Saturday Small Talk: I’m Having Jalebis for Breakfast

Happy Saturday!  I have nothing to do for the first weekend in ages.  Thank goodness, because I was getting seriously sleep-deprived, and Dog Hazel was getting a bit lonely.

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TGIF: Sanjay Inspired, Best Gym Looks

This comes right up to the line of acceptable objectification.  But I think we are still okay, because it’s not like we are saying anything about their basic bodies, or comparing them with non-muscley guys (Abhishek, you are the best), or even muscle to muscle.  Merely in terms of the clothes they have chosen to wear, and the moments they have allowed to be photographed, who is the best?

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Race 3 Review (SPOILERS): A Party Planned for Salman, and the Guest of Honor Didn’t Really Show Up

I’m back!  I already put up the No Spoilers review which pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the film.  The plot is a total mess, so knowing spoilers won’t really change anything.  This review is probably more helpful for people who have seen the film and are confused (as I was), than for people curious what the film is about.  Bottomline is, it’s about nothing!

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Sonam Wedding Epilogue! Start Your ‘Ships!

I can’t stop myself!  I keep looking at Sonam wedding videos!  And, thanks to the latest batch, I now have several competing “ships” that I am rooting for.  And I am sharing them with you, in the hope of either getting companions on board the SS Relationship, or else getting a solid common sense mind to drag me off.

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Sonam Wedding Final Update: 2am, Shahrukh and Salman are Both Here, Sonam’s in Her Comfy Clothes, Let’s Get This Party STARTED!!!!!

Those noble souls with cell phone cameras and twitter accounts, they are the real heroes!  Making us feel like we are there partying with everyone else.  Only, less hot and drunk and vaguely tired.

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Sonam Report on Instagram

Well, this is going to be a multi-day thing.  I’m exhausted and I’m not even invited.  But I do have to do the very important job of judging everyone’s outfits, which is very tiring.  Perhaps you all can help me? (oh, and Monday Malayalam is delayed because I had to do this instead.  Sorry!)

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Friday Classics: Lajja, For International Women’s Day

This movie is just barely a classic. It’s not the best, it’s got quite a few massive flaws in fact, but it’s still really interesting and worthy of discussion. And the best part is how well it shows women rescuing themselves, very appropriate for today’s discussion.

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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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Dil Dhadakne Do: A Family Film

Here’s a random post.  There’s a big thought provoking scary hard important post coming tomorrow morning, but I wanted one more nice film discussion post first.  And Angie reminded me that I had still not written about this film.

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Happy Birthday Anil Kapoor! 58 Years Young!

Wait, did you think in all the preparation for Salman I would have forgotten him?  Never!  Oh, and also Christmas.  But even Jesus’ birthday can’t distract me from celebrating Anil!  58 today, and I am doing 25 reasons I love him, for the age he was when he got married. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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TGIF: By Popular Request, Manly Men With Chest Hair

See?  I listen!  You have a lengthy argument about the olden days when men were men and chests were chests, and I provide you with images!  I considered a fanfic, but I can’t come up with a plot that revolves around chest hair (something 101 Dalmatians inspired about fur coats?).  I’m sorry!  Even my imagination has limits.

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Friday Classics: Rajkumar, How Am I the Only Person Who Has Seen This Movie?

Wicked witches, evil uncles, twins, love potions, Madhuri Dixit, horses, fairy tale kingdoms, Danny Denzongpa, bungee cord fight scenes, geese, have I said anything bad so far?  No!  There is nothing bad in this movie!  It’s all goodness, goodness so rich that maybe it was hard for people to stomach, and thus its massive flop at the box office on release.  And, I was surprised to learn from the comments on my sexy songs post, not something that the readers here might even be aware of.

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TGIF: Jab Harry Met Sejal Themed, Men in Ties!

What is it about men in ties?  Maybe it’s because there’s a kind of “I’m a grown up who knows how to do stuff” feel to it.  And then when they get loose, there’s a kind of “I’m about to get naked” feel to it.  And it’s extra special in Indian films because western style suits are only for special occasions.  Or, every single scene in Jab Harry Met Sejal.

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Happy Independence Day!!!! Post 1 of Many, 1942: A Love Story

My local bank has this funky series of plaques along the side based on an editorial from the local paper from like 1954 called “Can We Wave the Flag Too Much?”  This, my answer is going to be “No!”, at least if we are talking about the Indian flag.  And so, a series of short posts suggesting some patriotic viewing choices on the ramp up to Independence Day.  Also, some nice counter-programming to the Jab Harry Met Sejal bonanza.

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Mubarakan Review (SPOILERS): Good But Not Quite Good Enough

I already put up my No Spoilers review, which should answer the question “should I see this movie?” for you.  This review is for “I don’t want to see this movie but I am mildly curious what it is about” or “I have just seen this movie and I’m not sure what to think about it” kind of people.

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Happy-making Songs in My Own Version of Antakshari

Why is there no news today?  Why isn’t SRK releasing the newest Jab Harry Met Sejal song trailer?  Why can’t I find anything for my quick afternoon post?  All of these reasons and more are making me grumpy and depressed, so I am going to cheer myself up by looking at all the songs that make me smile.  And also distract myself by playing my own personal version of Antakshari, connecting song by song through actor instead of word (don’t speak Hindi) or sound (can’t appreciate music).  Feel free to suggest alternative happy songs that I could have gone with!

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Two Non-SRK Trailers, Baadshaho and Mubarakan, Which Just Make Me Think of Other Better Films

Well, that’s not really fair, I don’t know yet if they are better films because these films haven’t come out.  But I can suspect they are better films, because the films they remind me of were really really good, and it showed even in the trailer.

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