Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Do Laundry

Happy Saturday! I’m at my parents with the dog and my laundry. I still love doing laundry at there place, such a thrill.

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Female Films: Pakeezah, the Forgiven Tawaif

Oh boy, the second classic Tawaif film in two days! I say “second”, but really it is all of them. Pakeezah and Umrao Jaan cannot be compared to other Tawaif films, they are on their own level.

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Female Films Week: Akira, My Favorite Action Movie

This movie was so interesting!  It really is just a southern action movie with the hero turned into a heroine.  But at the same time, there were all of these things that are so specific to the female experience, and I just have to wonder, did the director look at them and think “Hey!  I should remake this with a female star!”  Or, were they added in when the hero became a woman?

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Shahrukh Summer: In Honor of Khayyam and Poetry Day Yesterday, His Most Poetic Songs

Sorry, I know about half of my readers are not fluent Hindi speakers. I’m certainly not one either. But I am going to scramble in the dark and pick out the songs that, even with my small amount of Hindi knowledge, I can still enjoy as poetry. And as a special treat, I am posting translations for them all! Isn’t that fun?

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Rewrite/Discussion Post: Big Little Lies, Good Omens, The Act, Dead To Me, Stranger Things, GLOW

This is me being lazy and sleepy again. I’ve been on a binge of limited streaming serieses over the past three weekends (yes, I could have spent that time watching movies, but then I would have had to pay attention instead of blogging while I watched). And they all are more or less acceptable for Indian remakes, and also more or less popular among the readers here (based on how many times they’ve come up in comments so far). So, this is a place to talk about them! Indian recasting, why they could/could not be remade in India, general thoughts, all fair game!

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Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: Which Movie Roles From Other Actors Would We Like to See Him Play?

I had a 7am phone call at work this morning, meaning I left home at 6:30am, meaning I am not thinking super straight right now and deep thinking is not going to be happening today. So I’m gonna start off a Shahrukh discussion post and hope you all can think for me.

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Blinded By the Light Review (SPOILERS): That Moment When Your Whole Life Opens Up

What an interesting movie! The plot isn’t really a “plot” as such, it is just a series of things that happen to our hero after he starts his journey to finding his own identity. I recommend reading my No Spoilers review if you want to avoid spoilers, but honestly, reading this review first won’t “ruin” the movie for you, because it is about so much more than plot.

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Blinded By the Light Review (No Spoilers): Art That Unlocks the Door to a Shared Humanity

I watched it! And boy, it is way easier to watch a British movie than an Indian movie, it was playing at like 5 theaters within 15 minutes of my house, instead of the 3 theaters within an hour and a half that I am used to. The same is probably true around you, so you have no excuse not to go see it.

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Shahrukh Summer/Silly Sunday: Tabu and Shahrukh Fun Comic Romance Adventure, Two Versions from Me and Emily!

This idea comes courtesy of Emily who requested a fun silly adventure where Tabu gets into wacky scraps and Shahrukh has to keep rolling his eyes and then coming in and rescuing her. And then she wrote a fantastic multi-starrer herself and let me add in a tiny bit myself. Oh, and we both ended up casting Saif, which is perfect since it was his birthday last week!

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