Book Review/Hindi Film 101: Shaheen Bhatt’s Memoir About Depression

Thank you Filmikudhi for mentioning this book! It was a very good (and very quick) read. You can buy it for almost no money here. Really, check it out! Less than $2 and less than a 2 hour read.

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Super Deluxe Review (No Spoilers): Everything is Connected and Everything is Broken

Out of all the movies in the world, I picked this one. Because it started at 7pm, unlike all the other movies I wanted to watch which started at 10pm. It was fate!

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Notebook Review (SPOILERS): A Love Story That Starts With Forgiveness and Ends With Hope

Loved this movie! The more I think about it, the more I like it. Really, you should watch it. Don’t expect groundbreaking brilliance, but if you want sweet happy little stories, this would be it. And if you can see it, avoid this review and read the no spoilers review instead.

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Notebook Review (No Spoilers): A Lovely Happy Hopeful Little film

What a nice good movie! I am really sorry that nobody will be watching it. It was only playing at 2pm and 10pm at my theater yesterday, and only 11am and 5pm today. I went to the 11am show and got a private screening. Stupid distributors/producers messed up the promotions and release! But I am here to tell you, it’s a super good movie and you should make an effort to see it, even if no one else seems to care.

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Friday Classics: Highway, the Darker Version of Jab Harry Met Sejal

This is a movie so powerful, and so frustrating, that I both can’t bring myself to rewatch it for this review, and don’t need to because I remember it so well. I hope some of you managed to watch it recently so you can join in the comments with your own impressions!

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Upcoming Posts Announcement: Alia Week! Highway Tomorrow 3/29, Raazi Sunday 3/31, Shaandar 4/2 and Udta Punjab 4/5 Next Week!

Alia just won her FilmFare for Raazi, and we’ve been talking about her career in comments, so I feel like doing a theme week. I know a lot of you like Shaandar, Udta Punjab and Highway are on Netflix, Raazi just hit streaming. Ignore the Alia-factor, there’s plenty of reason to watch all these movies. She is very good at picking good scripts.

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Hindi Film 101: The Wonderful World of the Bhatt Family, Part 1, Nanabhai to Aashiqui

This is a suggestion from BollywoodNewbie (thanks BollywoodNewbir!) and it is a fun one, because the Bhatts are just so weird. Weird weird weird. And also, thank goodness, honest and open, so we know all about their wonderful weirdness. They are that one family you knew in high school that always had a messy house and strange food for dinner, but were super laidback and cool and it was more fun to be over at their house scrounging for food and painting on the ceiling than at home.

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FilmFare Report: Alia-Ranbir, Hirani, Katrina, and Clothes

There was one year I tried to do a really really intensive coverage and it exhausted me. Digging through all the various sites for images and to make sure I didn’t miss anything was just BLAH! So I’m not doing that again, I’m just going to do highlights and you all can fill in what I miss.

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