Late Sunday/Early Monday News: Aamir Makes Headlines Again, Smoking May No Longer be Injurious to Health, and Ranbir Moves On

This is one of those posts with a few interesting news stories, and one REALLY REALLY important news story.

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Dishoom: Whole Thing! SPOILER Review Mixed With Summary

It took me 7 parts to finish Sultan, but I think I can knock out Dishoom in one.  Not much to the movie, really.  And if you just want a quick review with no spoilers, you can check out my review from yesterday.

(and you can also check out moviemavengal’s review)

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Dishoom Review (No Spoilers): So Many Cameos!!!

I saw Dishoom!  It is NOT a Mumbai Police remake.  Or if it is, it’s been re-written and re-written so many times as to be unrecognizable.  Unlike Mumbai Police, it is just a super fun silly light hearted movie with no social content or awareness what so ever.

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News Round-Up: Sanjay on Salman, Emraan’s Son on Camera, and a Barjatya is Dead

Sanjay is the big news.  I already put up my birthday post for him, now the news is filtering out from his birthday press conference.  But, there’s also new news about Emraan’s tiny little son, and some sad news from Rajshri films.

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Parampara: A Movie About Tradition in the Long Tradition of Movies About Tradition

Parampara!  Or, Tradition!  (and now I have that Fiddler on the Roof song in my head)  Anyway, this was a terrible terrible movie.  And it was a Yash Chopra film!  He must have run out of either money or interest at some point in the middle, because it is just confused and dull in a way that Yashji doesn’t usually let happen.  In fact, I feel fairly comfortable saying this is probably the worst film Yash Chopra ever made.

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News Round-Up: Ajay’s Next Movie, Anil Will Work with Arjun, and Early Box Office for Dishoom/Late Box Office for Sultan

I’m really excited about these super early rumors for Ajay and Anil’s next, even though they contain basically no substantial content, so I am reporting them anyway!

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Humpty Sharma Part 2: It’s Important Not So Much for What it Is, but for What it Says about DDLJ

I already did a detailed discussion yesterday comparing and contrasting the first halves of DDLJ and Humpty.  And that got so long that I decided to break at intermission and talk about the second half today.  This may be slightly too much thought to put in to Humpty (although it is a very good movie.  With a terrible title), but it is interesting as an example of how DDLJ has forever changed and influenced the Indian romance film.

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SRKajol FanVids, My Bedtime Comfort Food!

In my last fanvid post, I tried really hard to break out of my rut and move past the SRKajol fanvids that I have been watching every night before I go to bed since college.  But that was so haaaaaaaaaaaard!  I needed something to reassure me after all that, so I went right back to the SRKajol fanvid teat.

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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and DDLJ: Why Are They the Same and Why Are They Different?

I just watched Humpty Sharma again, for like the 7th time.  But it was interesting watching it now, while I am in the middle of my DDLJ recap.  So I was hyper aware of what it took from DDLJ and what it got rid of.

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News Round-Up: Emraan is Nice, Shahrukh is in Trouble, Salman is Out of Trouble, and Hrithik has a New Trailer

Finally!  Finally a good news day!  So good, that box office is going to get its own little post!  Because there is too much else to talk about.

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News Round-Up: Family Feud Starting, New Teaser with Siddharth and Katrina, and Dishoom continues to puzzle me

Finally!  A juicy story involving family connections and possible repercussions through out the industry!  I mean, most likely it will all blow over in a couple of days, but at least it is exciting while it lasts!

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DDLJ Part 16: Shahrukh makes his move (part 2) Ready for the Moment I Fell in Love with Shahrukh?

I broke off sort of in the middle of a scene last time, because I was going soooooooooooo slowly, and because there was so much important stuff to cover!  But now I’m back, and I’m going to get through to the moment when I fell in love with Shahrukh 12 years ago.  Actually, I think it was 12 years ago this month.  It was during summer school, and July sounds about right.

(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, part 11 here, part 12 here, part 13 here, part 14 here, part 15 here, part 16 here)

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Happy Birthday Himesh Reshammiya! My 4th Favorite Music Director!

That sounds bad, just calling him my 4th favorite!  But he should be flattered, he comes after Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, AR Rahman, and Vishal-Shekhar.  And right before Pritam.  And today he is 43, so I get to put up all my favorite songs and reasons I love him!  25 in all, for the age he was when he wrote his first hit song.

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DDLJ Part 15: Shahrukh Makes His Move (part 1)

This isn’t just Shahrukh making his move on Kajol in the context of this film, this is Shahrukh making his move on, well, the world!  It is in this next series of scenes that he turned from “promising young actor who has a certain something” into “Godlike Superstar”.  (and also, if you’ve read my book, you know these are the scenes where I personally fell in love with him)

(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, part 11 here, part 12 here, part 13 here, part 14 here, part 15 here, part 16 here)

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Friday News Round-Up (Mostly Photos): Aamir’s Ears, Shahrukh and Ali, and Kabali Box Office

What happened to the scandals?  The nice juicy scandals?  Or even a new film announcement!  Or rumor!  I don’t know, it just felt like there used to be more news in these news round-ups.  Oh well, at least this one has some nice pictures.

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Hey! There’s a HUGE Deal Movie Coming Out Today! (Kabali Post, by popular demand)

I just had two separate commentators point out that I haven’t mentioned anything about Kabali yet.  And, unrelated to that, I just discovered I will have to drive an extra half an hour next time I want to see Sultan, because all SIX screens at my local Indian multiplex are playing Kabali and nothing else for the next week.  So, I guess it’s time for a post!

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DDLJ Part 14: Tea and Conversation

I’m back to DDLJ!  Mostly because I have been so busy watching Sultan in theaters (4th time tomorrow) that I haven’t had a chance to watch any other movies at home.  But DDLJ is always there for me.

(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, part 11 here, part 12 here, part 13 here, part 14 here, part 15 here, part 16 here)

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