Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to The Last Week of March?

Happy Wednesday! Albie Dog is sleeping next to me and I am listening to the cats scratch the wall above me. That is, I hope I’m listening to that. If not, I’m listening to a creepy ghost trying to scratch free of the wall.

I’ll start!

Reading: Oh shoot, I had a thing for this! And then I forgot. Oh well. I can ask if anyone else saw the thing about the megachurch millionaire minister who says he sexually harassed an employee by text until she was forced to resign because “he was on sleeping pills”? I feel like you can either choose to be sad that the thing happened, or laugh because the excuse is so ridiculous, and I prefer to laugh.

Watching: Let’s see, watched RRR. Watched Bridgerton. Watched 83 last night (soooooooooo boring, my friend and I were virtually watching together and we spent most of the time just chatting). And tonight I’m gonna try to get my friends to watch Badhaai Do with me!

Thinking: It’s another burst of cold rainy weather here and I am trying to be cheerful about it. It’s an excuse not to do anything, right? Can’t start fixing up the yard or sorting out summer clothes or anything, because it’s too cold and rainy.

Listening: RRR overall has a so-so soundtrack. But this song sticks in your head (partly because it only has the one lyric):

Okay, question for you!!! First practical: where do you buy bras? I need new ones and I don’t want to try things on or be measured.

Second, a fun one! Which fictional doctor would you most like to be treated by, in honor of Doctor’s Day?

My first thought is Jug from Dear Zindagi, but then there is the whole sexiness distraction element. So I think maybe a Gypsy Doctor, because they seem able to cure anything, especially stuff regular doctors can’t fix.

28 thoughts on “Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to The Last Week of March?

  1. I’m very proud of myself because I finished “Shy, cuddly drum player in love with Mohiniyattam dancer” malayalam movie I have been watching 3 weeks or more. It was a mess, because it looked like they filmed it and then edited without even watching it. The hero looked once older, once younger, some scenes were black and white all of sudden and many important moments weren’t in the film, while some insignificant ones were tasting my patience. Vineeth, as always has a very weird role (I started thinking he must be a very strange type in the real life, or maybe it’s me who has a odd crush on him and that’s why I react so strongly on what he does. Probably both.) But regardless all those flaws I’m very happy I saw it, because the music was great (all those drums) and I’m absolutely in love with this song and with actress’s face when she dances almost motionless.

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  2. Seeing “RRR” (in Hindi) on Friday. I could technically double-bill it with “Attack,” but I don’t remotely wish to. Huzzah for reasonable bedtimes!

    I don’t know how esoteric your bra needs are, but the only places I’ve had any luck online are Her Room and Levana Bratique. The Levana bra is the only one that’s ever /really/ fit me and it was hella expensive and took three months to ship from Poland. But I wear a 42P, heaven help me, so the options for person-shaped people have surely got to be better.

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    • Clearly you are people shaped because “P” must stand for People!

      Can’t wait to hear what you think of RRR!

      On Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 1:07 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Have seen RRR three times. Only 5 minutes from my home. I think it is a wonderful movie. Story was excellent. Acting and direction superb. And visual effects simply amazing. Saw Anupama Chopra interview Jr.NTR and he commented about how many takes Natu Natu required. S. S. Rajamouli required total sync to the point arms needed to be same height. Someone asked me about subtitles on Twitter. Another commented that S. S. Rajamouli says peeps can watch without knowing language and with no subtitles. I respectfully disagreed. The only drawback for me was the very, very loud sound. But what a fun and amazing movie. Your recommendation sent me the first time.

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        • I am so glad you enjoyed it so much! Now you have to watch Bahubali, if you haven’t already. It’s on Netflix, same director, and even more over the top.

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  3. I think my brain has been permanently damaged by my Christopher Lee marathon. I can’t watch anything now without thinking it could be so much more insane. Obviously, I was like that before but it’s much worse now.

    Fictional doctors: I thought Shashi had played one but no, so I’m going for Sunil Dutt’s in Zindagi Zindagi and Dr. Catheter in Gremlins 2.

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  4. I am currently obsessed with this song. Lata’s voice is magical but….Shashi is UNBELEVABLE! So sexy and tender, it makes you swoon.
    As far as doctors go, I’d go with Dr Who. Literally, I’d go with him A universe of cures and adventure possibilities. And time travel – to meet a young Shashi!

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  5. Third Love (online)! Not only do you not need to be measured, you don’t need to measure yourself. You tell them what you’re wearing and the problems you have, and they figure out your “real” size.

    Haven’t watched anything in the past week but I am excited to announce that I get to see The Great Indian Kitchen in the theater! Not this coming weekend, when I’ll see Belfast, but next weekend. Also have high hopes that RRR will release in theaters here since Bahubali was a big enough hit that they threw Rajamouli’s entire oeuvre into theaters at once.

    Fictional doctor: oh! the nice psychiatrist who talks to Madhuri’s son in Fame Game. She just seems really kind and competent.

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    • I liked her! I also liked the psychiatrist in Made in Heaven come to think of it.

      Fingers crossed you can see RRR!

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  6. How do you buy bras without trying them on?

    I’m thinking about a Kareena Kapoor doctor, I like her pushiness in a doctor persona. Three Idiots Dr. Priya would be fun but Udta Punjab Dr. Preet is probably a better doctor.

    I’m with you and Albie on the weather, it’s an excuse to hide inside under blankets. Sadly it’s just causing me to work even more. Need some sun to coax me out of the house. We did take our first family trip to a museum last weekend since the before times, that was fun.

    Maybe it’s spring, I’ve been thinking about men with perfect planes of faces. Cillian Murphy interviews while we’re waiting for the final season of Peaky Blinders to arrive here, and Hyun Bin, the actor from Crash Landing on You, because I’ve been watching one of his earlier series. Who else fits this category? Maybe young Shashi? ARK? Fawad?

    Oh, and we watched Badhai Ho as our family movie because it was my turn to pick. It was sweet, thanks for the rec. I have the review open to read and comment as soon as I get a stretch if downtime.

    Listening: My now 12yo came home from a social studies project day where groups in 6th grade represented different countries along the silk road. He said everyone ended up hanging out at the India table because they had the best food and clothes and music (not surprising, lots of desi students). He came home with Lungi Dance and Zingaat in his head, that’s what the kids put on as party music.

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    • I buy a bunch of bras online based on the pictures, get them in the mail, try them on, they don’t fit, I send them back, and then I just do that for like 6 months until I finally find one that works. BUT IT’S BETTER THAN A STORE! Changing rooms are always so cold.

      For your Planes list, definitely Randeep Hooda. And young Jackie and maybe Tiger too.

      Glad to know Lungi Dance still reigns supreme!

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  7. I could use help in the bra department too. I started buying sports bras from Thred Up (used) because they were SO $$$$ and usually still didn’t stop bouncing while running. I did buy a sale one from Prana, and I will say the fabric they use is super comfortable.

    I’ve been watching Bridgerton, and Inventing Anna, and listening to American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

    Now that AA is more famous will his older movies (Parugu, Arya 2) ever hit a streaming service I can use? Or maybe even be for sale on YouTube? Especially Parugu. I’m getting really annoyed that I can only watch it on Einthusan.

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    • I hope they hit a streaming service! But I don’t know if Prime or Netflix are smart enough to realise that AA is the secret sauce which makes the movies work.

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  8. Our cleaner just taught me „Gandhi-ji ke dhoti mein …“. Apparently they always used to play it on Gandhi‘s birthday: You just combine the phrase („in Gandhi‘s dhoti (there is) …“) with any (Hindi) film title you can think of. The results are usually quite funny.

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  9. Posting here since Monday or Saturday’s post is not up. Ali and Ranbir are getting married. It’s confirmed. I am just hoping that this doesn’t turn into a disaster in the long run, she does not deserve to be second fiddle to him by any means. I am just so happy Kat got Vicky and Deepika got Ranveer, both of who seem to be the epitome of ‘I respect my wife and love her to bits’ through and through.

    This has been confirmed in Pinkvilla, Vogue India and Filmfare. So it is DEFINITELY happening.

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