Ha! You don’t think it can be done! But it can be done. Largely because all of these stories involve “and then Kabir’s Mom makes him marry her” at some point.Continue reading
Happy Saturday! I got my coffee, I got my whipped cream on top, I got my dark chocolate mix added into the coffee, and I’ve got my bacon jerky. Let’s do this!!!Continue reading
I’m all excited! This is such a great movie, and once we watch it, you all can vote on which team member is most attractive. I should repost that post afterwards probably.Continue reading
I am objectifying women, which I usually don’t like, but I am objectifying them through the Female Gaze, not the Male Gaze, so I think we are safe. Whatever, I never do Lesbian/Bi female posts! Give me at least one!!!Continue reading
Well, this was close to universal! Chak De India, because we need a little Shahrukh this week, and also India just won a Cricket match which is exciting.Continue reading
I didn’t even bother rereading my old review, because once I thought of this angle, I KNEW it was a new one!Continue reading
Huh, didn’t realize how close this came to Swades. Shahrukh was really working through some patriotism issues these years.Continue reading
There is no right answer! I am just listing out characters and cute animal photos, I have no pairings already in mind. It is up to you all to figure out who should go with who.Continue reading
I haven’t seen Thappad yet, but from the trailers and cast I think it might be one of those feminist movies that doesn’t include the token hot male feminist. Booooo! I want my hot male feminist! It’s the sexy action film bar dancer equivalent for serious woman’s film social dramas.Continue reading
Are those all our favorite movies? I think so! If I forgot something, throw it in the comments and I’ll sex that up too.Continue reading
Inspired by a question from Procrastinatrix, I got to think about boss’ in Indian film. Mostly they are pretty awesome, and in fact I wouldn’t mind working for any of them!Continue reading
Thanks for the suggestion Emily! Shahrukh (as most celebrities/actors do) has used his real life trauma to support his performances and promote his films. Which also means we can easily find 8 movies to watch if you want to get a sense of the emotional journey of the “real” SRK!Continue reading
Such a good movie! Just so so good. So glad you reminded me that I had already reviewed it so I can review it again.Continue reading
Yaaaaay, a new Prithvi movie is on Prime. Not a great one, but a new-to-us one. And I just remembered a Tamil film that I really loved that I should repost the review for.Continue reading
You ready for some fist pump moments of female power? I know I am! And I have collected them here, so long as the nice people on youtube don’t pull them down.
Well, thanks to the recent glut of sports biopics, lots of options for celebrating this one!!!!
I am not, in fact, Indian. So anything song that goes “Rah Rah Rah, Indian Over All” is not really going to work for me. But a song that goes “Rah Rah Rah, Let’s Love Our Home Because it Is Our Home And Try To Make It Better”, that works for me because it works for everyone in the world, you know? And these are my favorite of that time.
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.
I finally finished my Sanjay Dutt series, it was exhausting, I don’t have the strength to think about anything intelligent after that. So instead I am going to think about something totally unintelligent, and you all can join me.
Mrs. Perfect mentioned that she is struggling with the agony of college decisions. And it is also the end of exam season in India (I still don’t understand this concept, but I will accept that it exists). Time for inspiring “Go and succeed and work hard and have a new challenge!!!!” post!
I’ll be seeing Padmavat tonight, mainly because I haven’t been able to go see a movie in a while, and here it is. A large part of the reason it will no doubt get a big box office, here it is and there hasn’t been anything else for a long time. And also, my friend Dina is free to go with me and I haven’t seen her in almost a month. But, to counteract what I am beginning to hear about Padmavat, I am going to give us a little reminder of all the wonderfully strong female characters that there have been in Hindi film, and all the wonderful historical Muslim characters there have been.
Yesterday I did “top characters“. This is a post that pairs with it, top performances. But is different, characters were wonderful people imagined by the script writer who Shahrukh was lucky to play. These are characters that Shahrukh elevated through his performance. (part of this post is the same as last year, but most of it is new)
Just to be clear, this is not best performances. “Performances” would mean he brought something extra to the role. Which of course he did, but here I want to focus on characters, characters as written in the script, who would have been interesting no matter who played them.
Happy Wednesday! A Shahrukh Week Wednesday! So exciting! These are the best weeks.
I’m having another traveling day today. Which means my official “vacation” is over. But not really, because all I wanted to do was read for pleasure without feeling guilty about it. And I can do that just as easily sitting in an airport terminal as sitting in a park in the sunshine. Anyway, I thought you might want to get a final report on how it went!