It’s Charlie Chaplin’s Birthday! The Hollywood Star Who Arguably Most Influenced Indian Film

What a nice day today is! Lara Dutta was born, that’s nice enough, but Charlie Chaplin! Who wasn’t an Indian artist in that he never made a film in India, but his influence on Indian film was so vast, he definitely belongs here.

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Hindi Film 101: The Sangh Pariwar, Part 1, or “What I Mean By Hindutva”

Oh boy, people are gonna get MAD at me! For lots of reasons. Shoot. I hate that. But I also feel like I have to at least try to address bigger concepts in modern India sometimes, because otherwise you cannot understand the way Hindi Film fits within them.

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Happy Independence Day! Post 4, Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Happy Independence Day in Advance!  Like I said, I am tossing these posts out on a more or less daily basis until the 15th.  Partly because it’s a big holiday that deserves to be celebrated, partly because I want to give options to those of you who are not interested in my JHMS scene by scene.  These aren’t “real” posts (except for Rang De Basanti, I can’t skimp on that one), they are just quick little idea posts about the films, so don’t expect me to go super in depth here.

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