Happy Birthday Meena Kumari! Your Life, Part 4, Pakeezah

Final section! Meenaji is one of those rare artists where the end of her life and her last film were so perfectly matched that I can write a post that weaves in one with the other.

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

Happy Wednesday! I have had a pretty nice week so far (saw Arjun Patiala on Monday night with my friend, last night sat at home and thought about Kuch Kuch Hota Hai). Hopefully it stays nice. I’d know it would be nice if Jabariya Jodi was releasing this Friday, but stupid release date got moved. Grrr.

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Global Box Office: Not Enough Pieces of the Global Pie

Remember when I used to have fun pun titles? I miss that! I couldn’t even come up with something witty related to Judgemental Hai Kya, and it feels like I should have been able to manage SOMETHING. Oh well. As always, figures from bollywoodhungama

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Friday Classic Announcement: Khalnayak! In Honor of Jackie and Sanju Reuniting in Prasthanam

I hope this is enough time for folks to actually watch the film. I’ll probably be putting up the review Friday evening, so it will be pretty fresh all weekend, you can watch the film any time Friday through Sunday. And it is such fun! A great thing to do over the weekend.

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Shahrukh Summer: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Lovers and Soulmates, and the Importance of the Gazebo Scene

Niki suggested that instead of trying to cover everything in KKHH in one huge post, I break it down into certain themes or elements. I like that! And the first theme that I find interesting is tied up in everyone’s favorite scene, the Gazebo moment.

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Sunday ReRun: Sangam! The Classic Raj Kapoor Film I Want Shahrukh to Remake

I put up a post this morning of classic films that could be rewritten and remade for Shahrukh, and after thinking about it, I think Sangam is my top choice. Shahrukh can play the guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and loves loves loves and ultimately turns out to be a better happier husband than the dignified guy who hides his feelings.

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Recover from Many Many Movies

I still haven’t written the review because I know it was the one people were least interested in, but SEE ARJUN PATIALA!!! THIS WEEKEND!!!! It is super clever, charming, happy, all around delightful. And I suspect it will only be in theaters for a few days because clever, charming, happy, delightful movies don’t last.

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Judgmentall Hai Kya Review (SPOILERS): A Movie That Fails Its Own Internal Logic

This movie had honest trailers, so if you liked what you saw in the trailer, the weird look and the twisted plot idea and so on, then you should avoid this review and read the No Spoilers instead. The film is far more enjoyable if you don’t know the twists. But if you saw the trailers and felt like it wasn’t for you, then it probably isn’t for you and you can just read this review instead.

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