Happy Saturday!!! I should be folding more laundry (there was a vomit incident yesterday that resulted in stripping the couch and me changing clothes twice), but instead I am BEING A HUMAN and doing a FOR REAL ACTUAL BLOG POST.
(for those who are curious, still no Nephew B although we had a false alarm Thursday night. Nephew A and I continue to bond although when push comes to shove, Mommy is best and Auntie is useless. Yesterday, I was ordered off the sofa and to sit on the floor, for example, because it needed to be JUST MOMMY on the sofa with him)
Liger! Continues to be SUCH a stupid name. And also, such a stupid movie. IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY!!!
OMG, I loooooooooooooooove Puri Jaganaddh. In his best work, he really pushes the essential surreality of movies, this 2 dimensional version of a 3 dimensional world, to the edge. Sometimes he goes to far, it feels so strange and fake you just don’t care any more, but for his first Hindi/Dharma movie I was more worried he wouldn’t be allowed to go far enough. NO MORE! Bonkers mother-son relationship, over the top fight scene, tough aggressive heroine, all my favorite Puri things.
Ek Villain 2. A nice basic clear name. For a very grey, literally and metaphorically, film.
I do love me some tortured John Abraham and streak of darkness Arjun Kapoor. So that’s good. But I am concerned that most of the plot twists were thrown into the trailer, which shows a lack of faith in the actual film. Like, people will want to watch it to see if the “girls” really are the serial killers this time, not because it looks like AN ACTUAL ENJOYABLE FILM. Also, Tara Sutaria.
“Kesariya” from Brahmastra. Pretty pretty song, I do love Pritam. But on the other hand, I hate Ranbir and this is not winning me over.
I think the issue is, he’s dancing and singing and she’s just sort of “there”? It works because Alia has such charisma onscreen that she can be just “there” and you will still find her interesting. But for the Big Love Moment of a movie, I would hope for more interaction between the two. Especially in a montage song, we are seeing their relationship in full, so where’s the moment when she cutely smears paint on his nose or makes a joke out of imitating the way he walks or anything that is a back and forth?
Okay, time to go change a diaper, y’all enjoy your exotic diaper free Saturdays.