It is inarguable that Sridevi was the greatest female star India will ever see. Dominating every major industry simultaneously, and making it look easy. But there are other female stars too! Let’s pick our favorites.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Anushka Sharma
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Pack Pack Pack!!!
Happy Saturday!!!! I am planning to be SO PRODUCTIVE today! I’m gonna pack all my bookshelves. Or, failing that, dye my hair. One or the other, but I’m gonna finish SOMETHING.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week ANUSHKA HAD HER BABY?!?!?
Happy Monday! And happy day that Anushka and Virat had a baby!!!! Isn’t that exciting?Continue reading
2020 Awards: Best Pregnancy, Anushka or Kareena?
Yes, of course we are doing 2020 Awards! But DCIB style, nothing boring like “best song”, instead interesting stuff that fits the 2020 mood. Starting with 2 quarantine babies! And two great social media announcements! But which do we like better?Continue reading
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl Review: Good Ideas, Not Quite Perfected
Oh boy, a review of an old movie I just watched for the first time! This should be lazy and fun.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Zero! Appropriate, Ending a Countdown with a Zero
Oh dear, I really wish I liked this movie. It would be so great to buck the critical trend and defend the man I love. But, I can’t. I just don’t like it that much.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Month, Jab Tak Hai Jaan! Yashji’s Last Film
I don’t super love this movie, but it is pretty. And the soundtrack is amazing. And Shahrukh is in uniform. So how bad can it be really?Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi! The Fun Review!
I put up the fancy grad school version earlier, now (thank goodness) we get to have the “real” review, where I am all chummy and casual like usual.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, the Academic Review!
This is a paper I wrote for grad school, so it sounds all grad school-y and stuff. Don’t panic! The usual friendly happy review will be coming later today.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Build an Elliptical!
Happy Saturday! If you are an American, then I assume you are entering today full of grief. That’s okay, DCIB is still your happy place, we will be happy and silly here and only talk about happy things.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Watch Sadak 2 and Read Books
Happy Saturday! I am up at the Lake House again for a long stretch to end out the year. Of course I still have my stupid foot, so I can’t go swimming or on boats. But I can sit on the porch and read a book, so I’ll be doing a lot of that instead of responding to blog comments. Oh, and finishing/reviewing Sadak 2, I’m watching it on my phoneContinue reading
Happy Chocolate Day!!! Movie Stars and Their Chocolate Spirit Animals
Happy Chocolate Day! I am celebrating by not having chocolate because there is none in the house (the TRAGEDY!!!). So instead I will have virtual chocolate by trying to match Indian movie stars with their ideal chocolate treat.Continue reading
Anushka Sharma’s Women’s Bodies Trilogy in Honor of US Supreme Court Decision
Woot, Planned Parenthood won a court case! But there will always be another one coming, donate here to help give them the resources they need. And to help us understand how important their work is, let us look at Anushka’s angry supernatural trilogy of the horrors that happen when a woman does not have control over her own body. (I know I say “no politics” all the time, but so far as I am concerned, this is not political but personal. anyway, it’s my blog, I get to make the rules)Continue reading
Bulbbul Review (No Spoilers): A Dark Fairy Tale that Gives Lie to the Candy-Coated History of India’s Past
Well, Anushka continues her producer mission of ripping off the covers from India’s sins of the past and present. Yet another harrowing painful examination of the patriarchy and the unrelenting torment of being a woman in India. It’s handled delicately, but there is a rape scene. And a scene of terrible male on female violence. Just disturbing stuff. Watch with the lights on during the day, don’t watch at all if you are feeling wobbly.Continue reading
Discussion Post: Who Do You Have a Couple Crush On?
Follow up to the “girl crush” post! By the way, these posts are getting more traffic than anything else I am putting up (why does no one want to play Antakshari???) so if you have more general ideas for questions, lay them on me!Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Love Triangles! Pick Your Ending for These Romantic Tripods I Have Built! Shahrukh-Juhi-Aamir, Deepika-Ranveer-Anushka, ARK-Parineeti-Sid M
Still watching Hart of Dixie which does really good love triangles, and it has inspired me to try and see what I can come up with as potential Indian film triangles. Not easy ones where it’s a choice between love and duty, but ones where there are two viable “love” options.Continue reading
Silly Lazy Wednesday: TV Shows Rewritten/Recast for India, Hart of Dixie, Single Parents, Bless This Mess
This were all recommended by readers, so I know at least SOME of you have already heard of them. And then there are like three of you that are fanfic diehards and will read anything, even if you haven’t heard of these shows. And heck, all of them are fun happy slightly romantic things, I want you all to watch them and enjoy them and if this fanfic helps promote them, great!Continue reading
Valentine’s Week of Sex: Happy Valentine’s Day! A Gift for You, a New JHMS Review, JHMS and Sexual Compatibility as a Real Romantic Obstacle
I love writing about JHMS!!!! And this will get me hyped to go see Imtiaz’s new film which I’m really not that excited about.Continue reading
Valentine’s Week of Sex: Band Baaja Baarat, a Great Sex Scene But is it Necessary?
I still think they shouldn’t have had sex in this film. Just because of what it does to the narrative afterwards, STUPID! A kiss would have been a lot better.Continue reading
Talent of the 2010s, Female Edition, Sonam to Sara
I already did this for the boys, but can the girls be far behind? And yes, “girls”. Most of these actresses started out before they were 20 and in my book that means you are still a kid.Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Fedora Anushka and Sundress Kat Lesbian Love Story, Help Me Workshop This!
I feel like we could crowd fund this one, right? Just pay Anushka enough to produce it on a shoestring, and then get a locked youtube video that can be shared only with the DCIB community. For Happiness.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Anushka Sharma, Angry Feminist Dressed Up As Innocent Harmless Movie Star
Again, I don’t like to do 101s of people who are in the middle of their careers. Things that happen in the future could make everything look different, the most important part of their lives could be still to come. But as of this snapshot moment in time, at the end of 2019, this is how it looks.Continue reading
Repost: Intro to 7 Actresses And the Phases of Their Career
This is an out of date post from a couple years ago, but only out of date in that the “most recent” film choices are no longer most recent. And, like, Anushka wasn’t married yet. Otherwise it is still a great post for giving you an idea of the pattern most actresses follow in their careers and how they play out.Continue reading
Silly Sunday ReRun: Father Stories for my Father’s Birthday!
I am off to my father’s birthday party tonight, so no time to write a fanfic today. Instead, enjoy a rerun of father themed stories!Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, For Labor Day, A Film Where Our Hero Has an Actual Job
Such a great movie! Largely because it feels like a story of real people, and part of that is because they have real jobs.Continue reading