Hindi Film 101: Emraan Hashmi, a Decent Guy Famous for Playing an Indecent Guy

Kind of a boring guy which, coincidentally, is what makes him so interesting. How does a boring boring person find a way to maintain some level of stardom?

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Discussion Post: It’s Alia’s Birthday! What is Your Favorite Alia Movie? ALSO, Do You Think She is Super Talented or More Super Lucky?

Happy 27th Birthday Alia! You don’t get a special post of any kind (maybe tomorrow) because I got like 4 hours of sleep last night, and the night before, and I have that kind of physical grief hangover thing. Like, I’m not upset my aunt is dead, because it happened months ago after months of sickness, but it’s still A Thing to go see her buried and clean out her house and stuff. I told you all that’s why I was taking a train trip this weekend, right? Anyway, Alia gets a discussion post instead.

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Discussion Post: If a Genie Gave You Only One of These Wishes, Which Would You Pick? (Or, Would You Rather Karan Gets Married, or Alia Doesn’t?)

No, you can’t wish for infinite wishes! Genie’s are sick of the little smart aleck kids who say that. You can only have ONE wish, and it is strictly Indian film related, and here are your choices. Be warned, they are HARD!!!!

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Silly Sunday: Little Women as a Dark Romantic Drama! Laurie is Evil and Amy is Gay

Thanks Alisa! You saw the new American Little Women and complained about it which inspired me to rethink my Indian remake (already wrote it once here) when you suggested that one of the Little Women should get herself a Little Woman.

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News Round-Up: Are These Good Ideas or Bad Ideas? Sara and Kartik Dating, Bhansali and Alia Collaberating, Amitabh and his Liver, Rajkummar and Remakes, and More!

So many things happening without my supervision! I’m going to try to summarize them all and we can decide if they are good ideas, or bad ideas.

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Inshallah is Delayed Days-Weeks-Unscheduled Time Ahead of Filming

What a weird story! I don’t think there is any big secret scandal to be unearthed here (except for my personal and almost certainly inaccurate crazy theory), but it is interesting to discuss because there is so much history and backstory and at the same time, so much unknown.

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Best/Worst Student of the Year 2 Song Releases, and Bonus Bharat Song Teaser

I don’t like this song teaser system because I feel like I should put up a thing for us to talk about it, but then I end up saying the same things about the teaser that I want to say about the full song and it is all just confusing. Luckily this time I can tuck the teaser in at the end of a post about an actual song.

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Silly Sunday: Kalank Without Alia, and Other Script Fixes

If everyone in Hindi film just sent all their scripts to me for a final pass before filming began, everything would be so much better. I can fix it all! Just give me a chance before you spend crores and crores of budget on a movie with an ending that MAKES NO SENSE. Oh and Kalank spoilers, obviously, only read if you have seen the movie. And if you have seen the movie, please give me your opinion and suggestions for other better endings!

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Kalank Review (SPOILERS): First Love is True Love is Only Love

What an interesting love quadrangle! I really really like the central set-up concept for this film, and kind of wish it could have been moved out of pre-partition India and into a regular rom-com setting. And really, if you like romances, you should watch it. Don’t spoil yourself! Read my no spoiler review instead.

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Kalank Review (No Spoilers): The Plot is Not What You Think It Is

Well, that was fun!!!! If it had released 20 years ago, it would be a solid hit and forgotten in a month, and then it would pop-up on TV occasionally and people would say “oh yeah, that movie!” I don’t know how it will do in today’s world at the box office, but at least critically I want to treat it as the nice unambitious pleasant fairy tale it aspires to be, not as the Great Noble Brilliant Movie that it wasn’t even trying to be. I suspect other reviewers might ding it for not being the Great Noble Brilliant Movie they thing it should be without realizing it never wanted to be that.

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News Round-Up/Discussion Post: K-Pop and Korea Arrives, Janvhi is Innocent, SRK Sells Movies, Kajol-Ajay Move House, Nyssa is Trolled, Alia and Osho, Kangana Directs, Varun is Stalked, Nawazuddin Pulls Muscle

So many little little stories today! I don’t want to try to tie them together and they aren’t really worth deep discussion on their own, so instead I will throw it all out there and let you discuss.

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Kalank Full Length Trailer is Out!!!! (Also, it’s not based on What the Body Remembers)

Well, it’s pretty much what we thought. I think. No subtitles, because Dharma hates us. And then they will magically appear in like 3 hours. WHY DO THEY DO THIS???? Oh, and I actually did 5 minutes of research and confirmed that it is NOT based on What the Body Remembers any more than Paa was based on Benjamin Buttons (yes, that was a story for a while too).

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