Yay, it’s Madhuri’s birthday! Officially, in America, not just in India like when I put up my last post. I already posted the first 25 reasons I love her, now here are the last 26. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
It’s Madhuri’s birthday today! Well, today in India. But I want to start celebrating as soon as possible, so I am putting up my birthday posts today. And it’s a big birthday, and she is a big star, so I am doing one reason for every year she was alive, 51 in total. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Anushka is 30! And still younger than me (just like she was last year, such a coincidence!) and has accomplished so much more. Oh well, such is aging. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
I do love Akshaye so very much. But I am also so very busy. So I will continue to slowly work my way up to doing the same number of reasons as how old he is.
(This is an updated and reposted post) If you’d asked me 9 years ago when Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na came out, I never would have said that Emraan would be my favorite Imraan/Emraan. But today, oh my goodness! He has beaten his homonym by a mile! And today he is 39 and still going strong! Here are 39 separate reasons I love him (yes, most of them are videos).
My second TGIF! For the birthday girl. And I am sleepy (Dog got me up again last night, and there is STILL no adoption on the horizon), so I am going to be lazy: Rani Mukherjee Holding Things.
Happy Birthday Rani! I can easily come up with a whole 40 reasons to love you!
It’s Alia’s birthday! Which I have somehow never honored before so I have to write this very quickly from scratch. Let’s see if I can manage it!
The final 13! Very Exciting!!!!
I already gave Aamir a random day for all his reviews to be reposted a few weeks back, so for his birthday he will just have to be satisfied with the usual 53 reasons I love him.
Happy Birthday Shahid! I have to admit, I am secretly a bit of a Shahid fan. And so he will get TWO dozen reasons I love you, instead of the usual dozen (this is an updated and reposted post)
Madhubala! One of the great actresses of Hindi film history, The Most Beautiful Woman, with the most ridiculously dramatic and tragic life story. Appropriately for someone so full of love and so loved, her birthday is Valentine’s Day. And so I thought it would finally be time to do a Hindi Film 101 of her life.
A bit odd calling a 41 year old “baby”, but I am a sucker for alliteration, so I am sticking with it. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Another birthday! And another one I am mostly excited about because of the song options. There is often a secret motive behind these birthday posts, that being that I really want an excuse to dig through all the songs of the birthday boy or girl. And Urmila has such great songs!
A dozen really doesn’t seem like enough for, arguably, the greatest actress Hindi film has ever seen. But I will start with a dozen and maybe add on next year.
Happy Birthday Preity! Can’t believe this is the first year I am giving you a post! Sorry for the past two years, oh well. To make up for it, many many things!
I don’t do directors often with these birthday posts, but Priyadarshan is distinctive enough, and also crosses multiple language industries that all are addressed by this blog, that I feel like he deserves a post. If only a small one.
I am always up for an excuse for a songs post! And Kavita is a hidden gem of a playback singer, not as famous and revered as Lataji or Ashaji, but an amazing singer.
A director! Not that common. But he is such an interesting and distinctive director that I can’t resist doing a post on him.
It’s Sidharth Malhotra’s birthday! I’m not going to do a full 32 reasons I love you, but I will shoot for at least a dozen. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Happy Birthday Hrithik! As a gift to you for your 44th, I will give you your very own list of DCIB reviews. Which is not that many. But then on the other hand, you are kind of picky and don’t make that many films, do you?
Happy 43rd Birthday Hrithik! This is an UPDATED post from last year, 26 for your age when you were launched. And maybe this year I can resist posting that photo of you as a teenager with the Khans. (Spoiler: Most of my reasons are dances)
I did a long post about Nadia Wadia/Fearless Nadia/Mary Ann Evans several months back, thought I should repost it in honor of her birthday today.