Friday Classics: Delhi 6, A Cry for Humanism

I did it!  I figured out the message of Delhi 6!  It was right there in front of me all the time!  Also, I figured out the main problem (Sonam and Abhishek have terrible chemistry).

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Jhoom Barabar Jhoom: A Movie Both More and Less Realistic Than Usual

Yaaaay!  One of my all time favorite movies!  I really hope some of you like it enough to talk about it, or (even better) where inspired to watch it because I scheduled this post.  It’s so good!  And no one ever talks about it!

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Manmarziyaan Review (SPOILERS): It’s All About Taapsee’s Heart

Oh boy, spoilers time! For me at least, there is nothing more stressful than a love triangle. I am always worried that the wrong couple will end up together. If you want that stress removed, you can read this and know how it ends. But on the other hand, a lot of the entertainment of the film is not being sure how it will end and trying to guess. So if you want that entertainment, read the No Spoilers review instead.

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Manmarziyaan Review (No Spoilers): An Anurag Kashyap Movie I Actually Liked

I am so glad I saw this movie!  It meant driving for over an hour there and back and spending hideous amounts of money on the tickets (I do not understand the release strategy at all.  Why only one theater, and only the most expensive theater?), but it was exciting and different and most of all, just plain GOOD.

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News Round-Up: Kangana Does Wrong, Abhi Baby Does Right, Nick Jonas… Hmm

Oh there is FUN STUFF today!!!!!!!  Talk about contract disputes and filming hierarchies, my favorite!  Oh, and also terrible gossip that lets us feel like better people than celebrities and gives that little “zing” of excitement from conspiracy theories.

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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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