My second TGIF! For the birthday girl. And I am sleepy (Dog got me up again last night, and there is STILL no adoption on the horizon), so I am going to be lazy: Rani Mukherjee Holding Things.
Well, this is a puzzle! Emraan’s birthday tomorrow and Rani’s on Wednesday, who gets top honors on the TGIF posts? I can’t decide, so I am splitting it, Emraan first and then Rani.
Someone just asked in a comment what all the songs are in “The Medley” from Mujshe Dosti Karoge and I thought “sure, that seems like a reasonable one off post to throw up for Rani’s birthday!” I know I can’t identify all the songs, but I can come close and hopefully you in the comments can fill in the rest.
Happy Rani’s Birthday! And after Sridevi, she becomes the first actress to have a full film index all to herself.
There’s a lot of roles that Rani does well, but another actress could do okay. But this is one of those rare movies that truly only Rani could play.
This is one of my all time favorite movies, thrilled to have an excuse to repost this review!
This is a bit of a re-gifting, it’s the review I wrote in honor of her birthday last year. But it’s still a good movie, so why not?
I originally wrote this post for Preity’s birthday, and I still think it is a great unusual role for her, but Rani’s role and performance is pretty good too!
This is such a wonderful movie in so many ways, a very silly lightweight film, but a happy one.
Happy Rani’s Birthday!!!! Such a joyous day, which I will celebrate by not having to write new content and instead reposting reviews, yaaay! But that also means I have loads of time to discuss with you in the comments here.
Happy Rani Day! Starting at the end of the alphabet, with Yuva.
Happy Birthday Rani! I can easily come up with a whole 40 reasons to love you!
Happy Tuesday! Did not mean to make this another Sridevi week, I was looking for something intelligent and intense and on youtube with subtitles, and I landed on this film. And then later learned it was Sridevi’s second major role.
Follow up to my Rom-Com post! And one I actually feel more deeply about, there are a lot of great clever action films out there that don’t get attention while big stupid ones do, a much bigger problem with action than in the rom-com genre.
Happy Monday! And Happy Rani Week! Her birthday tomorrow, and her new movie on Friday. Very exciting!
This was a request from my new anonymous commentator, she was looking for an “underappreciated” list, but when I started to think about it, “underappreciated” is kind of hard to define. So I went with “not your standard massive hits that everyone knows”. Here are some little mini-reviews and suggestions, feel free to add your own in the comments.
This was a really good movie. The plot is almost exactly what is shown in the trailer, no real surprises, and yet it is still enjoyable to watch because it is so well-made. So, you can read this SPOILER review and still see the movie and enjoy it almost just the same as if you didn’t know what was going to happen. But if you are obsessive about avoiding spoilers, you can read the No Spoilers review.
(This is a re-posted post from last year, because I am lazy.) There really aren’t as many connections between Ireland and India as you would expect. They both start with “I”? They are both former British colonies? Their flags are confusingly similar? The both have disputed territories to the north? But what few connections I could remember, I have pulled up and highlighted, on this, the ridiculous made-up unofficial international Ireland celebration day.
This movie was GREAT! Finally, a film I completely totally enjoyed in the theater. And in a packed theater too! All the stadium seating was sold out and some of the floor seats. I am sure everyone loved it as much as I did, because how could they not?
Happy Friday! The end of Aamir/Alia abbreviated week! And, of course, they get to have this weeks TGIF post. But they have to share it between them.
I actually ran the numbers for 2017. Claudia, my German reader, by posting 9 times in a German language fan forum, gained me 506 new readers. Not all of them stayed, but 506 separate people clicked through from her comments to my blog.
Someone else who I don’t know posted twice in the comments on a Bhawadraj Rangan review and gained me 177 click throughs. In contrast, I wrote a guest post for srkuniverse, a massive fan community, and that post with their official stamp of approval got me only 66 views.
So when I say to you that the best way to gain me new views is to put a link in the comments of another site, or in another forum, I’m not kidding! It’s practically the only way. And it isn’t something I can do for myself, no one clicks through links posted by the author.
So, here’s your monthly request to please help by posting links to my related content on other sites.
Oh, and also, COMMENT!!!! I also ran the numbers on that. Every comment gets me 20 views. People who may have already seen the post clicking through to it, others who wouldn’t have read it otherwise clicking through to read the comments. It doesn’t have to be a brilliant comment, just say “I love this film! —— was so good in their role!”, that’s enough. Or, if you want to be really easy, just answer the questions at the end of the TGIF or FanFic posts.
So, two things. Real simple. And that have an enormous effect.
Here’s a random review! Finally getting around to Lagaan. Which is definitely NOT Aamir’s most important film, that would be Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or 3 Idiots or something like that. But it is the movie I feel like writing about right now, so why not?