Happy Children’s Day!!!!

Children’s Day in India is November 14th, because that’s Nehru’s birthday, and Nehru loved children.  Isn’t that sweet?  And, just like World Animal Day and all the other sub-holidays, I am marking the occasion with a theme video post. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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SALMAN TRAILER!!!!! Tiger Zinda Hai, and Salman’s Social Conscience Zinda Hai Too

Maybe it was because I hadn’t had breakfast yet, but this was an action film trailer that actually made me tear up a little.  Okay, almost certainly it was because I hadn’t had breakfast yet.

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Feminism Versus Feminist Film Criticism

This is a post that has been burbling around in my brain for a while, and I thought I might as well just post it.  Plus, it’s been a while since I put up one of those posts that gets everyone talking and angry with me/aggressively agreeing with me.

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Hindi Film 101: Top Box Office Hits 2000-Today!!! Shahrukh to Prabhas

Woo-hoo!  The section where we all know ALL the movies!!!!  And also, now I am done.  With this tedious somewhat obscure topic.  No idea what to cover next.  Is it time for Sanju Baba yet?  When’s that movie coming out? (Part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here)

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Netflix List Update For July (Thank you Accessbollywood.net): Dangal! But More Importantly, PROFESSOR!

Accessbollywood.net does the real work of keeping this list updated, if you want a day by day update, subscribe to them.  My update is woefully late and out of date.  But it does give my opinion and recommendation on every single one, which might be handy.

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Happy Birthday Aamir! The Top 12 Reasons I Love You!!!

The earlier posts today (here and here) were just updated re-posts from last year.  But this one is entirely original!  Because I couldn’t find the top 11 post from last year!  But let’s pretend it’s because I wanted to do something nice for Aamir’s birthday and not just re-gift.

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Happy Women’s March Day!

I’m not posting today because I’m taking the train downtown to be in my local Women’s March.  If you aren’t in America, this is a protest march organized for the day after Trump’s inauguration.  A million women are descending on DC (2 of my friends are going, including a grandmother from my church quilting group) and every city in America is having it’s own version.  Anyway, while I’m busy marching around or whatever we will be doing (I haven’t been to a protest in years, not since my parents took me when I was a little kid to the anti-Gulf War ones, so I don’t really know what happens), I thought I might as well schedule a theme post to go up so you can share the experience.

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Best Film of 2016: The People’s Choice is My Own!

I still haven’t tallied the final votes from my polling post on my 2016 film awards (still time to vote!  I’ll be tallying and putting together the results post late tonight), but it looks like there is a strong trend in one direction for the Best Film choice, and it is the same movie that I keep returning to…Neerja.

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2016 In Film on DCIB Blog: Readers Choice Post! VOTE HERE!

2016 is over!  Yaaaaaay!  Now, let’s try to remember what was good about it.  Here is every new Hindi releases that I saw in theaters and wrote a review of, in chronological order.  And you get to vote on them!  I’ll be putting up my own “Editor’s Choice” type Awards over the next week, and then at the end of the week I will post the results from this.

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Dangal Global Box Office: Expectedly Good, But Imagine What it Could Have Been if Disney Promoted it?

Poor Aamir.  I don’t know if it is even possible for him to surprise us at the box office at this point.  Once you reach the limit of how many tickets are even available to sell, and they all sell-out, well then there is no where else to go! (figures are, as always, from Rentrack courtesy of BollywoodHungama)

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Dangal Review (SPOILERS): Every Gender Normativity Pothole Avoided!

I put up my NO SPOILERS review last night after I got home, and then I slept for 5 hours, and now I am at work and all ready to write my SPOILERS review.  And then right after work is family dinner tonight, and then I come home and do laundry and wrap 37 presents and empty my sink of dirty dishes and maybe think about finishing decorating my trees.  Christmas week releases are not the easiest.  So forgive me if this review sounds a little punchy.

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Happy Aamir Week! Raja Hindustani, and Aamir With a Beard!

Dangal is opening 2 days early in America, yaaaaay!  So this is my second to last Aamir post, and I get to start Salman week 2 days earlier than I thought I would!  Also yaaaaay!  Since I am getting close to the end, I’m going to pull out a nice interesting movie, Raja Hindustani!

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Happy Aamir Week! No Matter How Dangal Turns Out, It Cannot Be as Bad as Tum Mere Ho!

Just for the joy of it, I am going to write about Tum Mere Ho, potentially the worst movie Aamir has ever been in.  One of those movies that it feels like the producer ran out of money so they just stopped filming and called it “the end”.  I’m sure I will figure out a way that it relates to Dangal, but mostly just want to remind us all that Aamir has a past before his “great actor” period.

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Happy Aamir Week! Sarfarosh: Another Movie Where the Romance Came Second to the Character Goals

I first knew Sarfarosh for the love songs, one of which (“Hoshwalon Ko Khabar”) is one of my all time favorite songs, both the video for it and just the way it sounds on its own.  And then a watch the movie, and come to find out that it is barely a romance at all!  Which is what, I suspect, it will have in common with Dangal.  The Aamir romance is there, sure, but it’s not really a big deal compared to everything else going on.

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Happy Aamir Week! 3 Idiots: Aamir Going Against Intense Joyless Training, Before He is For it in Dangal

Happy Aamir Week Day 2!  3 Idiots!  One of those movies that I have been avoiding because there is so much to say it overwhelms me.  But no more!  I’m not going to worry about saying everything, I am just going to say a little bit about one aspect.

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Happy Aamir Week! Ghulam and Dangal: Aamir Uses Strength to Mask Weakness

I totally forgot about Aamir week for Dangal until TJ Stevens reminded me in the comments.  Actually, I was thinking that I would need to start doing something for Salman week, but I guess I can start that after I finish with Aamir.  I’ve still got his massive 3 part birthday post from last year, I can always update that and add in some quick reviews or something, right?  And maybe just let him have the whole last week of the year to himself, to make up for cutting his birthday celebrations short?

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