Such an interesting heroine in this movie! She is “bad”, but she doesn’t want to be. She wishes she was less outspoken, less strange, and could find someone who loves her.Continue reading
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Valentine’s Week of Romance! Bareilly Ki Barfi, a New Different Kind of Romance
The sleeper hit of 2017, that would have been a straight up hit-hit in 2018. Great cast, great script, good songs but they were cut down too much.Continue reading
2017 Hindi Film Awards: Best Elements of a Film, Character and Soundtrack
We continue to move sideways towards the final awards, the big awards for the films as a whole. But first, little bits of the films get their awards, soundtrack and character.
2017 Hindi Film Awards: Promotion Related, Biggest Surprise and Biggest Disappointment
I already put up the winning real life stories of 2017, now lets move on to where film and real life overlap, the promotions that try to drive people into the movies. What films were over-promoted, leading to disappointment. And what were under-promoted, leading to delightful surprises? And what were just plain wrong promoted, leading to both?
2017: What Happened in Film? And What Do I Want to Happen in 2018
This will be a fun post to write! A combination of audience, text, and industrial analysis, because all of those things combine to influence what happens to film. Part of what makes popular culture studies so fascinating to me! It’s the intersection of so many things.
Box Office Report: Tiger Doesn’t Change Its Stripes
Well, Tiger is still going strong! Generally great box office to varying degrees worldwide. Everything else is in its shadow.
This Week’s Box Office Video
Mostly the same content as in this post, but in an easily digestible video format. Plus, you get to watch me do my hair and see another part of my apartment! Not for any particular reason, I was just running late this morning so I had to combine activities.
Box Office: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Finally Gets It Up
Huh? Huh? My punning skills have come back! Okay, and they are also a little dirty. But it’s not my fault, it’s the movie! (as always, numbers courtesy of Bollywoodhungama, full figures available here)
Box Office: Bareilly Ki Barfi is Still Doing Sweet, Arjun Reddy is Astounding
Well this is an exciting box office week! Not in Hindi film, Toilet and Jab Harry Met Sejal are declining, A Gentleman is flopping (even though it is SO GOOD! People are stupid), Bareilly Ki Barfi is holding steady in it’s small way. No no, it’s the southern market that is FINALLY healthy again. Well, Telugu. Tamil is still on life support.
Box Office Report: Bareilly Ki Barfi Does Sweet Business
Well this is an interesting week! And, hopefully, a sign of things to come. The big big films continued to underperform, but a small sweet film did much better than it should have. Seeing as we are entering a 3 month period of small sweet films and no big films, this is all good! (as always, numbers courtesy of BollywoodHungama and Rentrack. Full info available here)
Bareilly Ki Barfi Review (SPOILERS): Don’t Be Fooled, It Really Is About The Title Character
What a nice movie! Just nice nice nice. Everyone is a good person trying to do good things. But it turns out that the good-est person doing the best-est things is the one who is right there in the title. Also, DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN/CAN WATCH!!!! If at all possible, this film deserves to be seen in theaters without spoilers. But I know some of you have already seen it, and some of you won’t be able to see if for weeks if ever, so in that case you can read on. (no spoilers review here)
Bareilly Ki Barfi Review (NO SPOILERS): Leaves a Sweet Taste on the Tongue
What a sweet sweet movie! That’s the “twist” they don’t show you in the trailer, it is much sweeter than it sounds. Very barfi like (the sweet, not the other movie of the same name).
Trailers and Songs! Baadshaho, A Gentleman, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Let’s through out a nice general discussion type post! For those of you who aren’t interested in my scene by scene of JHMS or Monday Malayalam or Tuesday Tamil. We can all talk about Ajay Devgn’s midlife crisis and how increasingly charming Siddharth and Kriti are looking in comparison.
Trailer Post! New Farhan Movie, And Non-SRK Songs
Trailers! Not terribly exciting ones, but I am so desperate for content that I will take it. And at least the Farhan one raises some interesting questions about coincidence versus copying (in other words, it has the same plot as Qaidi Band and I don’t know why).
Two More Trailers! A Fun Light Rom-Com, and the Opposite!
Datablue pointed out in comments on yesterday’s trailer post that I ignored Arjun Rampal’s Daddy, once again. And I made a mental note that the next time I had an excuse for a trailer post, I would talk about it. And then I open up twitter, and poof! Trailer! So now I get to combine two very very different films in one post.