Hindi Film 101: The Tawaif, Who Was She in Life and on Film?

I finally watched Umrao Jaan, and now I am all interested in Tawaif’s. Hopefully you are too!

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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! Mother Films Outside of the Norm

Happy Day Before Mother’s Day! I was going to write a fanfic of mother stories for tomorrow that aren’t the usual ones, and then I realized a lot of them had already been in films and I had just forgotten. So let’s celebrate those unusual mothers!

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Dil Aashna Hai: Baby-Faced Shahrukh Acts for Hema Malini!

I love Dil Aashna Hai!  I watched it years ago on a funky library copy, and fell in love with it.  And then I couldn’t track down a copy on DVD to buy until just recently.  I should have stolen the library copy!  No one else could possibly appreciate it as much as me, I deserved that DVD!  But I didn’t, because I am honest, which means it wasn’t until it just popped up on a random ebay list from a seller in India that I was able to watch it again.  It’s even more wonderful than I remembered!

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