Wednesday Watching Post, What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on MY FATHER’S BIRTHDAY!!!!

Happy Wednesday!!! And Happy My Father’s Birthday!!! And one of my closest friend’s birthdays! And one of my sister’s closest friend’s birthdays! And also, Mickey Mouse!!! Isn’t it funny how some days you know loads of important people with birthdays, and most other days you know no one?

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Happy Birthday Courtney! I Have Gifts For You!!!!!

Happy Birthday Courtney! You are turning some ridiculously young age today (24 maybe?) and are still one of the babies of the blog, so I am indulging you accordingly. Pwesents! And it took me a bit to finish making them, that’s why this post wasn’t at midnight like I wanted. Sorry!

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Discussion Post: It’s Alia’s Birthday! What is Your Favorite Alia Movie? ALSO, Do You Think She is Super Talented or More Super Lucky?

Happy 27th Birthday Alia! You don’t get a special post of any kind (maybe tomorrow) because I got like 4 hours of sleep last night, and the night before, and I have that kind of physical grief hangover thing. Like, I’m not upset my aunt is dead, because it happened months ago after months of sickness, but it’s still A Thing to go see her buried and clean out her house and stuff. I told you all that’s why I was taking a train trip this weekend, right? Anyway, Alia gets a discussion post instead.

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Happy Varun Dhawan Day! Humpty Sharma Part 2

I already compared and contrasted the first halves of DDLJ and Humpty.  And that got so long that I decided to break at intermission and talk about the second half today.  This may be slightly too much thought to put in to Humpty (although it is a very good movie.  With a terrible title), but it is interesting as an example of how DDLJ has forever changed and influenced the Indian romance film.

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Valentine’s Week, Humpty Sharma and DDLJ Part 2!

I already compared and contrasted the first halves of DDLJ and Humpty.  And that got so long that I decided to break at intermission and talk about the second half today.  This may be slightly too much thought to put in to Humpty (although it is a very good movie.  With a terrible title), but it is interesting as an example of how DDLJ has forever changed and influenced the Indian romance film.

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Happy Birthday Alia Bhatt! 24 reasons I Love You!

So weird that Alia is 24 today!  When I was 24, I had just lost my 3rd post-college job and started working minimum wage in a movie theater.  Which is kind of like being a major movie star I guess?  At least we were both making money of the film industry.  Except I had more popcorn smell that never gets out of your hair, and she has more glamorous premieres.

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Humpty Sharma Part 2: It’s Important Not So Much for What it Is, but for What it Says about DDLJ

I already did a detailed discussion yesterday comparing and contrasting the first halves of DDLJ and Humpty.  And that got so long that I decided to break at intermission and talk about the second half today.  This may be slightly too much thought to put in to Humpty (although it is a very good movie.  With a terrible title), but it is interesting as an example of how DDLJ has forever changed and influenced the Indian romance film.

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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and DDLJ: Why Are They the Same and Why Are They Different?

I just watched Humpty Sharma again, for like the 7th time.  But it was interesting watching it now, while I am in the middle of my DDLJ recap.  So I was hyper aware of what it took from DDLJ and what it got rid of.

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Humpty Sharma Will Be Another Franchise: Why is India Embracing Franchises?

The commentator “E” just alerted me this morning that Dharma announced a “sequel” to Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania, called Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya.  Sure enough, when I pulled up my twitter, I saw that Karan had just tweeted the image above.  Which looks like a sequel image, but rumor has it that it may be a franchise instead, a completely different story with different characters, but the same cast and tone.  Like the Khiladi films, or Murder, or Aashiqui.  Speaking of Aashiqui, a little insulting for Karan to be promoting this as India’s first love franchise, right?

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Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan! Here’s Why I Think You Could Be the Next Shahrukh!

Yeah, it’s Varun Dhawan’s birthday!  He is now 29.  Oh my God, I’m older than Varun Dhawan!  That’s so weird!  Anyway, I’m glad he’s young, because it feels like he could be the next big thing maybe, and you need to be young to be able to do that (poor Shahid, missed his window).

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