Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Nagarjuna’s Birthday???

Happy Monday! It is overcast and rainy here, thank goodness we did all the “sunshine needed” lake chores yesterday. And now I just have to sit on the porch doing work-work for 9 hours.

Here is where you get to ask me anything you want from “who is Nagarjuna?” to “why haven’t you reviewed Wedding Season yet?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of new questions!

Now, question for you! It’s National Sports Day in India, what is your favorite sports movie (or second favorite after Chak De, we can’t ALL pick Chak De!)?

My first favorite is Chak De, so setting that aside, I think M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is my favorite. It’s a bit of a shaggy dog story, going here and there and everywhere, and the CGI leaves a lot to be desired, but it has a clear theme that goes beyond winning and losing (just keep working the trying and don’t give up because the journey is the point), and is excellently acted, written, and directed.

29 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Nagarjuna’s Birthday???

  1. How is your project going? Will you finish at time?
    Before having watched ChakDe and Dhoni, I would have chosen Lagaan because it was – for a certain time – the only Indian sports movie I’d watched.
    Now, for sure, it’s 1st ChakDe and then Dhoni…storywise and performancewise…
    Now, I’m eagerly waiting for Anushka’s ChakDa Express on Netflix.

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    • I finished! Everything except sewing on the tassels. Well, I sewed them on, and then my friend objected because I used black thread on pink tassels. so picky! And now I have to do them over again with pink.

      On Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 10:17 AM dontcallitbollywood < comment-reply@wordpress.com> wrote:

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    • I want to add that I’m not much into sport movies yet still have watched some I liked: Bend it like Beckham, Rani’s DilBoleHappida and the ZoyaFactor (because of the book)…

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  2. NEW TRIPTI DIMRI MOVIE COMING!! The name is Qala and is about a playback singer in the 1940s!! Love the look, and Tripti is suited so well to both (tragic) romances and period dramas.

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  3. I love sports movies. I have so many favorites, but off the top of my head, my absolutely favorites are Lagaan, Dil Bole Hadippa, and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (also probably one of my favorite evil Deepak Tijori performances to answer your question from the other day). I could watch these three movies over and over again.

    Others that I really like: Dangal, Chak De, Zoya Factor, Mary Kom, and Saand Ki Aankh. Finally, I hate to recommend this because of she who shall not be named, but I do think it’s a good movie and I really adore Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, so Panga.

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  4. The best sports movie is Mukkabaaz. It has sport blended with strong romance, great actors and top direction. Really a must watch movie.

    The second is Saala Khadoos (even if for me it’s “muscular Maddy has sex” movie more than a “sports movie”)

    Third Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. I don’t know if it counts as a sports film.

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  5. Very Important Question – Brahmastra, are you planning to watch it? I was ignoring this film for years. Today I saw an ad saying it will release in 10 days and I don’t know what happened but suddenly I felt like watching it. I would buy a ticket if it was available here.

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    • I kinda want to see it because I loved Wake Up Sid and YJHD but the promos for Brahmastra aren’t getting me that excited. I’ll probably end up seeing it but wait for the reviews first. One thing that Brahmastra has an advantage with is that there aren’t any Telugu releases that I want to see for the next few weeks.

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  6. Hey Margaret, how’re you doing? It’s been a long time!

    I think Thammudu is technically a remake of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar but it’s my favorite telugu sports movie. Also I feel like it has the best training montage song:

    Oh btw I might be visiting Chicago sometime in the next couple of weeks 🙂

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  7. Also I forgot to ask you, have you seen Sita Ramam? It’s a telugu movie directed by Hanu Raghavapudi (Krishna gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha) starring Dulquer, Mrunal Thakur, and Rashmika. I didn’t really like the ending of the movie but it was such a charming love story with a great soundtrack and beautiful visuals. I’ve seen it multiple times in the theater already.

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    • You are like the third person to tell me I should see Sita Ramam. I gotta get back to seeing movies in theaters on the regular, there are so many great releases and the Telugu ones especially are impossible to find once they leave theaters most of hte time.

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      • Tbh in terms of this summer’s releases I don’t think you’ve missed anything that was a great theater watch other than Sita Ramam and maybe Major which I also loved. You should definitely check out Sita Ramam if it’s playing though because it’s really beautiful.

        Yeah, there’s so many new streaming services now that it’s tough to find movies once they leave theaters.

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  8. Since it is Nagarjunas’ birthday, I want to ask you if you know why there are so many divorces in his family? He is a divorcee. His son Naga Chaitanya is one. His other son Akhil broke off his engagement. His cousin Sumanth is a divorcee. Nothing wrong with divorce at all. But it kind of sticks out because they all sound like such wonderful folks in their interviews and divorces in conservative south Indian film circles is a rarity . So why so many in their family?

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    • Hmm. It’s an interesting question. Maybe it’s because the divorce taboo was already broken? Once there is one divorce in a family, the second one is a lot easier, and so on and so forth. Not in a bad way, but in a “instead of pretending to still be married in public when you hate each other in private, we are allowed to get divorced” kind of way.

      On Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 11:14 PM dontcallitbollywood < comment-reply@wordpress.com> wrote:

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