Alert! Madhavan Is Still Hot!!!! Also, Interesting cross-industry promotional strategies

I know this is something we have all been concerned about, R. Madhavan’s ever developing style of attractiveness.  And, almost as important, the ever developing relationship between Hindi and non-Hindi films in India.

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DDLJ Part 21: Shahrukh Arrives in India and All of Nature Greets Him

The last couple of sections were kind of downers.  Everything was going wrong.  Kajol was miserable, Amrish was angry, Farida was sad, and the world just felt out of synch.  And now here is Shahrukh!  Finally!  To set the world spinning the right way again. (full index of all DDLJ posts is here)

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Happy Day Before Tubelight!!! Final News and Predictions (WARNING! Dangerous Cuteness Levels!!!!)

Happy day before Tubelight!  I think I have picked my optimal showtime.  Later show, but closer theater, so I can still be home at a reasonable hour.  Same theater where I saw Bahubali opening night, Sultan for the second time, and Fan opening night.  You will notice from that list that this theater only plays the biggest releases.  Which allows me to make some box office predictions!  Oh, and I also needed to do a post because Salman just released a video of Epic Cuteness.

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Jab Harry Met Sejal, FIRST SONG!!! Pritam Writes the Sound of Sunshine Again

No subtitles though.  Which, following my theory from yesterday, means that Shahrukh used to love me and was telling me through subtitling his videos.  But now no longer loves me and is breaking up with me through NOT subtitling his videos.  WHY SHAHRUKH????  WHY????  I’ll change for you!  I’ll do whatever you ask!  Just take me back!

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Two Non-SRK Trailers, Baadshaho and Mubarakan, Which Just Make Me Think of Other Better Films

Well, that’s not really fair, I don’t know yet if they are better films because these films haven’t come out.  But I can suspect they are better films, because the films they remind me of were really really good, and it showed even in the trailer.

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Jab Harry Met Sejal: Shahrukh Saw My Tweets and Added Subtitles! He Does Love Me! Also, New Teaser

Well, apparently the promotion train is moving at an express pace, and I will need to put up one of these posts every day for the next month and a half (last one here).  I guess I am okay with that.  Anyway, New Teaser!  More importantly, Subtitles!!!  Most importantly, Shahrukh loves me and wants me to be happy and is showing it through subtitles on his trailers!  I should take this as a sign of his undying devotion to me and go be a Gaurav outside Mannat, right?

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New Jab Harry Met Sejal Trailer, STILL NO SUBTITLES!!!! I am Mad at You Shahrukh!!!! Also, French Kiss?

Really quick post, just so we can all discuss.  And so those of you who need this information ASAP can get it.  New JHMS teaser!  I am still cautiously optimistic.  Although slightly less so than I was after the last two teasers.

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Teaser: Red Chillies!!!! SUBTITLES PLEASE!!!!!! But even without them, I still like it

I was putting this off and putting this off, hoping subtitles would be added so I could do a comprehensive discussion, not just a sort of discussion.  But, no luck!  So I will put up this kind of placeholder post, and all you lucky people who know Hindi can discuss it in depth, and the rest of us will just leap in once someone at Red Chillies gets around to hitting the magical “English Subs” button on their youtube account.

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Pardes: Less “Pardesi” versus “Desi”, more “Classy” versus “Massy” or “Femmy” verus “Manny”

What a good movie!  I hadn’t watched it in ages, and this time around I noticed all kinds of themes hidden under the surface that I hadn’t appreciated last time.  “Pardes” versus “Des” is just the tip of the iceberg.

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News Round-Up: No RK Films Revival, No Arbaaz for Dabangg 3, and No Indians at the Top of the Forbes List

Boy, it’s been awhile since I did a real news round-up, isn’t it?  Partly because the releases have been going boom-boom-boom for the past few months, so with my weekly southern reviews, and new movie news, and then Bahubali, there just hasn’t been time.  But this week it’s kind of slow, I don’t have another review ready yet, might as well do a quick news round-up.

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Upcoming Movie News: Toilet Has a Trailer, Baadshaho Has a Time Period, and Paltan Has a Massive Cast

The Ramadan promo parade continues!  Tubelight is taking it easy, Salman just tweeting set photos, Shahrukh is doing the same with Jab Harry Met Sejal (blech, still hate the title).  Leaving the field clear for the hardcore promos of first looks and teaser trailers for other movies.

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Shahrukh’s Movie Has a Stupid Title, Tubelight Has a Touching Song, and I Still Don’t Know What’s Going on in Jagga Jasoos

I take one day off twitter, and everything happens!  It’s not fair!  Shahrukh’s movie has a title, and a bunch of new posters, new Tubelight song is up which changes the plot, and Jagga Jasoos…..well, that one doesn’t really change anything, but it sure perplexes me!

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Hindi Film 101: Shahrukh’s Filmography, Part 3!

Happy Tuesday!  Once again, I am going through Shahrukh’s filmography film by film in chronological order.  Because it is an interesting case study for how a career progresses, and how the industry has changed, over the past 25 years. (part 1 here, part 2 here)

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Hindi Film 101: A Journey Through SRK’s Filmography, Part 2!

Well, this is fun!  It’s partly a list of every Shahrukh Khan film, but more than that, it is a case study for how a career progressed in the 90s in Bombay.  Lots of work, not a lot of hits.  And then the 2000s came in, and it was less work and less hits (notice I was able to cover twice as many years in this post as in the last one)

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Upcoming Movies! Spyder and Victoria & Abdul and Tubelight

This is thanks to two commentators, Filmilibrarian who reminded me about Victoria & Abdul, and Niki who sent me the Spyder teaser seconds after it dropped.  Oh, and then Salman Khan who tweeted the new Tubelight song this morning.

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Hindi Film 101 One-Off: A Tour Through Shahrukh’s Filmography

This is just a random idea because I am in the middle of unpacking my Shahrukh DVD box and putting them in chronological order on my shelf.  It’s kind of fascinating to look at his career as a case study of how an actor’s career progresses.

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Tubelight Trailer! A Pacifist War Movie

Sorry sorry, it was out a few days ago and I missed it.  Blame Salman, not me!  I follow him on twitter and everything, and this was not mentioned!  At least, not mentioned enough, I was able to miss it.  Salman!  You’ve got to tweet this things like a dozen times to make sure they get noticed!

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Two Business Updates: Uday Chopra Takes Another Stab At a Biopic, and Ticket Taxes Go Up

I don’t pay much attention to the rumors of who is dating who and what film maybe possibly might be signed by what actor.  But the hardcore industrial stuff, that I find FASCINATING!  And there were two stories that came out recently that I find really interesting.

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Tubelight Song! Such Big News, It Gets Its Own Post!

I was thinking about doing a kind of combined post with some of the other new songs releases I may have missed.  But, firstly, I don’t know that there are that many big new song releases, everything is entering the Ramadan duldrums right now.  And anyway, Salman is such big news that he doesn’t need anything else.

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DDLJ Part 18: The Active Male Searches for the Passive Female

Welcome back to DDLJ watch!  If this post gets decent views, I might try to do at least one of these posts a week, add it to the rotation on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays when I don’t have anything else.  And if I ever finish DDLJ, I will move on to HAHK or Sholay or another one of the classics.  But only if I get the views!  So COMMENT!!!  It lets me know you are reading, and gets more people to read them.  The lack of comments/readers is why I kind of let this die last summer.  (last post here, you can go back in time from there).

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