Happy Eclipse! Which I can’t see at all because it is super overcast here! And which is kind of okay with me, I wasn’t very excited about it in the first place. I don’t like it when the sun goes away! And if you feel the same, here are some songs to remind you of the sun.
What is it about men in ties? Maybe it’s because there’s a kind of “I’m a grown up who knows how to do stuff” feel to it. And then when they get loose, there’s a kind of “I’m about to get naked” feel to it. And it’s extra special in Indian films because western style suits are only for special occasions. Or, every single scene in Jab Harry Met Sejal.
Happy Good Friday! I am celebrating by seeing Arjit Singh live tonight (WOOT!!!!). But I don’t want to totally ignore the massive religious celebration going on all over the world. So, in honor of Jesus, let’s look at some hot men. Who kind of look like Jesus (as presented in American pop culture).
Understand that this is only a small subset of ads. Since I am tragically cut off from Indian satellite television, I only know of ones that youtube randomly suggests for me, not the whole array of every ad out there. But of the ones I have found, here are the sexiest!
Once again, Dabboo Ratnani has released his “calendar”! The annual event that makes NO SENSE! But results in amazing photos.
Happy 43rd Birthday Hrithik! This is an UPDATED post from last year, last year I did 15 reasons for the number of years since you were launched, this year I am doing 26 for your age when you were launched. And maybe this year I can resist posting that photo of you as a teenager with the Khans. (Spoiler: Most of my reasons are dances)
I can never say that title without the big yelling-it-out-into-the-world defiance, AG-NEE-PATH!!!! Anyhoo, I think it’s Hrithik’s greatest performance, and the greatest movie he has been in (well, except for Bang Bang, my heart’s choice). And what makes it really impressive is that he (and the filmmakers) were actually able to improve on an Amitabh movie, one of the Amitabhiest of them.
Huh. There really aren’t that many navy-based movies in India. At least compared to America. Although Navy-movies is kind of an odd genre, maybe it’s America that’s the weird one for having so many. On the other hand, plenty of songs with boats! Because, similar to songs with cars, it’s a nice way to get the hero and heroine alone.
I just watched this movie again, with someone who hadn’t seen it before, and it confirmed once again that Hrithik in the second half is really kind of dangerously angry. And that I find him much more appealing when dangerously angry than I do when just sweet and kind of dumb!
It’s been a while since my last fanvid post, and I recently discovered that I have a fanvid maker in the comments! Which inspired me to dust off my youtube searching skills, and I have dug up gold! Hrithik themed GOLD!!!
This isn’t strange, right? It’s not like I am putting up photos of my own father and saying they are attractive. I am just putting up photos of other fathers with their children.
Kaabil trailer! I would say “hey! What’s with all the trailers this week?” But I know what’s with all the trailers, they are coming out a couple of days before the Diwale releases, so there will be buzz and excitement to see them on the big screen attached to the big Diwale releases.
So interesting what is considered “good” public image for fathers versus what they might do in private. And how, sometimes, they just don’t care about public image. And sometimes they have to care. And sometimes they pretend they don’t, but really do, which bothers me.
Newest tax reports are out, and as of right now, Salman is paying the highest estimated taxes of the film industry. And it might be even higher, because he is suing for a looooooooooot of money from a TV channel.
I’m not sure how much of this I believe, but at least some parts of it seem easy to verify, and it’s interesting to think about how else they could be interpreted.
Another ad post! I just keep finding awesome ones! Also, I realized I still hadn’t posted the epic Ponds Saif and Priyanka series, which rivals the Anthony Stewart Head (yes, from Buffy) Taster’s Choice ads from England in its romantic scope.
It’s the Hrithik story that really delights me, and so long as I am writing about that, I thought I might as well hit some others.
I already put up a post with babies to celebrate Krishna’s birthday, because Krishna was a baby. (I don’t know why American culture doesn’t make that simple connection and make Christmas more about babies instead of trees). But, at least in Bombay, there is an added twist to the celebration with the “Dahi Handi”. Which is also a fabulous excuse for really fun song numbers in Bombay-based movies.
In my earlier non-Spoiler review, I mentioned that Mohenjo felt like 3 good movies smashed together into one, a romance, a political drama, and a big action movie. Now, after I’ve had time to let the movie percolate in the back of my mind, I think the romance is the best of the 3. Not by much, they are all strong, but the romance was just the slightest bit better filled in and more emotionally resonant.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so I am going to hit the highlights and mention a fewer smaller stories I found interesting as well, and see if I can cover it all.
I liked Mohenjo Daro better than Rustom! Surprise! I went in all set to be bored, since Rustom got the better reviews and the better box office, and then I ended up really like Mohenjo Daro! Much better than Rustom, which felt kind of old hat once you removed the period clothes and titillating connection to “real life”.