Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week! And halfway to Noor FINALLY releasing! This release has been pushed back and pushed back and pushed back. Which is a terrible sign for the film, but I don’t care, I put in so much energy reading the book and I want to get some of it back.
This is where we all get to chat about everything we have watched. Which is hard for me, because usually I’ve already written big long posts about everything I have watched. Or else I am planning big long posts and I don’t want you to get too excited.
Let’s see, what I can tell you without spoiling anything is that since last Wednesday, I showed Dhanak to a friend who LOVED it. Friday, as you know, I went to see Arijit Singh which was amazing. Saturday, I was completely exhausted because I went to see Arijit Singh, so I stayed home and watched movies instead of doing anything productive. All of which have been or will be posted on soon.
For reading, I am back to slooooooowly making my way through Thugs of Hindostan. The Victorians really liked their flowery dialogue and taking the scenic route through their plot. Oh, and I did read that thing in the Washington Post on “male saviour” problems with feminist films in India. Nothing terribly new, just kind of a round up of the same think pieces that popped up in Indian sources when all of those films came out. I don’t necessarily agree with her arguments, because it seems a little naive in terms of how the industry works, it’s not just about having stronger female characters, it’s about having actresses with enough star power to open a movie, and producers willing to take a chance on them, and so on and so on. But, this is a fairly short article for the American audience with no background to draw on, so good enough for that. Oh, and I find it hilarious that an article on the “male saviour” troupe and how women should be allowed to speak for themselves, is in fact written by a man.