Saturday Small Talk: I’m on Vacation! What Movie Should We Watch Tonight?

Greetings from not-Chicago!  My sister and I have taken off for a weekend, she just finished a job search and a move, and I wanted a trip.

Our main focus was to get a nice hotel room with a kitchenette area and cable TV.  Success there!

(Cable TV, but tragically no pantsless SRK when we turned it on)

Oh, and also a rental car with a working a/c (both of our cars have funky air conditioners, it must be something genetic) and an ipod input.

(Best part of the drive: when this popped up on my ipod playlist and surprised us)

Beyond that, we don’t really care.  We found a nice scenic town with some historic monuments about an hour away from where my sister lives, I flew in super late Thursday night, she met me at the airport with the rental car, and we got to the hotel about 1am.

(The desk clerk made a comment like she assumed we were coming in late because of a night like this, we decided not to disillusion her and reveal it was actually because of a late flight)

This morning, we had room service breakfast in bed and watched Raid

(Still good on watch 3)

Then we hit the road, drove for 20 minutes and parked in downtown and did a walking tour.

(It was like this, only 2 hours instead of a whole day, and again, no Shahrukh surprising us)

Then drove over to the old fort/national park area and looked at that.

(Fort kind of looked like the one in Lucknow actually!  Built in the same era)

Then drove to the strip mall by the hotel and got pizza and snacks at the grocery store, then back to the hotel for pizza and Godha

(My sister loved it.  I knew she would)

Then the first half of Fidaa until our eyes started to drift closed, and then sleep in the nice hotel bed that we did not have to change the sheets of.

And today, instead of blogging, I am going to be Out in The World again!  We are planning historic home tours, gonna learn all about the old servants quarters and the French designer of the ballroom and how the original owner’s daughter eloped with the gardener and whatever.

(This kind of a house.  I love historic home tours!)

And then tonight, we watch what???  I had a list of 11 movies, but it’s probably over-ambitious to shoot for watching all of them in 3 days.  Godha and Raid and Fidaa were at the top, but now I am torn between Anand, Godavari, MCA, Maya Bazaar, Maari, 10 Endrathakulla, Mubarakan, and Patiala House.

(I do really love Patiala House, but I’m not sure she would love it as much as me.  MCA might be a safer bet)



And finally, as a little special vacation treat for me, Aamir made me laugh and laugh.

You know how Aamir uses images for tweets?  Because he likes to use proper full spelling and punctuation and is very precise and perfect always always ALWAYS?

This is the tweet he put up yesterday:

Oh Aamir!  Even did proper British style quote marks for “The Test Case”.  And yet, you miss-spelled “binge”.

Did you “bing” watch it?  Did you have a little bell you hit every time you liked something?  Or did you just say “bing bing bing bing bing” the whole time you were watching?

I know I am no one to talk about spelling and grammar, but on the other hand, my nickname isn’t “Mr. Perfect”.  And so I will kid because I love you, Aamir.  And it’s good for you to learn how to take a little good-natured ribbing on those rare occasions when you make a mistake! It’s okay to be human Aamir.

14 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: I’m on Vacation! What Movie Should We Watch Tonight?

  1. Does the choice of movie have to be one of those you listed? If you can access youtube, I’d suggest you watch Navaratri or Ala Modalaindi. If you can’t get youtube, then I’d suggest you go with Maya Bazaar.


  2. BTW, I saw a deleted scene from Mahanati on youtube. It showed something that I suspected would bother me if I saw the movie — namely, it has two Malayalee actors playing both leads, and their Telugu sounds like people reading the lines phonetically. I don’t know why everyone is raving about how well Keerthy Suresh portrayed Savitri when she couldn’t even get the voice delivery right. This confirms for me that I made the right decision. I doubt now that I would ever watch the film even if it gets onto youtube.


    • Luckily, that part at least didn’t bother me at all. Because I have no idea how Telugu is supposed to sound.

      On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 9:51 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • I was half leaning to that. But then, it feels so much like Fidaa, it might be too much of a good thing.

      On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 11:42 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I love them in Bobby! And the plot is perfect for such a young couple of actors. It doesn’t feel inappropriate or uncomfortable at all, they look just the right age to be impulsive and young and foolish and thinking they are wise.

        On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • Yeah, no Kaala. I was hoping for it, and Veere is actually showing near by, but it’s too raunchy for us. If we do a movie in theaters, we might go with Ocean’s 8. that seems like the perfect sister movie, doesn’t it?

      On Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 1:24 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



    • I knew you would like that movie! Mostly for the Maddy romance, but the rest of it is good too.

      The unshaven high cheekbones look is good on him, right?


      • Maddy I LOVE shaven, unshaven, unbathed, unclean, suited up and whatever other way he can be. He is MADDY!!!

        The film was shabby. I didn’t really like the mixed timeline storytelling because I felt they could have done so well with one large flashback and a tight present day plot. and the awkward af sound design didn’t help. I don’t know what it sounded like to people watching in the original language but with the already shabby hindi dubbing, the entire sound felt like it was from another film.

        I would probably watch it with subs just to ogle at maddy though! 😂

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        • I saw it in theaters on the big screen, in Tamil, and was very impressed by everything. So I suspect it is just the bad Hindi dub that is annoying you. Or maybe it doesn’t look as good on a small screen?

          On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 1:22 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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