Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!!  So many wonderful songs!  Many of them ones I have posted before, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t good.

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Happy Raksha Bandhan!!!!

Happy Raksha Bandhan!  A holiday I don’t get to celebrate at all, because there are no brothers in my family.  Yes, even if I count cousins.  All girls, all the time, both mother and father’s side of the family.  But, at least I can watch movies and pretend this is what it would be like if I had a brother or a cousin-brother. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

(as always, if you have a favorite video for the holiday, let me know in the comments!)

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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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Hindi Film 101: Fan Studies, “Female” versus “Male” Fans, and Fan Power

Meenakshy asked me a question on Monday about fans, and then I gave a way way too long answer in response, because that was what my Masters Thesis was on!  Fandom and how Hindi film inspires a different kind of fan.  Anyway, I thought I might as well take my answer and turn it into a post. (my thesis is here if you want more details and and original research related to this)

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Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Happy Raksha Bandhan!  A holiday I don’t get to celebrate at all, because there are no brothers in my family.  Yes, even if I count cousins.  All girls, all the time, both mother and father’s side of the family.  But, at least I can watch movies and pretend this is what it would be like if I had a brother or a cousin-brother. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

(as always, if you have a favorite video for the holiday, let me know in the comments!)

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TGIF Post: Happy Hrithik Week

Datablue pointed out that I completely forgot Hrithik in my last week’s “men in uniform” TGIF post.  I was all set to remedy that, when I remembered his birthday was coming up!  What could be a better gift to us all in honor of the occasion than an entirely Hrithik TGIF post?

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Happy Hrithik’s Birthday! Let’s Talk About the Movie with His Greatest Performance, AGNEEPATH!

I can never say that title without the big yelling-it-out-into-the-world defiance, AG-NEE-PATH!!!!  Anyhoo, I think it’s Hrithik’s greatest performance, and the greatest movie he has been in (well, except for Bang Bang, my heart’s choice).  And what makes it really impressive is that he (and the filmmakers) were actually able to improve on an Amitabh movie, one of the Amitabhiest of them.

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Happy Dahi Handi! (I know I already put up a Janmashtami post, but I don’t care)

I already put up a post with babies to celebrate Krishna’s birthday, because Krishna was a baby.  (I don’t know why American culture doesn’t make that simple connection and make Christmas more about babies instead of trees).  But, at least in Bombay, there is an added twist to the celebration with the “Dahi Handi”.  Which is also a fabulous excuse for really fun song numbers in Bombay-based movies.

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Happy Raksha Bandhan!!!

Happy Raksha Bandhan!  A holiday I don’t get to celebrate at all, because there are no brothers in my family.  Yes, even if I count cousins.  All girls, all the time, both mother and father’s side of the family.  But, at least I can watch movies and pretend this is what it would be like if I had a brother or a cousin-brother.

(as always, if you have a favorite video for the holiday, let me know in the comments!)

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Happy Father’s Day! Let’s Get Sentimental!

Happy Father’s Day!  Not quite as fruitful a source for videos/films as Mother’s Day, but almost!  And again, I am grateful that it happens every year so I don’t have to feel like I am limiting myself with just my choices for this year.

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