Yes, the eternal question! Let’s see if anyone cares to enter the debate this year! Or if we are all beyond these petty rivalries and don’t care.Continue reading
This is an Actual Question! I showed 99 Songs at my Friends Movie Night last night and my new friend/guest did not believe based on 99 Songs that Rahman was a genius. So now I have to send her songs all day at work to prove that he IS a genius. Give me ideas!Continue reading
It took me a bit to get around to writing my second review, but hopefully that gave you more time to watch the movie and join me in appreciating it!Continue reading
What a silly silly movie! It’s like Fitoor crossed with Mirzya crossed with Aashiqui 2 crossed with Half-Girlfriend. But oh boy are the songs GOOD. And also, sometimes you just want a really silly silly illogical over the top romance movie.Continue reading
Warning: I slept very badly last night for no reason, my brain fingers not working right, there will be typos.Continue reading
Combined post! Award and Birthday!!!! But mostly just an excuse for us to share Rahman songs with each other.Continue reading
I was dreading reviewing this movie and then I thought “well, what if I just don’t? What if instead, I explain to people why I don’t feel able to review it?”Continue reading
You know those songs that make you feel like you are outside with the wind in your face and the sun shining and lots of space to run and run? Let’s share those songs with each other!Continue reading
This is one of those irritating movies where it is 2/3rds perfect and 1/3rd messed up. So I totally recommend it for the 2/3rds, but I am also aware of the 1/3rd.Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! Boy it is hard to get through a whole week of work without a random holiday in the middle! Thank goodness I am going on many weekend trips in the upcoming weeks to cheer myself up.Continue reading
I gotta sort this for us, he has A LOT of songs in the past ten years. But I will limit it down just to the ones I already really like, and if I miss a really good one, you can fill it in.Continue reading
Happy Monday! I slept and slept and lazed and lazed and I have hopes of no longer feeling low energy and sick at work.Continue reading
Okay, I broke songs down into 3 categories, love songs and peppy bouncy songs and party songs. Now, out of all of those, I am going to try to limit it down to a few top options, and you all get to pick the bestest of them all!!!!Continue reading
I really hope some of you watched this film. Or are ready to discuss it with me either way. It’s a fascinating look at a relationship.Continue reading
This will either get people very passionate, or not caring at all. No idea which! Also, not really sure which one I would choose?Continue reading
Another “Emily thinks deeply about songs” inspired post! She was talking about the surprise hits, the ones from new composers or singers or just different genres. And that made me think about those songs that changed everything.Continue reading
More important decisions! You can pick only the ones on which you feel confident, or make random guesses on all of them (just like filling out a ballot). Remember, most comments this month wins a poster!Continue reading
I am so excited that this movie is on Netflix! I was all set for it to be streaming on some obscure platform and I’d have to encourage you all to try to track it down. And instead, it’s right there! On Netflix!Continue reading
I am so happy to have a new Rajiv Menon movie in my life. His work is just so beautiful, it makes me feel good about the world, you know?Continue reading
I’m writing this last night and I am honestly not sure if I will be at work tomorrow or not. Or maybe I will be for a little while and then have to leave. I can’t decide if I am at the point where it will make me feel better to get out in the world and out of my bed, or at the point where I should really just stay in bed. We’ll find out!Continue reading
This is a really brilliant concept for a film. An intellectual exercise more than anything. I encourage you to watch it straight through once without knowing what is coming, but I also suspect it might turn out to be more entertaining when you know what is coming and can watch how it is built. If you want to maintain the surprise, you can read my No Spoilers review.
Happy Mani Ratnam Day! I’ve reviewed almost all his films here (really, I’m just missing Raavan, Thiruda Thiruda, and the Terrorism Trilogy) and I will be reposing the reviews through out the day today in the run up to Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Mostly because I have to work a funny day at work to be able to see CCV in theaters so I’ll have no time to write anything new. If you don’t want to be spoiled, here is my no-spoilers review for this film.
This is a post I wrote a year and a half ago for the last Rahman/Ratnam movie, but I thought I should repost it today in honor of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. It’s important to know why it is so especially exciting when a new Ratnam-Rahman movie comes out, and why that director-composer relationship is so special. (also, usually in this posts I try to use images instead of songs, but because of the topic, this will be an all songs post. I encourage you to actually watch all the videos too)
Well, here’s another Shankar movie that I am all torn about. Shankar is just not my director.
Here’s a random review! Finally getting around to Lagaan. Which is definitely NOT Aamir’s most important film, that would be Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak or 3 Idiots or something like that. But it is the movie I feel like writing about right now, so why not?