Madhuri Day Almost Over, But Rajkumar Before We End!

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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Madhuri Still! One of Her Strongest Roles, Lajja

This movie is just barely a classic. It’s not the best, it’s got quite a few massive flaws in fact, but it’s still really interesting and worthy of discussion. And the best part is how well it shows women rescuing themselves, very appropriate for today’s discussion.

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Madhuri Day Still! Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Her Most Successful Movie

It’s been pointed out that I might appear to undervalue this film and that is why I haven’t spoken much about it.  Truly, I don’t undervalue it!  It’s just such an unusual film that it doesn’t fit easily with a discussion of anything else.  Nothing else is really like it, and therefore available for comparison with it.  And it didn’t start a particular trend in filmmaking (beyond the general “Family Films” trend), because it would be so hard to imitate.  But yes, I do know about this movie, I know all sorts of things about it and I am aware of it’s place in film history.

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Madhuri Day Continues! Anjaam, Madhuri Does Vengeance

I watched this movie with my friend for Valentine’s and, truly, it is the perfect Valentine’s movie!  All the romantic relationships are a different variety of horrible, erotic love leads only to misery, and happiness come from embracing inner strength and aloneness and killing EVERYBODY.  (it might also be the perfect PMS movie) I should also mention, just to complete the picture, that my friend and I ate 2 dozen mini-eclairs straight out of the container while watching this film.  The Perfect Evening.

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Happy Birthday Madhuri (in India)

It’s Madhuri’s birthday today!  Well, today in India.  But I want to start celebrating as soon as possible, so I am putting up my birthday posts today.  And it’s a big birthday, and she is a big star, so I am doing one reason for every year she was alive, 51 in total. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Mahanati Review (SPOILERS): A Fresh New 80s Love Story Surrounded By A Tired 1950s Variation on A Star is Born

I already put up the No Spoilers review, but I’m not even sure if those rules apply to this kind of movie.  It’s based on a true story, and there aren’t really many surprises along the way.  So you can read that review if you really hate spoilers, but otherwise you might as well read this review too.  Although, fair warning, I also didn’t like this movie very much, so I may spoil it for you in a different way by making it no longer seem good.

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Tuesday Telugu: Mahanati Review (No Spoilers), A Huge Talent Cut Down to Fit in a Love Story

Well, I saw it!  And I did NOT like it.  And then I went home to discover that Dog Hazel had gotten lonely and into the trash and eaten a bunch of stuff she shouldn’t.  So all around, a failure of an evening.

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Monday Malayalam: Salt Mango Tree, Love Children Just For Being Children

This is interesting.  It’s officially the original version of Hindi Medium, but besides the essentially plot concept, there is really nothing in common.  A sign of how very different the different parts of India, and different Indian film industries, see the world.  Oh, and it’s “Monday” Malayalam, but coming on Sunday, because Tuesday is Madhuri day which took precedence over Telugu so everything moved back one.

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Silly Sunday: Mother’s Day!!!! Let’s Flip Some Scripts

Happy Mother’s Day!  I already put up a song post, and I was going to do a post on stories that haven’t been done before, but then I started thinking about it and instead did a post on unexpected mothers.  Which means I was still looking for a theme for this week and I have chosen…..GENDER FLIP!!!!  What famous father roles could/should be played by mothers instead?

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Happy Mother’s Day! Songs to Make You Love Your Mother

Happy Mother’s Day!  No idea what I am doing to celebrate.  Something I am sure.  It will all work out.  If nothing else, there’s always last minute flowers.  Anyway, to get you in the mood of feeling guilty and dutiful if you are a child, or demanding and “you BETTER be grateful!” if you are a mother, here are some songs.  Be ready to get SAPPY! (and don’t read on if you are in a sort of conflicted mind today, which is an okay thing to be, mother-child relationship stuff can be tricky and this is a definite “all mothers are wonderful full stop” sort of post that may not match the mood you are in)

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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! Mother Films Outside of the Norm

Happy Day Before Mother’s Day! I was going to write a fanfic of mother stories for tomorrow that aren’t the usual ones, and then I realized a lot of them had already been in films and I had just forgotten. So let’s celebrate those unusual mothers!

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Raazi Review (SPOILERS): Patriotism Which Kills the Host

This is an actual excellent film, and a very fun watch.  It doesn’t really matter if you know what happens, you can still enjoy watching it play out, but if you like being surprised and having edge of your seat thrills, maybe wait and read the No Spoilers review first, and then this one after you have seen the movie.

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TGIF: Wedding Outfits!!!! Pick Your Favorites

Yaaaay!  A super fun one inspired by Sonam’s Party of the Century wedding earlier this week.  Wedding dresses!  Combining both the full formal wedding sari, and the fun reception outfits, so we get two sets of dresses to gaze at.

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