I know, he’s dead. But that’s no reason not to celebrate his life! Especially because Dev himself seems like someone who was always down for a celebration. So, here are 12 random reasons to celebrate! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Kumar Sanu! Last year I went with 16 reasons, this year I think I will add one more and go for 17. You have done so many great songs, I could probably make it all the way to 20, but we will start with 17 (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Bebo! Let’s see if I can come up with a full 37 reasons to love you! I think I probably can. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Mahesh! 69 years old today! And been directing films for the past 43 of those years. And half your movies are searingly intimate and real and incredibly high quality. And half of them are very low quality. What an interesting balance! Anyway, here’s my traditional 12 reasons I love you! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Shabana Azmi! Did not realize you are the same age as my mother! Here are 18 reasons I love you, in honor of being born on September 18th! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
A year ago there was no post for Ayushmann, because I hadn’t even seen one of his movies. And them, in just the past month, I saw two in theaters and I loved them both. So now he gets a post!
Grandpa turns 96 today! We are celebrating with a small dinner at a nice restaurant with just the 4 of us (Mom, Dad, me, and Grandpa). We had a whole big family thing last year for 95, but this year we get to be more lowkey. However, I do feel like I should do SOMETHING, and so I am getting him this lovely blog post. That he will probably not read. But oh well, I know it’s there.
A year ago, I didn’t even know who this actress was. And now I can easily come up with a dozen reasons to love her!
5I already posted my first 25 reasons, here are the final 25 to get us all the way up to 49 and one for every year of your life!!! Happy 50th! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
50 years old today! Making him the middle child of the old school 90s stars. Younger than the Khan “triplets”, but older than Ajay. Anyway, Akshay is so big, he definitely deserves a full list of reasons, one for every year. And he is so old, that I am going to have to split those reasons in half! So, here are the first 25, right after midnight Chicago time. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
It’s Asha Bhosle’s Birthday!!!! How Wonderful! 84 years old today! And you want to know something interesting? It’s also Patsy Cline’s birthday! Another female singer who had a lot of life and a lot of love and an amazing voice. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Rishi!!!! Did not realize you are the same age as my father. But mostly, Happy Birthday! An industry legend, who acted in your first classic film at age 18. And so I will give 18 reasons I love you. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Saif! Somehow old and young simultaneously. 47 years old, with a new baby, and a daughter who is old enough to be looking at a film launch.
So cool! It’s like, August 13th is “Day of great dancers with big eyes and sweet smiles”. I did 14 reasons I love Sridevi, I am sure I can come up with 14 for Vyjantimala! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
It’s Sridevi’s birthday! I am so excited about celebrating! Because it means we all get to watch a bunch of really great song sequences as I list of my reasons that I love her. I did 13 reasons last year, but now she is one year older, so I will do 14! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Oh Suniel Shetty! Definitely a “you don’t get older, you just get better” kind of person. Every year you are getting better and better. And here are a dozen reasons why.
It’s Kajol’s birthday! YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I LOVE her! Love love love! So I am going to do a full 43 reasons I love her, one for every year she’s been alive. Oh boy! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Yaaaaaaaay, Sanjay! Your second birthday out of jail with no court case hanging over you! That must feel so good! Here are 25 reasons I love you, one for every year between your debut in Rocky and your re-debut in Lago Raho Munna Bhai. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Forgive me, I am still really really weak on Malayalam. So this won’t be as extensive as it could be. But moviemavengal just reminded me it is his birthday and I feel like I have to do SOMETHING.
Today he is 44, so I get to put up all my favorite songs and reasons I love him! 25 in all, for the age he was when he wrote his first hit song. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
I’ve been dropping comments for the past few days and I finally thought “oh to heck with it! I’ll just explain what’s going on.” Plus, it will be a fun post for you all to read while I drive back and forth and back and forth and have two birthday cakes.
It’s my mother’s birthday today! I debated a post of sappy mother type songs, but she wouldn’t actually enjoy that. So instead, I’m going to put up a post of all her favorite song videos!
Now, on Rahman’s birthday, I will call him “the Greatest Composer Since RD Burman” and it will be an equal compliment. The two of them are up there, all by themselves, on the list of popular film composers. For his birthday, I will give you 55 reasons to love him (mostly songs)
Happy Birthday Sonam! So many birthdays in early June! But that’s no reason to ignore Sonam. She blew me away in Neerja, and then she blew me away again with her intelligent interviews on the status of female stars and female lead films in the industry. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)