In case this is your first time finding my blog, and you have questions, here are some answers!
1.Is this written by an Indian/South Asian/Desi person?
No, I am not Desi. I am a miscellaneous white person from America. But I have been watching these films for over a decade, and reading all the gossip news and news-news out of India that whole time as well. And I have 2 degrees in film. But there is still so much to learn! So if you notice a mistake in a post, or want to add information you think I missed, PLEASE mention it in the comments!
2. What all do you write about?
I write about lots of things! The main categories are in the menu, you can just click through to see all the related posts. My Film Reviews are in depth analysis of particular films, my Film Summaries are scene by scene descriptions of films (usually new films still running in theaters). Box Office is box office data and analysis. Filmi News You Can Use is general star gossip and industry news. Star Birthday Posts are in depth career history and discussion in honor of their birthdays (a good place to go if you want background on a particular artist). Videos are just for fun, if you want to look at a bunch of fun fanvids and song videos, I put up posts sometimes of videos I like that all share a random theme (Bhang songs, Slashfic fanvids, etc.). And speaking of fun, check out the TGIF section! Or, if you want to learn more about me/general background info on the industry, look at the Monday Morning Questions. And finally, if you are new to the films and trying to figure out who is related to who and who used to date and all that stuff, check out Hindi Film 101.
3. How can I get started with your writing/this site/Indian film?
Buy My Book! I wrote a quick cheap ebook to provide an introduction to Indian film for those who are completely new to it, or long time fans who may be curious about the history of the industry, or the technical details of why you see what you see onscreen.
Or, if you want to try my writing first before you commit, check out My To-Do List and click the link for a film you want to learn more about. That’s the best way to get a sense of how I write and what I write about.
4. Why do you write so much about non-Hindi Indian films?
Because people like it! My Malayalam posts started getting a lot of traffic, and comments, and requests to cover other movies from that industry, so that’s what I went with. But I am ready willing and able to write about anything film related.
If you want me to write about some other industry, Bengali or Punjabi or French or Brazilian or Nigerian or Nepali, just tell me! Put a comment on the To-Do List post, and I will add it to my list. I can’t promise that I will get to it promptly, but I will get to it eventually!
5. Are you a massive Shahrukh Khan fan?
Yes, I am a massive Shahrukh Khan fan! Thank you for noticing! I’m not going to apologize for it or try to hide it, there is a huge bias in all my coverage of the industry because I think he is perfect, and the most important industry figure today. Feel free to try to convert me to Aamir or Salman or Akshay or Amitabh in the comments, but it’s not going to work! I’ve been with Shahrukh for over 10 years now, and I have never wavered. Yes, even after watching Happy New Year.