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

Happy Wednesday! I am almost recovered from vacation, but the dog still isn’t. Anyway, I’m physically back even if I am still not mentally. Let’s talk!

Reading: Lifestyles of the rich and famous, 1880s edition. We toured sooooooooooo many mansions on this trip. And my end conclusion is, rich people are horrible! One thing that stuck out in my mind, how obsessive they had to be about counting the linen because of the risk of theft by servants. Since one tablecloth cost as much as a years wages for a maid. To which my thought was, PAY YOUR MAID MORE WAGES!!!! Or else, buy cheaper table clothes. One way or the other, the money is not going to the place it should.

Watching: I think I already said, we watched Godha and Fidaa and MCA and Raid on this trip. All of them perfect sister movies. And MCA inspired my sister, she wants to show it to her husband’s little brother to teach him how he SHOULD be treating her.

Thinking: Did Dog Hazel even notice I was gone? If so, is she glad I am back? Does she like my father better than me after being dogsat for 4 days by him? What do you think?

This is what she is doing while I am trying to write this post and therefore have stopped petting her:

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56 thoughts on “Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking This Week?

  1. Are you visiting those antibellum mansions in the South that we hear so much about?

    I watched three Sunil Dutt and Sadhana’s movies this week because Sunil gave one of his best performances in Gaban(Embezzlement).Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and the story is based on Munshi Premchand’s famous novel of the same name.Sunil is a charming liar who wears the latest fashionable clothes,very popullar and has a lifestyle far above what could be expected from the son of a poor lawyer’s clerk.So how does he finance this lifestyle? Why by borrowing clothes(often without permission) and money from his friends.Supplimented by accepting bribes from his father’s clients covertly.To impress his newly wed wife Sadhana, Sunil brags that his family is very wealthy.Sadhana has a love for jewellery only slightly less than her love for Sunil.However thanks to her nagging Sunil secures a small job at the local Municipal office.Life is smooth but Sunil being Sunil can’t resist spending beyond his limits.His lies come crashing down and at a juncture he embezzles money from work.To be fair he had every intention of replacing it the next day without anyone noticing.Only Sadhana handed over the money to someone else.Fearing arrest from the police Sunil runs away to Calcutta where he lands up in more trouble.He ends up in the hands of the police who promises to make his case in Allehabad go away if he’d testify in Court against some Indian freedom fighters in a bombing case.Sunil is devastated to know that the chief suspect Dinesh is his old College friend who’s innocent.However the police soothes his conscience with promises of a high ranking government job,a mansion and lots of money.Meanwhile Sadhna sells her beloved jewellery to pay back the money Sunil embezzled and there’s no case against him back home.She finally traces him in Calcutta.She gives him quite a lecture.He claimed to love her but doesn’t trust her enough to tell her the truth about his troubles.She persuades him to tell the truth in Court.The police threaten him that if he does so, they’ll implicate him in false cases.Nobody is quite sure which way Sunil will go in Court.

    The 2nd one is Mera Saaya in which Sunil Dutt and Sadhana are living quite the good life as aristocrats in the Udaipur Lake Palace -where else.After her death (in his arms no less) Sunil is devastated.He’s approached by the police because a woman belonging to a dacoit gang has been arrested and she claims to be Sunil’s wife.The police believe that it’s an open and shut case.Sunil’s testimony alone is enough to destroy her defence.However Sadhana turns the tables in Court.From a frightened mouse she turns into a lion and turns up each day with fresh evidence to prove that she’s Sunil’s wife.Sunil is incensed and gets the Court’s permission to cross-examine her.What follows turns out to be an interesting battle of wills.There are plenty of suspecious incidents in Sunil’s household.How does Sadhana gets her info? Why is Sunil’s aunt so determined that he not testify in Court? Where is the maid servant disappearing each evening? If the situation in Gaban was caused by Sunil’s lack of trust in his wife’s love, here it’s the opposite.It’s Sadhana’s lack of trust in Sunil’s love that’s caused all this drama.The movie is in colour and the songs were all hits at the time and are shown in flashback.The most famous is Jhumka gira re.I’ve seen it years before.But it was still worth a rewatch.Sadhana’s situation was really desperate.She was not merely a dacoit’s girl friend and won’t be let off with a slap on the wrist.She had killed a man.Unless she convinces everyone that she’s in fact Sunils’ wife, it’s the rope for her.Sunil tries all his lawyerly tricks to harass her into confessing that she’s an imposter.At the same time he feels guilty because she has his wife’s face.

    The 3rd one is Geeta mera Naam directed by none other than Sadhana.She’s the titular Geeta and the heroine of the piece.Sunil her estranged brother is the villain.And poor Firoz Khan is torn between his love for Sadhana and his loyalty towards best friend Sunil.Sadhana gets to do all the things a typical hero would do – do action, rescue the damsels in distress Sunil and Firoz singlehandedly, do item songs, do a double role…. the list goes on.Sadhana tries to inviegle her way into Sunil’s gang to get her twin sister free from prison.You won’t find any logic in this movie.It’s full of 70s tropes and Sunil seems to be having the time of his life playing the nutty criminal kingpin Johnny.He tots a monkey puppet everywhere (and talks to it too).And sends his enemies to gruesome deaths.He feels bad for all his dastardly deeds of course and gets himself whipped as penance.There’s a cop brother who noone seems to care much about.He doesn’t even get a name.Everything comes together in Sunil’s lair when he finds that he can’t bring himself to kill Sadhana.He’ll get her whipped by his henchman though.(Someone in this movie unit unit has some S&M tendencies).Poor Helen doesn’t even get an item song of her own.She has to share that with Sadhana.The best part is the ending where Sunil turns himself into a ‘mom ki putiya’ a wax doll.Watch it only for Sunil looking quite the lady killer in black leather.Isn’t it a pity that the poor man doesn’t even have a girl friend?

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    • No, mansions in the north, but now you are making me want to take a trip to the south and see if they are any more ridiculous down there!

      All of these movies seem amazing! And now I am googling Sadhana. Hey! She’s related to Kareena and Karisma through Babita! that’s cool. And she got married at 15 against her parents wishes, and kept working afterwards without a stop.

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      • You must have been in Newport? I’ve never been there and I live in the Northeast!

        Hazel is adorable and clearly missed you!

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        • Yep! Pretty houses, horrible people. Can you really just spend your life yachting? Do you have no ambition, no desire to do good in the world, have meaning, purpose????

          Also, so many murders!

          On the other hand, we also visited the oldest continuously operating lending library in America, so that was cool.

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          • Yay for libraries! Though the Library Company of Philadelphia opened a bit earlier the Redwood Library does still loans books apparently and the LCoP is non-circulating now. Someday I’ll make it to Newport to see it…

            I love touring historic homes, too, but I usually find the people less interesting than the decorative arts and material culture they left behind. If they aren’t whitewashing/mythologizing these people’s histories then they are just making shit up. I try to avoid believing anything the tour guides say…it’s all just historical fiction.

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          • Yeah, there was a strong tinge of white washing in these tours. Partly because the friends and descendants of the owners are the ones funding the preservation society. Huge leaps and gaps in personal histories, which lead me to buy the completely unauthorized little pamphlet book by a local townie resident that got into aaaaallllllllllllllllllll the drama. Did you know Doris Duke killed her Italian gigolo? Sorry, “interior decorator and close friend”.

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      • I hope you’ll enjoy them.Sunil Dutt has his share of nice guy roles.But he seems so much more fun in morally ambiguous roles.Because he does play the villain in quite some films, the audience is always left in suspense whether he’ll make the right choice or not.

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  2. Hazel is so cute!

    I’m recovering from vacation just like you. And that is the reason I haven’t watched indian movies this week. Only finished japanese series I was watching. It’s so relaxing, only pretty people in their pretty homes and problems that could be solved in 5 minutes if only people spoke their mind.
    Have somebody watched “Missing” with Tabu and Manoj Bajpayee? It’s on Prime now, and I’m interested but don’t know if it’s worth watching.

    Reading: tumbrl. Why I waited so long to use it? There is even Malayalam 101 blog which I already love.

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    • I haven’t watched Missing either and don’t plan to though I was excited about Tabu starring initially. It got very meh reviews so I’m going to pass. October is now on Prime, too. Though that one got lukewarm reviews, too, I’m going to try it because I do like Sircar’s films.

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    • I hope you don’t take that Malayalam 101 blog all that seriously.
      1. They have used the old alphabet.Which means learning a bunch of new letters for the double consonants.The new system is much simpler.
      2.Absolutely nobody in Kerala uses the Malayalam words for classmate,Biology or Social Studies.Same as ‘reception’ in the 5 weddings trailer.

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    • No! Don’t leave me for tumbrl! In terms of my blog readers, I am like Shahrukh in Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, crazily illogically jealous and possessive. How do I know you really love me????? Don’t go off with someone else or I will KILL HIM.

      And congratulations on being home from vacation!

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    • @filmilibranian So I’ll pass Missing too. I thought that maybe it was one of those good hiden gems, but seems not so I’ll not watch it. But October, yes, I’m very curious and will watch it as soon as I finish Thenmavin Kombath. One person recommended it to me, and I’m still on min 5 after almost 2 weeks.

      @datablue Thanks . I liked Malayalam 101 because they add context to many words and expresions they explain. And I needed it because I was (again) in a deathlock and haven’t done any progress for a while. Now I have new energy to carry on.

      @Margaret You know I can handle multiple crushes and blogs simultaneously. Don’t worry πŸ˜‰

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      • So long as I remain your Maddy blog, not just a sad half-forgotten Suniel Shetty blog.

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        • It’s more movies focused. I keep asking myself why I insist if it’s clear I’ll never be able to talk/understand malayalam well, but I just want to continue and it makes me happy. I didn’t give up even after I discovered that malayalam use declension and I HATE declension with all my heart after studing german and latin in school.

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          • I had to Google what declension means & I still don’t know what it is. Makes me think , it may make it easier if u forgot the formal constructs of learning a language & went with something simpler like understanding the first few lines of a song. It will mostly contain β€˜njan’, β€˜nee’ etc-commonly used words, from where you can progress to dialogues? I am in a similar place with Telugu. I can never even imagine to talk in Telugu,but can understand it about 80%. I am very fascinated by your efforts and being a native speaker, I want to help you but not sure how. I can’t recommend any easier tutorials for learning also. Please do write to me at pillai.meenakshy@gmail.com if you ever feel like needing the inputs of a native speaker in your quest to learn Malayalam. I will be happy to help in anyway I can. Good luck!

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          • Thank you Meenakshy , will write as soon I will have questions πŸ˜€

            My plan was simple: I will learn basic stuff: I, you, love, rain, go, see etc and then slowly slowly (melle melle πŸ˜‰ ) will learn more difficult words. But after some time I realized I don’t recognize nothing and the reason is: Declension E.g I know that Maram means tree, and if I see it in the basic form I recognize it but when I see marathinte or marathal it’s other story.
            The same with simple I – njan, but then ente, enniku etc. I didn’t want to touch grammar at this point but seems I have to.

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  3. I had no idea Sadhana and Babita were related.Sadhana seems to have been more successful and has done more interesting roles.Babita’s filmography is pretty bland compared to hers.But I’d rate them pretty much the same in acting skills.Oh well, I was watching those movies for Sunil Dutt anyway.

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  4. Just finished watching Vikram Vedha, what a brilliant movie the acting was so good! Hope they make a part two since the ending is a bit unclear and Maddy looks so hot in a beard πŸ™‚

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  5. Watching: I said I’d never watch ‘Bharat ane nenu’ but it is on Prime and my hubby wanted to watch it. So I sat with him doing my art project!!! What a horrible movie! Will never watch Siva Koratala’s film again.

    After this, we decided to go for a detox so we watched Shekhar Kammula’s Leader. Every time I see this movie, I respect Rana a little more. Then we watched Red Cliff I and II. Quite a marathon for us but we just had to get the movie that must not be named out of our heads.

    Thinking: I watched Dhadak trailer and got thinking about my friend who was a victim of honor killing. I don’t think I’ll ever watch this movie but it is heart breaking that this is still an issue.

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    • I am so impressed that you watched the Red Cliffs in one sitting! I managed to get through them, with a lot of references to wikipedia and notes, in multiple sittings. Good movies, but loooooooooooooooong.

      Don’t cut yourself off from Siva Koratala!!!! That would mean no Mirchi ever again, and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

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  6. This is not what I am watching but what I’m thinking about watching:

    Have you seen or do you plan to see Kaala? I have to admit that I really only watch Hindi movies (how many hours in a day do I have, after all?) and follow Hindi actors, etc. But I’ve read enough so far about Kaala to be curious enough to think about going. Theaters in the New York City area are showing it in Tamil and in Hindi, but I can’t tell if there are English subtitles. So my second question is, would you know if they are always subtitled? And my third would be, if I have the choice is it true that I should see it in Tamil (its original language, right?) as long as it is subtitled?

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    • I haven’t seen Kaala yet but I am hoping to watch it. It’s a scheduling thing, I was out of town last week. But maybe this week!

      I think it is probably a good first Tamil movie in theaters. Kabali, same director and same star, was the first Tamil movie I saw and I loved it.

      For the subtitles, if it doesn’t specifically say “no subtitles”, I think you are safe. Especially if you go to a mainstream theater. And report back and tell us how it was!

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    • I am going to the June 23rd show in Chicago (woo-hoo!) and very very excited about it. It will be my 4th stadium show, 6th show overall (two others at regular theaters). I got the second cheapest tickets, because the cheapest level were sold out by the time I went to buy, 48 hours after the show was announced.

      In my experience, it is mostly stars dancing (with back up dancers) to their hit songs, helped along by costumes and light shows and all the rest, while the crowd is on their feet screaming their heads off. It’s not just a “fan” experience (although I have heard back in the day it was more about just seeing these people live and not caring what they did), it is a very high quality stage show. I’ve brought people who had no idea who half the people onstage were, didn’t know the songs, and they still enjoyed it just for the spectacle.

      It’s extremely high energy, so there is usually a long list of performers just so they can trade off. Salman is the headliner of this one, so he will be on stage the most, but will also take much needed breaks while Prabhudeva or someone jumps in for a bit.

      There’s a little bit of chatty talk in between, and it will be mostly in Hindi, but with enough English mixed in that you can follow along a little.

      At the ones I have been too, in an 11,000 seat stadium I was one of maybe 5 non-desis. The crowd varies from super fancy Indian outfits to jeans and t-shirts. There are samosa stands in the lobby and some local dignitary will be brought out and honored at some point. The show usually starts half an hour to an hour late. Except for when I saw Arijit Singh when they made a special announcement that the show would actually be starting on time and everyone rustled in shock and surprise.

      So, you could definitely go! Bring anyone who might be interested, no background knowledge necessary to enjoy. And be prepared for the tickets to be sold out.

      This show in particular, I am excited to see Salman just to see him, but I am most excited to see Prabhudeva performing. He is, no exaggeration, the greatest living dancer in the world. I’d pay $100 just for him alone, forget all the rest of them.

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        • Go by yourself. At first you may feel odd. Some around your may ask questions about how you became interested in Hindi film stars. But once the show starts everyone around you is so involved in the extravaganza that they tend to forget you are non-Desi. Then when it is over, they all have to know how you liked it asking all sorts of questions. I find it a pleasure to be so included in the fun. I must admit I do tend to sit in the most expensive seats. But that’s a treat to myself. Go have fun!

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  7. Watched 2 movie last night

    Oceans 8
    It ccomplished what it set out to do, but it could have been better. My same complaint about VdW, another multi female film. B+ grade for both. In the case of O8, the chemistry could have been better, the laughs could have been funnier, the heist caper could have been more original. Maybe the chemistry on the other Oceans movies is better because the Rat Pack and the Clooney Pack are friends IRL.

    Dawaat e Ishq
    What an overlooked underrated movie. Falls under the Social Message wing of romance films (per your Hindi film 101 on two types of romance films) for exploring both dowry abuse and dowry-protection abuse.
    Why does anyone think Parineeti is fat? She’s enviously curvaceous here. I’d die to have that figure. Totally hott! Maybe we’d better appreciate her here in the West. Acting wise, she’s in good form but playing a character she’s played before.
    ArK is the revelation here, playing a true character role for the first time, very diff from his brooding leading man or fun loving side kick. I’d love to see him bring other unique characters to life like this. He might be good for a biopic, or a fiction that looks like a biopic – he seems to have good mimicry skills (i mean that in the best possible way), inviting the character with the milieu. Can you imagine him playing Anthony Bourdain?
    Maybe this movie didn’t do well because Pari had too many scenes with A Kher and not enough with ArK.
    I like that A Kher gets to play a friend and partner to his daughter, and not just an advisor or roadblock as is the typical father role.
    I like their made for each other chemistry – imbued with a combo of fun, romance, mischief, friendship, forgiveness, and sexiness. That’s the kind of relationship I want!

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      • I was wondering! I mean, Parineeti and AKher have a pretty enviable relationship too, a father daughter bond like that in Indian film is pretty great.

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    • Sounds like I haven’t missed much by missing Oceans 8.

      So glad you watched Daawat-E-Ishq! It took years and years of people telling me I had to check it out before I found it and I was so glad I did.

      You are right I think about ARK versus Parineeti. It’s really Parineeti’s film, and I was stuck by her ability to carry the film on her shoulders, do such a complex performance, and so on and so on. But now that you point it out, I agree about ARK. His character was a true original creation, unlike anything else in any other film. Hopefully that multi-starrer thing he is doing for Dharma is similarly interesting. I have to assume if he is costarring with other actors that it isn’t a straight hero part.

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  8. Watching: Am having fun watching really old Telugu movies on Youtube, enjoying the acting and dialogues. No one nowadays can speak Telugu like that. I also found Bharat ane Nenu on Youtube and started watching that. I’m about half an hour in, and so far have found the “Oxford University” scenes hilarious. I had to get a special dispensation from the university (not Oxford πŸ™‚ ) to take a second Master’s, even though the first was from a different university. So I found that scene pretty funny.

    Thinking: When will Indians learn that Oxford U is not in London?

    Reading: Re-reading some old favorite P.G. Wodhouse books.

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      • Finished the Jeeves story collection, now starting on Wooster and Jeeves novel (Right Ho, Jeeves), still have some Monty Bodkin novels waiting. πŸ™‚

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        • Oh you make me feel all cozy! My Mom used to read us a Jeeves short story every night before bed, because they were just the right length and always ended happily.

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          • Ha, ha, that’s a novel application of those stories. I’m surprised how much reading tastes we have in common. Now you’ll probably come up with some favorites which I can’t stomach. πŸ™‚

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  9. Watching: Veere di Wedding was my first live movie theater Hindi movie! My friend who has been coming over for movie nights was wishing the heroines had more autonomy and less patriarchy so I convinced her to go with me. We got two of the last seats, which surprised me, didn’t expect it to be so full. It was a fun one to see in the theater, definitely got more out of it by hearing how the audience responded. We walked out behind a grandma and grandpa aged couple, which made me super curious :).

    I’ve also been on a deep SRK dive to escape the unrelenting terribleness of the news cycle. I’ve been skim watching his more recent movies on Netflix trying to figure out if there is a trend toward a more naturalistic acting style vs. pulling from his established toolbox. That was part of what I liked about JHMS, though it didn’t seem to play too well at home. Dear Zindagi was definitely more in the realistic style. What’s weird is that I think in Dilwale, as goofy as it is in parts, he goes less to his typical SRK moves than he does in Raees. (As an aside, I know you saw lots of moments lifted from other movies in Dilwale, but there’s a strong influence of Fast and Furious too.)

    Thinking: family and friend logistics for my son’s fifth birthday this weekend. And end of school year, beginning of summer stuff.

    Reading: recently finished Wild Seed, my first taste of Octavia Butler, so good.

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    • I had a cool teacher in college that assigned us Octavia Butler, Fight Club, and something else I can’t remember that was similar to them both. I probably think about those books as much or more than I think about the boring old Hemingway and Shakespeare and stuff we read in other classes.

      Veere Di Wedding with a friend is a great first theater experience! I am so glad you enjoyed it. And there were older people at my screening too, I would have thought the poster and trailer would be enough to turn them off, but I guess not. I am probably just underestimating older people and should be ashamed of myself.

      I think I agree with you about Raees versus Dilwale. In Raees, he was still playing mostly the same beats, first love, friendship, neighborliness (or whatever that emotion is) and so on. In the action scenes and some other moments, yes definitely something new. But the rest of the time, not so much. But in Dilwale in the present day scenes, he was playing older brother and leader of the community and all of these things he hasn’t done before.

      For me, his most natural roles are Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa, Swades, Fan, JHMS, Chak De, and Billu. I’ll be curious what you think after you finish your dive! There are probably things I am forgetting or missed seeing.

      Oh, and congrats to your son! Summer birthdays are the best, because you can have the party during the day and don’t have to worry about scheduling it after school or on the weekends. Although, it does mean he can’t bring cupcakes in for the class on his birthday. Do schools still do that? It was a big problem in my household because we felt left out, until my Mom started having us bring them in for our half birthdays instead.

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      • I’m an August baby and have no fond memories of class birthday parties, so I haven’t made much of an effort in that department. There are also so many rules now! No outside food, have to put in a special order to the cafeteria. It’s lame. We just do a low frills park party with good friends and whichever classmates show up, it’s fun. I like the June birthday. My older son is March – indoors options require more planning, and of course he has more opinions.

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        • Children and their opinions! That’s what makes them so difficult. I was hanging out with a 4 month old on Memorial Day, and even she had opinions. More of the “I think I should nurse now” variety, but still very vocal and aggressive about it.

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  10. I am still on an Aamir kick from last week, so I watched Talaash for the second time, which some nice person has uploaded on youtube with subtitles. The first time I saw this I was on a plane, so it was nice to see it on a reasonably-sized screen. It has a lot of nice visuals. I still enjoy it but my initial impression was strengthened: this a basically good movie with a great cast which is substantially weakened by the paranormal aspect. The movie doesn’t commit to it enough that I can buy into it and it feels like a lazy way to end it.

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    • TALAASH SPOILERS

      It’s not that Kareena’s a ghost so much, it’s the whole thing with the psychic. If there were a more subtle communication with the son–like, after ghost Kareena is buried they find a letter from him and Aamir flashes back to her saying she’d do something for him. OK, that doesn’t really work with Aamir’s guilt and all, but that kind of thing where it’s semi-ambiguous. I love both Rani and Aamir in this and I love their relationship and realistic problems, but all the contact with their son feels like they are living in an alternate world where they can commune with dead people at any time they want. That kind of ruins it for me.

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    • That was my first feeling about Talaash, but then for me it went away on subsequent watches and I came to enjoy the kind of surreal feeling to it.

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      • Yeah, I can see that; maybe I will feel that way. Right now it seems like being able to contact the son sort of obviates the need for them to go through the healing process, which would be more satisfying in a movie where the main relationship is portrayed so maturely. If that makes sense. But the second watching made me totally get over being mad over SPOILER Kareena being a ghost.

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        • I think what eventually made sense for me was to look at the letters and the medium as another way of comparing Aamir’s grieving process to Rani’s. Rani was the “officially” struggling one, she had the letters from the medium and so on. But Aamir was supposed to be okay, and he was the one actually seeing a ghost. They had to come together and share their grief, realize they were equals, before they could comfort each other. So it had just been Aamir seeing ghost Kareena, it wouldn’t be quite the same. Especially since the letters didn’t really say much of anything, just “I love you, I’m happy, you be happy too”.

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  11. Watched: I just saw the teasers for Zero, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, and Loveratri. The first had a cameo (or almost a co-starring role, in the teaser) by Salman. The second had a cameo and voice over narration by Salman. The third had voice over narration by Salman (no dialogs by the actors). So that made me think of this song from Wanted:

    yaha bhi hoga waha bhi hoga
    ab to saare jaha me hoga kya
    mera hi jalwa

    And here’s the video:

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    • Well now I have to zip over to youtube and watch the Zero teaser!

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    • I was okay with her in VV, and they do look good together (most important consideration), similar height and build. I’d prefer Maddy to do a rom-com instead of a romantic drama, but anything with “romance” is good.

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