Happy Sunday! I am about to go to church for a Sunday School committee meeting, followed by Sunday school, followed by the fall involvement fair, followed by the services committee meeting. And this whole time I will know in my heart that I am secretly the kind of person who has written a “Shahrukh Khan as a prostitute” fanfic.
I am still just gently dipping my toe back in the news pool, so I expect you in the comments to provide more information and background than I have after skimming headlines for the first time in a week. But there are some stories just too big to miss!
Hello blog people! I have nothing to say to you today. Normally Saturday is when I put up reviews of the movie I saw the night before, but my friend Dina was busy this week, so I didn’t see anything. And now I have to run around doing a million things so there isn’t really any time for me to write a full blog post on something else. Well, not yet. Maybe tonight. In the meantime, you can have what is now becoming traditional, the weekend post that just describes my day and maybe shows you a song you haven’t seen in a while.
Happy Birthday Kumar Sanu! Last year I went with 16 reasons, this year I think I will add one more and go for 17. You have done so many great songs, I could probably make it all the way to 20, but we will start with 17 (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Okay, how can I say this classily? There is a certain kind of pose which seems to say “yes, climb on top of me and enjoy yourself”. That is the kind of pose that I am looking for this week. You know, so you can pretend you are kneeling on top of them throwing rose petals or something in a chaste and romantic manner. (I promise, next week will be something silly and innocent again! I don’t mean to be running a soft porn site, truly!)
Well isn’t this nice! A bunch of new trailers for me to pick over. Some with more info than others, so you will have to help me fill in the gaps in the comments.
Sorry for shouting the title at you, but there is really no way to say it or read it or write it without hearing it shouted out at you. Kind of like it’s almost impossible to read or write or say “Gadar” without following up with “ek Prem Katha”.
You know how there is this crazy terrible extreme weather all over the world right now? Well, in my little part of the world, all that is happening is that we have a freakishly hot spell. Like, literally hotter right now than it was in July. Which is really nothing in the grand scheme of things, but still, I’M HOT!!!! And therefore, I am looking up songs to cool me down.
Happy Navratri! I debated about whether to do this post at the start or the end. I went with start, just because Judwaa 2 comes out near the end so I will already have plenty of content then. Plus Dussehra, Karwa Chauth, etc. etc. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Bebo! Let’s see if I can come up with a full 37 reasons to love you! I think I probably can. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
THANK GOODNESS, promotions are starting up again for things. Otherwise, I have no content! Although, just you wait in about 3 weeks when we are drowning in “first looks” and “teaser trailers” for everything for the holiday season, I will be complaining about having too much content and not enough time. But today is not that day!
Happy Wednesday! One week to Spyder opening night! Not that I will be seeing it then, I don’t think I am quite brave enough yet for a Mahesh Babu opening night crowd.
Happy Birthday Mahesh! 69 years old today! And been directing films for the past 43 of those years. And half your movies are searingly intimate and real and incredibly high quality. And half of them are very low quality. What an interesting balance! Anyway, here’s my traditional 12 reasons I love you! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Well, now I know where all the old-school Hindi romance went, it’s in the Telugu films! Not really, I can tell this is a slightly different kind of romance and feel of a film from the Hindi ones, it’s clearly a separate tradition of romance. But it’s very refreshing to watch anything that feels unapologetically and unironically and un-cynically romantic.
The box office figures are sooooooooooooooo bad right now, that it made me think about why exactly they are so bad, and if this is a good thing or bad thing. And I landed on “bad” and also “it’s the audience’s fault”. So get ready for me to get deep and complex towards the end!
All Hail Hotstar!!! Greatest Website/App/Alternative media source in The World!!!! I picked this film basically at random out of the almost a thousand options available to me. Because I vaguely remembered hearing it was good plus, Manju Warrior!!! And it is good! And it is Manju Warrior, like ALL Manju Warrior! Her character is the whole film.
Happy Monday! I’m back at work, wishing it was a little bit cooler, or else that I hadn’t put away all my t-shirts away already and was stuck wearing a sweater in 80 degree weather. So, distract me! Ask me questions and answer my questions!
Happy Birthday Shabana Azmi! Did not realize you are the same age as my mother! Here are 18 reasons I love you, in honor of being born on September 18th! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Have you noticed I’ve been doing slightly more of those “this is my life in song form” posts? It’s partly because my fall is getting busier and busier and there are some days when all I have time to do is tell you all what I have been doing instead of blogging. And partly because I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now and I feel like you are all my friends, so why not tell you about my life? Anyway, if you are bored by these posts, just skip to the end for the streaming news you should know.