Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Enjoy the Sunshine!

Happy Saturday! It is GORGEOUS here! In a seasonally appropriate way, sunny and upper 40s. Anyway, I’m gonna be optimizing that weather and ignoring the blog.

Things to talk about!

Important question, if you had to pick, would you go for a nice big cuddly guy or a super super lanky boney guy? I’m not talking dieting and perfect body, just like natural body type. Is your preference this:

Image result for aditya roy kapoor body

Or this:

Image result for Madhavan body

Albie Dog caught a cockroach! I was so proud of him, my great hunter. Ultimately the cockroach played dead and outsmarted him and then I had to kill it. But Albie Dog was ALMOST smarter and stronger than a cockroach, which is pretty good for a little dumb puppy.

Oh, and I saw the trailer for Thappad last night! And, as a shallow person, here were my thoughts:

  1. When is Anurag Basu going to stop making groundbreaking brave films about important social issues and make Ra.One 2 instead?
  2. Why can’t important social issue movies use bright colors?
  3. Why does the husband look almost like Jim Sarbh but not? Because it is hurting my head to keep going “hey, it’s Jim Sarbh! Oh wait, no” every time he shows up onscreen, and it is such a Jim Sarbh role.
  4. I don’t think I want to watch this movie, I’m gonna stay home and watch Kuch Naa Kaho instead, the happy brightly colored with songs version of the same story.
Divorce! It can be fun and falling in love again and club songs!

15 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Enjoy the Sunshine!

  1. 100% tall and lean. Basically the lankier the better. When I was in high school, the running joke was that if a guy was so tall and skinny that he looked like you could break him like a twig, then I likely had a crush on him.

    Okay, now on a more important note, I just discovered Varun Tej!! How have I never known about him before?! Well I know why, because no one ever told me that so many of his movies were dubbed in Hindi. Angie pointed out that Tholi Prema was dubbed in Hindi in one of the comments ( Thank you, Angie!!) so I watched it and the second half changed my life! Purely based on looks, I could take him or leave him in the first half, But with the hair styled back and that neatly trimmed beard, holy moly, he is beautiful in the second half! I kind of wish he had been in the Zoya Factor instead of Dulquer because I think he could pull off the strict-grumpy pretty well. And then I saw that he’s 6’5’ and nearly fainted because that’s just not fair. Now I have to figure out which movie to watch next, Fidaa because everyone seems to love it or Mukunda because it’s his first and move down the list.


    • Ha ha Our tastes in men couldn’t be more different! I was in love with Varun in the first half, but as soon as he came with his hair styled back and beard I was like: Varun where are you? Are you coming back? I will continue watching and waiting for you to be beautiful again. 😉


    • I have only seen Fidaa out of all the Varun Tej movies, but he is so great in that. She’s all tiny and skinny, and he’s all freakishly large and tall.

      Also, have you considered Prabhas? Forget Bahubali, he went on a crazy regime to gain weight for that. This is the usual Prabhas:

      On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 3:47 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I have seen Prabhas in a few movies and I appreciate his acting but he just doesn’t do it for me in terms of looks. I am apologizing profusely in advance and please don’t hate me.

        But if you get a chance to watch Tholi Prema, let me know what you think of pre versus post interval Varun. I have a feeling you’re going to like pre far more than post. Pre definitely has a more Prabhas vibe and look to him. Ooh! I think the picture you have of him in the “Hrithik-Tiger Shipping Post: What Other Casting Options Would We Use for War?” is post-interval Varun or from right around that time. Okay I’m off to watch Fidaa and super excited to fall in love with Sai Pallavi!


        • Ok so I am completely fidaa over Fidaa. This movie was made for me. It will be on the list of movies I will likely watch over and over again when I need a pick me up. It had sooo many wonderful moments. I will put up a more serious thinky comment tomorrow on why I love it, but for now, since I am on this south Indian rom-com kick with a swooney hero and awesome, kick-ass heroines, I am going to switch gears a little bit and move from Telugu to Malayalam and watch Ohm Shaanti Oshaana. Will keep you updated.


          • Important thing to know about Fidaa! It’s not the stars or anything that made it special, and it’s not a one-off, all this director’s movies are like that. He always has a strong complex independent heroine at the center of things, with the hero trailing along after her. The DCIB Telugu readers turned me on to him and everything he made, I love. Only it’s kind of hard to track some of his films done, and the older ones look older (stagey camera work and stuff). Anand, Godavari, and Happy Days are his earlier ones that really feel like Fidaa. But again, old looking! And the hero’s aren’t actually swoony, just nice. On the other hand, his new movie is supposed to come out April 2 and has Sai Pallavi in it again, and a Cute Dude.

            On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 8:45 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Ha!! That is hilarious and I love it! He gave me such a Fawad Khan from Khoobsoorat vibe in the second half with the hair, beard, and grumpiness . . . oof, I was smitten. If you come across other movies with him that happen to be dubbed in Hindi, please do let me know.

    Also, I just read Margaret’s review of Fidaa and I cannot wait to watch it!


  3. Definitely tall and lean. Reflects on Life basically described my husband when she joked about the skinny guy who moves fast type (meant to say that in the moment but the week got away from me). ARK, Arjun Rampal, Kunal Kapoor, all the pretty tall boys. I think Fawad fits too, also why I tried so hard to get a Rana crush going.

    So happy filmikudhi loved Fidaa! That’s a comfort watch for me when I need cheering up :). Or I just put on Vachinde.

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    • Oooo, Arjun Rampal! He usually takes care of his body and buys clothes carefully so you can’t see, but under all of that he is a real skinny dude. Chicken legs.

      On Sat, Feb 22, 2020 at 11:26 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  4. I’ll complain here, let’s see if it will work again – stupid Netflix promised Panipat will be available from 14th Feburary. I was very patient because I know sometimes they need time to add italian subs, but seems that they won’t add the movie. I’m mad because if they don’t have the rights why announce it?


    • Not to brag, but I’ve got Panipat! It hit American Netflix for sure.

      Have you tried VPNs? Or is Netflix too smart for that?

      On Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 10:37 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Everybody has it except Italy 😦 I tried VPN but it didn’t work, maybe because I’m not smart enough. I will watch it on einthusian , but I prefer to watch it on my tv and I’m angry I can’t.


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