Happy Birthday Hrithik! As a gift to you for your 44th, I will give you your very own list of DCIB reviews. Which is not that many. But then on the other hand, you are kind of picky and don’t make that many films, do you?
As a special treat for Salman’s birthday, I have been reposting all the Classic films I have reviewed of his (“classic” meaning, not new films I saw in theaters, but old ones I decided were worthy of reviewing again). And now he will become the First of the Stars to have his own little index of related reviews. I will try to remember to keep it updated.
This is a loose collection of what I call “Hindi Film 101” pieces. Things that give you a basic grounding so that you are able to understand the films, and the film industry instead of feeling lost and confused. And which might also make you think a bit even if you are already familiar with the industry.
For your own convenience, here is a nice long listing of every single birthday post for the whole past month. Feel free to reread over and over again while you refresh twitter looking for his birthday message to us.
Let’s make this a little easier for you, if you want to just read my super super intense detailed analysis/coverage of individual films, the stuff no one else on The Internet or even in the real world really does, here are all the films (so far) that have gotten this kind of treatment. Just click on the name to be taken to their individual Indexes.
Another Index finished! And I think this might be the last one? Because Bahubali is already indexed, and there hasn’t really been anything else that big this year.
And another Shahrukh movie! I honestly didn’t set out to cover Shahrukh more than anyone else (I do personally like him more than anyone else, but that shouldn’t affect my professional style reviews). It’s just that I started the blog in late 2015, and since then Shahrukh has been in 5 major movies and Salman and Aamir have only been in 1 each (I’m not counting Tubelight), and Dangal came out at Christmas so I didn’t have time for full coverate.
I forgot I did this! Thank goodness I looked at the list of films in 2016 and it reminded me. So now ADHM gets its own index. With only a wee bitty bit of Shahrukh in it.
I don’t know why I didn’t start doing this ages ago. So much easier to just have one place to come back to instead of trying to link to every other post from within each post like some kind of crazed math graphing problem. It’s here! It’s all here! And I will just update this one place as I add new posts.
This is one of my least popular, and most difficult, blog series. It’s hardcore analysis, social and shot by shot and narrative and history of the film industry and history of India and everything I have ever learned all in one place. I am up to section 20 now, and 100 screen shots, and I am barely past intermission. But I thought I should probably just put together an index post to make it easy for latecomers to catch up. And hopefully get a few more readers to justify the amount of effort I am putting in!