Friday Classics: Once Upon a Time in Mumbaii, the 70s Meets the 90s

Such a good movie!  And such an interesting movie, a challenging movie, because it deals with the birth of a monster and how society was culpable in his birth, without also forgiving him for what he did or pretending he is less than what he was.

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Next Friday Classic Announcement: Eklavya, The Royal Guard, A Late Birthday Present for Amitabh

Have you ever wanted to see Amitabh, Vidya, Saif, Sanjay Dutt, Sharmila Tagore, Boman Irani, and Jackie Shroff all in the same movie?  And all playing magnificent complex interesting roles?  Then, this is the film for you!

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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: Raajneeti, I Cared Too Much About Some Characters and Too Little About Others

An experiment!  We all watched the same movie, and now I have to review it.  Which is A LOT of pressure on me, since for once you have all seen the movie as recently as me and probably understood it better.  Oh well, you can think of this as a starting point for a discussion, not the end.

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Friday Classics: Swades, True Happiness Comes From Working Together to Do Good

Reflects on Life was talking about this movie in the Wednesday Watching post and suggested it for a Friday Classic.  Which made me realize I hadn’t actually written about it yet.  I think it’s one of those Big movies that I was avoiding, ones that are really good, and I also really like and I want to be careful to explain why I like them in a way that makes you like them too, not just appreciate their quality.

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Friday Classic: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Strong Women Fighting and Performing as Equals with Strong Men

Finally watched it!  Months and months later.  And years late to the whole Luv Ranjan genre.  And I am fascinated!  It is so much better, in so many ways, than I expected.  Oh, and this is an insanely long review, partly because of the huge block quote in the middle of it.  But it was too good to shorten!

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Friday Classics: Wake Up Sid, Ranbir’s Best Performance Before Sanju

Happy Friday!  I just rapid re-released all my Sanjay posts, I’m driving to work so I can zip home, walk Dog Hazel and then zip out again to catch the Sanju release at the earliest possible show.  Busy times!  But first I want to take a moment to remember a completely different kind of film that I still think is Ranbir’s best performance.

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Friday Classics: Badal! For Amrish Puri’s Birthday and Bobby in Race 3

Happy Friday!  I’m feeling lazy after my very very very very long post on PC and SRK yesterday, so I am going to throw up a short post on a bad movie.  My favorite kind of lazy post to write!  And if you want to be a lazy reader, I highly recommend watching all the song videos instead of reading, because this movie has really GREAT songs.  And a stupid plot.

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Friday Classics: I Hate Luv Storys, for Sonam’s Birthday

This is a birthday-full week, so I considered Bobby for Dimple, Main Khiladi Tu Anari for Shilpa, Vivah for Amrita, and Delhi 6 for Sonam.  And then I thought “Eh, I’m going on a mini-break, I don’t want to think deep thoughts, I Hate Luv Storys it is!”

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Friday Not-So-Classic: Dil, A Fun Terrible Wonderful Romantic Ridiculous Movie of the 90s

Happy Madhuri week!  Looking for something from your suggestions that I have already seen and could write about quickly, I landed on Dil.  Because it is soooooooo terrible that I don’t need to really think that deeply about it, and it is also soooooooo fun that I can sincerely recommend it.

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Friday Classics: Mili! A Familiar Dramatic Story Told in an Undramatic Way

I was going to watch Uphaar, but that wasn’t available anywhere.  So then I was going to watch Guddi, but I couldn’t find my DVD.  And so, with every other door closed to me, I was forced to turn to Mili.  The film I bought 4 years ago and have been avoiding in fear of the sad bits.

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Friday Classics: Aradhana, for Easter! Rebirth, Illegitimate Children, Very Jesus-y

Happy Friday! And also, Happy Good Friday!!! Easter this Sunday, which I will celebrate in my traditional style, by cleaning and eating a chocolate bunny. And by putting up this theme post. One of the best old classics, and also a very Easter-y plot.

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