Friday Classics: Jeet, All the Best Things of the 90s

SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!!!! If you like that kind of thing. If I say that the finale has a woman giving birth in a burning house in the middle of a gunfight, does that make you happy or sad? What if I tell you that they all escape the burning house into a burning car in which there is a high speed chase and explosion while she is STILL giving birth? And it ends at a brothel where prostitutes serve as helpful midwives? Is your response “that is so illogical it makes me angry” or “that is so illogical it makes me happy”?

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Friday Classics: Baadshah Ho Baadshah! Shahrukh’s Wacky Comic Action Romance Detective Story!!!

This isn’t really a “classic”, but it sure is fun! And I am feeling like I want more “fun” in my life. Also, I was on the phone with my sister for 2 hours last night and I don’t have time to review a good movie (nothing terrible, we just simulwatched a bad movie over the phone because her husband is out of town)

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Friday Classics: Badal! For Amrish Puri’s Birthday and Bobby in Race 3

Happy Friday!  I’m feeling lazy after my very very very very long post on PC and SRK yesterday, so I am going to throw up a short post on a bad movie.  My favorite kind of lazy post to write!  And if you want to be a lazy reader, I highly recommend watching all the song videos instead of reading, because this movie has really GREAT songs.  And a stupid plot.

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DDLJ Part 47: Like Father Like Son

I’m back!  Sorry, it was the screenshots I didn’t have time for.  Takes about two hours steady work on my home laptop, and I haven’t had two hours straight at my home laptop in a while.  But tonight I did, and I got enough screenshots for two posts, so I should be good for next week too. (full index of DDLJ here)

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Sridevi Daily Review: Mr. India, Sridevi Plays the Strong Man

I already reposted everything already in the archives, for at least the next few days I will also put up new reviews.  Sorry, mostly Hindi, they are just more easily available, and/or I have already watched them and can review without needing to set aside time to watch. (all Sridevi reviews here)

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Hindi Film 101/DDLJ Part 44: The Rescue of Amrish Puri and the Tragedy of the Fearful Immigrant

Well, this turned into a whole thing!  I started just wanting to establish Amrish’s character journey at this part in the film, and I just ended up going on and on until it went way beyond the usual Scene By Scene and turned into a screed on the tragedy and trauma of the immigrant (full index of DDLJ posts here)

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DDLJ Scene By Scene Part 27: More Party! And Phurr

Boy, this party just lasts FOREVER, doesn’t it?  Oh well, it is a Punjabi wedding party, I guess that is realistic.  At least the scene right after is kind of interesting.  Maybe the reason I have been putting off getting back to DDLJ is because this is kind of a dull section.  Likes get to Karwa Chauth when things get interesting again! (full index of DDLJ posts here)

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DDLJ Part 19: Return to a Land of Gender Divisions!

Welcome back to DDLJ watch!  My new system is to pull all the screenshots, put them in order, and then write the post around it.  It’s working so far, but then I haven’t gotten to any huge discussion points since I started the new system. (part 18 here, you can go back from there)

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DDLJ Part 17: Doorways and Fire

It’s DDLJ Detailed Analysis: The Return!!!  I always swore I would come back to it, and now I have!  Because of Bahubali 2, which got my close analysis juices flowing.  And which is also sooooooooo boring for those people who haven’t seen Bahubali 2.  But who hasn’t seen DDLJ?  No one!  So these posts should fill in the entertainment for those who can’t read Bahubali 2 posts. (my last DDLJ post, almost a year ago, is here.  You can go backwards through the archives from there)

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Hulchul: My Favorite Hindi Priyadarshan Movie! It’s All About the Cast

I asked for requests for Hindi films to write about, and someone suggested Hulchul.  So, yay!  I have an excuse to write about Hulchul!  One of my favorite films, and definitely my favorite Hindi Priyadarshan movie.  I understand it is a remake of a Malayalam film, but I suspect even after I watch that, I will still like the Hindi version better.  Because what I like about it isn’t just the plot and direction, but how that interacts with the casting.

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