Links! To Articles With Random Filmi Related Content!

I’m sleepy, still haven’t recovered from last night (CUBS WIN!!!) and really can’t face writing another full post.  So instead, I am going to recommend other things for you to read while I sleep.

This is a super fun article from a car website, of all things, about one of Shahrukh’s early ad campaigns.  Really great series of ads, but also an interesting discussion of how his early campaign was a great match for his position as the rising Indian common man.

Click Here to read it.


I don’t have to explain why knowing about Cricket helps you understand Indian films, right?  Just this year I watched Azhar and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and 1983.  But if you, like me, have never quite grasped the rules of the game, the structure of the matches, or any of that, THIS is the article for you!  And if you want the slightly more humorous version, here is an old unattributed joke discussion of how Cricket works.

Cricket Explained to a Foreigner

  • You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
  • Each man that’s in the side that’s in the field goes out and when he’s out comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out.
  • When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.
  • When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in out.
  • Sometimes there are men still in and not out.
  • There are men called umpires who stay out all the time, and they decide when the men who are in are out.
  • Depending on the weather and the light, the umpires can also send everybody in, no matter whether they’re in or out.
  • When both sides have been in and all the men are out (including those who are not out), then the game is finished.

– Attributed (tenuously) to the Marylebone Cricket Club.


And finally, while I have already posted a spoiler and non-spoiler review of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, I am stuck on part 1 of my full summary.  If you are impatient for more discussion, check out this really excellent discussion of how ADHM fits in with the rest of Karan’s filmography.


By the way, ALL of these links came from moviemavengal’s twitter account.  If you liked them, you should follow her!


2 thoughts on “Links! To Articles With Random Filmi Related Content!

  1. Ha! Your cricket lesson doesn’t even touch on such things as silly mid-ons and googlies. By dint of sustained effort, I soon figures out what googlies were, but still don’t know where the silly mid-on is on the field, nor the slips. 🙂

    But never mind, the game has been completely ruined by such modern inventions as one day matches and the utter abomination that is the 20-20. (Yes, I’m an old fogy. I don’t care.)


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