I got to the icky depressing part of Sanjay’s life today, the reason that I have been avoiding writing a Hindi 101 series on him because I just didn’t want to think about it. And I still don’t want to think about it, so I am going to put up a post of silly happy songs to sort of shake the bad thoughts out.
Monthly Archives: May 2018
Hindi Film 101: Sanjay Dutt, Part 7, the Destruction of Sunil Dutt
The tricky controversial part continues! And I want to get it all over with in one day, so we can move on to happier topics. Why exactly did Sanjay finally get out of jail? Well, there is a commonly accepted truth about that which had far reaching consequences not just for himself, but for all of Bombay (full index of Hindi Film 101 including other Sanjay posts here)
Hindi Film 101: Sanjay Dutt Part 6, Terrorism and Disruptive Activities
Okay, this is the big post! The one where I try to dig into his 1993 arrest for terrorism and where it came from and what it all meant. (full index of Hindi 101 posts including the other Sanjay posts here)
Monday Malayalam(on Weds): Philips and the Monkey Pen, Fathers and Sons
This is a movie that was on my “recommended” list for a while, and then popped up on Netflix, so I thought “why not?” And that was a good decision. It’s not the greatest movie ever, but it’s a nice little movie, and I recommend it in turn if you also have Netflix and are looking for something pleasant and Malayalam to watch.
Stop the Presses!!!! Ranbir and Alia Dating, Confirmed
Ha-ha, time zones! I have defeated you! By staying up later than I should and relying on my West Coast correspondent (Bollywood Newbie) to tell me these things that come out in the morning India time!
News Round-Up: Desi Boyz Fall Out, Sanju and Manisha Come Together, Rajini and Kamal Face Off, Saif and Sara Go to Court, and Akshay Stands Alone
Boy, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these! Rest assured, I have been reading the headlines and stuff all along, I just haven’t been writing about them.
Twitter Updates: Sanju Trailer, Aamir With a Kitten
One of this is important and one of them isn’t, but I’m not sure which. Kitten or trailer?
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are We Reading and Thinking and Watching This Week?
Hello All! Happy Wednesday! Time to catch up on everything that’s happening with us. And I’ll see if I have a discussion question I can throw out there for us too.
Tuesday Telugu: Nela Ticket, the Perfect Film to Watch on a Hot Friday Night
This is the big stupid fun movie we watched on Friday instead of Parmanu. No regrets! It was a great way to start a 3 day weekend.
Box Office: Raazi Rises, Parmanu Places Second
Happy Tuesday! Now that the holiday is over, I’m trying to get back on a regular schedule but it is HARD. Anyway, that means Tuesday box office time. (as always, figures from renttrack by way of bollywoodhungama)
Hindi Film 101: Sanjay Dutt Part 5, Growing Up
Another part of the Sanjay Dutt saga! I keep thinking about spacing these out more, but if I did that, I wouldn’t even finish by the time the movie came out. (full index of Hindi Film 101 posts, including the rest of Sanjay, here)
Memorial Day: In Hindi Songs
It’s Memorial Day, which I am celebrating in the traditional American way, a barbecue. Although I am also sort of visiting a cemetery, since my friend’s backyard backs up on one. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take a moment to think about what it really means and why it is a unique holiday. Fair warning, this involves a lot of use of Rang De Basanti.
Monday Morning Questions Post: DIL Tweetalong Day! Starts in 3 Hours!!!!
Happy Monday! I will be busy on twitter for 3 hours, but otherwise I am here to answer questions and chat with you all!
Hindi Film 101: Sanjay Dutt Part 4, An American Girl
Back again! I’m just gonna keep putting up these things every few days until I get to the end. (full index of Hindi Film 101, including the previous Sanjay posts here)
Silly Sunday: Karan Johar Sequels, Part 2!!!! Kal Ho Na Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna Na Kehna, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Again, and Student of the Decade
I got very excited by this idea. A few of these are reposts, but the really long ones are original, written just for today. Which is why I had to do two parts, because this is much much much too long.
Watch a Movie With Me in 24 Hours! Dil Tweetalong/Watchalong
I’m pumped! I just have to get through one boring church morning today, and then another afternoon of useful household chores, and then funtime! Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Karan Johar Sequels!!! Part 1, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Kabhi Khushi, and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Hota Hai
What fun Karan Johar’s birthday week is! So many wonderful options for theme posts. This is a very very very long one. So long, that I had to split it in two parts, and it’s still really really long. Be warned!
Saturday Small Talk:Why I Didn’t See Parmanu and What I Did Instead
Did you notice that this Saturday hasn’t had the traditional spoiler and no spoiler reviews of the new Hindi release? There’s a reason for that! Oh, and this is also the “Saturday Small Talk” post I am trying out. If you have anything you want to share about news stories, movies you’ve watched, anything at all, throw it out here.
Hindi Film 101: Sanjay Dutt Part 3, Sanjay Earns His Own Naam
I’m back! The Sanjay story continues. And it starts to look a little brighter here. Before going even darker than ever.
Let’s Watch a Movie Together in 48 Hours!!!!!
We’re doing it! Another watchalong/tweetalong! Early morning in America, giving us all time to go off and do fun Memorial Day things later in the day. And early to very late evening everywhere else in the world.
TGIF: It’s Karan’s Day!!!! Let’s Celebrate Him
Happy Friday! It’s Karan’s Day, obviously there is only one possible topic for today’s post. All the many colors of Karan!!!! 3 separate categories, to reflect his fashion, his family, and his follicles.
Watch a Movie With Me On Monday!!!!! Morning in America, Evening Elsewhere
Okay, I think I figured this out! I found a time when the west coast, the east coast, and Italy can all coordinate. And also Japan and Australia, if people want to stay up very very late, your decision. India I didn’t bother about, because for some reason no one ever joins us from India. Very sad.
Happy Karan’s Birthday Again! In His Honor, Reposting the FanFic Post I Wrote Him
I wrote this back when I read his autobiography, before he even had his babies. But I think that last option still works, just change it so that the babies are twins and Karan is covering up their background for their own safety by claiming they were from a surrogate.
Friday Classic: Talvar, The Middle-Class Pinched From Both Sides
What a fascinating frustrating movie! Based on a fascinating frustrating real life case. Which, I am sure, many people in the comments already know much more about than I do.
A Repost in Honor of Karan’s Birthday! All His Ending’s fixed
I did a lot of work on this one, so why not reuse it? Alternate endings for every Karan movie, K2H2, K3G, ADHM, SOTY, MNIK, KANK, KHNH.