Genius Inspired Post: Previous Cute Little Boys (and a girl) Grown Up To Be Big Movie Stars

I was thinking about how weird it was for Utkarsh Sharma to be a movie star, when his onscreen parents Ashmita Patel and Sunny Deol are still big active stars, and then I realized he wasn’t the only one to make this kind of a leap from childhood to adulthood.  And then I realized this was an excuse to post a bunch of videos of cute small children, and why wouldn’t I do that?

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Trailer Update: Aish is Boring in Fanney Khan, Utkarsh Sharma is Still Cute in Genius, John Abraham Wears White in Satyameva Jayate

None of this are super super exciting, but they fill out the day, so why not talk about them?  Also, I want to vent about the Fanney Khan song.

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Hindi Film 101: The Streaming Wars and How We Got Here, the Invention of Radio, Marshall McLuhen, and Doordarshan

This is one of those posts that says stuff we all probably already knew on some level but never said out right.  So if you read the headline and went “oh yeah, I know everything about that”, don’t bother reading on.  But if this is a new concept to you, I am here for you!  Especially because Sacred Games has made it newly relevant.

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Netflix List for July: A Good Shahrukh Film, a Rom-Com Classic, and a Perfect Malayalam Film Arrive

Time for a Netflix update!  Which I only do once a month or so, so it’s not up to the minute accurate.  But hopefully I make up for that with the descriptions I give them.  (Accessbollywood.net does the real work of keeping this list updated, you should definitely absolutely subscribe to them for your day to day updates.)

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Monday Malayalam (on Tuesday): Mili Again! Cognitive Versus Talk Therapy

This was one of my first Malayalam movies, back when I was young and foolish and watching anything where Nivin looked cute on the poster.  But now it is on Netflix, available for a whole new audience, so I thought I should circle back, being old and wise as I am now, and see if I had any new insights. (here is the old review for comparison).  And also because I am still stumped by 2 questions about this film and I am hoping some of you can help me.

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New Box Office Video! Sanju, Week 2

New video day!  So you can all admire how nice my braid looks.  My sister bought me the same hairbrush she uses, and it is sooooooo much better.  Brushing and braiding only takes half an hour now instead of an hour.  Oh, and Dog Hazel is there at the beginning, and then got bored and walked away to play with her wibble-wobble.

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Combined Birthday Post: All the Brilliant Artists of Indian Film Were Born Today, Sanjeev Kumar, Guru Dutt, and K. Balachander

This is one of those cool coincidences.  The two brilliant directors of Indian film, one from Bombay and one from the south, were born exactly 5 years apart to the day.  There is something special about July 9th.  And, just to put the cherry on top, one of the most brilliant actors in Hindi film history was also born on July 9th.

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Sacred Games Episodes 3 and 4: Spoilers and Discussion Space

This is where you can get a summary of what happens in episodes 3 and 4, and where you can discuss what you thought of them.  I’m just trying to break down the spoilers a bit, so no matter where you are in the series, you have a place to talk.  The place to discuss the full series, or read spoilers for it, is here.

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Sacred Games Episode 1 and 2: Summary and Discussion Space

I already did my massive SPOILERS and NO SPOILERS reviews, you can use those to discuss the show as a whole.  But I know people are watching along and I don’t want them to risk spoiling others, plus it’s nice to break the discussion down a little sometimes.

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Sacred Games Season 1 Review (No Spoilers): Terrible Subtitles, Good Ideas

As I feared, I ended up doing nothing today and just binging Sacred Games.  Oh well, at least it was a really really good show, so I don’t feel like I completely wasted my day.  And I will try to put up little mini-spoiler reviews over the course of the day tomorrow, so we can discuss without spoiling people who haven’t started/finished yet.

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Hindi Film 101: Star’s and the Masks They Wear and How to Talk About Them

I just got in trouble again, some more, for discussing and critiquing a star persona which was seen as critiquing the person behind it.  Which made me start to think about how I define for myself the star persona versus the person behind it.

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TGIF 2: Additional Chocolate Heroes!!!! The Special Limited Edition High Demand Options

Sorry!  Work was NOT FUN today, so I didn’t get quite as complete and extensive as I should have in my original Chocolate heroes post.  Which just gives me an excuse for an additional post, with the extra special ones, the imported handcrafted special fillings ones (I may have to dig my emergency chocolate box out of the freezer tonight).

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TGIF: Chocolate Heroes for Chocolate Day!!!!

Tomorrow is International Chocolate Day (today is fried chicken day in America-July is an unhealthy month).  So I thought I would look at Chocolate Heroes, a phrase specific to Hindi film that makes almost no logical sense and yet you immediately understand what it means.  Well, almost immediately.

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New Youtube Video! Sanju Box Office, and I Look GREAT!!!!

Thank goodness, after my string of hot unhappy looking videos, I finally look good.  This is the video to share with people if you want to sell them on my channel!  Because, so pretty.  It’s really rainy here and I think the soft light, combined with my disgusting tangled hair (I went swimming a lot yesterday) and my nice new shirt ended up with a great look.  Oh, and my thoughts are good too.  But mostly, don’t I look pretty?  Instead of like I am about to die of heatstroke?

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