Is “money babies” too disturbing an image? Oh well, I’m sticking with it! It’s thematic and correct. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)
I finally watched it! What a delightfully silly inconsequential movie. There is no real “reason” to watch it, besides it just making you smile. Oh, and yes, as I was told, Prabhas’ rough voice saying “darling” is indeed addictive and delightful.
You know how it is wrong to objectify people and think of them as only their outer surface and blah blah? Put a pin in that for a second and try to forget it, we are going to vote on who has the best body between Shahrukh and Prabhas! Top to bottom, piece by piece.
Well, another “teaser” is out. I’m not even sure it is long enough to qualify as a teaser. I’m not sure what exactly this is. Oh well, Happy Birthday Prabhas and all that, I guess they felt like they should get him something even if they had to kind of scrunge around in the back of the closet to throw it together.
This came up in a conversation with Niki in the comments a week or so ago, the difficulty of when a fantasy is too real, too close to reality, not the hero part of it that I already discussed, but the situations, the life that the heroine is leading. And it made me think, is that why Indian films are so consciously unrealistic in certain ways?
My big sister told me something last night which shocked me to the CORE and changed everything I always thought was true. I still haven’t recovered, so I think I need to do a post about it.
Yes, I am still feeling guilty about that. I am sure I will get over it someday, probably sometime after I stop feeling guilty for not watching Dhadhak. Oh well, I always have to feel guilty about something, might as well be this.
I love you us.hotstar.com!!!!!! I think I may have been able to watch this even before the India broadcast? Anyway, get a hotstar subscription, all you people reading this! It’s worth it!
I just reviewed this movie a few months back, but it’s on Netflix now and it is very pleasant, so I thought I might as well bring out the review again.
Well, MKY pointed out at in the comments on my Friday post that Shahrukh would never play a same-sex romance, or the father of a marriage age daughter, or a polyamorous man in 3 relationships. To which I said “well, that’s what fanfic is for!” So if Shahrukh isn’t going to give us these films in real life, I feel I have an obligation to give them to us in fanfic form.
For some reason there were a lot of comments from people saying they started A Gentleman and didn’t get time to finish. And it is such a good movie, I wanted to give you a second chance! Review going up again on 10/26.
I have been hearing complaints about it being a wee bit overwhelming to try to keep up with my schedule of movies when I post things in advance. So I am going to do a rerun this week, in hopes that you have already seen it and don’t need to do a rewatch.
And Saturday keeps rolling along! Flowers are in the window, groceries are put away, and before I start thinking about dinner, I need to get a Shahrukh discussion post up!
Sorry sorry to everyone who really wanted a review. It just wasn’t meant to be. There were other things I was destined to do.
What I lovely movie! Just delightful. And no knowledge of the plot can really “spoil” it (although if you definitely don’t want spoilers, you can read my other review). So I am going to encourage you to see it in theaters if at all possible, and if not read this review and plan to catch it streaming or otherwise.
Happy Saturday! I had such a good evening yesterday, Badhai Ho was wonderful and I had a nice drive there and back and got a good night’s sleep. Let’s see if the rest of the weekend lives up to the beginning!
What a wonderful movie! It’s just so full of love and goodness and it makes you feel full of love and goodness while you watch it. Takes a silly small premise and turns it into something beautiful.
I’m in that perfect mood of tired but wanting a distraction that leads to very short fanfic ideas. So, for today’s TGIF, let us look at photos of Shahrukh in real life and pretend they are characters he is playing.
Happy Friday! I managed to get through the week somehow! Well, almost, I’ve got one more day left. But yesterday was the day when the staff went from 4 to 1 (me). Today and Monday it will be back up to 2, and then by Tuesday it will be all the way to 4 again (woo).
Well, this was fun! A movie I picked because a) it had Nagarjuna and b) it had the shortest running time of all the Nagarjuna movies on Hotstar. But it turned out to be a little more than just short and Naga-riffic.
Did you think I didn’t notice Prithviraj’s birthday? I did! But I was too tired and overworked to do anything about it. However, better late than never, and today is a good day for me to start a discussion in the comments since I won’t have time for a big long post until tonight.
HAPPY DUSSEHRA!!!!! And happy day that I have to magically become 4 more people at work! Through an odd combination if immovable conflicts, all my co-workers are gone today and so I must become all and everyone simultaneously. Oh dear. At least I can schedule a Dussehra post before the day really starts! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
There are a large number of films where he actually is playing his own age, or close to it. But for those few where he is clearly far far distant from the character age, here are my suggestions for how to fix it. It’s not hard, I don’t know why they didn’t just right it this way to begin with!
As you may have noticed from the tone of my comments, I am having A Bit of a Day. But I want to keep nothing from you, my nice blog friends (well, almost nothing). So I will give you a bit of a rundown on everything I have been dealing with.