Woot, American History! The thing I got my undergraduate degree in! Let’s see if I can dust off those skills.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2020
4th of July Friday Watchalong! Kal Ho Na Ho, or A Gentleman???
Either way, this is going to be a good good week! Two great movies to pick from, and then we can all turn them off and focus on comforting our doggies. 4th of July, terrible weekend for dog owners.Continue reading
Happy 4th of July Week! Songs in Which American Looks AWESOME!!!!
Some of these songs, the rest of the movie has America looking terrible. But it only has the punch because you contrast it with the earlier “America is freedom and happiness and I love it here” beginning.Continue reading
Anushka Sharma’s Women’s Bodies Trilogy in Honor of US Supreme Court Decision
Woot, Planned Parenthood won a court case! But there will always be another one coming, donate here to help give them the resources they need. And to help us understand how important their work is, let us look at Anushka’s angry supernatural trilogy of the horrors that happen when a woman does not have control over her own body. (I know I say “no politics” all the time, but so far as I am concerned, this is not political but personal. anyway, it’s my blog, I get to make the rules)Continue reading
Shahrukh’s New Tweet: Hot or Not?
Let the other outlets deal with the movie rumors and controversies and so on, DCIB is here for the real true fandom questions of Social Media!Continue reading
Questions Indian Romances Never Answer and Should
I have so many! Mostly related to logistics. But someone has to think about these things! Our drippy young lovers sure don’t.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me 4th of July Week?
Happy week before 4th of July!!!!! I may or may not have all day Friday off. My work schedule is unclear. Anyway, I’ll definitely have a half day and can do a watchalong, which is what matters.Continue reading
If I Ran the Censor Board, Here is How I Would Fix Indian Romances
I have many ideas! While aware it is extremely unlikely, I do think that making me the head of the Indian censor board would basically fix EVERYTHING. Read on, and I bet you will agree with me.Continue reading
4th of July Week! What Shall Be Our Theme?
Movies set in America? Movies critical of America? Movies with dumb Americans? Anything is possible!Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Classic Disney Fairy Tale Remade!!! Snow White in Dubai!
I’m excited! Disney is now in India, for realsies, and I love the classic Disney fairy tales for their strong central female characters. Time for an imaginary rewrite!Continue reading
It’s Hot! I’m Putting Up a Post of Cooling Things
It is sooooooooooooo hot today. I mentioned we’ve been having hot-rain-hot-rain-hot-rain? Well, today has just been hot-hot-hot-hot! Like, dripping sweat off my eyebrows hot. I think it is time for us to watch some cooling songs.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away On RD Burman’s Birthday!!!!
Happy Saturday! And Happy RD Burman Day! Let us all create ridiculous art that is decades ahead of it’s time, and also wear cool black rimmed glasses.Continue reading
Watch Hum Saath Saath Hain With Me Here Starting At 3pm Chicago Time!!!!
Woooo, a very very long very very family and sweetness movie! I look forward to all our cynical hateful non-loving comments.Continue reading
Random Mini-Culture/History Post Related to Bulbbul: Rabindrinath Tagore and Raja Man Singh as a Sample of Upperclass Marriage Practices of the Colonial Period
Bulbbul did a fantastic job showing how innately wrong and sick the idea of marrying a little girl to a grown man is. The reason the movie did that, and the reason it chose to use the trappings of classic film/literature is because the classical colonial period is full of accepted and even romanticized images of child marriages, especially child brides. Equally important, there is an effort to grossly rewrite Indian history and call both plural marriages and child marriages “Muslim” traditions. That is simply categorically absolutely NOT TRUE. They are Indian traditions, practiced across cultures and religions.Continue reading
Important Arjun Kapoor Birthday Post! Do You Prefer Thin Arjun or Fluffy Arjun?
Let us accept that both Arjun’s are good, no body-shaming here. We are merely discussing personal taste preference, the same way we would talk about vanilla versus chocolate ice cream.Continue reading
Random Discussion Post: What Brand/Franchise Do You Have an Illogical Nostalgic Attachment To?
I’m just going to assume that Yash Raj Studios is a brand almost all of us love. You know, in the way where you see the logo and just smile. But what else? I’m curious! Let’s share stories!Continue reading
Shahrukh Discussion Post: What’s Your Favorite Film of His Pre-DDLJ Era?
Let’s all have a boost today! Time to talk about little baby early Shahrukh, because that is such a fun thing to talk about.Continue reading
Watch Hum Saath Saath Hain Here in 20 Hours, 3pm Chicago Time!!!!
And the winner is Hum Saath Saath Hain!!!!! All CELEBRATE!!!!! Also, make sure you have an unbelievable amount of snacks available to you, Rajshri films will make you hungry like nothing else.Continue reading
Karisma Kapoor, 10 Things to Watch to Appreciate Her Rare Career
Karisma! An actress who can play a powerhouse dramatic lead, or a light comic star, or just a fun silly heroine, whatever is needed.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Karisma! My Review of Your Most Recent Work, Mentalhood!
This is just the funnest frothiest show. Highly highly recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet. And Karisma is a delight. She was born to be the lead of a dramedy. Below I have posted a brief description and an index of all my reviews, and then my review for the finale episode of the season. If you watched it already, tell me how much you loved it and Karisma! If you haven’t watched it, do that now and then read all my reviews using the index!Continue reading
Movie Tomorrow! Hum Saath Saath Hain or Paheli?
I’ve narrowed it down to two! Both on Netflix so you should all be able to see them. Both drippy and romantic and happy.Continue reading
Bulbbul Review (SPOILERS): A Woman is Only an Enigma if You Are Afraid to Look at the Truth
Once again, Anushka fearlessly and furiously rips off the mask that covers “tradition” and “how things are” to show us the ugliness and evil that is beneath. She is just so awesome. I want her and Sonam and Rhea to produce a movie together, it can be about friendship and fun and romance AND THEN THEY KILL ALL MEN. Oh, and spoilers follow, don’t read if you think you might want to watch the movie. Do read if violence against women (yes, there is rape) is uncomfortable for you and therefore you know you don’t want to watch the movie.Continue reading
Bulbbul Review (No Spoilers): A Dark Fairy Tale that Gives Lie to the Candy-Coated History of India’s Past
Well, Anushka continues her producer mission of ripping off the covers from India’s sins of the past and present. Yet another harrowing painful examination of the patriarchy and the unrelenting torment of being a woman in India. It’s handled delicately, but there is a rape scene. And a scene of terrible male on female violence. Just disturbing stuff. Watch with the lights on during the day, don’t watch at all if you are feeling wobbly.Continue reading
What Movie Star Should We Watch On Friday? Shahrukh, Arjun K, Karisma?
It’s Arjun and Karisma’s birthdays this week, that’s why them, and we haven’t seen a Shahrukh movie in a while, which is a good enough reason to include him. So, help me! What should we watch?Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To the Day Before Karisma’s Birthday?
Happy Wednesday!!! I have an exciting busy day today, and then a boring day the next two days. Oh wait! There’s still the Friday movie to look forward to! Okay, it isn’t all bad.Continue reading