Monday Morning Questions Post: Baaghi 2 Week! What is the Worst Movie You Have Every Suffered Through for a Friend?

Happy Monday!  Today is the day my parents leave for vacation for a week, and my friend comes back from a week of vacation.  And the day I hear back from the shelter about the ultimatum I gave them over the Dang Dog.  Such excitement!  And I have a question for you unrelated to all of that.

As always, you can ask me anything you want, from the personal (“where are your parents going on vacation?”) to the factual (“where did Shahrukh just go on vacation?”) to the general discussion (“what is the best place to go on vacation?”).

The only rule is, you have to let me answer first!  It just works better that way.  But once I answer, feel free to jump in and join any discussion.

 

Now, my question for you!  This Friday, my friend Dina is going to drag me to Baaghi 2 because of her inexplicable obsession with Tiger Shroff.  This will be my FOURTH Tiger film on opening night in theaters, all for the same reason.  I mean, I know he’s a good dancer and all, but is he “opening night front row for every film” good?  Which makes me wonder, what are the movies you have been dragged to by friends and would never see otherwise?

For myself, of course, the ENTIRE Tiger Shroff oeuvre.  Up to and including Munna Michael.  Also, I have another friend (the one who is in India now actually) who has a thing for Ranveer, which lead to me seeing Dil Dhadakne Do 3 times in theaters.  I didn’t mind once, but 3 times was a bit much.  And she blackmailed me on her birthday into watching Ram-Leela which I really really didn’t want to see.

 

How about you?  What have you suffered through for friendship?  Or been surprised by how much you enjoyed them?

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45 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions Post: Baaghi 2 Week! What is the Worst Movie You Have Every Suffered Through for a Friend?

  1. Where is the best place to go on vacation?! I have a week’s vacation left and don’t know what to do with it…either I do a staycation or I go see the parents (and their dogs!).

    Tiger is the worst! But you’re a good friend to support Dina’s obsession. I actually think Baaghi 2 looks somewhat interesting and I’m determined to try Flying Jatt someday since some people say it’s not bad!

    I don’t know what the worst film I suffered through for a friend was since I tend to like 95% of the movies I see. Maybe The Room? I watched it with friends obsessed with it years ago and I just didn’t get it. I know the whole point is that it’s awful but it’s also a sexist POS film.

    Anyway, congrats on the article in the Hindu Times! All of my favorite bloggers/podcasters are being celebrated! Hopefully it will drive more traffic to you, too!

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    • I think my dream vacation would be a staycation that I lie to people is a real vacation. There’s so many places in my home city that I want to explore, but I can never find the time around everything else in my life, and I like sleeping in my own bed at night and eating my own food. But if people know I am in town, then they will ask me to do things and I will feel obligated to say yes. I don’t know if that helps you, but that’s where I am at.

      A Flying Jatt definitely isn’t bad, and it is also the only flop Tiger film, and the only film he didn’t make with the same director. And I think all these things are probably related. It’s less about showing off how awesome Tiger is in every way and more about the whole idea of the film, and it also challenged him to get out of his comfort zone a little. Which turned off all the people who just want him to do the same old thing, but (I think) made it a better film overall. And I am really hoping Baaghi 2 isn’t terrible! Although if it is, that means I have friendship currency and can turn around and force Dina to see something she wants to skip. Hmmmm. Maybe Zero opening night?

      I still haven’t seen The Room, sounds like that was a wise decision!

      And thanks for the congrats! And I will tell you what I am telling everyone else, it has had absolutely no effect on book sales or site traffic. It sounds whiney to keep repeating it, but I am going to ask people to mention and link back to me in comments again on the 16th of next month like usual, and I don’t want them to think “oh, she doesn’t need us, she’s famous now!” I really really need you guys! You guys are the BEST, and way way way more powerful in terms of driving site traffic than any newspaper article.

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  2. To answer your question, the first film that came to my mind was Before the Rains. I really wanted to see it because it was directed by Santosh Sivan (I loved Asoka) and starred Rahul Bose and Nandita Das. And it was terrible! But unfortunately I had gone with some friends (though neither of us “dragged” the other), so I was stuck there in the theater, wishing I could leave, as the film got progressively worse.

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    • Ugh, I hate that! I am incapable of stopping a film midway, whether I am watching it in the theater or at home, so I am often trapped. It starts and I think “oh, this doesn’t look good, but maybe it will get better”. And then it just gets worse and worse and worse as my hopes are continually dashed over and over again. Bombay Velvet was the one that really killed me, because there kept being these moments that looked promising and I would get my hopes up again, and then it would go away.

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  3. I saw Dhoom2 thrice in theatre, first with cousins, then with friends from work & finally with my flat mates. By the third time, I was mouthing dialogues but didn’t get bored at all-it was an entertaining movie. That’s the max number of times I saw the same movie in a theatre. The film that I got dragged to was Houseful(first one)-by cousins again. Silly movie but was better than what I had expected.I finally found the voice to say ‘no’ to the cousins’ gang when they wanted to watch Bhool Bhulaiya. No way I was going to watch my favourite Malayalam movie morphed into a stage show.
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    I get surprised to hear about people watching same movie many times, like a friend who watched Baahubali 2 fifteen times in theatre. I can definitely rewatch a movie in TV when I have nothing better to do. But taking all that effort to go to a theatre, paying & watching the same movie over & over & over boggles me. Which movie have you watched the max number of times in theatre? And what drove you to do it?

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    • I think max number of times in theaters is probably a tie between Happy New Year and Bahubali. And it was the same reason for both of them, I had a bunch of friends who wanted to see it and couldn’t come on the same night. Well, and also there is only one movie theater and you have to drive to it, and I have a car. Happy New Year it was just timing mostly, I had just gotten my car and I had a peak number of friends who wanted to watch it but had no cars. Bahubali it was the movie itself, it was just so good that I was dragging people kicking and screaming in to see it.

      Now I have fewer friends (sad!), but it also saves me some time on movie theater back and forth. If it is a good movie, I will see it opening night and then maybe twice more with my parents and with other friends. But not the 4-5-6-7 times I was doing when I had more Indian movie friends.

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  4. Had one notable experience, of watching Tubelight for a Bhai’s fan. It was so hard for me to say a no, and even more harder to endure that film. The twist in the tale was that, he absolutely loved the film. So much that he planned to watch it again, with me. Lord was merciful towards me, he made me bedridden with fever that time. 🙂

    Another such experience was Great Grand Masti. But, my friend was too good, he let us walk away within half an hour of the screening…!

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    • Oh, there is nothing worse then watching a bad movie with someone who thinks it is a good movie! It just adds to the torture, having to sit there and endure and keep your mouth shut to be polite. I suffered through Tubelight as well, with Dina, and I think she hated it even more than I did. Which was the best way, we could both make agony faces at each other. Well, the best way would have been to skip the film altogether, but that’s not really an option for me.

      Your friend was truly generous to let you leave Great Grand Masti early! Although also cruel in forcing you to attempt to watch it in the first place, I can’t imagine that movie being anything more or less than what the posters and trailers promised.

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  5. Ek Tha Tiger. My cousins dragged me to it. Because it was a holiday and they didn’t want to stay at home and watch something on tv.

    Usually, I’m the one dragging people to films. So I guess I’m the friend that takes people to watch films they hate. And my friends know that if I hate a film they made me watch, they’re going to have to bear me talking in great detail about everything I thought was wrong with that film 😂

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    • I think I’m usually that friend too. Except for Dina, who has tastes strong enough and unusual enough that she can make me see something I don’t want to see and I won’t enjoy. But I dragged plenty of people to terrible movies. Although I also gave them rides and bought snacks and so on so hopefully the fun of the overall event made up for the bad movie.

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  6. Also, just saw this ad for a Malashri film where she’s the hero cop(?) taking on bad guys. I didn’t know action films with a middle aged heroine who looks her age existed!!! It doesn’t look like it has much artistic merit but I like the concept.

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    • Is this a Kannada movie? I just looked her up and it looks like she’s been mostly in the Kannada industry lately. And of course I know nothing about Kannada films, so I have no idea of this is usual for them or not.

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  7. Suprisingly and shockingly, BAHUBALI 1. It was July of 2015, and my cousin really wanted to watch it in the theatre because she had a huge crush on Rana, and I was like, whyyyyy?! Telugu movies are Cringe!! Got dragged to watch it and I didn’t like it since there were two item songs my conservative family was like no no! ( I was 18 lolz) and here we are, after 2.1 years and I have probably watched BAHUBALI 2 like 15-20 times.

    Question: Does publicity work? Why waste so much money on publicity when it didn’t work as good for a non-superstar? Like Tiger Shroff, will publicity bring in people or convince them. What do you think? Will/Does publicity work?

    Update: Saaho is yet again delayed again! January 2019 has been changed to April 2019. I swear, the Rajamouli Curse is real.

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    • Some media theorist back in the 60s, I can’t remember who (maybe Marshall McLuhan?) said that media can’t control what we think, but it can control what we think ABOUT. Which seems to be how movie publicity works. It can’t make people like a movie, but it can make people talk about the movie.

      Your Bahubali 1 example is good, you didn’t like the film, but it was still the film to see and talk about that Spring, whether or not you liked it.

      The problem is when publicity reaches the point that people feel they can talk about a film without seeing a film, you can have an opinion without giving money. And it looks like that’s where a lot of the bigger films (Indian and Hollywood) faltered in the past few years, enough publicity was out there that audiences no longer felt the need to watch the film before talking about the film. Not even like “oh, I know what the plot will be already”, but like you could just as easily talk about clever lines from the promo interviews, or outfits you saw in the trailer, as about the actual film, and still be part of the cultural conversation.

      Padmavat kind of swung back and forth I think. The protests ended up convincing people they actually wanted to see this movie before talking about it, unlike when the first looks and so on first came out and the attitude was “isn’t this just Devdas and Bajirao all over again?”

      With a Tiger Shroff film, you can promote it just enough to make some segment of the public interested and wanting to see it without feeling like they have already seen it and can already be talking about it.

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      • In the time of satellite rights and stage shows, are promotions necessary? Like the Happy New Year tour or Dabang Tour.

        Do you feel like in the near future, promotions will cease to exist since the younger generation doesn’t really care unless their favorite actor is on it?

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        • The current era of promotions is really very recent. The massive push of interviews and public appearances and so on until you can’t escape it. My hope is that it turns out to be just this one strange period in Indian film and they go back to smaller smarter promotions soon. Like, Raid and Hichki, I don’t remember seeing tons of coverage of either of them, but they are both doing well based on word of mouth. And obviously Tubelight, JHMS, and even to some extent Tiger last year did not live up to their promotion budget.

          I would guess what changes is less that the younger generation doesn’t care, but that the younger generation is harder/easier to reach. A big TV ad buy may not work, but putting up a clever youtube video will.

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          • I’m an example that overabundant and draw out online promotions can have opposite effect. There is this Tovino’s film Abhi & Anu which was supposed to be released in September, then in December, then in March 9th and now I don’t know, and with every new date the makers change the trailers, and the strategy. I literally came from “I’m so excited, it will be the movie of the year” to “why don’t you all just destroy this movie and leave me alone?”.

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          • The other problem with this promotion strategy, I am guessing, is that it is way way way too targeted. Myself, I have never heard of this movie. Because I’m not in the Tovino fan arena, or even the Malayalam film arena. So the vast majority of the audience hasn’t heard a thing about it, but the tiny tiny minority keeps getting hit with the same messages over and over again.

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          • I want to ask a question related to this– is there a way to judge if the trailer/promo didn’t in fact give away the bulk of the plot? Like is there a website keeping a track of it?

            I know the YouTube trailer reaction and then movie review crowd does that but then again sometimes they don’t even have subtitles so they’re just shooting in the dark. Maybe this is a question Melanie can answer. How do I tag her in this? Or should I hop on over to her page and ask this?

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          • I think hop over to Melanie’s page and ask her. I’m not good with “plot”, I’m more likely to get distracted with “the publicity implied it would be a film with this particular tone for this particular audience, but it was this other thing”.

            In the case of Baaghi 2, I already looked at the plot of the movie it is remaking and “spoiled” myself, except I strongly suspect they will flip certain key elements to make it a little simpler for the Tiger Shroff crowd, similar to what they did for Varsham and Baaghi 1.

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          • Prabhas Varsham. They dumped 30% of the plot, added in Kung Fu and a bunch of rip offs of action scenes from other industries, and ta-da! Tiger Shroff movie!

            Here:

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          • How was that Varsham? For starters there was almost no Rain! I love that film. It’s such a nice village romance. Why would they put it on steroids and make it look like Ong Bak?? I seriously thought that was a lazy tribute to Tony Ja!! Wtf?!!

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          • Yeah, it was just the epitome of laziness, they didn’t want to bother coming up with a plot framework for their action scenes, so they just used Varsham. The train meeting is almost line for line the same, but then they add that Tiger is in the same town because he is studying Kung Fu, and his romantic rival is his Kung Fu masters evil jealous son, so all of that is new. But then same thing, they fight and her father makes her be a movie star, the evil rival kidnaps her, Tiger is hired to find her, and then there are a million action scenes.

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          • I absolutely hate it that our film writers can’t come up with a reason why boys would have a fight. Like, why is that hard for them? The fighting kinda boys always pick fights.

            It happened with so many action stars where they needed to sell the film on “oh look this is authentic kung fu” and “oh look this guy is a trained martial artist” that they completely skip the “oh look this film has an actual plot” part. It’s like “bitch, please!! we don’t even have authentic chow mein in India and we know it so why would we care if your film does or doesn’t have authentic kung fu?”

            And that’s basically the reason why most authentic martial arts films fail in India. And why Jackie Chan films do so well. And why Shaolin Soccer is on TV in both English and Hindi dubbed versions literally every second week!!

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          • Baaghi 1 in particular was just ridiculous, because the whole point was to get him to Bangkok to have a bunch of action scenes in imitation of Ong Bak and Raid (the Korean movie, not the new Hindi one). There are so many simple ways to do that! Why even bother with the girlfriend? Heck, it could be a puppy he has to rescue for all I care, we just need a reason to root for him in the fight scenes.

            And this is why District B13 is a brilliant movie. All fight, no plot.

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          • I must watch that film!!

            I hate the family/woman to rescue angle in any action film. Come to think of it, I can’t remember the last action film that did not have a totally ridiculous excuse for why the action was needed.

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        • We are vastly overestimating the reach of Youtube & Internet in India. The younger, Internet generation is a very small percentage of the audience. The vast majority of audiences is still in front of TV. Even the remotest corner will have a TV & those watching it-kids, mommies,grand ma-everyone need to be made aware that a movie is releasing. All those televised prerelease/audio release events, appearances in popular TV shows are all aimed at making the TV audiences aware of a movie release. Same goes for newspaper ads also.. The internet crowd will read the reviews within hours & may decide it’s not worth the money to watch it or they maybe ready to wait till the movie starts streaming. It is the TV crowd who will go to the theatre & spread the word-apart from the dedicated fans. So publicity will work in bringing the audiences on the first few days, the longer run will be dependent on the actual content of the film.

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  8. My dear husband, when we were dating, was a huge Ingmar Bergman fan. I will never get those hours (days?) back, especially the TWO times we saw the Seventh Seal. Than heaven he finally got over Bergman, and has not yet gotten over me.

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    • In my college film class, my teacher opted to show us Persona for the Bergman week, because she said she wanted us to see something we hadn’t watched before, and of course we would all have already seen his more famous work. And we all kept very still and quiet, because we hadn’t actually seen his other stuff, but we also didn’t want to.

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  9. My husband dragged me to a really horrible Jr NTR film ‘Shakthi’ a few weeks before my daughter was born. I was so put off by that movie that I didn’t go to a movie for another year. On the other hand, my daughter is a great fan of Jr NTR and loves all his movies including this one!!!

    I loved the Telugu movie ‘Kshanam’ which Baaghi2 is based on but I don’t think I will like the Hindi version. Hope it is better than the original considering the budget and the cast.

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    • I just quickly looked at the Kshanam plot, and I have low expectations for the Hindi remake. Sounds like it was mostly interesting based on the complicated character emotions shown, and I don’t have much faith in either Tiger or Disha being able to pull that off. Also, I am guessing it will have a completely happy ending.

      Funny about your daughter! Makes me think of all those stories about people trying to imprint something on their child while it is in the womb, talking to it and playing music and stuff.

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  10. Shuddh desi romance.It was terrible.But we had fun cribbing after the movie was over.I still wonder along with Rishi Kapoor what these two beautiful,smart,capable women found so attractive about Sushant’s character.He had neither looks,charisma,intelligence or money.

    What do you think about the furor about Sanjay Dutt biography? It’s by the guy who wrote Rekha’s biography.Is he a straightshooter or does he have a a habit of spicing up the facts? Do you think Dutt is really upset/angry about it or did he send legal notice as part of the promotions of the Dutt movie?

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    • I thought Shuddh Desi Romance would be terrible! Those ads with the title song were sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo irritating that I assumed the movie would be as well, and sounds like I was right.

      I saw a thing about the Sanjay bio, but didn’t realize it was by the same guy who wrote the Rekha book. The Rekha book was very very good. He purposefully chose to provide minimal actual “facts”, or rather to be very clear in acknowledging that there were minimal “facts” available considering the state of the film gossip surrounding her. Instead he focused on how her myth was built up and why, very much the legend rather than the person. That is what impressed me, that he was able to draw the line between “this is how she chose to appear” and “this is how the media painted her” and “this is the very little verifiable information”. Even in his interviews, he would balance what he was told first hand by one person against another person, saying “this was a close friend of Rekha’s who saw this” and “this was a close friend of her husband’s who saw this”. And then he left it to the reader to make a judgement.

      I had no interest in the Sanjay book, but now I kind of do knowing it is the same author. Sanjay is ripe for similar treatment, carefully explaining what appeared to be true and was commonly accepted, versus what was actually true. Or it could be terrible scandal mongering, just because one book was good doesn’t mean the other will be.

      I can see why they would want to block it, at least temporarily. The thing that was so wonderful about the Rekha book was that he wasn’t afraid to directly address the things everyone else tiptoed around. He kind of lifted the curtain off and made her a lot less mystical by doing so. Having a book like that come out before the film might make people feel a lot less interested in the film, if they feel like they already know everything and it wasn’t that interesting after all.

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  11. Questions for you –

    Where did you recently go on vacation? And would you recommend it to others, and why or why not?

    Why haven’t you seen Shuddh Desi Romance yet? I find it very surprising, given what a big fan of rom coms you are, that you would give a pass to a hit film in a favorite genre.
    FWIW I personally enjoyed the film, though it has its flaws, the 2 ladies were great, and it was quite original for 2013, occupying an important slot in bollywood film history and changing social mores. And a love letter to Jaipur, interiors and exteriors. If you decide to watch it and review it, i will post more detailed comments about this flick there.

    Are there other things like this, i.e. movies in one of your preferred genres that everyone else saw but you still haven’t seen, even on tv or online? Can you name some from the past 5-10 yrs?

    Answer to your question –

    This only happens to me with Western films. The last time might be a year ago, my travel companion wanted to see Alien Covenant, I wanted to see Wonder Woman, so i capitulated since she was hosting me. Michael Fassbender doing a double role – very Bollywood of him lol – otherwise a truly truly terrible film. We made up for it by seeing Wonder Woman the next night lol.

    With Indian films, I tend to know more about them than my friends do (I used to be involved in the South Asian film festival scene, hosting filmmakers during festivals, etc), so I’m the influencer and tastemaker. Usually i share out a video trailer of an upcoming film and ask who wants to go with me to see it, then plan accordingly with whoever says yes. So no one is getting rug burns. 😉

    BTW I just saw Flying Jatt on Netflix this week and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is my only Tiger film so far. I wonder why it flopped? Any ideas? Maybe because the Superhero Comedy genre is so niche, the Venn diagram btwn the superhero lovers and the comedy lovers is almost the null set. But i loved Deadpool (so much!!) and liked Guardians of the Galaxy, so i figured I am the target audience for this. The humor is very bollywood, yet with a touch of irony and pathos. And it is funnier and more heartwarming than your typical superhero origins story. And guess what? Tiger can act! Nothing Oscar worthy, but he brought the right emotions (and the right level of emotions) to this role, i found myself empathizing with his character, and his comic timing was good. Plus you still get Tiger dancing and Tiger doing action – all the things you normally see a Tiger movie for. And the VFX are humorously on point. I would def see a Flying Jatt 2 over a Krrish XXX (or whatever number they are up to now) anyday.

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    • I went to Quincy Florida, a tiny tiny town outside of Tallahassee. I liked it, because I wanted a place where I could do truly nothing. It’s really just a nothing town. So I sat under a tree in the town square and read a book, and that was my whole vacation. But I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to anyone else unless you wanted that exact vacation. And even if you did, I would still recommend you to rent a car (which I did not), because it was kind of a hike to get anywhere that served food, and even on vacation I did need to eat food. If I’d had a rental car, it would have taken some of that stress out.

      Shuddh Desi Romance just blew me out on the promos. I was hating the movie by the time it came out just because of that. Plus it was before I was blogging, and before I had a car, so I wasn’t as committed to seeing every movie and seeing a movie in theaters was a big big deal to manage. I would have come back to it in the years since, only I hadn’t heard anyone (besides you just now) tell me that it was worth seeking out. I missed a bunch of movies that way, Daawat-E-Ishq and Hasee To Phasee are two others I missed and were later told were worth watching. Daawat E Ishq I finally saw and of course LOVED it. Oh, and Aiyyaa is another one! Really the gap is between 2008 and 2015, the post-college and pre-car years. It was just harder for me to see new movies and I am still playing catch up. If it was a big film, and I knew it would be a big film, I would make an effort and find a way. But the hidden gems escaped me in those years.

      I am so glad I am not the only one who can appreciate A Flying Jatt! I had the same reaction as you, Tiger was actually acting, the humor was funny, the special effects were clever, it was all around better than other bigger superhero movies. I can’t even blame the promotions, I remember them and they did give you a sense of the movie. Maybe it was just a combination of unknown quantity (Tiger trying something outside his usual fan favorites) and timing? It released around the same time as A Gentleman this year, and both of them feel like the same kind of clever funny action film and both failed. Is there something about late August that might do that? Schools starting up or something?

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      • DEI > SDR > HTP in film quality and in entertainment value. But Vaani makes a confident debut in SDR, and IMO SDR is a more important movie to the evolution of the bollywood rom com than the other two. Do give it a go when you have time, no rush.

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  12. Star Wars! Husband made me watch it. Ya I didn’t like it at all, prolly because I havent watched the older ones and hence had no context. Just that everyone around me really liked it. But I am glad I got to watch Carrie Fisher in her last onscreen appearance.
    More often than not, I’ve dragged him to watch crappy movies – Jab Tak hai Jaan (which was so bad I wanted to leave in the middle) and a Malayalam movie called Anarkali – now I never go without reading a hundred reviews but the flip side is I’ve read too much about a movie.

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    • Oh wow, the new Star Wars would be particularly horrible with no context! It was all about callbacks and building on established mythology and so on. I really really liked it, but I can’t imagine I would have enjoyed it at all without having seen the other films.

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  13. I’ve seen Child’s Play around six times, and none of them were on purpose. (N.B. Back in college, when it had just come out, plus cable TV (1) was new and exotic and you would just sit and watch it no matter what was on, and (2) didn’t have much original content). I was at a party where people wanted to see it and had the VHS tape, and then my roommates and I had cable and various people would come over to watch cable, and it was on pretty constantly. I’ve also seen Child’s Play 2, and I don’t remember why. Very happy that I no longer have to have roommates and also that our entertainment options are broader.

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    • This is why laptops are amazing! I got one 3 months into college, and suddenly entertainment options were anything I wanted all by myself with headphones on. Yes, it was somewhat lonely and friendless, but no Child’s Play, so totally worth it!

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      • You kids don’t know how hard we had it. Why, when I was young if you wanted to watch something you had to wait until it was on.

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