No real reason for this post, except that I suddenly remembered I had purchased a year long access to JSTOR (very expensive, thank you donors here for funding it!) and could probably find a useful ethnographic paper on this topic. Which I am guessing will interest you all, because who doesn’t find incest interesting? Oh, and I also know there are all kinds of regional variations I am missing, I really hope you add on in the comments. This is more of a discussion post than a 101 post.Continue reading
I know I have asked this question many times before, but it is a fun one. And one that everyone should be able to answer, even if the answer is “I was born and it was there because my parents are Indian”. Although I am also expanding it, so if you spent your life watching Indian movies and not really thinking about it, and then as a teenager really really fell in love with one movie that got you seriously into the films, tell that story. Or if you have already told your Hindi film story, tell your Tamil or Malayalam or Telugu film story instead. Remember, I am giving away an SRK poster at the end of the month to the person who makes the most comments!Continue reading
So many little little stories today! I don’t want to try to tie them together and they aren’t really worth deep discussion on their own, so instead I will throw it all out there and let you discuss.Continue reading
Kal Ho Na Ho has come up remarkably often in the comments as we talk about our ideal version of a love story. So I want to use it as kind of a jumping off point for a greater discussion.Continue reading
All of a sudden after years and years of no biopics, they have become a plague on the Hindi industry in the past few years, especially sports biopics. So I am going to list out all the ones I can remember and describe their main themes, and we can decide which is the best one! Or at least, which you think is most interesting. And this will prepare us for the upcoming sea of more sports movies.Continue reading
I’m loving this “start a discussion” criteria! No need for perfection or judgement, just something to talk about. So, let’s talk! New topic, white girls in Indian films. Not the best examples, not the most examples, just some examples. And bonus, most of these characters show up for a song for 90% of their screen time. So you can join in the discussion as soon as you watch the songs! No need to limit yourself to movies you have seen.Continue reading
You all had brilliant things to say, and here they are all gathered and listed in one place, in case you want to add a comment, or reread everyone else’s comments, or never got a chance to read/comment in the first place.
Our last discussion post! So sad! Let’s see if we can bring the same excitement and rigor to the usual weekly Monday/Wednesday discussions after this is all over! Although I know it is hard when they aren’t Shahrukh based.
Question from Procrastinatrix! Which I really liked so I am using. We have talked a lot about the movies or TV series we want from him as an actor, but what would we like to see him do beyond that?
This is a question someone asked me ages back and it has stuck with me. So I am stealing it to see if anyone can come up with a better answer than me!
I already did two posts on the criticisms I agree with (here and here). This is Shahrukh month, so we aren’t going to deal with those. Instead we are going to vent about the criticisms that tend to come up which are most unjustified, in this safe fan only space where we can all agree (or mostly agree) with each other.
This came up in a discussion on Friday’s post, the unquestionable truth that Shahrukh looks better the older he gets. And then the challenge became, what other stars aged into better looks than in their youth?