Gulabo Sitabo Review (SPOILERS): Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam for the Modern Era

Huh. Interesting idea at the center of this, which somehow completely failed to pay off. Oh well, sometimes these movies can be more fun to talk about than to watch.

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Gulabo Sitabo Review (No Spoilers): Sometimes a Movie Really Has to Be About Something

I did it! I watched the first digital premiere major movie! And I really wish I had seen it in theaters so Dina and I could have whispered to each other jokes about how bad it was the whole time. Not a movie that really makes you happy and entertained and happy when watched by yourself streaming. More one that makes you keep checking the clock and waiting for something to HAPPEN.

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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Review (SPOILERS): A World Where Everyone is Just a Little Disappointed in Their Life

This movie has a lot of really delightful twists, so try not to spoil yourself if you can. I wrote another review with no spoilers that you can read to hear all the reasons you should see this movie and not spoil yourself!

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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Trailer! Rorschach Test, Does This Make You Laugh or Cry?

Either response is acceptable, I think it probably depends on how emotional you are feeling today. I just find it interesting to think about because I think the filmmakers were going for laughs, but have a respectful awareness that the topic may make some people cry.

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News Round-Up: Pick Your Most Wanted YRF Film, Brahmastra Delayed Again (SHOCKING!), and Ayushmann in a Dharma Production

I started out with 8 news stories, and then I actually read them, and they all turned out to be bland and blah. Even these aren’t super exciting, but if PR departments care enough to float stories and watch the response, the least we can do is respond.

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Article 15 Review (No Spoilers): Trying to Make Your Way Through the Swamp

I saw it! To celebrate the 4th of July! And it was quite quite good, in multiple ways. I encourage you to see it if you are a) interested in film narrative techniques or b) interested in confronting social issues. Don’t see it if you are a) interested in love stories or b) spend your entire life dealing with social issues and go to the movies to escape.

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FanFic! The Most Unacceptable Possible Plot For Indian Film, I Have Found It!!!! And, on the Other Hand, The Most Acceptable Plot for Shahrukh to Play!

Watched another early morning classic noir, a jail break movie. But what intrigued me for an Indian remake is that it managed to come up with the most shocking possible plot and I kind of want to see someone remake it just to watch everyone Lose Their Freakin’ Minds. And I also watched an early morning classic family film which would be perfect if Shahrukh wanted to play a befuddled father. Or Anil. Or Aamir. Whoever.

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Badhai Ho Review (SPOILERS): A Movie About Loving Your Parents as People, Not Just as Parents

What I lovely movie!  Just delightful.  And no knowledge of the plot can really “spoil” it (although if you definitely don’t want spoilers, you can read my other review).  So I am going to encourage you to see it in theaters if at all possible, and if not read this review and plan to catch it streaming or otherwise.

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Andhadhun Review (SPOILERS): A Beautiful Twist at the Interval

I already put up my No Spoilers review, and this film is such a fun ride, I encourage you to read that one and leave this one until after you have watched it.  Unless you can’t handle violence, can’t handle thrillers, or for some other reason will never be able to watch this movie.

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Silly Sunday: Couples We Want to See, Varun-Parineeti to Arjun-Anushka to Swara-Ajay to Varun-Bhumi to Alia-Ayushmann

These are really stories you wrote yourself.  Or at least started yourself, on the Wednesday post I had a wonderful time coming up with ideas based on the casts you wanted to see. These are those same ideas, just brushed up and expanded a little bit.

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Silly Sunday FanFic: Stories Based on Reality, Including a Romance for ME!

This is partly based on a joking back and forth I had with my friend, partly based on a news story Asmita linked to in the comments, and partly based on everyone’s least favorite “actress”, Shraddha Kapoor.

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News Round-Up: Aayush Sharma Will Romance, Ayushmann Khuranna Will Action

I’m going to try to be better about putting out news posts for these smaller stories just so you can discuss them.  Although also, REMINDER, you can always mention these stories or post links to them in the Wednesday Watching post.  That’s what it is there for!  Even if it’s not Wednesday.  Just like you can always ask me any questions on Monday Morning Questions, even if it’s not Monday.

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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Review (SPOILERS): A Couple Learning to Think as “Us” Instead of “You” and “Me”

I already put up my no spoilers review, I encourage you to read that one, because this is a really sweet movie that deserves to be seen and not spoiled.  On the other hand, we do mostly know the plot just from the trailer, so I guess in this case spoilers aren’t THAT bad.  It’s not what happens, it’s how it happens.

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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Review (No SPOILERS): A Love Story Between Two Real People

Well, this was a delightful movie!  I had high hopes based on the trailer, but then Toilet was such a disappointment with a really similar premise that I got spooked.  But no!  This movie is great!  No reservations about it at all, exactly the sweet love story the trailer implied.

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