Valentine's Week of Sex: Aradhana! The Sex so Sexy it Made a Superstar

Aradhana! Chocolate hero Rajesh Khanna swept into the hearts of the nation through one mistaken night in an empty inn.

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Friday Classics: Aradhana, for Easter! Rebirth, Illegitimate Children, Very Jesus-y

Happy Friday! And also, Happy Good Friday!!! Easter this Sunday, which I will celebrate in my traditional style, by cleaning and eating a chocolate bunny. And by putting up this theme post. One of the best old classics, and also a very Easter-y plot.

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Kaatru Veliyidai: A Deconstruction of the Military/Romantic Hero and the Idealized Heroine

Well, that was a Ratnam movie all right!  In that, while watching it, I thought “this is kind of okay, sort of interesting, very pretty”.  And then I’ve spent two hours thinking about it and I haven’t even gotten close to unpacking all the themes and metaphors and so on and it just gets deeper and deeper the further I go.

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Traveling Day!

So, I am going on a trip!  All by myself! Purely for pleasure!  For the first time in my entire life!  And today and Monday, I will be traveling literally all day.  Like, for 14 hours straight.  Which is a good thing, I get to sit on the plane/bus/train and just read for pleasure with no guilt over not doing something else productive, like writing blog posts.

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