Golmaal Again Review (SPOILERS): Better Than Secret Superstar

What a fun movie!  Sure, not all the jokes landed for me, but a fair number of them did.  And the cast was clearly having a great time.  And most of all, the filmmakers knew what they were doing!  I could relax and let go and be aware that I was in capable hands.  And to talk about that, I need to get into SPOILERS.  Which kind of matter for this movie, so if you think you might see it in theaters, maybe read the No Spoilers review instead.

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Golmaal Again Review (No Spoilers): Spookily Good

Two movie weekend!  Secret Superstar Friday night, Golmaal Saturday afternoon.  And it was So Much Fun!!!!  Not a great movie, not by any means, but a very fun silly movie.  I liked it, the two young men sitting behind me liked it, the big family sitting in front of me liked it, and the little boy of the family really really liked it.

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Secret Superstar Review (SPOILERS): An Everyday Story With a Once in a Lifetime Solution

I already put up my No Spoilers review, now this one will give me a chance to talk about the plot in specifics.  I should say, there’s nothing exactly surprising here, the movie could only end one way once the situation was established, but maybe if you want to be surprised by the details of how it plays out, don’t read on.  On the other hand, if you are unable to see the film for any reason, here is where you can learn what happens and what it is about.

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Secret Superstar Review (No Spoilers): An Odd Mixture of Fantasy and Reality

I finally saw it!  24 hours after most other people.  Stupid job, keeping me from watching movies in the middle of the week.  Anyway, I’ve seen it now.  There was a lot done really well, but there were also some things that were missing.  The message was holding back a little somehow.

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Last Minute Secret Superstar Post: Khamoshi: The Musical, and a Heroine Who Just Has to Sing!

Not much else to write about today, and I felt like I couldn’t just let it go with the Shahrukh birthday post and Happy Diwali, so let’s throw in a last minute post on the Secret Superstar theme!

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Friday Classics: Kaho Na Pyar Hai! The Movie That Makes Everyone Feel Like a Teenage Girl

A side effect of the whole Hrithik-Kangana madness is that it made me think about Kaho Na Pyar Hai.  Because that is tied with Koi Mil Gaya, in my mind, for Peak-Hrithik.  Agneepath is probably his best acting job, or maybe Jodha-Akbar, but this film most perfectly encapsulates his overall appeal.

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Chef Review (SPOILERS): They Didn’t Know How to End It

No Spoilers review went up last night, and this is a good pleasant enjoyable film, so you shouldn’t necessarily read the spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet.  But on the other hand, most of the plot is kind of given in the trailer, so maybe it doesn’t matter as much?

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28 Shahrukh Romances, Part 1: Trickster SRK

This came up because of a comment in our JHMS discussion yesterday.  About how it felt like in some ways the happy ending for “Harry” resolved a lot of unhappy endings for similarly noble Shahrukh lover characters.  Which got me thinking about what might be the same and different in how SRK romances play out.  So, let’s look at an assortment of romances.  7 at a go, because I want to discuss them in depth and then discuss them cumulatively.

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Judwaa 2 Review (SPOILERS): Salman Steals the Film

The mere fact of Salman being in this film isn’t a spoiler, right?  That’s been so heavily promoted that you can’t escape it?  The exact manner of his appearance has not been promoted, but I’ll tell you that.  The rest of the plot, definitely spoilers.  Yes, even if you have seen the original. (review of the original Judwaa here and no spoiler review of Judwaa 2 here)

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Om Shanti Om Mini-Review, Everything is Fake But the Feelings

Well, my view counts are down!  Stupid bad Hindi new releases, ruining my blog.  Anyway, in a painfully obvious attempt to woo readers, I am putting up a tiny quickie review of one of the big hits of the past that I haven’t happened to cover before.  Om Shanti Om!

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Friday Classics: I AM A DISCO DANCER!!!! (Mithunda Teaches Us How to Spell)

Sorry for shouting the title at you, but there is really no way to say it or read it or write it without hearing it shouted out at you.  Kind of like it’s almost impossible to read or write or say “Gadar” without following up with “ek Prem Katha”.

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 8: The Ending! Friendly Appearance from Shahrukh

And now we are at an end! In a very long complicated section, complete with special guest star (I won’t make you wait, it’s Shahrukh). (full index of Luck By Chance coverage here)

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Friday Classics: Rajkumar, How Am I the Only Person Who Has Seen This Movie?

Wicked witches, evil uncles, twins, love potions, Madhuri Dixit, horses, fairy tale kingdoms, Danny Denzongpa, bungee cord fight scenes, geese, have I said anything bad so far?  No!  There is nothing bad in this movie!  It’s all goodness, goodness so rich that maybe it was hard for people to stomach, and thus its massive flop at the box office on release.  And, I was surprised to learn from the comments on my sexy songs post, not something that the readers here might even be aware of.

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Random Silly Post: Bang Bang! My Favorite Move of 2014

I’m still trying to get back in the swing of “normal” posting after the whole Jab Harry Met Sejal massive month long series.  Technically I don’t “owe” another review right now, I’ve done my Malayalam and Tamil/Telugu for the week, my DDLJ (yes, I am finally back to DDLJ) will be going up sometime tomorrow, Hindi Film 101 is happening like usual on Thursday, but it just doesn’t feel like enough!  So, here, have a bonus tiny review of a silly silly loveable movie.

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 4: Fans Through the Glass

I’m back!  This is a completely ridiculous and non-practical series, by the way.  JHMS, I got the best views EVER (even beat Bahubali).  This, I’m getting like a few dozen on each post.  But on the other hand, it is my few dozen most loyal commentators/readers, so just for you, I will continue to put them up.  Well, and also I really liked the film. (full index of Luck By Chance coverage here)

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Friday Classics: Sadak, Taxi Driver Mahesh Bhatt Style

This is a bit of an odd duck for a “classics” post.  It came out only 25 years ago, and isn’t as well remembered as some other films from the same era (Saajan, Khalnayak).  I hadn’t even heard of it until it came up in an article on Sanjay.  And then I watched it and went “wow!  This is a brilliant movie!”  So I am here to sing its praises, just in case you haven’t run across it before.

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