Mimi is the same movie as English Babu Desi Mem, which itself was a remake of Zamane Ko Dikhane Hai. Sure, the details are different, but the same question of “is the better parent the non-biological one who loves the child, or the rich biological one who can give the child a good life?” is the same. And it is a remarkably common question in Indian film!Continue reading
Monthly Archives: August 2021
Mimi Review (SPOILERS): A Surrogacy Movie About Love
I am SO EXCITED to finally write this spoilers review so we can all gab together about this movie and the various slight oddities in it.Continue reading
Mimi Review (No Spoilers): Nice Light Loving Movie, Surprisingly Little There-There
Well, now I see why so many of you said that I shouldn’t be afraid to watch this movie. It is very pleasant, very light, doesn’t really make you super feel anything. So if you want a real tearjerker deep version of a surrogate story, don’t watch this. But if you want a pleasant timepass that is unobjectionable, this is a nice one.Continue reading
Friday/Saturday WatchAlong: Saathiya for Vivek? Eega for Sudeep? Another SRK Film?
Okay, time to decide! Friday or Saturday this week? And what movie should we watch? So many birthdays! So many options!Continue reading
BIG DCIB COMMUNITY NEWS! FilmiKudhi is Having a Baby!!!!
Ready to prove we are less of a “film blog” and more of a “group of very close and supportive friends who hang out online”? FilmiKudhi is having a baby!!!! A very very wanted and waited for baby, so we should be VERY HAPPY. Heck, I am very happy! This is great news! And she should name the baby SHAHRUKH!!! I failed to convince my sister to name my nephew after SRK, this might be my last chance.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Suffer Without a China Cabinet?
Happy Monday! I am still China Cabinet-less! But by Thursday, I will have one one way or another. Sigh.Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Queen Latifah Rom-Com Remakes!!!!!
WARNING! I am going to be spoiling the movies Last Christmas and Just Wright. But, on the other hand, not really spoiling them because they are delightfully predictable and pleasant as all rom-coms should be. It’s about the journey, not the destination.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Curse the Shipping Gods
Happy Saturday! Would “Gods of Shipping” be more clear? What I mean is, whoever controls the fate of packages.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Kal Ho Na Ho! Because SRK! 3pm Chicago Time
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, a watchalong!!!! I’m excited! I’m gonna get off work, do errands, then come home and settle in for a nice shared viewing experience.Continue reading
I Was Right About Female Agency Being Most Important in Films, And Isn’t That Interesting?
I am trying to be objective and “isn’t this interesting?”, but really I’m just going “hahahahaha! I was RIGHT! I thought this thing was true and now here is a study that says it IS!”Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Kal Ho Na Ho! 3pm Friday (tomorrow!)
Kind of last minute, but who cares! It’s Kal Ho Na Ho!!!! 3pm tomorrow (Friday), Shahrukh, Saif, Preity, tears, romance, EVERYTHING.Continue reading
Friday/Saturday WatchAlong: What Should We Watch The Week Before School Starts?
Happy Thursday! Put this off a bit last minute, oops! And the only exciting birthday this week is Jim Sarbh, and the only good Jim Sarbh watchalong movie is Raabta which we already watched. So, my mind is a blank!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the Week I Broke My Little Toe?
Happy Wednesday! I don’t know-know I broke my little toe. But at the very least I bruised it heavily! It’s a fun thing to watch slowly change color over time.Continue reading
JLo and Ben Inspired Post: What Former Couple of Indian Film Do You Wish Would Get Back Together?
I just read a month and a half of People magazines, and my goodness are they excited about JLo and Ben! Which made me realize it’s not just in India that celebrity shifted in the early 2000s, it’s crazy that in America these two 50 year olds are still bigger stars than everyone who came after them. And also, years later reunions are a GREAT story and I want more of them.Continue reading
Discussion Post: Would You Rather Be Tall, Short, or Average? Caffeine Sensitive or Insensitive? And Finally, Small Dog or Large Dog?
Let’s chat! It’s been a while since we had a nice cozy chat. And I am legitimately curious about what people think on these vital issues. I know my opinions, but I don’t know if they are universal or if folks vary.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me 4 Days Before Jim Sarbh’s Birthday?
Happy Monday! I had such a nice weekend and now work is so HARD and I don’t want to do it. Boooo!!!Continue reading
Thinky Post: Modern Celebrity and Mental Health and Eating Disorders a Little Bit Too
I just caught up on a month and a half of People magazines, and it gave me thinky thoughts! Most of these thoughts are courtesy of People, it really is a good morally responsible magazine. I know that sounds crazy, but no joke, they deal with mental health issues and gun violence and all kinds of things besides “Ben and JLo Together Again!”Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk on Sunday: Chat Away While I Try to Pack a Car!
Happy weekend! I missed posting yesterday because we had a family emergency, my Dad lost his glasses and I tracked down a one hour glasses place, did all the driving, etc. etc. It ended up being a fun outing, there was a bison farm down the road from the one hour glasses place so we went to look at bison for a bit. But it did kind of kill the day and leave me too tired to feel like blogging. Today, I need to pack up the car and start getting ready to leave (I’m not actually leaving until Wednesday, but I’m working Monday and Tuesday). But I am remembering to post because I start working!Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Hasee Toh Phasee! For Courtney’s Birthday! 3pm Chicago Time
Happy Friday! Yaaaaaaay, a movie!!!!! I am in an unairconditioned lake house with a fan aimed right on me, so this movie has to distract me from how hot I am (temperature, not appearance).Continue reading
Hrithik Contest: Young and Happy or Old and Hot?
Follow up to the Bumbro post! I forgot how irresistible Hrithik was in the early days when he looked just happy to be alive and dancing onscreen. But is that more irresistible than current Hrithik who looks mature and experienced and wise?Continue reading
Bumbro Contest: Which Version is Your Favorite?
No particular reason for this post, the song was just going through my head. And I thought we should determine, once and for all, which is the best version. FYI, “Bumbro” is a Kashmiri folk song independent of the movie versions, it’s just two separate Kashmir-set films decided to remix it for their movies.Continue reading
I Have a Good Movie Idea for Rani! Tough Cop Working with 3 Old Men
I’ve got a headache today so I am not thinking too hard about anything, instead I am watching a soothing BBC show and I just realized it would be perfect for Rani.Continue reading
All Our Dreams Are Coming TRUE!!! Amitji is Doing the Voice of Alexa, Can SRK Be Far Behind???
YES! It’s happening! It’s really happening!!!! The possibility of an SRK voice system is WITHIN OUR GRASP!!!!Continue reading
Documentary Genres in Indian Film Format
This is gonna be a silly silly post, the only purpose of which is to make me giggle. Don’t get offended! I still totally take documentaries and Indian films seriously, both in their own way!Continue reading
Marvel Recasting Post: Just for Funsies!
Almost positive I already did this at some point. But whatevs! We can always talk about it again!Continue reading