My first Questions post! Which, okay, is mostly because I am trying to put up extra posts so I can get to a thousand before my first year of blogging is over. But also because I think it might be a fun way to start the week!
I’ve been writing on Quora for the past few weeks. It’s fun answering questions there, I remember when I was just starting out in these films there were all these things that everyone else thought were so obvious, no one ever bothered to explain them. So, it’s been cool being the person who can explain those things to newcomers. And on the other hand, there are questions from experienced longtime fans which which force me to examine my own assumptions, and dig deep in my knowledge base. So I thought I would try to bring some of that over here, and see what happened.
If you have a question you want to ask me, ask it here! It can be about me personally (“what’s your favorite movie?” “how did you get into these films?” “why is Shahrukh your favorite star?”).
Or, it can be about something you are trying to figure out because you are new to watching the films (“how are Kareena and Ranbir Kapoor related?” “what’s Karva Chauth?” “who is Lata Mangeshkar?”).
Or, it can be something really really specific and complicated that you are interested on getting my take on (“what effect has the multiplex explosion had on Indian film?” “why are the top male stars mostly Muslim?” “in Indian film, should autour theory be used in terms of directors or stars?”).
Really, I am happy to answer anything, and there are no bad questions!