Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking This Week?

Happy Wednesday!  Halfway through the work week, and it has been work this week!  We’ve got a new client who is calling for help constantly, forcing me to actually do work while at work.  Very frustrating, when obviously blogging is far more important.

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Tuesday Tamil: Vishwaroopam 1, Before 2 Comes Out

I have been avoiding this movie because I have a complicated relationship with Kamal (like him as an actor, don’t like him as a writer), and I was afraid I would hate it and then you would all be mad at me.  But turns out, I liked it!

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Autism Pride Day, My Name is Khan

I just randomly felt like writing about this movie.  I’ve been avoiding it, because this is one that is really close to my heart and I know it isn’t close to the heart of most people, which is going to be heard for me to take when you comment.  But then on the other hand, I should write about it for that very reason, so you can understand what I am thinking, and I can understand what you are thinking.  And anyway, it’s Autism Pride Day today, and it was Eid a couple of days ago, so it seems like the perfect time.  Plus, I am planning to cover Vishwaroop tomorrow and the two kind of go together.

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Snow Songs to Cool Me Down

It is extremely hot today.  I am looking at my poor wilted flowers on the windsill in my office and feeling even more wilted than they look.  And also a wee bit worried about Dog Hazel who is all alone all day in my third floor apartment.  I left the a/c on for her, but it’s not really enough.  And what if the power goes out or something?  Poor little hot doggie!

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I’m on Instagram! Just Like The Young People

Welp, I finally figured out how I could use instagram.  It only takes like half an hour per image (find the image, find a quote, add the quote to the image, email it to myself, open it on my phone, load it from my phone, add caption, DONE!!!!)

I’ll be keeping an eye out and seeing if this actually gains me any new readers, or if it runs into the same issue I have with other sites like this, that no one is willing to click out of the site to go somewhere else on the internet so all it does is gain the site traffic.

Anyway, please share, repost, whatever it is people do on instagram.  And feel free to make similar image posts yourself if you want, the point is just to get a DCIB quote out there with the website address attached.

https://www.instagram.com/dontcallitbollywood/

Silly Sunday: Mini-plots, pick one! Everything from Arjun-Hrithik Rom-Com to Naked SRK

Happy Father’s Day!  I already reposted last year’s post, which was hideously in depth.  And today I am busy giving the church service AND organizing food for coffee hour AND spending time with Dad and Grandpa.  So for new content, one line plot ideas.  Vote for your favorite!  Maybe I will write the whole thing next week.

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Silly Sunday: Father’s Day! Father Plots For Everyone, Pick Your Favorite

Happy Father’s Day!  This is a repost from last year, but it is very long and worth rereading.  And also very very good, I forgot how good this one was!  There’s Rana and Shahrukh fighting in wet shirts, Ranbir and Sonakshi falling in love, Varun Dhawan and a baby, all kinds of good things.  Also, it’s a Father’s Day Multiverse and all the stories are connected.  And anyway, I am spending 6 hours at church today (service plus organizing coffee hour plus meeting), so I earned a rerun.

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Lust Stories Review (SPOILERS): Female Desire Takes Center Stage

A day filled with reviews!  Both Race 3 reviews are done now, so I can circle back and finish the SPOILER review for Lust Stories.  However, I would encourage you NOT to read this until you watch the Netflix series.  Partly because the films are so open to interpretation, they deserve to be watched with fresh eyes and your own decisions made about them.  Instead, just read my No Spoilers review and then come back here.

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Race 3 Review (SPOILERS): A Party Planned for Salman, and the Guest of Honor Didn’t Really Show Up

I’m back!  I already put up the No Spoilers review which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the film.  The plot is a total mess, so knowing spoilers won’t really change anything.  This review is probably more helpful for people who have seen the film and are confused (as I was), than for people curious what the film is about.  Bottomline is, it’s about nothing!

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TGIF: Eid Mubarak! Men in Pathani Suits!

I did a TON of research on this.  And turns out there is no such thing as a “Pathani suit”.  there are various specific things that it could be, traditional garb in the North Indian/Pakistani cultures, but what is generally called “Pathani” is really just loose Salwar and a very long Kameez.

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Eid Mubarak!!!!

Good news!  I found a post I did for Eid last year, so I can join in the celebrations after all.  Better late than never.  As I said last year, I am 95% sure all these songs are appropriate.  But if a miss-translated a lyric or something, and one of them is more secular than religious, let me know right away so I can pull it out of a post where it doesn’t belong.

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Friday Classics: Pyaar Mein Twist, Cute Cute Cute Cute Cute

Thanks to a conversation in the comments with Alicia/Bollywood Newbie, I went back and watched this movie again, and it is sooooooooooooo much cuter than I remembered.  Really just adorable.  Oh, and also kind of unique and groundbreaking in the sort of story it tells.

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Thursday Tamil: Kaala Review (SPOILERS), the Problem of the White Woman Savior

I already put up the No Spoilers review.  You can read that if you want to avoid spoilers, this is the place to come if you have already seen the movie and couldn’t follow the plot, or want to talk about it, or just want to read what I thought.  This is also the place to come if you read the no spoilers review and don’t think you will ever want to watch this movie but still want to know what happened.  It’s not the greatest film, so that is a decent possibility and I won’t judge you if that is your decision.

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Trailers again! Vishwaroop 2, Loveratri, and Zero Teaser

More trailers!  I tell you, Eid is exhausting.  Plus there’ve been fireworks on my street the past couple of nights, which is also exhausting.  But it’s all worth it, because THANK GOODNESS Zero is looking a little better.

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Thursday Tamil: Kaala Review (No Spoilers), People Are Not Unhygenic

I made a big fuss (okay, a modest fuss) about how Carol should see the Tamil version not the dubbed, and then I ended up at the dubbed.  Oh well, it was either that or wait until Saturday.  So instead I did a dubbed version at a midweek show which means I will be yawning and fussing through work tomorrow.

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TGIW: Dhoti Men, Because My Boss is Out of the Office Today

My boss is gone today which means I can look at photos on my computer without fear of being observed and judged.  Well, my co-workers might judge me, but whatever, I don’t care what they think.  And I was just talking with Meenakshy about who looks good in a Dhoti, so why not do a Dhoti post?  Similar too but different from my previous Lungi post. (for the purposes of this post, “Dhoti” means any single cloth that is used as a wrap skirt by an Indian man)

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