TGIF: Things My Friend Dina Likes!

You know Dina?  Who I used to do the podcasts with and who I always see movies with on Friday nights?  Her birthday is this week, and I won’t be able to give her her present beforehand, so instead she will have to make do with this theme post.



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Inexplicably, Tiger Shroff

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Young Shashi

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Baaghi, in a deep and pure way beyond even Tiger (WHY????)

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Aamir Khan

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Aamir Khan

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Aamir Khan

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The film Bobby

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The film Aap Mujhe Aache Lagne Lage

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Byomkesh Bakshy!

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(book too)

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Stanley Kubrick

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And finally, her first major crush…..Malcolm McDowell (WHY????  Why, Dina, why?  And how did we get from here to Tiger Shroff?)

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And, bonus just to get that birthday burst of adrenaline:




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Ranbir Kapoor

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and, more than anything in the world to the point of being literally incoherent and unable to explain why, Jab Harry Met Sejal

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Happy Birthday Dina!  Hopefully this year there will be more things we can share that you will both hate and like with equal passion.

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(just imagine it says Dina)

11 thoughts on “TGIF: Things My Friend Dina Likes!

  1. Happy birthday to Dina!

    OMG this young Shashi photo makes me wanna leave everything I’m doing and start watching his films one after another. And I’m watching movie with super sexy early 2000 Madhavan right now! Or better – was watching because now I’m staring at Shashi photo.


    • Notice that young Shashi didn’t get a “WHY Dina WHY!”, because there is no why, we all know the answer. That’s from the movie he did with Jennifer too, Bombay Talkie. She played a spritely young British reporter and he was a smooth star who seduced her.

      What Maddy movie?

      On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:38 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Putting “Bombay Talkie” on ” to see urgently” list 😉

        Today is of those days when all I needed is 3 hours of chocolate Maddy so I’m watching “Run”. Have you seen it?


        • I’ve only seen the Hindi remake, with chocolate Abhi. Which is also quite good (both the movie and the chocolate Abhi). The Hindi soundtrack is also really really good, one of those where you think “this feels kind of too good for the movie it is in”.

          On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:52 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • I look on youtube to see is this hindi Run, and it looks like scene to scene copy of the tamil one, and funny thing – I spotted Pankaj Tripathi in one of the comedy scenes. Looks like it was his first role in a movie.


  2. Want to cure her Raajkumar fascination? Make her watch Kudrat where he’s the young Lord of the Manor who rapes poor Hema Malini and (sort of ) accidentally kills her. Of course his sins come back to haunt him later when he has to pay a terrible price. He was better than the hero Rajesh Khanna and until the rape I was rooting Hema to dump Rajesh. Of course Rajesh does some victim bashing before getting conveniently killed. It takes a rebirth to sort everything out.


    • Tragically, I think she has already seen it and it made no difference. Although I was fascinated when she was telling me about the movie, since it was remade as Hamesha.

      On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 4:37 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • One thing I admire about him is his ability to take characters with grey shades.And he had an odd dignity in Kudrat. In Gharana (1961) he accuses his wife (appropriately named Sita) of having an affair with his younger brother Rajendra Kumar. Not only that, but he leaves the family and moves in with the ‘other woman’. He does get some sympathy, because it’s his sister who convinces him that his wife is unfaithful during his absence.And the other woman is actually nice and tries to bring back the couple together.It’s all very dramatic and traditional joint family saga but I’ve liked that they have tried to play with the stereotypes a little – the sister isn’t always trustworthy.The other woman has dignity and ideals of her own.


  3. A very enjoyable birthday for you, Dina, from my side, too. 🙂
    I got to know your voice, now I know some of your preferences and not-preferences-at -all ? I don’t wonder about what Margaret tells us you like but I really wonder what exactly people made (makes) ‘hate’ JabHarryMetSejal…


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