News Round-Up: Stars and Box Office, Shahid and Sonakshi and Hrithik

Finally, some interesting news stories! Money and stars and interesting things like that, instead of more casting rumors and created controversies (blech!).

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening To This Week?

Happy Wednesday! I have had such a weird work week, highlights so far include a customer yelling at me because I dared to take a vacation day when she needed me, and my boss telling the story of when he passed out while running a marathon and ended up with short term amnesia. Weird!

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Box Office: Super 30 Super Sinks (Stinks?)

Well, this is heartening! In India (shockingly [sarcasm]) Super 30 is doing well in multiplexes and poorly on the mass circuit. Because poor people don’t like movies about poor people, rich people like movies about poor people. But Super 30 is also kind of DOA overseas! Wooo for the global market! Realm of taste and common sense and not being interested in poverty porn! (figures from bollywoodhungama)

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Hrithik Week: Lakshya, One of Hrithik’s 4 Great Performances (Lakshya, Luck By Chance, Jodha-Akbar, Agneepath)

This is a movie that is a bit hard to find, and isn’t discussed much, but every time I watch it I am impressed by how unusual and high quality it is, and how unusual and high quality Hrithik’s performance is.

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Hindi Film 101: Hrithik, the Cursed Golden Boy, Part 1

I’m breaking my own rule because Hrithik is still in his career, things could still happen in his life, so it is a bit early for a 101 post. But he also has had such a fascinating unexpected life so far, I feel like he deserves a post. Or two posts, because there is SO MUCH.

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Hrithik Week: Mujshe Dosti Karoge, Hrithik’s Movie That Should Have Been a Hit, But Wasn’t

Full disclosure, I love this movie. In all its cheesy ridiculous glory. This is the most early-2000s or all early-2000s films. And one of my all time favorite Bad Hrithik performances. It’s not even so-bad-it’s-good, it is a level higher, so-bad-it-is-more-entertaining-than-if-it-were-good. Can you imagine this movie if Hrithik’s role had been played straight and serious? Blech! BOR-ING!

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Saturday Small Talk: Did Anyone Notice I Skipped a Review Yesterday?

Happy Saturday! I am at my sister’s house and the days are kind of getting a little bit away from me. In a fun way! I saw Student of the Year 2 at the earliest possible show yesterday, and then we were off doing things for hours and I didn’t get to write my review until the evening. Oh well.

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Hrithik-Kangana Background Reading

An anonymous commenter (sorry! If you identify yourself in the comments, I will thank you!) posted a link to this article and I finally sat down and read it. It not only gives an extremely similar story to Hrithik-Kangana, only not between celebrities so it is easier to be objective, it also gives information on stalking behavior from psychiatrists and police experts.

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Hrithik Kangana Ekta Discussion Space, I Am So Tired of This!!!!

Oh boy, I get to recap the whole Hrithik-Kangana thing again! The only good thing is, I was team Hrithik from the start (go me!) because Kangana’s story was always just WEIRD, and his wasn’t. So I get a little ego-boost each time it comes up again. But that is literally the ONLY good thing. Otherwise, it is all stressful and exhausting and strangely repetitive. I would much rather go back to Kangana’s weird work issues than digging up her work-personal issues.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! 2 times 5 Songs To Celebrate!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  A Mexican holiday, which inspires me to find every vaguely Hispanic song in the history of Indian film. The last two years I have done 5 videos, this year I am going to challenge myself to find TEN videos! Fun times. Oh, and if you tend to ignore these posts, this is one you should pay attention to. I found really good and different songs.

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