This is the 4th Indian movie I saw. First Lagaan, then Rangeela, then DDLJ, then this. And I had no idea what was happening or what I was watching. But I liked it!Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2019
2018 Best Performance in a Bad Role…Vicky Kaushal in Raazi!!!!
This was a fun category! I’m glad I added it last minute. The actors who managed to take a dull underwritten part and turn it into something.Continue reading
The DCIB Break Out Actress of 2018 Was….Radhike Apte! Of Course
My goodness, only one more of these to do after this. Oh, and also the TGIF and FanFic ones, but I don’t have a deadline on those, maybe I’ll do them on Sunday or something.Continue reading
More Manikarnika, Twitter Quotes (Sorry, I know Some Of You Are Probably Sick of This)
As I said in my post last night, I find this whole thing a fascinating intersection of a whole variety of issues. So I am going to keep writing about it until you are all sick of hearing from me. Anyway, this post is just twitter updates.Continue reading
2018 Break Out Male Star: Ayushmann!!!! In a Write-In Win!
I thought for sure this would be a stroll to victory for Vicky Kaushal. But no, Ayushmann pulled it off in a write-in win!Continue reading
Best Gossip Story of 2018: DeepVeer Ki Shaadi!
Fun year for gossip! But out of all the many many stories and weddings, DeepVeer reigned supreme.Continue reading
Best Films From Each Genre! No Clear Winners Here, Interestingly
The genre votes! Which were all over the place. People couldn’t even agree on where to put Badhaai Ho, for instance. Just goes to show that Masala is alive and well in Hindi film, so many things just don’t quite fit.Continue reading
Best Studio/Banner of the Year….Colour Yellow!!!!!
This was the year of the upstarts! New studios making risky films won out by far over the old reliables. And none was riskier than our winner, Colour Yellow. Well, maybe Phantom, the runner up.Continue reading
Best Song/Soundtrack of 2018! Manmarziyaan and “Mere Naam Tu”!
The Ms have it!!!! Clearly, it was the year of the 13th letter of the alphabet, musically speaking.Continue reading
Best/Worst Film of 2018!!!! Reader’s Choice Was…Andhadhun and Sanju! Guess Which Was Which?
Did you think I forgot I was going to announce the results of the 2018 reader pulls today? You are right, I absolutely did. But then I remembered! So get ready for a bunch of separate posts for each category to go up.Continue reading
Manikarnika Discussion Post: Mishti and Krish Interviews
Personally, I find this story fascinating. You don’t have to, either because you are just tired of it, or because you like to watch movies but aren’t interested in how they are made, or just because you don’t think it is that important or worth discussion. But I find it fascinating, and so I am going to indulge myself with another post, and putting up a bunch of videos for you all to watch, and hoping that there will be someone else here I can talk to about it all.Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: Aravindante Athidhikal, The Power of the Mother
A nice pleasant not terribly challenging movie. Which somehow is what I always expect from Vineeth Sreenivisan starring movies. And a very nice movie to think about and maybe watch as we all worry about Sreenivisan in the hospital.Continue reading
Report From the Vast Frozen Middle of America
Hello to all my warm readers in other places! I am having a weird day which means it is hard for me to focus and do real posts, but I can do a fake post telling you all about my weird day.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening To While I Freeze?
Happy Wednesday! I get to work from home, because it is -50 degrees outside. Yes, you read that correctly, -50 degrees. Well, with wind chill, but it still counts! Anyway, everyone says to stay inside and don’t dare poke your nose out, so I get to work from home and eat everything in my fridge.Continue reading
Box Office Report: Manikarnika Makes Negligible Money
I was gonna say “no money”, that would have been catchier, but inaccurate. It didn’t make no money, it just didn’t make impressive money. (numbers from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
Koffee With Karan: Shweta and Abhishek
I’m trying to catch up on Koffee. It’s hard, because you know how detailed I like to be in my discussions! And this is probably going to be another detailed one. But then, it was also a really interesting episode. I can always hope the others are dull and then it will be easy to write about them.Continue reading
Songs! And Trailers! And Songs! Luka Chuppi, Total Dhamaal, ELKDTA
Oh boy, two more remixes. It’s getting kind of ridiculous. Oh, and also a new Ek Ladki trailer, which looks SAD.Continue reading
DCIB Awards: Best FanFic of 2018!
I love writing fanfic soooooooooooo much, it’s like my little candy dessert after the healthy meal of reviews and news posts and bleh. Anyway, I know there is only a small group of you that also reads my fanfics, but if you are one of them, you get to vote here! Make your voice heard!Continue reading
DCIB Awards: Best TGIF of 2018!!!!
These are the silly awards, but sometimes it is fun to be silly. And TGIF is the silliest of them all!Continue reading
Manikarnika Professional Dispute, Complete with Lost Krish Footage
There is no youtube link for the lost footage, so you are going to have to leave my site and go to bollywoodhungama. But then, they are the ones who tracked down this footage, so they deserve the clicks.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: Happy Week of Ek Ladki Ko Dekho and Sarvam Thaala Mayam!!!!
Happy Monday!!! I had one of those weekends that was more exhausting than a work week, so I am happy to be back at work. Well, not super super happy. I still wouldn’t mind getting to sleep in a bit and avoiding the cold commute and all that. But not super sad either!Continue reading
Silly Sunday: A Summer Place, Shahrukh as a Sexually Unsatisfied Middle-Aged Man and Loving Father
I had such fun re-writing one strange memorable 60s Hollywood teen film last week, I thought I might try again this week. Especially because this one has the PERFECT role for Shahrukh. Oh, and it is also very VERY long. And not necessarily good, I just wrote myself into a plot hole and it took a while to write myself out.Continue reading
I Had a Long Cold Morning, and Now I am Trying to be Productive
I always feel guilty when I don’t write a real post in a day, and today I haven’t written anything. So I am putting up a quick placeholder, and then I will write real posts while you read this.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun Announcement: Bombay Talkie (1970)!! For Shashi, Next Sunday 2/3
I just finished reading a biography of Shashi Kapoor, and now I am all excited to finally watch Bombay Talkie and see Shashi and Jennifer together and in love onscreen.Continue reading
Upcoming Reviews, Rajiv Menon Fest Before Sarvam Thaala Mayam!!!! Kandukondain Kandukondain on Thursday, Sapnay/Minsara Kanavu on Sunday
Oh dear, I forgot to announce a review for this Sunday. Not worth it to put one up I guess. If I ever recover from my Manikarnika sleep deprivation, maybe I’ll catch up on Koffee and post on that. Or else write another weird niche fanfic.Continue reading