Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Read Books and Live Life!!!!

Happy Saturday! I have a whole sunny glorious day to do whatever I want, and it will not be spending a lot of time at the computer. That’s for work days!

Things to talk about!

Gulabo Sitabo hit Prime, and if I were home I would probably have watched and reviewed it, and not enjoyed the experience. Just didn’t intrigue me as a film, and watching a movie streaming at home is never as fun as in theaters. Anyway, do y’all want me to review it in a week when I am back home?

Jhanvi’s helicopter biopic thing is going to be on Netflix, I am slightly more interested in watching that. If nothing else, I want to see Jhanvi act in a movie! Anyone else interested in that one?

And then there’s Breathe! I’m going to be up at the Lake House again when that hits Prime, but I could probably watch it one episode at a time. Whose in for that one?

Oh, also apparently Abhishek is doing a lot of stuff about his 20th anniversary of being in the industry. In honor of that, let’s talk about what our favorite Abhishek movies are. Being a rom-com person, I’m gonna put these three out there:

Kuch Na Kaaho: Fun, happy, great chemistry with him and Aishwarya, very good songs.

Manmarziyaan: A different feel to an old fashioned story, very good performances all around, very honest.

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom: Silly, light, fantastical in the best way, I just love this movie.

27 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Read Books and Live Life!!!!

  1. Very interested in Jhanvi’s movie. I am surprised too. A distant second is Gulabi Sitabo. I plan to watch it and it would be nice to read your review beforehand but totally understand if you are not interested. Zero interest in Breathe.

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    • Oh and hands down Kuch Na Kaho is one of my favorite Abhishek movies. I personally also really enjoy Bunty aur Bubly and Bluffmaster.

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      • I do not like Bluffmaster, I don’t like movies where the audience knows as little as the characters. I want to know more! I want to be omnipotent!

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        • Ha! I knew you didn’t like Bluffmaster for multiple reasons and I was a little hesitant to mention it, but I still find it so much fun. Abhishek is one of the only heros that I find surprisingly charming when he is a little arrogant spoilt brat.

          On a separate note, have you seen the 1999 Laawaris with Akshaye Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Jackie Shroff, and Manisha Koirala. If not, please do when you get a chance. It’s on Prime. I would love to read your review of it. It’s such a wonderfully 90s masala movie where Akshaye is a thug and all the women stick up for themselves and essentially are the ones that solve all the problems. Plus, Dimple is just fabulous in every way and her hair deserves an ode!

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    • Yeah, I just can’t inspire myself to watch Gulabi Sitabo. Kargil Girl doesn’t have a release date from Netflix yet, hopefully it will be a day when I don’t have anything else going on and can watch it. Breathe at least has the advantage of short episodes, I can watch it with breakfast or something.

      On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 10:49 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Shocked Guru didn’t make your list. I’ve been thinking of rewatching Manmarziyan, I saw it on a plane and I liked it, though have to admit I remember Taapsee and Vicky more than Abhishek.

    Agree with filmikudhi, I would like to see your review of Gulabo Sitabo, haven’t decided if I want to watch that one. Not that excited about Janhvi in a helicopter. Breathe I’ll probably check out but I usually can’t keep up with your review schedule for series!

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    • All right, I will try to squeeze in Gulabo Sitabo! I’m on “vacation” this week and next week so I don’t want to waste a minute when I could be outside enjoying myself sitting inside watching something instead. But next Friday I’ll be home again, so that’s possible.

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  3. Review all of it, I mean, what else is there to review? Especially Breathe, if it’s good I will get another month of Prime to watch it in.

    It’s the bane of my life that I can’t find a subtitled copy of Bunty aur Babli, which I know I would love. So now JBJ is my favourite Abishek film.

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    • How can there not be a subtitled B & B for you???? It’s YRF!!!! I thought at the very least those were available everywhere for rental. This is shocking!

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  4. It would be so exciting if you reviewed Gulabo Sitabo, because it’s on Amazon Japan and I can watch it and comment in a timely manner instead of months or years afterward! It will have the usual Japanese subtitles, but seems like something I wouldn’t have trouble understanding. Breathe, on the other hand, I’m not sure about but will give it a shot.

    I love Bluffmaster, I love it when a movie really surprises me. Also adored B&B. And, extreme minority opinion, I enjoyed Ravaan, but sometimes in a so bad it’s good sort of way, But how can you not like Govinda as Hanuman?

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    • Oooo, that is a good point! I’m not gonna even watch it, let alone review it, until I am back in the city. So, Friday at the soonest. But I guess I could do it then! Better late than never.

      On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 11:06 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • I can’t even buy Kuch Naa Kaho with English Subtitles. But the one with Portugese subtitles is free on YouTube, and Portugese is similar to Spanish, and I can understand some Spanish… I guess I’ll see how long I can watch a movie when I can’t understand what they’re saying.

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      • Oh, that’s too bad! And KNK is less predictable than a lot of movies, so it might be hard to follow without English subs. Might be worth it to spend the $10 and get the DVD:

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        • Yeah, I lasted 18 minutes…. And then I looked up the plot on Wikipedia, and realized I had tried this before and the generic plot on wikipedia really wasn’t going t help me.

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          • I am trying to be better about looking at DVD purchases as temporary, you watch it once and then it is okay to give it away. For similar reasons, so many movies are unavailable except on DVD but where I would buy them for the same price streaming, or even rent them, I can’t get around the mental block of buying a DVD just for one viewing.

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  5. So sorry to break up the happy spirit of this thread, but I didn’t know where else to post this. There is some major tragic news waiting for you Margaret. I don’t know if you check the Bollywood news while on vacation. If you don’t, let this be a heads up for you to skip it if you don’t want to spoil your mood.

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