Friday Classics: Jaane Tu….Ya Jaane Na, The Magic of that Moment When You Don’t Quite Know Yet, But You Kind of Do

We were just talking about this in the comments yesterday, how exciting it was to see Imraan when he was first launched.  Which got me thinking about this movie in general, and how good it was, and how strange it is that no one involved in this promising first film really lived up to their promise.  At least, not yet.  There’s always hope!

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Ready (Telugu): I Think I Might Like The Salman Version Better?

It feels wrong to say that!  The Hindi remake is always supposed to be the watered down less good version of the non-Hindi original.  But watching this movie, I found myself missing the slight changes the put in to make it work better for the Hindi industry.

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Happy: Half a Cute Love Story, Half a Lesson About the Struggle of Professional Women

I watched Happy!  Because I wanted Bommarillu and I got confused.  But this one was still cute.  Is it possible there is a whole genre of “Genelia D’Suoza rom-coms”? Just because she has such a young perky face, she ends up in cute young perky love stories?

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Boys: Don’t Make Me Be a Teenager in Love in India!!!

Attakathi, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, Premam, and now this, they all have very similar content, the kind of content I don’t really see in American film, or even in Hindi films that much.  The struggles and pain of being in love, and not being of an age for it.  It isn’t something American movies deal with, maybe because it isn’t an issue in the same way in America?  At least, not any more.

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Force: The Thing I Thought Would Make Me Sad Made Me Sad, But a Bunch of Other Stuff Made Me Happy!!!

Force 2 is coming out, which finally got me to go back and watch the first one.  I remember there was a lot of buzz about a “whole other kind of John Abraham movie”, and I remember really liking the songs.  And then I remember learning about the plot and deciding that I didn’t want to see it after all.

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Combined Post: Happy Birthday Madhavan and Happy Baby Ritiesh and Genelia!!!

Okay, so I almost missed Maddy’s birthday this year, but the nice thing is, birthdays come every year, so I can put up a bigger and better post next year.  And Ritiesh and Genelia’s new little baby also came along today (that’s his tiny big brother in the header image), so I’m going to make Maddy share with them.

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