Happy Monday! Such an odd week for me, on Wednesday I see Bharat and on Thursday I see Gene Kelly’s widow! Don’t know what she’s gonna talk about or anything, I’m just excited to be in the same room and, like, touch the hem of her garment.
This is the place to bring up any topic at all, Indian cultural questions, film history, gossip about movie stars, or just fun discussion stuff you’d like to bring up like “saris or Salwars or Anarkalis-which is better?”
Now, I have a question for you! A serious one because I am trying to make decisions. I felt like Katrina’s post made Ranbir and Salman come off poorly (because I was being empathetic with Kat), so I want to give them their own 101 posts. Which do you want to read first, Ranbir or Salman? Or is there someone else you want to get the 101 treatment?
Oh, and in honor of me seeing Gene Kelly’s widow, here are a selection of Indian film songs inspired by his movies (Farah and Prabhudeva really have a thing for him):
(homage to The Pirate at 4 minutes)
(homage to Singin’ in the Rain at 3:35
(whole thing is an homage to the Judy Garland song sequence “Get Happy” from Summer Stock, choreographed by Gene Kelly and his frequent partner/wife-swapping friend Stanley Donen)
(again, whole thing is an homage to “Love is Here to Stay” from An American in Paris)