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

Global Box Office: Badhaai Ho to Badhaai Ho!!!!! And All Its Little Money Babies!

Is “money babies” too disturbing an image?  Oh well, I’m sticking with it!  It’s thematic and correct. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Tuesday Telugu: For Prabhas Birthday, Darling

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.

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TGIT: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRABHAS AND SHAHRUKH!!!!! Let’s Compare Your Bodies Piece By Piece

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.

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Hindi Film 101: Indian Film as Escape and Reality

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?

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week I Didn’t Watch Namaste England?

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.

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Silly Sunday: Shahrukh and Irrfan in a Passionate Late in Life Relationship

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.

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Badhai Ho Review (SPOILERS): A Movie About Loving Your Parents as People, Not Just as Parents

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.

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Friday Classics: Eklavya, a Movie that Comes in Just at the Ending

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).

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TGIT: Birthday Boys Versus Each Other, Prithviraj Versus Shahrukh

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.

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Happy Dussehra! From Swades to Aks!

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)

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Shahrukh Birthday Month: JHMS, Happy New Year, Raees, Om Shanti Om, JTHJ Rewritten So He Can Play His Own Age

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!

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