My Top Ten Ugly Crying Indian Films

I suddenly got one of my random Kannathil Muthamittal urges last night, and it made me think that I haven’t done a ten ugly crying films post yet.  Of course, ugly crying is a deeply personal thing, so these are my ten, but they won’t necessarily be yours.  Feel free to share your particular triggers in the comments!  Oh, and they are almost all Hindi, but that’s just a coincidence, don’t feel limited by that.

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Happy World Wetlands Day! Wet Songs For Us (also, dog)

I know I’ve been doing a lot of song posts lately, but I am sick of reporting on Padmavat and not much else has been happening.  So, songs it is!  Just to keep us busy for a bit until the one-two of Padman and Aiyaary next week.  Oh, and there’s a dog video at the end, if you are into that sort of thing.

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Honeymoon Songs, Just For Fun

We were talking about the endlessly iconic “Suhaagraat” sequence from Kabhi Kabhi yesterday and Amrita challenged me to think if there were other similar sequences before that.  I couldn’t really think of any, but I could really really think of others after it!

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Hindi Film 101 One-Off: Bombay, The Mafia, and Hindi Film

Just saying, if I end up getting threatened/killed for writing this, it’s on all your heads!  But I probably won’t, right?  It’s not like Dawood is in exile in Karachi reading English language film blogs. (if he is, “Hi Dawood!  You should turn yourself in to the authorities because you are a terrible person who deserves to be punished!”) (also, this is one of those posts that is very similar to my book.  If you like it, you might want to buy the book)

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Songs to Bring Spiritual Comfort

I’m mourning today, like can’t stop crying, can’t find anything good in the world mourning.  I was trying to think of the last time I felt like this, I think it was when my grandmother was dying, my grandfather had just died, my father was worried about losing his job, and my mother was recovering from major surgery (yes these things all happened at the same time).  That was years ago, and the small piece of comfort I have today is that at least I have something that does bring me spiritual comfort, which I didn’t have then.

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