Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Don 1! New Review!

Really, First Review. I did a combined thing of Don 1 and Don 2 and a little bit Don Original, but I never did a review specifically of the Don 1 film.

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Happy Birthday Mahesh Babu! Here is a Review of a Movie of Yours I Quite Quite Disliked, Bharat Ane Nenu

Seems a mean way to start off his birthday, but I feel like Mahesh perhaps needs some help coming down to earth. So this is the most loving thing I can give him. Also, a loving birthday gift for us all, the “Margaret hates this movie” reviews are always fun reads, and you don’t have to worry about being spoiled because you won’t be watching it anyway!

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: The Loneliness of Masculinity

Thank you Netflix-Excel deal! I got a chance to watch this movie for a second time, and I liked it quite a bit better on this watch. Especially now that I started with the knowledge I gained on my first watch, that the key to the whole thing is Hrithik.

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Excel Entertainment Moved to Netflix! Which Movies Should You Watch in What Order of Priority???

Woo, Excel Entertainment! Such an odd interesting company, I was going to say that they have never produced a bad movie, but I forgot about Game. Besides Game, they have never produced a bad movie.

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Hrithik Week: Lakshya, One of Hrithik’s 4 Great Performances (Lakshya, Luck By Chance, Jodha-Akbar, Agneepath)

This is a movie that is a bit hard to find, and isn’t discussed much, but every time I watch it I am impressed by how unusual and high quality it is, and how unusual and high quality Hrithik’s performance is.

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Upcoming Non-Hindi Movies!!! Prime Series and Malayalam Excitement!

Well, this is a sign! I am excited about two upcoming things, and neither of them are traditional Hindi theatrical releases. Not only that, both of them were tweeted/promoted by mainstream Hindi film people, so the industry is paying more attention outside of Hindi theatrical releases too.

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Friday Classics: Lakshya, a Coming of Age War Story

I always forget how good this movie is, and then I watch it again and it is just REALLY REALLY good.  And sometimes I feel like I am the only person who realizes that, it’s not talked about nearly as much as you would expect for a Farhan Akhtar/Hrithik Roshan/Amitabh Bachchan/Boman Irani/Amrish Puri/Om Puri/Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy/Javed Akhtar/Preity Zinta movie.

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Friday Classics: Don 1 and 2, a Late Birthday Present for Priyanka

You have all been delightfully patient with my incredibly dull history of media series that I’ve been obsessed with for the past few days, but now it is all over and as a reward, I will do an intensive review of two movies that I suspect most of you have seen, and have opinions on.

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Dil Dhadakne Do: A Family Film

Here’s a random post.  There’s a big thought provoking scary hard important post coming tomorrow morning, but I wanted one more nice film discussion post first.  And Angie reminded me that I had still not written about this film.

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News Round-Up: Abhishek-Dutta Mystery Continues, Sonakshi is Happy, RK Studios is Not Happy, DON 3!!!!!!

Yay!  For the first time, actually follow-up news stories!  I am getting better about this, checking the news at least once a week so I’m not totally out of the loop.

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 8: The Ending! Friendly Appearance from Shahrukh

And now we are at an end! In a very long complicated section, complete with special guest star (I won’t make you wait, it’s Shahrukh). (full index of Luck By Chance coverage here)

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 7: Karan Appears

Things are getting progressively interesting as the ending comes towards us!  Most importantly, Karan appears!  The unseen God who has put all of this in action. (full index of Luck By Chance coverage here)

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 3: From Circus to Fridge

Part 3!  Gonna see if I can manage to get through more than one page of notes in one post.  At least a page and a half.  I don’t want to get too ambitious. (full listing of Luck By Chance posts here)

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Luck by Chance (The Annotated Edition) Part 1: Excel Logo to Mac Mohan Cameo

Like I said in my first review, I got about 5 minutes into this movie and paused to get a pencil and paper.  Because there is SO MUCH.  Not like so much depth and soul (although there is that too, that’s what my other two reviews covered), but so much data.  I know I probably missed at least half of it, but here is what I got from my 5 pages of notes. (Full Luck By Chance Index here)

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Luck By Chance Review (SPOILERS): First, Do No Harm

If you haven’t seen this movie, or want to think about performances and songs and mise-en-scene, go back to my last review.  This is for talking about what actually happens and what we think of the characters and what the point of it all might have been.

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Luck By Chance First Review (No Spoilers): A Cynical Melodrama With a Soul

Well, I finally watched it!  Took me 6 hours because I had to keep pausing to take notes.  So, there will be a much bigger review(s) coming over the next few days.  But I want to start with just a simple review of it as a film, not as a sociological study.

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It Takes a While, But There Are Consequences to Failed Films

Have you noticed that in Indian film, an overnight success is rare, but an overnight failure is even rarer?  It takes the slow accumulation of flop after flop after flop before there are any repercussions.  But, finally, Farhan and Katrina are feeling the burn!

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