I like polls, but I refuse to use the polls built in tool. I want you to comment so you can say more if you like, and I can ask follow up questions, not just pick something on a list (boring!).Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2020
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Let’s Talk COSTUMES!!!!
Second general Kuch Kuch post! Oh man, I am so happy just rereading this. KKHH is really my happy place.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai! Let’s Talk GAZEBO!!!!
I haven’t done a for real review of this movie, but I did a series of theme posts a few years back on it. I’m gonna post the two most general of those posts and we will see if people care enough to inspire me to post the others.Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To The Last Week of September?
Happy Wednesday! Should that be “first week of October”? Oh well, either works I guess.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Jodha-Akbar, Mann, Duplicate, or Something Else?
What to do, what to do? Good, or kind of bad, or very bad, or something else entirely? I am open to opinions!Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Dil Se! The Movie I Won’t Review, But I Will Tell You Why I Won’t Review It
I was dreading reviewing this movie and then I thought “well, what if I just don’t? What if instead, I explain to people why I don’t feel able to review it?”Continue reading
In Honor of His Birthday Yesterday, and to Cheer Us All Up, Let’s Talk About Why We Dislike Ranbir Kapoor as an Actor/Public Person!
This is a happy place, and a generally nice place, so obviously we all wish Ranbir well as a human person on earth, we want him to successfully defeat whatever internal demons he has, we want him to be at peace, and we aren’t going to troll him or stalk him or torment him on social media or any of that. But, I think we are allowed to say bad things about his acting, his films, and the way he presents himself to the world, right? That doesn’t make us bad people?Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Duplicate! The Strangely Endearing Ugly Child
This is NOT a good movie. Sorry to everyone (including one of my closest friends) who loves it, but facts are facts. On the other hand, there are more people than you would expect who love it! Something about this bad bad movie is just strangely lovable.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Lataji!!! The Voice of Hindi Films
Lataji! 91 years old today, unbelievably. And she has been singing for Hindi films almost the whole 91 years.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Yashji’s Birthday?
Happy Monday! I have allergies like crazy, my weekend was way too busy, and it was one of those Mondays where I had to hit the ground running at work. Blargh!Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Dil To Pagal Hai! For Yashji’s Birthday!
Well, the timing worked out perfectly on this one! I was all set to go 2-3 movies ahead to get to a Yashji film, and it turns out it was just about time for one anyway.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Pardes! The Movie That Really Gets Going in the Second Half
This is a movie where the first/second half divide is so start, that I tell people to just start at the interval. The first half is fine, fun, a bit silly (kabaddi game!). The second half has some great internal tension between duty and love in a fascinating way.Continue reading
In Honor of Yashji’s Birthday, a Discussion of Film Endings!
This is in honor of Yashji because I think we can all agree he had TERRIBLE endings! Big picture they were fine, the right people ended up together and all that. But the specifics of how they played out tended to be “and then a plane explodes for no reason” kind of randomness.Continue reading
Aditya Chopra’s Birthday Statement on His Dad, How Nice!
This is such a nice statement! Which is well, and carefully, written. Let’s all read it and be grateful that poor social anxiety Adi has a good way to express himself.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown: Yes Boss! Shahrukh and Juhi, in Full Flower
There came a time in the late 90s when Shahrukh hit this string of light comedies that had a lot of darkness at the center. Odd films that flopped when they released but are fascinating rewatches.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Koyla! Best Madhuri-SRK Movie!
I love this movie! The ending is a bit weak in that kind of confused meandering way of the 90s, but otherwise, perfection!Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Have Adventures!
Happy Saturday! I was so excited to get going this morning, I forgot to put up this post, so this comes to you from my phone in a parking lot.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown: Chaahat! Shahrukh Plays the Damsel in Distress
Such an interesting movie! Shahrukh is sexually objectified and blackmailed and powerless, just like a girl.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Trishul! 3pm Chicago Time, Einthusan Version!
Oh boy! A straight up for realsies classic! Which also means that it is hard to find a good copy and they vary widely in length and quality and stuff. So, we will be watching the einthusan version, for consistancy.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: The Feroz Khan Family, Qurbani and Zeenat Aman’s Eye Socket
There are so many Khans around! Because it is a very common name/title in the northern regions where Urdu is spoke and men are tall and handsome and refugees fled in droves to Bombay in the 1940s. But there’s only one Khan family in Hindi film, all the other little Khanses aren’t actually related to each other. Isn’t that interesting?Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, English Babu Desi Mem! The Really Bad One!
A lot of these movies, I’ve seen maybe twice, most recently 2 years ago. This one, I’ve only seen once, 15 years ago. That is how bad it is. And also, how bad this review will be since I can barely remember it.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong, Trishul! Starting at 3pm Chicago Time Tomorrow, ONLY ON EINTHUSAN
Well, this is a very impractical choice. It will only work if you all swear to watch on Einthusan and nowhere else. But you say you will, so fine! We’ll try it!Continue reading
Big Thinky Post: What Makes Universal Religious Moments on Film?
I suppose this is related in that religion is a factor of every human society, and this blog is about cultural artifacts (Indian films). But mostly this is a question I have been wondering about and I am curious to hear what you, my intelligent and varied and original commentators, think about it.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Trimurti! Anil and Jackie and Shahrukh, Oh My!!!!
This is a perfectly pleasant lessor Subhash Ghai movie which also happens to have Shahrukh in an early role. But really it’s more of a Ghai film than an SRK film, only watch if you like Ghai.Continue reading
Friday Watchalong For Yashji! Chandni or Trishul or Darr?
There’s the logical choice, the fun choice, or the choice of my heart. Such a CHALLENGE!Continue reading