About mredlich21

Author of book Don't Call It Bollywood, Indian film obsessive, recently graduated Masters student in film studies, person who bores everyone in her real life with her out there theories and thinking on any and all pop culture topics

Hindi Film 101: Javed and Shabana, An Interesting Couple

They are a nice couple, and it was Javed’s birthday yesterday and now Shabana is in the hospital for hopefully mild reasons, so it seems appropriate to write a quick background on them individually and together.

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Happy Javed Akhtar Day! Zanjeer, Amitabh's Most Romantic Action Film

I know this is the film that invented the Angry Young Man.  I know it is a Big Story about power and the state and so on and so forth.  And that’s why I enjoy it and respect it the same way I enjoy any of the other Amitabh classics, Sholay or Deewar or Trishul or Agneepath.  But the reason I love it just for me, is because Jaya and Amitabh are SO IN LOVE.  Like, so in love that it is blinding.  It’s not a surprise they got married as soon as they finished filming, it would have been a surprise if the DIDN’T get married.

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Another Terrible Trailer! For Love Aaj Kal 2 This Time

What has happened to the trialer makers of Hindi film???? Have they all been kidnapped and their incompetent teenage children are trying to take over? Was there some horrible brain weapon that wiped their memories? Or did they go on strike and instead Hindi filmmakers have to use slave labor from some country that doesn’t even speak Hindi?

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Discussion Post: What Was the Best non-Hindi Movie You Saw in 2019? Or in the 2010s?

As I am sure you have noticed, my posts tend to be Hindi focused. Because that’s where I know stuff, like being able to scroll through a list of films and remember which ones had really shockingly bad wigs. But that doesn’t mean I don’t care about other places! I just don’t know enough to do an awards post. I’ll do a discussion post instead, and you can all educate me.

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Ritu Nanda, Daughter of Raj Kapoor, Sister of Rishi Kapoor, and Mother-in-Law of Shweta Bachchan, Has Passed Away

Ritu was related to a lot of famous public people, but was not a public person herself. I don’t want to reveal too much of her life which (by choice) she kept private. But I want to point to how she affected those around her who have chosen to lead a public life.

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