Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking the Day I Come Back from Vacation?

Happy Wednesday!  I am back at work and over-whelmed by all the many many emails no one else could answer, and many many phone calls, and so on and so on.  So posting might still be a little light.  But I can always sit around and talk with you in the comments here!

I’ll start!

Reading: I read two books cover to cover while sitting under a tree (perfect vacation!), a romance novel and a reminiscence of growing up on a farm in the 1930s.  I can’t whole-heartedly recommend either of them, they were both kind of time-wastes, which is why I saved them for my vacation when I wouldn’t have to feel guilty about about reading worthless stuff.  Oh, and I also started Mr. Norrell and Jonathan Strange, which is NOT a time-waste, which was kind of the problem with it.  I didn’t want to have good filling reading, I wanted junk reading!

 

Watching: I finished a spin through Happy Endings again, and Schitt’s Creek on Netflix, and Mary Tyler Moore had a marathon on MeTV.  So basically, a lot of sitcoms, my vacation brainless happy making viewing.  Now I am debating between Cougar Town or Frasier for the ten millionth time, or Newhart.

 

Thinking:  I’m sunburned!  Again.  As every summer.  The curse of the transparently pale and absentminded (somehow I never remember sunscreen.  Or a hat).  Should I do a youtube video this week or wait until I am less red?

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68 thoughts on “Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking the Day I Come Back from Vacation?

  1. Would love to see you in your vacation glory.. pls post the YT video.
    thinking-planning a trip to Bali.. with two toddlers.. so checking on the resorts & places to stay.. with the number of resorts & villas I see, Bali looks to be a mini Goa. Do I really want to go there ?
    Watching-finally finished GoT season 7 and now I’m binge reading everything GoT.Do share the time-waste books you read on your vacation. May come handy during mine.
    Why no question this week?

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  2. Tovino starrer Mayanadhi releases in Chicago this weekend :). Its an excellent movie.

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      • Great! I hope you will be able to watch it and write a review. Other Tovino’s movie Abhiyum Anuvum, which was supposed to release this weekend is delayed AGAIN. I’ve lost count how many times it was already postponed

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  3. Watched Bhaagmathie and Pari. Bhaagmathie was as expected thoroughly underwhelming, and Pari was extremely different and nicely shot. Anushka(Sharma) was amazing. I look forward to your review. (I hope you are going to)

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    • I’m going back and forth still on seeing Pari. I love psychological thrillers, and some supernatural horror. If too much violence is shown, especially towards women and children, I get freaked out though. How did you feel about the violence in Pari–did it serve the story or was it gratuitous? I don’t want to leave just feeling depressed and nauseous. 🙂

      Also, reviews say the climax and resolution is a bit of a mess–I don’t always mind that if the story and performances are good otherwise. What did you think? (without spoilers, please!)

      Thank you!

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      • Well it was pretty gory, and I had to look away many times. But it did serve the story. I definitely didn’t feel depressed, once I got into the movie.
        I agree with the reviews, it took me some time to figure out the entire story. There were lots of words which were new to even us, the Hindi speaking population. But I liked it, there was absolutely no spoon feeding. Anushka and the support cast were fantastic. Technically, the movie is great. Very well shot, the makeup on Anushka top notch, and the background score and music suitably eery. I recommend it, just be prepared for a few quesy moments! And leave the children at home.

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  4. I watched war for the planet of the apes dvd on sunday. The accidentally discovere tunnel, conveniently placed fuel tank, grim one note characters and duex-ex-avalanche in the end left me hugely disappointed with an empty feeling.

    Kept thinking back on Baahubali-1
    Extremely well done by Rajamaouli, a story that kept me continuously interested in what happens next and never left me bored (except towards the longish war scene in the end)

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  5. Welcome back.

    In the middle of watching Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, in honor of woman directors. Very compelling. Konkona Sen Sharma in her first(?) early(?) role with her mother as director. Have you seen it?

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    • I have not, but I remember when it came out, all my friends were buzzing about it.

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  6. Welcome back! Good luck getting back into the groove at work. What’s up with temporary doggie?

    Watching: hubby and I ended up accidentally having a dystopian action movie marathon on Sunday–we re-watched Matrix Reloaded, and then Mad Max: Fury Road. We saw MM in the theater and enjoyed it, but didn’t think too much about it, so I was taken by surprise this time. For some reason I was so moved by the young people–including the young “warboy”–in the movie trying to change the world. I cried repeatedly. Watching a Mad Max movie! I think it was because of the close parallels with gun control, black lives matter, and dreamers here in the US–young people being so brave, eloquent, and thoughtful, and saving themselves since we adults can’t get our collective shit in gear.

    This weekend I’d dearly love to do a double-feature in the theater: re-watch Black Panther and then see Wrinkle In Time. WIT is one of my fave all time books and I can’t wait to see what Ava and the cast do with the story. I think life will probably not allow for that though. For one thing, we are hosting a guest doggie who has some personality and health issues, so we can’t leave the house for too long. He is a sweetie though, and gets along ok with our dog.

    Just read that SRK (and Anushka and Katrina?) will be in NYC with Anand L. Rai for the last Zero shooting schedule. Does anyone here have any idea how to find out what likely filming locations will be? Is there a website where shooting permits are published, for example? I would totally head up from the DC area for a weekend to stand around hoping for a glimpse of Shah Rukh.

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    • I’m thinking about putting up an official “adopt me!” temporary doggie post. She met her first potential adoptive family while I was out of town, which is when it was revealed that she is insanely aggressive towards other dogs. So, they couldn’t take her (although the humans loved her) because they had dogs and she couldn’t live with other dogs. And it also meant she couldn’t stay at the shelter, even though she is now bouncing with health, because she is too aggressive.

      Which means temporary doggie is STILL in my apartment, climbing over my keyboard and yipping whenever I try to write and bumping up against the bathroom door while I wash my hair. I need her OUT OF THERE!!!! And moved to a household where a perpetual desire to smother you with affection is a feature and not a bug.

      So yes, possibly putting together all the cute photos and videos in one place along with a link to the adoption application might be in the future.

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        • Yes! I have done too good of a job fostering her! She came to me scared of her own shadow, and now I have so filled her with confidence and health and everything else, that she feels like the most powerful dog in the world.

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          • Based on when Dhoom 3 was filming in Chicago, follow the taxi drivers! They all gathered around. Although, that one was easy, there were so many action scenes that they blocked off streets in much of downtown, so we didn’t really have to hunt.

            More seriously, I think it might be something you know if you are hooked into the desi grapevine? Truly, try just striking up a conversation with people and asking. I’ve been told (and of course now have forgotten) the particular hotel they always stay at and where it is from some random desi guy I knew in Chicago who knew a guy who knew a guy who knew a girl whose uncle organized stage shows.

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        • I’ve wondered that, too. How do they know when and where he will be staying, so they can stay there, too? anyone have a clue to that?

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          • I can’t help about the hotel, but a good way to find out where they will be filming is to call up the New York Film Commission office (or some such) who are the people who give permission to film on location, and thus have list of all location shoots going on in the city on any given day. Of course “New York” is a fluid term. They could be actually filming in New Jersey, in which case, follow the same procedure with the relevant office in NJ. BTW, I got these tips from a friend in New York who was stalking Salman during his filming of Jaan-E-Mann in NY and Newark, and also was an extra on KANK, which was filming in NY/NJ at the same time. That’s another useful source. Check Craigslist (or whatever the equivalent is now), and look for calls for film extras for Bollywood films.

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  7. Forgetting sunscreen must be a universal problem.I always end up throwing out nearly full tubes once they are out of date.I know that you want Dog out, but I’m still rooting for both of you together. I watched Balika Badhu (1976) last week, which is about the arranged marriage of two teenagers set in pre-independant India.Sachin (from Sholay) is about 17-18 and preparing for his school finals.Rajini is 15-16.He falls in love with her almost at once but she’s still not quite grownup though she’s very smart and saucy.Everything from when she’ll visit to how long she’ll stay is decided by their respective fathers.Sachin has an ally in Asrani who’s married to the former’s sister.It’s also the only film that I’ve seen which debates the need for Indian independence- do the British need to be ousted or not?

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    • I like how you combined my difficulties with Dog with a movie about an arranged marriage that ultimately worked out 🙂

      The movie does sound really interesting, I just looked it up, it’s a remake of a Bengali film based on a novel? Which might explain the slow build to the plot (it sounds like) and the complicated weaving in of the Independence struggle. I think of those things as more from books, or non-Hindi movie industries, than mainstream Hindi films.

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  8. This is half question and half request. Have you done a post comparing Shah Rukh’s movies that examine fandom? You know – Om Shanti Om, Billu Barber and Fan? They are all such different takes. If not, would you be interested? You have such rich points of view about film.

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  9. Happy Wednesday!!
    My work starts at 9 and I woke up 9:30. Don’t know what to do. Should I arrive late or talk to my boss tomorrow during my shift?!

    Reading: Organic Chemistry for Dummies and also planning to read Indian novels written by Indian writers.

    Watching: Urg! I watched the bachelor every episode on this season and urgggggggg!! Arie is so boring and what a douche. Dumping a women he picked and engaged on unedited footage and running back to his runner up. Urgggg! At least, Becca is the new Bachelorette!!
    Watched Mom!! Omg! Loved it!! I was watching it with movie and I was afraid of the topic, but, I am so thankful the director didn’t portray rape like in yo face!! And handled it conservatively! Sridevi was amazing and the climax, mygod! I loved how Sridevi was going to give a chance to the last rapist due to his pleas but when her daughter called her mom, she straight up shot him without thinking, going back to HOW DARE YOU TOUCH HER!! I feel like Akshay Khanna was wasted though. Jimmy Shergil would have done the role and nobody would care

    Thinking: why am I so clumsy/lazy? Can’t even get to work on time. My boss probs hates me so my manager. How do I change?!

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    • Let me introduce you to the wonder of scientific proof that teenagers require more sleep!

      https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/teens-and-sleep

      The big thing to get is that teenagers naturally experience a shift in their sleep cycle, wanting to stay up for a couple hours later and sleep a few hours later in the morning (the exact opposite of the schedule high schools want them to keep). And that teenagers need about 2 more hours of sleep than adults or younger children. Not getting enough sleep, or forcing your body into an unnatural schedule, can end up making you extremely tired, and therefore clumsy, forgetful, etc. etc.

      I remember this time in my life myself, I would come home from college and literally sleep for 14 hour stretches. And not like I was waking up and thinking “oh well, I don’t have anything to do, I might as well keep sleeping”, but like hard deep sleep from midnight to 2pm the next day.

      The good news is, it does get better! Eventually. And in the meantime, you can tell people that you have scientific proof of needing more sleep to function and take a lot of naps.

      And in other news, so glad you saw Mom! And you are right, Akshaye was wasted. I loved watching him fence with Sridevi and Nawazuddin, but they could have done so much more with him.

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  10. You’re back yay!! I watched Ishaqzaade, can’t believe I hadn’t watched it all this while. Anywho, was a great movie. Performances especially were just awesome, kudos to the casting director. Arjun-Parineeti had really good chemistry. It was probably due to all the prep they went through; so much detailing in their performances, and Habib Faizal’s really well written screenplay. And the music – wow!
    My favorite Rome-Juliet adaptation from modern Bollywood (I hated Ram Leela!)

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    • I also hated Ram-Leela!

      And agree that it was perfect casting. Arjun has this kind of boyish darkness to him, which fit perfectly for this kind of role, I wish he did more films that expressed it. And Parineeti was so different from the usual weak and pointless kind of heroine. She has a similarly wonderful different role in Habib Faisal’s next movie, Daawat-E-Ishq, I highly recommend it.

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      • I’ve watched Daawat E Ishq, and liked it mostly. I loved ARK more in it, he usually plays urban roles but really nailed this one. I feel the performances in the movie were better than the movie itself. I wish Parineeti and ARK appear in a movie together, they are both tall and look good together!

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        • Oh, that was the other news item today! Which I ran out of time to report. Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kriti Sonam in a “romantic thriller” directed by Mohit Suri. I am excited about all these things! I think ARK and Kriti would make a great pair, and Mohit Suri has a really good idea of what to do with Aditya.

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          • Oh yes! ARK hasn’t come in a movie in ages. Where is he??? Kriti and he will look great together – both are tall and leggy!

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  11. Watched:
    Jacobnite Swargarajyam – what a beautiful movie. I really like it.
    Sommersby – don’t know why but few days ago I felt I must watch a Richard Gere movie. This was the only one avaiable on Prime so I watch it.
    And in the meantime I contiue watching Prem Aggan. I think the right word to describe it is delicious, because it’s like piece of cake. You can’t eat too much but you enjoy every bite. Did you know it has some Dirty Dancing choreography too? And man, Fardeen Khan was so handsome.

    Thinking: about your dog. I’m so sorry she doesn’t have a new family 😦
    And I’m thinking about “The Incredible Journey” you recommended last week. Unfortunately it seems it’s not avaiable in italian, so I must find english copy and translate it.

    Reading: twitter because I became famous twitter personality today 😉 I posted a photo of me doing malayalam letters some time ago and today a lot of Malayalees liked it. I’m not used to so many notifications, usually nobody answers me (apart Maddy but he is love).

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    • I am so glad you liked Jacobinte! It’s one of my favorite movies, and I’m not even sure why. It’s not terribly ground breaking or exciting, but it is just such a lovely lovely film.

      I’m sorry she doesn’t have a new family too! But I am remaining confident that she will soon. And I am also sorry that The Incredible Journey isn’t available in Italian. It’s the best dog-and-cat book I can think of. The second best would be Babe: The Gallant Pig, but it looks like that’s not available in Italian either.

      Maddy is indeed love. Speaking of, he hurt his shoulder?????? Why did you not tell me! I had to learn it from strangers on The Internet!

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      • I thought you know about Maddy. Poor thing, it looks like something serious – 2 months of rest and 5 of not doing action scenes and stuff. I really hope he will recover well.

        Seems that Babe: The gallant pig is available in italian. The movie was very famous when I was little, and so the book.

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        • You’ll have to send him little cheering entertaining messages on twitter while he is laid up. Oh! He can catch up on my blog archives!

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          • I wrote him that Breathe shouldn’t end like this and there should be 2 season with many bathtub scenes, and guess what , he retweeted this even with his arm broken 😉

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          • Probably had to stand on his head and use his feet to tweet. But such is his devotion to you!

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  12. READING: 2 States. Chetan Bhagat does have scenes in which the abusive nature of the father is addressed. Reason the father and son do not talk is bc three years earlier, the Father smacked the Mother and the son slapped the father then punched the father, telling him don’t even think of hitting the mother again. Mother makes comments to the effect “you know how he is when he drinks”. So it is in the book, I’m about halfway thru.
    WATCHED: Indian Cinema – Luchnow Central; Ugly w/Ronit Roy, ; Hattrick with Nana Patekar & Paresh Rawal; Super Nani with Rekha & Sharman Joshi. American Cinema – The Space Between Us; Dunkirk; and Lady Bird.
    THINKING: 1) Why a second Nor’easter in a week? 2) What could be Irrfan’s illness? I agree with your opinion on how and why he posted the info. He’s usually seems quite reserved. If he had jaundice, wonder if there is a biliary atresia (which would be very rare for an adult) thing going on. Guess we all have to wait until he reveals what he wishes us to know.

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    • How’s Super Nani? I saw a lot of trailers and nothing made me want to spend money to see it in theaters, but I might be interested enough to try it on Netflix.

      And I think the East Coast is getting super bad storms this winter because you want to make the midwest feel bad about themselves/ourselves. We had 2-3 feet of snow a few weeks back, and I didn’t even feel like I could really complain about it. And tonight I was super chilly walking the dog, but again, not worth mentioning!

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  13. Super Nani was fun. I wouldn’t have spent the money on it in a cinema hall; but it popped up on Netflix. Her NRI grandson urges Nani to change bc she’d become a doormat for the husband and the kids. A makeover and a modeling job changes her; so family must change in response to her. “light, comic, romance, family values”

    Not so much snow here. It is really the heavy wet kind not the light fluffy stuff. Shoveling must be a bear bc it is so heavy. Not much wind here tonight so SE CT has been lucky. The dogs are not willing to stay outside for any length of time, too sleety snowy for them; both have taken turns lying in front of the fireplace.

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  14. Have had a dreary couple of weeks with a computer problem – it seemed so small when it started out (keyboard wouldn’t work) but it led to having to do a factory reset on my PC. It has just taken ages to get everything up and running again.
    Anyway since I saw Padmavaat in late January I haven’t seen an awful lot of Indian cinema – I had to check in an album in my Facebook to see what I had viewed. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai – watched it one hot, hot afternoon and I don’t remember anything about it. Phir Se… – found on Netflix and I noted that it was an easy timepass. Padman – which I thought was great, really enjoyed it. Love per Square Foot – again, found it on Netflix and it was another pleasant timepass. A series i found on Netlfix – Powder – Mumbai drug squad trying to catch a drug lord. Well acted and produced. The only ‘names’ that were familiar to me were Manish Choudhary and Pankaj Tripathi.

    Reading – I found an omnibus of Helen West novels by Frances Fyfield in an op shop and worked my way through those and have just finished Val McDermid’s latest Tony Hill/Carol Jordan crime novel. I have a stack of free novels from Bookbub lined up in my Kobo app.

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    • How can you not remember anything about Kaho Na Pyar Hai???? He has an identical doppelganger who wears glasses in New Zealand! Anupam Kher is evil!!!!

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      • Ah, that’s the NZ one – it obviously left a great impression on me! I’ll blame it on the hot weather…
        And forgot to mention I’m about half way through Khuda Gawah so must finish that.

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    • Powder was produced by Yash Raj.And more importantly the director Atul Sabharwal went on to direct one of my favorite movies Aurangzeb with Arjun Kapoor.

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      • Oh that makes so much sense! Because Aurangzeb felt like it would make a lot more sense as a TV serial than a movie. So many characters, so much plot.

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  15. I can so relate to your piled up emails, etc., because my vacation is well and truly over also, and I’m back in Japan getting ready for graduation and the next semester and dealing with the alp of work on my desk.

    In NZ I mostly watched old Father Teds. How did I miss this as a teenager? Air NZ has a reasonable selection of Indian movies, so on the flight back I watched Kaabil and Naam Shabana and felt like I had crossed the Pacific watching people punching each other. Kaabil I watched reluctantly. My father was blind and also a rehabilitation counselor for the blind (teaching people how to use a white cane, etc.) and I find movie depictions of blind people to be either inaccurate or offensive. (Blind people don’t actually run their hands down people’s faces to “see” them, because that would be terribly intrusive and rude, and because a lot of them experience people in their own ways and don’t super care what they look like). So, yeah, Yami does run her hands down Hrithik’s face, but they are married so it’s not so weird. The portrayals are not so bad and having Hrithik be a voice actor was pretty interesting. I’m developing quite a thing for Ronit Roy, he is so scary in roles like this. Naam Shabana was less original than I thought it would be and more of a bog standard revenge/spy movie, but I really liked the heroine who is deglammed but not some stereotype of a robotic masculine woman. Taapsee is great.

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    • I was disappointed in Naam Shabana as well, mostly because Taapsee as the action heroine who isn’t a robotic type in Baby was much better. I really wanted to know more about that character, but not an origin story, I wanted her to get her own action movie as a full agent. So Naam Shabana was fine, but I’m still more interested in Taapsee in Baby then in it.

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      • Hmm, maybe I should watch Baby? Is there a lot of Taapsee or mostly Akshay ? I don’t mind Akshay, just not super motivated to watch another regular action movie.

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        • It’s a very odd action movie. There are a series of independent segments to it. Taapsee is only present in one of the segments, but she is definitely the lead for that part. I might suggest starting it, and then if you find it boring, just fast forward until Taapsee appears onscreen and watch her part.

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    • And I am sure when it comes out in theaters, there will be another month long gap before it reaches the US theaters. Grrr!

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    • Do u know which films qualify for the awards of a year?I am not able to understand how Hey Jude that released last month & this film which hasn’t released yet are considered for awards of 2017… I was rooting for Fahad as best actor-still Indrans has missed it so many times before that it feels right to award him this time. Haven’t seen his film though.

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  16. Watching: the news, and Turkish and Pakistani series–

    Pyar Lafzon Mein kahan is going amazingly well. Nibaah and Akhiri station are going strong in their own depressing Pakistani way. 😁

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  17. I’m back, too, sort of. Though will be off in Wiiliamsburg, VA next week.

    Reading: The Essex Serpent and Don’t Call Me Princess!

    Watching: Bajrangi Baijhaan, Chandni, and Anayum Rasoolum.

    Thinking: Spring is coming! My daffodils are up!

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    • Spring is sprung The grass is rize I wonder where the flowers iz?

      Fascinating combination of movies! All very different films, but all revolving around a heroine’s journey and how the hero tries to help her. Was this your first time with Chandni? If so, what did you think? Is Rishi charming even in his sweater phase?

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  18. Haven’t been keeping up with Indian films as much lately since I have started to shift to watch more and more Hollywood and other world cinema films and I’m also in search of a good tv show to binge watch. I basically caught up with Oscar films having watched all the nominees for best picture and some others. The last one I got to was Phantom Thread and despite my undying love for DDL, I couldn’t figure out the tone PTA was going for and it was just too odd at times. All performances were great and the costumes were not that great (I have no idea how that guy won the Oscar).

    I watched Tu Hai Mera Sunday today and absolutely was charmed. That lead actor (I guess he’s a tv star) was adorable and all of the cast were quite good. The story was a perfect slice of life film with great cinematography. Hope the director gets some more projects going.

    Also started watching a really fun French tv series called Call My Agent on Netflix.

    Reading: finished another Maiden Lane romance by Elizabeth Hoyt and started reading Alyssa Cole’s A Princess in Theory (so good so far…I will go so far as to compare this book and the author’s success to a smaller scale Black Panther-esque achievement).

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    • I think I am continuing my streak of not having seen any of the Oscar films for the 3rd year in a row. Not that I am necessarily proud of that, just it’s becoming a pattern for me. So I will trust your judgement on them all!

      Oh, and I have a film for you! I just watched Mayaanadhi, new Malayalam movie. Total romance. Other stuff too, but very romantic.

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      • Thanks for the rec! I still haven’t watched Godha and need to see that one, too. I can tell I’m going to like it and him from what I’ve seen and heard.

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    • I assume because it was not offered appropriately. I don’t know any details about how they approached SRK, but I know Amitabh’s version of how they approached him. Danny Boyle had his “people” call and inquire, talking about fees and contracts and stuff. Which was just hugely disrespectful, you know? Compared with Baz Luhrman who flew to India, went to Amitabh’s house, sat in the living room and talked to him and Jaya, and ended up with Amitabh doing the role in Great Gatsby for free, and showing up for all the premiere events and so on.

      This is just me guessing wildly, but if it was something like that, you could assume from how the role was offered that your time, your talent, your power, your experience, everything else, would not be appreciated. There’s a reason (I think) that Anil Kapoor has had the easiest time moving over. It’s because he wasn’t that big in India. I mean, big, recognized, loved, all of that. But he doesn’t have the insane every minute of every day is something vastly important that only he can do kind of life that the others have.

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      • Oh that’s fascinating! The personal relationships aspect of Bollywood is so drastically different than Hollywood. Good on Baz for paying proper respect. I had no idea Amitabh did it for free, wow!

        Lately there’s been a lot of stories coming out in Hollywood about directors forcing actors to do dangerous stunts and not giving a crap if they are disabled afterward as long as they are able to finish the movie. I’m sure there are abusive situations in Bollywood but it also seems that being part of the filmi family, once you are accepted, means people will look out for you.

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        • Amitabh does a lot of stuff for free, I think everyone does. Which goes back to your point! It’s about taking care of each other. Although strangely the biggest abuses you hear about are “bad” stars towards their producers! Pulling out of movies last minute after a lot of money has been committed and stuff like that. Of course, most of those stars don’t last long.

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