Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to This Week?

Happy Wednesday! Today is the day Jabariya Jodi showtimes will be posted! I’m hoping for something early and close because I have lots and lots of people interested in going with me.

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Khandaani Shafakhana Review (SPOILERS): A Smart Woman Surrounded By Dumb People; A Smart Film Surrounded By Dumb Jokes

Such a frustrating film! There is about 40 minutes of a really good movie, and about 60 minutes of a stupid comedy kind of mushed together.

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Katching Up on Koffee: Diljit and Badshah! Two nice boys from the Punjab!

What an interesting episode!!!!  Exactly what we have been asking for, Karan breaking out of the usual circuit of guests and being open to new topics and new considerations.  Also, yes, a lot about Salman and Shahrukh, but from a different angle than usual.

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Hindi Film 101: A Brief Incomplete Overview of Hip-Hop/Rap in Indian Film

Yesterday the new Badshah song for Veere Di Wedding came out, which made me think back on how long hip-hop/rap has been part of the Indian film scene in one way or the other.  I know almost nothing about this (like, I’m not even clear on the difference between “hip-hop” “rap” and “rock and roll”), but at least I can put up some fun videos and start the discussion!

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Badshah and Aunties, Shahrukh and Wet Shirts, and Other Things That Make Me Happy

Somehow, it is both rainy and overcast, and also 90 degrees out today.  And Banjo isn’t playing anywhere near me, so I don’t get to see a new movie tonight.  And generally life is bleak and depressing.  So, here is a random collection of recent news items that make me happy.  Feel free to bookmark this post for the next time you feel down!

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