Happy Wednesday! This is the place to talk about how we are spending this very very snowy week. Or at least, snowy where I am.
Reading: I started the Shashi Kapoor bio and so far he is just as decent and kind and wonderful as we all thought. And also, very very handsome. Sharmila Tagore had to ask the director to make him leave the set when he visited Kashmir Ki Kali because she couldn’t concentrate on acting when she could see his face. Oh, and I also stumbled across this article that is vaguely related to Gully Boy and I thought it was interesting: https://thewire.in/caste/art-music-rap-caste-divine-raja-kumari
Watching: I have been such an industrious movie watcher lately! The massive snowstorms helped, I was snowed in all day Saturday. Well, “snowed in”, I could have gone out, it just would have been very hard and unpleasant. Anyway, I now have a whole other Malayalam film finished for next week, plus a Telugu film for tomorrow, plus A Death in the Gunj. And besides Indian movies, Midsommer Murders. I’ve already seen them all, but that almost makes them better background watching. Oh, and the new season of Grace and Frankie.
Thinking: Would I rather wear lots and lots of layers and a light coat, or my freakishly heavy coat and normal clothes underneath? It’s supposed to drop to around 0 degrees again tomorrow, so a plan is needed.
Listening: Divine songs! So, yaaay for the Gully Boy movie, it achieved a good thing already by bringing stupid head in the sand people like me who only pay attention to big new Hindi films in as a new audience for Divine.
Now, question for you (partly inspired by Maria Gill who is in this situation)! Were you to be snowbound, what movies would you binge watch out of all Indian film?
I think, were I to be snowbound, I would binge on Shammi Kapoor movies. Because I have seen so few of them, and they all seem like the kind of happy silliness that I wouldn’t get tired of quickly.