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Tag Archives: Dear Zindagi
Friday WatchAlong on Saturday!!! Dear Zindagi, 7:30am Chicago Time, 11/21!!!
I feel like 11/21 is an important date. Is it? Or is it one of those “I used to know someone whose birthday was that day and now I still remember the birthday but not the person” things?Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong on Saturday!!! What Should We Watch This Saturday at 7:30am Chicago Time?!?!?
Because of my Dad’s birthday, I shifted my work schedule this week, so I can’t do Friday afternoon. No matter! We can do the alternative Saturday morning time. But what to watch????Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Dear Zindagi! His Most Original Film of Recent Years
This is the most satisfying Shahrukh has made in the past 5 years. When people say “why does he have to be the hero?” or “why does he always do the same thing?”, this movie is the argument against that.Continue reading
Happy Mental Health Day! Wanna Hear My Mental Health Journey?
I just saw that it is world mental health day, and coincidentally also the day after I took my first mental health drug! So I thought I would briefly share my own journey, just to do my little bit wedging open the conversational door.Continue reading
Quarantine Questions, All SRK Edition
Oh boy! Get ready to have your SRK juices flowing, as I ask a series of specific questions about quarantining with him.Continue reading
Happiness Post: Match These Animal Pets With the Proper Famous Movie Character
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
Friday Watchalong Karan Johar Week: To K3G or to Not K3G????
That is the question! Thanks to our little Memorial Day festival, over this weekend we watched KKHH and SOTY2 already. Which means we are quickly running out of Karan Johar options.Continue reading
Discussion Post: It’s Alia’s Birthday! What is Your Favorite Alia Movie? ALSO, Do You Think She is Super Talented or More Super Lucky?
Happy 27th Birthday Alia! You don’t get a special post of any kind (maybe tomorrow) because I got like 4 hours of sleep last night, and the night before, and I have that kind of physical grief hangover thing. Like, I’m not upset my aunt is dead, because it happened months ago after months of sickness, but it’s still A Thing to go see her buried and clean out her house and stuff. I told you all that’s why I was taking a train trip this weekend, right? Anyway, Alia gets a discussion post instead.Continue reading
Happy Thappad Release Day! Biggest Question, How Do We Rank Feminist Male Supporting Characters By Hotness?
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
Prepare for Valentine’s Day! Here is a List of Movies for an Anti-Romance Marathon!!!!
The World says Valentine’s Day should be about hearts and love and candy. I reject The World! I’m a rebel! I say, celebrate anti-love and eat salty snacks alone in front of the TV! Join me, and use this list as viewing suggestions. The movies that make you think “I’m so glad I am single”. And yes, they are all about men sucking and girls being awesome. Whatever, boys can watch every other movie if they want to feel happy within themselves, it’s harder for women.Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Dear Zindagi and War, Choose Your Sexy Own Adventure
I am feeling very very silly this Sunday, partly inspired by my post from yesterday about the hottest old men of the 2010s. Be silly with me!Continue reading
Discussion Post: How Ready Are We to Cheat? Which of These Movies Had Us Rooting For the Characters to Do the Wrong Thing?
I was just thinking about English-Vinglish again and how ready I am for Sridevi to walk out on her husband for Hot French Dude. And then I started to wonder if I am alone in this?Continue reading
Female Films Week: Movies To Start a Discussion about Women’s Issues
I like discussions! And maybe this post will start one, or maybe it will just give you a watching list the next time you want to sit down with your daughter or mother or sister or husband or friends and have a wide-ranging “no right answer” consideration of complex issues related to women.Continue reading
Women Directors Week Sequel Post: Sequels for Zoya and Reema, Gauri, and Tanuja; Luck By Chance, Talaash, Dil Dhadakne Do, Gully Boy, English/Vinglish, Dear Zindagi, Qarib Qarib Singlle
I’m still fighting off a case of the Mondays, and nothing cheers me up like fanfic! And this is fun fanfic, the ones where I don’t have to come up with characters and stuff, I can just piggyback on characters we already know and love.Continue reading
Gauri Shinde: Twice as Good and Half as Far
Another talented exciting female director! And one just starting out in her career, only two films old which will make writing this post tricky.Continue reading
Shahrukh Summer: Choose Your Own Ending! Which Of these Alternate Endings Do You Prefer for Dear Zindagi, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Zero?
This isn’t a “fixing” the movie post. Maybe you think they are okay as they are. But if you HAD to choose an alternative ending, which one of these would you pick?Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week Super 30 Releases?
Happy Monday! I had a lovely weekend, and now I am back at work all refreshed and rested and ready to chat online with you all.Continue reading
Dear Zindagi Review RePost: This is a Movie Made For Women, Start To Finish
Another Shahrukh repost! Dear Zindagi, a reminder of what happens when he takes a step back and lets his heroine take the lead. Okay, he always does that, but even more than usual.
Songs For When You Need to Tell the Voices in Your Head “Go to Heck!”
Sorry, I know the headline is lame, but my Grandma is up in heaven reading this blog everyday and she would never forgive me if I used actual swears, especially since it is her birthday tomorrow. Just fill in that I actually meant the-real-word-for-“Heck”.
Happy Raksha Bandhan!!!!
Happy Raksha Bandhan! A holiday I don’t get to celebrate at all, because there are no brothers in my family. Yes, even if I count cousins. All girls, all the time, both mother and father’s side of the family. But, at least I can watch movies and pretend this is what it would be like if I had a brother or a cousin-brother. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
(as always, if you have a favorite video for the holiday, let me know in the comments!)
Silly Sunday Post: Happy 25 Days to SRK’s B-Day! 25 SRK Plots Filled in, Part 2
I did 13 this morning, now another 12 for this afternoon. This is such a fun way to spend a Sunday! (part 1 here)
Happy Shahrukh Birthday Month, Day 1 (of 31)! 31 Gifs for Us All
I sense a disturbance in the world of my blog. On one side, I have many many voices crying out in joy at the thought of 31 full days of SRK posts. And then on the other side, I have not quite as many voices crying out in despair. So, here’s the deal. I will continue my Monday and Tuesday reviews. And my Friday Classics. And I’ll throw in news posts and so on. It won’t be all SRK all the time. But all TGIF and Sunday fanfic content will be replaced by SRK focused items. I mean, most of the people who read those are SRKians anyway, right? And every day there will be a special SRK birthday post counting down 31 to 1. Some of them very very silly (as this one will be), and some of them serious (for instance, best performances). If you don’t absolutely hate SRK, at least read the headline topic for the post before deciding not to read it, there will be good content in here.
Index of Indexes: Every Film I have Covered in Detailed Scene By Scene Style
Let’s make this a little easier for you, if you want to just read my super super intense detailed analysis/coverage of individual films, the stuff no one else on The Internet or even in the real world really does, here are all the films (so far) that have gotten this kind of treatment. Just click on the name to be taken to their individual Indexes.Continue reading
Dear Zindagi Full Coverage Index
And another Shahrukh movie! I honestly didn’t set out to cover Shahrukh more than anyone else (I do personally like him more than anyone else, but that shouldn’t affect my professional style reviews). It’s just that I started the blog in late 2015, and since then Shahrukh has been in 5 major movies and Salman and Aamir have only been in 1 each (I’m not counting Tubelight), and Dangal came out at Christmas so I didn’t have time for full coverate.