Greetings from My Sister’s House!

Well, here I am at my sister’s.  And I am having so much fun, I forgot to put a name in the Christmas Giveaway post until an hour after it went up (who noticed?  Be very proud of yourself if you did!).  If you are curious, here is what we have done so far.

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Tuesday Tamil: Vaaranam Aayiram, the Son is the Mirror of the Father

I finally watched it!  After promising for ages and ages and ages.  And it was exhausting!  SO MUCH HAPPENED!!!!!  Also, proved what I thought after Arjun Reddy, that kind of hardcore plot was nothing new.

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Tuesday (On Wednesday to Make Up for Skipping last Week) Tamil: Yennai Arindhaal, Non-Toxic Masculinity

(did you think I didn’t remember I skipped last Tuesday?  I did!  I felt terrible!  So this is to make up) I think I may have finally figured out what I like about Gautham Menon films.  It took a while, because they seem like the kind of film I shouldn’t like, perfect heroes and opaque heroines.  But with this film, I think I have cracked it.  Oh, and also, Ajith looks goooo-ooooood with grey hair!  Which is neither here nor there, but I felt it should be acknowledged.

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Two Unrelated Videos: Sarkar 3 and Prithviraj!

Mohzin on my Wednesday Watching post recommended a new interview with Prithviraj, which I was able to watch after work today, and it was fascinating!  Probably in a bunch of ways I missed, but also in some I managed to actually catch despite knowing almost nothing about his industry.  And then separately from that, trailer for Sarkar 3 came out!  And it is kind of fascinating to look at the two of them in terms of how Hindi film stars present themselves versus Malayalam.

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Tuesday Tamil (on Wednesday): Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada is Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa With a Twist

(Sorry, 6 church meetings in 3 days kind of killed my writing time, so this is going up a day late) Should I have watched the Telugu version instead?  I went with this one because I know the director’s home language is Tamil, and of course it’s Rahman’s home language too and the songs were half the reason to watch it.  But on the other hand, Nagarjuna’s son is very very cute.

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