Friday watchalong on Saturday this week, and we are watching Dishoom! It’s big, it’s dumb, it’s action, and it has Akshaye Khanna in it (aaaahhhhhh, Akshaye. So delightful).Continue reading
Tag Archives: Akshaye Khanna
Friday WatchAlong: Should We Celebrate Rani or Akshaye? Is it Time to Watch Hulchul or Dil Bole Hadippa?
I suppose we could watch a Deep and Smart movie from either of them, but I don’t want to! And that’s not the Friday WatchAlong brand anyway. Rani’s birthday was on Sunday, Akshaye’s is next Sunday, who do we celebrate????Continue reading
Happy Birthday Sridevi! A Review of Your Final Film, Dark and Strong and Feminist, Mom
I’ve reposted this review a bunch of times, but turns out that I never added on the “no spoiler” part to a repost before. So, yaaaay! Something to read if you are deciding if you want to watch this movie and don’t want to be spoiled! And then spoilers after the SPOILER bar, if you do want to be spoiled.Continue reading
Irrfan Khan Fest: Aaja Nachle, Irrfan Khan and Madhuri Dixit
This performance isn’t even on some of his official filmographies, and that’s a shame. He is very very good in this movie, and he plays the main antagonist, not a small role. Also, it’s the only time he shared the screen with Madhuri Dixit.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Arrange My Living Space!
Happy Saturday! I am so excited to be able to focus on my little projects, instead of having to do work-work.Continue reading
Bingeing Netflix? Remember that Osho Documentary Wild Wild Country? Here is My Review in Honor of Akshaye Khanna’s Birthday!
Poor Akshaye. His Dad abandoned him and ran off and joined a cult when he was a little boy, that kind of thing is probably why he is still unmarried, has no children, and needed to take a 4 year break in the middle of his career and just take care of himself for a while. So in honor of his birthday, I am going to remind us all just how HORRIBLE Osho is/was.Continue reading
Triple Birthday Alphabet Game! Kangana to Emraan to Akshaye, in Order!
This may or may not be possible, but I am holding out hope that it is! Let’s see if we can combine all of this week’s birthdays into one Alphabet list.Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Mom! Sridevi’s Last Role, A Heroine Who Was Worthy of Her Talents
If you haven’t seen the film and want to see this movie as it was intended, DON’T READ ON. Read my non-spoiler review instead. It’s one of those movies that works best if it surprises you. But if you have seen it already (or never plan to, or just hate surprises), then you can read on.
Aaja Nachle: the Power of Theater (and Madhuri)
I really should have posted this on Tuesday for “World Theater Day”, or yesterday for Akshaye’s birthday. Oh well, better late than never.
Happy Birthday Akshaye! 15 Reasons I Love You, Two More Than Last Year!
I do love Akshaye so very much. But I am also so very busy. So I will continue to slowly work my way up to doing the same number of reasons as how old he is.
Monday Morning Question, Pari Week! With 2 Questions For You!
Happy Monday! Extra happy for me, because I get to go on vacation on Friday (wee!). Not from the blog of course, I never take a day off from you, but from everything else. In the meantime, I want to give you answers, and a question of your own!
Shahid Day Finale! His First Notable Film Role!
“Notable” as in, you can actually recognize him in this. Something that I have never been able to do in Dil To Pagal Hai.
Friday Classics: Dil Chahta Hai, How Have I Not Written About This Before?
I was putting together all the Aamir reviews yesterday, and suddenly realized, I never reviewed Dil Chahta Hai! How is this possible? It is SUCH an important movie!
2017 DCIB Hindi Film Awards Best Movie, Editor’s Choice: It’s a Sidharth Malhotra Comeback story!
Well, here is a shocker, after winning the worst actor award last year, Sidharth landed in the best Hindi movie (I think) of 2017. Not that he has become a better actor, he is just way way better cast this year than last year.
2017 DCIB Hindi Film Awards: Best Character, Editor’s Choice, Tumhari Sulu
This was a really close one, between Sulu/Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu and Dev/Akshaye Khanna in Ittefaq. Vidya won by just a little bit, but mostly because she was the title cahrater and got a little more time onscreen. This is just my choice, if you want to vote for yourself, go here and place your vote in the comments.
Ittefaq Review (SPOILERS DO NOT READ IT YOU HAVE NOT SEEN): The Blindness of Prejudice
I really hope everyone who wants to has had a chance to see this film now. I put off posting until Monday morning India time/after the last evening show has started America time so that you could. If you have not seen it yet not, here is my regular no spoilers review, read that instead. And if you haven’t but are going to be able to later, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW. Or if you aren’t sure if you will enjoy it, YOU WILL ENJOY IT, DO NOT READ THIS AND GO SEE IT INSTEAD!!!! But if you have already seen the film, or live somewhere where you won’t be able to watch it for months and months and want to know what happens, then you can read on.
Ittefaq Review (No Spoilers): A Timely Movie
It’s been a long time since I went to a movie theater and it was so crowded I could hardly find a seat! That was exciting. And I don’t think it was just about the quality of this film (although it is very very good), I think it is also a “right time” thing.
Ittefaq Trailer! And, More Interestingly, Ittefaq Publicity Campaign!
Karan, Shahrukh, and other people all tweeted the trailer at the same time late last night. Which is interesting on its own. But also, the trailer is kind of good!
Mom Review (SPOILERS): Mother’s Always Have to Do the Dirty Jobs
I debated putting up this spoiler review so soon, because the filmmakers clearly want the plot to remain a surprise. But, see, I don’t think they have to worry about it that much. The performances and the camerawork and the music and everything else are so good, that you just have to see how it plays out, even if you know what’s going to happen. But if you want to see this movie as it was intended, DON’T READ ON. Read my non-spoiler review instead. However, if you suspect that it may be a bit tough for you to watch but still want to know what happens, you are correct, it will be tough to watch, and I am here for you to tell you what happens.
Mom Review (No Spoilers): Sridevi Does Sunny Deol
I did it! I saw Mom! Even though it meant screeching out of work the second it hit 5pm and fighting rush hour traffic to make the 5:30 show. Because I had to rush home tonight so I would have time to work on my mother’s birthday present. Which is thematic, I guess! Anyway, it’s a good movie, but don’t be fooled by the artsy film stock and stuff, this is a straight up potboiler action film as over the top and satisfying as anything from Sunny Deol.
Mom Trailer! What the Heck is this?
This is just the most mystifying trailer! Usually I like to have several trailers or news items to talk about at once, but I can’t wait on this one, because I need to crowdsource understanding it. WHAT IS HAPPENING????
For Akshaye’s Birthday Week, Taal! Not a Very Progressive Film
I think this might be the film where I first heard the “An Indian woman loves only once” truism. Which has now been unpacked and questioned and turned upside down and all sorts of interesting things done to in other films. Heck, interesting things were already done to it by the time this film came out! But not in this movie. Nope, in this movie, your lifetime singular devotion goes along with your virginity and whatever man gets one, gets the other.
Happy Birthday Akshaye Khanna! Better Late Than Never
If I say it’s been crazy busy at work lately, will that excuse me missing Akshaye’s birthday? Or is that a weak excuse? I was tempted to just ignore it entirely, but then I found the time and I thought “better late than never”. So, here are 12 reasons I love him, plus one extra to make up for being late! And they are mostly performances, because he is a very private person.
Happy Aamir Week! Last Day! Woot-Woot! Let’s Talk About Dil Chahta Hai and Aamir as a Flawed Mentor
Not like a “mentor who is romantic” (that would be Shahrukh in Dear Zindagi) but as a mentor in the field of romance. He is not great at it, at least as shown in Dil Chahta Hai and, possibly, in this movie.
Dishoom: Whole Thing! SPOILER Review Mixed With Summary
It took me 7 parts to finish Sultan, but I think I can knock out Dishoom in one. Not much to the movie, really. And if you just want a quick review with no spoilers, you can check out my review from yesterday.
(and you can also check out moviemavengal’s review)