This isn’t exactly a scene by scene, but it’s close to it. I’m not going to do the shot by shot line by line kind of thing, but I have pages and pages and pages of notes about the references in it. So think of it as the Annotated Edition. In an unwieldy number of posts, so it needs an Index.
Monthly Archives: August 2017
Luck by Chance (The Annotated Edition) Part 1: Excel Logo to Mac Mohan Cameo
Like I said in my first review, I got about 5 minutes into this movie and paused to get a pencil and paper. Because there is SO MUCH. Not like so much depth and soul (although there is that too, that’s what my other two reviews covered), but so much data. I know I probably missed at least half of it, but here is what I got from my 5 pages of notes. (Full Luck By Chance Index here)
Index of Indexes: Every Film I have Covered in Detailed Scene By Scene Style
Let’s make this a little easier for you, if you want to just read my super super intense detailed analysis/coverage of individual films, the stuff no one else on The Internet or even in the real world really does, here are all the films (so far) that have gotten this kind of treatment. Just click on the name to be taken to their individual Indexes.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Top Box Office Films 1956-1970, Raj to Rajesh
I don’t care if no one else is interested in this, I AM!!!! Plus, it’s good for you few people who want a sense of where the industry came from and where it’s going. And it is basically the complete opposite of JHMS coverage, so that’s a nice little refreshing breather for us all. (1940-1955 in the last post)
Two Trailers, Two Remakes: Chef and Judwaa 2
Well, this is FASCINATING! It didn’t hit me until I watched the Chef trailer and then the new Judwaa 2 song right next to each other, but they are both remakes! In ways that couldn’t be more different. A sign that the industry doesn’t know if it should look back, or look out for the new hit.
Jab Harry Met Sejal Reception Explained and Telugu Box Office Update
I did it! I figured out how to add a title sequence with music to my youtube videos without breaking copyright laws!!! It’s a MIRACLE!!!! Only, I can only do it using the youtube editor tool that will only be around until September 20. Oh well.
Jab Harry Met Sejal Discussion post: Harry
I think this is it, isn’t it? It’s such a tiny focused movie, we have the two characters and their future together, and there isn’t really any other large area to talk about. Anyway, here is where we can all fight over our visions of Harry. I’ll give mine, which is neither wrong nor right but just how I see it, and you can give yours which is also neither right nor wrong. God bless Imtiaz for giving us such an open-ended character! (full index of JHMS posts here)
Wednesday Watching Post: Sorry, I forgot until just now!
Sorry! I usually put this up bright and early in the morning so we can talk all day, but I was so focused on finishing off my JHMS coverage once and for all (one more discussion post to go up and then I am DONE) that I forgot. Sorry sorry!
Jab Harry Met Sejal Discussion Post: What Happens After the End?
This is just fun times. Let’s all share our own versions of what happens after the end of the film, what’s next for them? Again, no right or wrong answer, you don’t have to agree with me and I don’t have to agree with you, the film is open. (full index of JHMS coverage here)
Jab Harry Met Sejal Discussion Post: Sejal
I know you aren’t done! I know you have more to say. And rather than picking through the Scene By Scenes trying to find the right place for these Big Discussions, I am giving us designated places to talk about it all. (full index of JHMS coverage here)
Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 27: Butterfly
Here we are, at the end! I will be putting up a few sort of open discussion posts in a bit, because it feels like people still have things to say, but this is the end of the actual scene by scene. Hopefully as nice an ending as it was for the film itself, a moment of joy confirming everything we have seen before (full index of JHMS coverage here)
Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 26: The Kiss
Well, here we are, the best part, which I have set aside in its own post for your re-reading ease. And my writing pleasure. And which also means that “Butterfly” gets it’s own post, Part 27, so we are BEATING BAHUBALI 2!!!! Be very proud. (full index of JHMS coverage here)
Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 25: Harry Finally Makes His Move
We are finally here! This is going to be another epic length post, I can just feel it. But it won’t finish everything. Because I have decided, the very very end of the film is going to get it’s own little post. Because I kind of suspect it is something you will want to be able to easily find and read and reread and reread as we suffer through the long long wait for Netflix (full index of JHMS coverage here)
Box Office: Bareilly Ki Barfi is Still Doing Sweet, Arjun Reddy is Astounding
Well this is an exciting box office week! Not in Hindi film, Toilet and Jab Harry Met Sejal are declining, A Gentleman is flopping (even though it is SO GOOD! People are stupid), Bareilly Ki Barfi is holding steady in it’s small way. No no, it’s the southern market that is FINALLY healthy again. Well, Telugu. Tamil is still on life support.
Monday Malayalam: Narasimham! Thilakan FINALLY Gets His Comeuppance!
Welp, I did it, I finally watched Narasimham. And it was pretty much as expected. Not exactly what I look for in my Malayalam films, but Mohanlal was there, and so was Mammootty for a bit, and now I have seen Most Successful Movie of All Time, or whatever the accurate superlative is.
Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 24: The Fight
I am so excited to write this part! Because in the middle of a discussion in the comments about it like 4 days ago, I had a sudden revelation and I have been holding off on sharing it until now, because why waste it on a comment when I can use it in a post? (full index of JHMS coverage here)
Should We Watch a Movie Together in a Week? And If So, Which One?
It’s been awhile since we did a tweet watch. And I get to have Monday off next week, which makes it easy for me! So, should we do it again? And if so, which film should we watch?
Monday Morning Questions Post, Last Week of August!
So excited about September 1st coming! Not because of Baadshaho (blech!), but because of my paycheck. And because of the 3 day weekend we get in America. I’m gonna clean my whole apartment! It will be so much fun. Getting the vacuum out and everything!
Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 23: Mostly Raula
I have SO MANY thoughts! SO MANY! And you probably won’t agree with them based on what has already been said in the comments. But that will just make it more fun for all of us! (Full index of JHMS posts here)
Luck By Chance Review (SPOILERS): First, Do No Harm
If you haven’t seen this movie, or want to think about performances and songs and mise-en-scene, go back to my last review. This is for talking about what actually happens and what we think of the characters and what the point of it all might have been.
Luck By Chance First Review (No Spoilers): A Cynical Melodrama With a Soul
Well, I finally watched it! Took me 6 hours because I had to keep pausing to take notes. So, there will be a much bigger review(s) coming over the next few days. But I want to start with just a simple review of it as a film, not as a sociological study.
Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 22: Yaadon Mein and Love Making
How am I going more slowly through this than through Bahubali 2 (total of 26 parts, definitely feels like this one’s going to be more than that)? Oh that’s right, I skipped the sad bits of Bahubali. May have to skip the sad bits of this too, I’m not sure yet. Anyway, this part isn’t sad! Sort of. Wistful? Poignant? Anyway, not straight up sad. (full index of JHMS coverage here)
Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Best Friends Who Fall in Love, Juhi and Shahrukh and Anushka and Prabhas
Hmm. After the full flush of creativity last week, I don’t really have much this week. I need ideas! Give me help in the comments! Your favorite movie, book, actor couple anything to start me off. For instance, this week I am starting off from a casual comment DilDeewana made about how she loves Emma for the you’ve-been-standing-in-front-of-me-all-along-and-I-just-realized-I-love-you! trope (also, DilDeewana, make sure to watch Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na if you haven’t already). So, let’s work with that!
Hello Youtube Focus Group! New Video!
20 minutes to film (two takes), 40 minutes figuring out where to put the camera, and 3 days figuring out how to get it off of my phone and into the world (I finally just loaded it straight from phone to youtube and did minimal editing right there). Because technology continues to hate me. Anyway, I know it still isn’t perfect, but it’s better!
Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 21: A Ring is A Ring is A Ring
I loved the last bit of the last section, and the first bit of this section. But I am a bit ambivalent about the rest of it. (full index of JHMS coverage here)