.  And, as I have said, no one but me is watching it in theaters, so it’s not like there is a huge hurry to get these posts up and finished.  Although it would be nice to finish them by the end of the week.  Maybe I do two tomorrow and the final one on Saturday when I have all the time in the world?

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here, part 9 here, part 10 here)

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