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.
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!
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.
So glad I rewatched this movie! Especially after having seen October, so I can see what is unique to this film and what is just Shoojit Sircar. And, more importantly, what is just Deepika.
Such a good movie! I always forget, and then I watch it again and it is even better than I remembered. Abhishek is perfect, Amitabh is perfect, Katrina is dubbed, it’s just what you want!
Happy Friday! I thought of all these cool movies I wanted to review, and then I thought “No! I should save them for a Friday when I plan in advance so people can watch them!” So this Friday, instead, a very un-cool movie.
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.
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.
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!
This is a classic, but a fun classic. The kind of movie that you don’t want to pick at too much because then you will end up ruining it. Which means, yaaaay! Probably a short review.
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.
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.
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!”
What a fascinating frustrating movie! Based on a fascinating frustrating real life case. Which, I am sure, many people in the comments already know much more about than I do.
Mother’s Day week, obviously I was inspired to watch Masoom. One of the greatest explorations of what it means to be a mother of all time. You can run from it, but it will always catch you.
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.
Happy Friday! Raakhee’s daughter Meghna has a big movie coming out tonight, so I thought it might be fun to go back and look at Raakhee’s biggest role. Or at least, her favorite role.
A movie I have been meaning to watch for ages, based only on how pleasant the opening song is. But somehow I’ve never gotten past that opening song until just now.
Did you know Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna share a death anniversary? And it’s today? That’s kind of spooky, Jefferson-Adams 4th of July level spooky*. Clearly the experience of making Qurbani together was so important that it bonded them a deep level.
I was trying to think of what to do for 420, a super druggie movie or a super conman movie or what, and then I realized, it has to be Shree 420.
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.
I thought about doing something for Salman and his court case, but I wasn’t in the mood to write about any movie with him, and besides that seems like kind of a downer. So instead, Prabhu’s birthday celebration! And a movie which is very good at the very specific thing it does.
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.