It’s Main Hoon Na’s SWEET SIXTEEN!!!! Rank the Costumes, Best to Worst!

There are so many great looks in this movie! Shahrukh, sure, but also Boman Irani and Sushmita Sen and Percy and pretty much everyone. Who is best?

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Hindi Film 101: Rishi Kapoor, A Lifetime Spent Struggling Against His Father’s Legacy

I already wrote my farewell post to Rishi, what he meant to me, but I want to put together a post about Rishi the person. As a Kapoor, we (the public) know a remarkable amount about him personally, and Rishi in interviews and his memoir has made even more available. I’m not going to try to rake up scandal or demonize him, but I want to do my best to give a fair and balanced look at the life of this man we have just lost.

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Irrfan Khan Fest: New Review! D-Day, His Saddest Greatest Film That No One Talks About

This movie released, a few select critics applauded it as one of the best films they had ever seen, and then it disappeared a few days later. I saw it, and I know a few other people here on the blog watched it, and we all think of it as a really remarkably good movie. One of those films you find yourself thinking about at surprising moments. It’s one of Irrfan’s few films where he is good, but the rest of the film lives up to his performance. It’s also extremely sad. Not tragic exactly, just sad. Be warned.

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Irrfan Khan Fest: Aaja Nachle, Irrfan Khan and Madhuri Dixit

This performance isn’t even on some of his official filmographies, and that’s a shame. He is very very good in this movie, and he plays the main antagonist, not a small role. Also, it’s the only time he shared the screen with Madhuri Dixit.

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Irrfan Khan Fest: Billu, Irrfan Khan and Shahrukh Khan, to Character Actors Turned Leads

Someone in the comments mentioned they think of Irrfan Khan as what Shahrukh’s career could have been without DDLJ. And it’s true, both started out as TV actors, then film villians, and then Shahrukh suddenly hit it big while Irrfan struggled away for a decade before his break.

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Irrfan Khan Fest: Karwaan, Irrfan and His Character Steal the Movie From the “Hero”

This is a slightly frustrating movie, because Irrfan is so very good in it and his character is so very interesting, but instead the film expects us to care about Dulquer and his boring character. Still worth watching though, mostly for the Irrfan of it.

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Late Movie This Friday! Jab Harry Met Sejal Starting at 6PM Chicago Time!!!

At this time on Friday, so 6pm Chicago time (7pm Eastern time, 4pm California time, 9am in Australia so Sal had better join us. Oh and Miss Braganza too!), we will watch Jab Harry Met Sejal! YAAAAAAY!!!! And if you can’t join us, you can always check out the post later and read through the comments. But I hope you can join us!

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Imtiaz Ali and Highway and Love Aaj Kal 2020: Why the Audience Can’t Relate to Female Lead Films

Love Aaj Kal 2020 is on Netflix and if you don’t like it, it means you are secretly a male chauvinist. No, not really, that’s a terrible game to play with movies. But I do think a lot of the response to the film is because of anti-female prejudice.

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RACHEL! What Movie Do You Want to Watch This Friday?

Hey Rachel! In my charmingly creepy stalker way, I have remembered that you have a special day this weekend! So you get to pick ANY MOVIE YOU WANT for us to watch on Friday. Oh, and also the time so you can join in, I know you are Pacific time (again, charmingly creepy), so mid-afternoon my time may be tricky. We can bump it later or earlier just this once đŸ™‚

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Love Aaj Kal 2020 is On Netflix! WATCH IT!!!!

FINALLY!!!! One of the most interesting movies I have seen this year is available for other people to watch. I am desperately anxious for more folks to see it and then talk about it with me. There is a good chance you will really really love it. Or else really really hate it. But I suspect strong emotions will be involved either way.

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Hindi Film 101: Happy Birthday Zohra Sehgal! You Had a Long Fascinating Life, Let’s Talk About the Amazing-ness!

I love thinking about Zora Sehgal, because she is a great person for “you are never out of time to try something new”. Right now we are all going “oh darn, I missed my chance to do ____ (trip, graduation, whatever)”. And here’s Zora to go “no no no! Whatever it is, it can still happen, at any point. Your life is full of opportunities, always.”

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Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week of May Day?

Happy Monday before May Day! When most people will celebrate Labor, and my family will celebrate the pagan spring festival by giving away flowers (Mom can’t get real flowers this year so she is going to make them out of buttons and pipe stem cleaners). Anyway, a fun week!

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