Hindi Film 101: The Three Phases of an Actress Career

This came up on yesterday’s News Round-Up post when we were talking about Dips and Padmavati and where she might go next.  The thing is, there is a standard route where she will go that is kind of an unspoken but accepted thing.  So I thought I might as well speak it, just in case you are new to the films and are unaware of the expectations for an actress.  Oh, and also give a comparison with Hollywood in case you are new to Hollywood and unaware of the standard route there.

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Friday Classics: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, the Deconstruction of Shahrukh Khan

Get ready for me to be lazy!  I just dug up a paper I wrote for grad school on this film/Shahrukh’s star persona and wildly slashed out bits and rearranged and then threw it up.  But whatever, I haven’t done a Rab Ne post yet really, and it was time.  The post I really wanted to write was on Lucky: No Time for Love, but I’m not going to let myself, because that should wait for Salman’s Birthday Celebration time.

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News Round-Up: Ajay Reaps Rewards, Varun Averts Violence, Sara Signs Second

Nothing super interesting to discuss today, but some little bits of things to throw out there for all of us to chew on (now I am imagining myself as a zookeeper throwing news meat to my pack of lion-commentators to fight over and masticate down to nothing).

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Silly Sunday Post: Happy 11 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday! 11 Adaptations He Should Be In!

I am sure you will all have Thoughts in the comments about what I should have included and did not, along with what I included and shouldn’t have, and various other changes I should have made.  And that’s fine, think of this as just a starting point!

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Happy 22 Days to SRK’s Birthday! 22 Interesting Co-Stars

Happy Amitabh’s birthday again!  And, because it is his birthday, I thought I would do a Shahrukh birthday post that could kind of work for Amitji too.  So, co-stars!!!!  Not in order in any way, just 22 that are interesting to think about.

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JHMS Deleted Scene! No Words, No Subtitles Needed

Well, now SRK is just exhausting me.  I write this whole long thing for his birthday today, and he surprises me with another scene I need to discuss!  It’s too much! I know he loves me, but the man has to let me alone sometimes. (full index of JHMS coverage here)

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New JHMS Deleted Scene! And New Theory! (both courtesy of Claudia)

This whole post is basically Claudia.  She alerted me to the new deleted scene and, a few days back, she sent me a very lengthy detailed analysis that I have been trying to find a good place to post.  And so I am putting her video, and her analysis, together with my analysis of the video, and calling it a post. (full Jab Harry Met Sejal coverage index here)

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Another Deleted Scene!!!! Shahrukh Must Be Very Concerned About my View Counts

Remember how all the teaser trailer releases were coded love messages from SRK to me?  Well, I think these deleted scenes might be as well!  He knew my view count was going down with no big releases for the past few weeks and, to help me out, he is posting these videos.  Oh, and also to help me, a nice commentator has given us a TRANSLATION!!!! (full coverage of Jab Harry Met Sejal here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Discussion post: Harry

I think this is it, isn’t it?  It’s such a tiny focused movie, we have the two characters and their future together, and there isn’t really any other large area to talk about.  Anyway, here is where we can all fight over our visions of Harry.  I’ll give mine, which is neither wrong nor right but just how I see it, and you can give yours which is also neither right nor wrong.  God bless Imtiaz for giving us such an open-ended character! (full index of JHMS posts here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Discussion Post: What Happens After the End?

This is just fun times.  Let’s all share our own versions of what happens after the end of the film, what’s next for them? Again, no right or wrong answer, you don’t have to agree with me and I don’t have to agree with you, the film is open.  (full index of JHMS coverage here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 27: Butterfly

Here we are, at the end!  I will be putting up a few sort of open discussion posts in a bit, because it feels like people still have things to say, but this is the end of the actual scene by scene.  Hopefully as nice an ending as it was for the film itself, a moment of joy confirming everything we have seen before (full index of JHMS coverage here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 26: The Kiss

Well, here we are, the best part, which I have set aside in its own post for your re-reading ease. And my writing pleasure.  And which also means that “Butterfly” gets it’s own post, Part 27, so we are BEATING BAHUBALI 2!!!!  Be very proud.  (full index of JHMS coverage here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 25: Harry Finally Makes His Move

We are finally here!  This is going to be another epic length post, I can just feel it.  But it won’t finish everything.  Because I have decided, the very very end of the film is going to get it’s own little post.  Because I kind of suspect it is something you will want to be able to easily find and read and reread and reread as we suffer through the long long wait for Netflix (full index of JHMS coverage here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 24: The Fight

I am so excited to write this part!  Because in the middle of a discussion in the comments about it like 4 days ago, I had a sudden revelation and I have been holding off on sharing it until now, because why waste it on a comment when I can use it in a post? (full index of JHMS coverage here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Scene By Scene Part 22: Yaadon Mein and Love Making

How am I going more slowly through this than through Bahubali 2 (total of 26 parts, definitely feels like this one’s going to be more than that)?  Oh that’s right, I skipped the sad bits of Bahubali.  May have to skip the sad bits of this too, I’m not sure yet.  Anyway, this part isn’t sad!  Sort of.  Wistful?  Poignant?  Anyway, not straight up sad. (full index of JHMS coverage here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Part 17: Anushka Is “Worth It”

This is such an odd section of the film.  It’s very hard to describe without sounding really really stupid and shallow.  But it isn’t!  If you go on this whole journey with these characters, it makes complete sense. (full index of JHMS posts here)

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