Trailer Again! Manmarziyaan, Abhishek Once More as the Unlikely Hero

Everything’s coming up Vicky!  Takht announcement, and now this trailer.  But, more than Vicky, everything’s coming up Abhishek.  He’s BACK!  And how!!!!

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News Round-Up: Priyanka and Her Evil Twin Priyanka, Aish and Abhi, KriArj and Fanney Khan, Hrithik and Tiger, Akki and Bebo

This is usually the day I do my box office report, but I went over to BH to get the numbers and ran into a bunch of news stories I thought I should talk about first.  So box office is coming, eventually, but first news for us!

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Hindi Film 101: Media and Stars, From Dilip Kumar to Sonam Kapoor

Welcome back!  The last post focused on an overview of celebrity media from the big picture perspective, how the fans and media found each other and grew.  Now, let’s shift to looking at what this is like for the Stars and bringing it through to today where media and Stars have come together and turned into one entity

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Silly Sunday Sequels for Rani! Chalte Chalte, Talaash, Bunty Aur Babli, and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

I’m excited!  Lots of fun options here!  Not just epilogues and alternative endings, but straight up separate movie plots following up on the same characters.

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Tuesday Classics: Bunty Aur Babli, Abhishek’s Best Role and a Movie Like No Other

It hurts my little alliteration loving heart, but I can’t do Tuesday Telugu this week.  Because a big snow storm ruined my plan to drive out to the movie theater yesterday.  So instead I am swapping in Friday Classics and, if the weather clears, I will do Telugu on Friday.  Or something.  Anyway, it still works because we get to have an Abhishek movie right by Abhi’s birthday!

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News Round-Up Part 1: SO MANY Upcoming Movies!!!!! Milan Talkies and Ali Fazel, Housefull 4 and Abhishek Update, Aiyaary and the Censor Board, Manikarnika and Kangana, YRF and Karan Malhotra

So many news items about upcoming movies!  Mostly how they are being released early, or released late, or starting filming.  Just a lot of date talk, really.  Which isn’t very interesting on the surface, but is super super interesting when you dig in and think about what those dates mean.  And this is just part one, I am breaking it into two parts so we can more easily keep comments focused.  Part two here

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Friday Classics: For Preity’s Birthday Week, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Her Most Interesting Role

Happy Friday!  I think this can legitimately be considered a classic, don’t you?  Not a perfect movie, but one that is also a little bit better and a little more interesting, and a little more memorable, than the run of the mill films.  And anyway, it’s Preity’s birthday week.

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Friday Classics: Yuva, for the Start of Election Season

Happy day before the Women’s March to the Polls!  Which is a kick off and a reminder that it is all our responsibilities not just to vote, but also to run for office if possible.  So, the perfect week to talk about Yuva!  (yes yes, I know Aaytha Ezhuthu is better, I can’t find it, and I’ve already seen Yuva)

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News Round-Up: Amitabh Has Money, Abhishek has a New Manager, Hichki Had an Elaborate Development Process, Shahid Has a New Career

Well this is an interesting batch of news in terms of changing industrial forces!  Managers, story rights, all kinds of things that didn’t used to exist and may not necessarily result in a different or superior end product.

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TGIF: Garam-Dharam!!!! Obviously

Happy Dharmendra’s birthday (again).  To celebrate we are going to have a bit of a rigged contest, Dharam against all comers.  But obviously, Dharam will win.  Partly because it is his birthday and I want to be nice, and partly because he just is the best.

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News Round-Up: Abhishek Update, Padman and Sony, Sanjay Khan and Scandal, Shahid Kapoor and Comedy, Padmavati

Okay, I am going to try to catch up on every interesting news story over the past few days in one big post!  Some of these will be pretty short updates.  Also, be warned, I haven’t had breakfast and the Padmavati news is irritating me, so I am in a pretty bad mood about all of these stories with no time to be diplomatic about how I address them.

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News Round-Up: Bhansali and the Bachchans and Censor Versus Censor

Happy Veteran’s Day!  I bring you greetings from my sister’s living room while we watch Nagarjuna on the TV (we needed something nice to wake up to).  Very exciting to wake up to, SO MUCH NEWS!!!!  Including the continuing saga of Abhishek.

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News Round-Up: Abhishek is Spotted, Thugs Tiff, and a Trailer

Not as much news as their could be today, but I will still pick out the stories I find most interesting to talk about and share them with you all.  Mostly they are on the “isn’t it interesting how this news item is being spun?” level, rather than talking about the news item itself.

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News Round-Up: Dharma Turns Down Nepotism, Kangana is Still Working, So is Abhishek, Jacqueline Finally Gets a Leading Role, and Anil and Sonam are Co-Starring

Lots of little announcements today!  A few that I have many thoughts about, and a few I don’t care about that much but are still worth repeating.

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Happy 22 Days to SRK’s Birthday! 22 Interesting Co-Stars

Happy Amitabh’s birthday again!  And, because it is his birthday, I thought I would do a Shahrukh birthday post that could kind of work for Amitji too.  So, co-stars!!!!  Not in order in any way, just 22 that are interesting to think about.

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News Round-Up: Abhishek-Dutta Mystery Continues, Sonakshi is Happy, RK Studios is Not Happy, DON 3!!!!!!

Yay!  For the first time, actually follow-up news stories!  I am getting better about this, checking the news at least once a week so I’m not totally out of the loop.

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News Round-Up: Salman as a Father, Ranveer as a Cricketer, Abhishek as a Flake

I’m getting a little better at this, checking the news stories.  Still not great, I’m still only using one source which is terrible, and I still don’t have a ton of background on things.  But I’m getting there!

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TGIF: Gentlemanly Looks, Men in Tuxes

Happy A Gentleman day!!!!  Such an odd title for the film.  Not quite sure what it is intended to evoke for the audience.  But I will focus on one small part of it, that very Western style of gentleman, the man in the tuxedo.  And since they are all wearing essentially the same thing this week, we get to have a little “who wore it best” poll in the comments!

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Dus: Not a Lot To Say About It, But MAN! This is SUCH a Fun Movie!!!!

I was looking for movie-to-have-on-in-the-background-while-unpacking, and Netflix reminded me that it has Dus now (for full list of all Indian movies on Netflix, check out accessbollywood.net here; for my opinion and recommendations of Indian movies on Netflix look at my post here).  And I am so glad I was reminded!  It really is the perfect movie.  In a very particular category of movie.

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