My publisher is helping me set up a watch along of K3G in a couple of days. If you want the live and fresh experience of my take on a film, check it out on twitter at my account, @mredlich21, or starting at 8pm CDT time on Thursday the 2nd (that’s 6:30am Friday the 3rd in India and I am embarrassed to tell you how long it took me to figure that out) follow and join in with the hashtags:
Bad box office in general this week, which we all knew was going to happen. Basically nothing came out this week, or last week, everyone is preparing for Housefull 3 and staying off the screens.
Not just the Yash Chopra romance, but the whole history of Indian film romance. There’s a little bit of Sargam, there’s a little bit of Johnny Mere Naam, a little bit of Andaaz. Only it’s all slightly twisted, slightly off and evil.
I think this is one of the movies that was recommended to me just because I was looking for another actress as good as Nazriya Nazim, and Namitha Pramod is so good. And it’s true! She is just so good! Even in this, when she was only 17. Kunchacko Boban was good too, and they made a nice pair, just like in Law Point.
AbRam is getting so big! Well, big in terms of age, he is still a little pocket-sized nubbin in terms of mass. He turned 3 a few days ago, and I am finally getting around to doing a very abbreviated post about it. We don’t have many AbRam facts, or official videos, but we do have some really cute candid things. So I am putting up a tiny little post to match his tiny little body.
This movie, unfortunately, dealt with an issue that I know way too much about to really enjoy. That “unfortunately” isn’t for me, as I will explain I’m actually remarkably fortunate to have had so much experience with it, but it is unfortunate for the film. Which I wasn’t really able to appreciate on its own merits.
This was one of those movies that was recommended to me more as an “it’s okay I guess, and kind of interesting” than as an “oh my god, Best. Film. Ever.” kind of thing. And I agree, it is okay and kind of interesting!
It’s been a while, but I hit a rich string of fanvids last night, so I thought I should share the best ones with you all. And put them all in one place in case I want to find them again.
The censor board doesn’t have a problem with Shakespeare, they just both happen to be in the news at the same time. Although I bet the censor board would have a problem with Shakespeare, if they were working in England in the 1500s! All that sexual humor, barely veiled political content, and bad language would NOT fly!
“So far”, because Sultan looks like it could be an even better athlete film. If not just a better film in general. I’m not going to say sports film, because Chak De India is the best at making a movie about a whole team and sport, with no interest in one particular person. But Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the best at looking at one particular athlete. And the best at showing how the issues of that one athlete relate to bigger issues with the country and the world at large.
This was quite the challenge! I ordered the DVD from India, as part of a huge order, and it just plain didn’t play! Both in my regional and my all-regional DVD player, so it must be a flaw in the disc itself. But not to worry! I was able to find it on youtube without subtitles, and separately find a subtitle file I could drop in.
Data, right? That’s the plural and datum is the singular? And since I am going to be talking about several separate quotes, I want “data”.
Normally I’d try to fluff this post up with some other new-news, but I’m not even going to bother! It’s all about the party!
(That photo up above isn’t from the party, it’s from the Royal event a few months back. But don’t they look handsome?)
Karan is 44 years old today! Not married, no kids, but it doesn’t matter because his legacy is going to be everything he has done for Indian film for the past 18 years. And Student of the Year is a big part of that.
That’s a little unfair, it really doesn’t have much in common with Dr. Kildare, beyond the basic set-up of the wise older doctor mentoring the young one. But it’s in the country instead of the city, and there is a whole bunch of other stuff going on in the plot as well.
Yes, he has gained a little weight lately, but I think it looks good on him! And 43 is a nice solid age. To celebrate, here are 18 reasons I love you! One for every year since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai came out.
Not my favorite Salman film (that would be Bajrangi Bhaijaan), or my favorite film that has Salman in it (that would be Jaan-E-Mann), but my favorite time that he actually ACTS. Instead of just playing Salman Khan-SUPERSTAR. Which is appropriate, because it looks like in Sultan he will be playing an actual character. And a character that changes and develops over the film, just like in Tere Naam.
I feel so ashamed, I am supposed to be a Shahrukh fan, but this trailer really got to me. But I am going to forgive myself, because Salman is on a real hot streak right now of finding that perfect sweet spot between crowd-pleasing and emotional truth.
I haven’t done one of these in a while! Because there wasn’t really anything interesting or surprising to talk about. Fan did terribly, Baaghi did well, Azhar broke even, that’s about all that happened in the past month. But this past weekend had two notable flops, so let’s talk about that!
What an interesting movie! I’ve been thinking about it a lot, trying to figure out the message. Is it that we should let other’s help us? Or we shouldn’t? Or is it more than that, is it just a general statement about not looking for reasons to accept help, about standing on your own two feet as much as possible?
It’s IPL now, and Ramadan is starting soon, which means everyone is kind of hunkering down and being quiet. Because there’s no big movie to promote, so why talk? But there are some nice non-movie things happening that are getting a little reportage.
I finally watched Andaz Apna Apna! Well, re-watched it. Which is supposed to be the best way to see it, when you’ve already watched it once for all the big plot points, and are ready to come back and just watch it for the jokes.
It’s Aditya Chopra’s birthday and I almost missed it! Just like he probably prefers. Definitely not a guy who likes to be the center of attention. With that in mind, I will celebrate by letting his work speak for itself.
This is another one of those movies, like Hero: Love Story of a Spy or Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, where I HAFT to say the whole name! I can’t bring myself to just say “Holiday”, I have to drop my voice and add “a soldier is never off duty.”