Music Challenge! American Versus Hindi Versus Telugu, Who Had the Best June 23rd Song?

This was supposed to be a fun easy post for me to write, and then I did WAY more work on it than I expected! I tracked down both a truly awesome American song released on June 23rd, and then every year June 23rd was a Friday, and then a Hindi and Telugu movie released on those Fridays. And now we can have an equitable “June 23rd songs” contest.

Continue reading

Pushpa Review (No Spoilers): A Delightful World That Doesn’t Preach, Just Shows

If you like crazy over the top amoral Telugu movies, this is for you! Personally, I DO like those movies. I’ll write a whole review below, and you should read it if you’ve never tried Telugu action before, but if you have, and you know what I mean by “amoral” and you will know if you enjoy it. Just go ahead and watch! Skip this review!

Continue reading

Happy Birthday Allu Arjun! Rudhramadevi, Your Historical Where You Steal the Screen

If you live in America, Rudhramadevi just made it to Netflix, and you should definitely watch it!  It’s like Bahubaali, but with a feminist message and really really bad CGI.  But I like the message so much, I can look past the CGI.

Continue reading

Happy Birthday Allu Arjun! Gangotri, Your First Movie

This is one of my Netflix movies, and I have no memory of why I added it to my list.  I’m sure I had a good reason.  Possibly that it was an Allu Arjun movie with Prakash Raj, maybe one of you recommended it, or maybe I knew at one point that it was his first film.  If I ever knew, I’d forgotten by the time I watched it.  And now I can’t believe it!  He was so good!

Continue reading

Happy Birthday Allu Arjun! Aarya 1, The Ultimate Stalking Movie

This is one of those movies where I am watching it thinking “is the message I am seeing on purpose or an accident?  Or an purposeful accident?  Is it just where the characters ended up or was this the goal all along?  Or did the writer start thinking of it as a statement on film relationships and not realize it was a statement on real ones too?”  I think it is probably the last, because I started thinking about it in terms of film too, and then realized that it works just as well for real life.  And, in fact, hits exactly my issues with the way culture treats female safety.

Continue reading

Allu Arjun Day! Aarya 2, the Ultimate Allu Arjun Movie

Happy Tuesday!  A fun movie to talk about this week, one that was recommended to me ages ago and I am just now getting around to thanks to Moviemavengal reminding me about it. (I know the two films aren’t really related, but if you want to see my review of Aarya 1, it is here)

Continue reading