Irrfan Khan Fest: New Review! D-Day, His Saddest Greatest Film That No One Talks About

This movie released, a few select critics applauded it as one of the best films they had ever seen, and then it disappeared a few days later. I saw it, and I know a few other people here on the blog watched it, and we all think of it as a really remarkably good movie. One of those films you find yourself thinking about at surprising moments. It’s one of Irrfan’s few films where he is good, but the rest of the film lives up to his performance. It’s also extremely sad. Not tragic exactly, just sad. Be warned.

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Irrfan Khan Fest: Aaja Nachle, Irrfan Khan and Madhuri Dixit

This performance isn’t even on some of his official filmographies, and that’s a shame. He is very very good in this movie, and he plays the main antagonist, not a small role. Also, it’s the only time he shared the screen with Madhuri Dixit.

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Irrfan Khan Fest: Billu, Irrfan Khan and Shahrukh Khan, to Character Actors Turned Leads

Someone in the comments mentioned they think of Irrfan Khan as what Shahrukh’s career could have been without DDLJ. And it’s true, both started out as TV actors, then film villians, and then Shahrukh suddenly hit it big while Irrfan struggled away for a decade before his break.

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Irrfan Khan Fest: Karwaan, Irrfan and His Character Steal the Movie From the “Hero”

This is a slightly frustrating movie, because Irrfan is so very good in it and his character is so very interesting, but instead the film expects us to care about Dulquer and his boring character. Still worth watching though, mostly for the Irrfan of it.

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Silly Sunday: Little Women as a Dark Romantic Drama! Laurie is Evil and Amy is Gay

Thanks Alisa! You saw the new American Little Women and complained about it which inspired me to rethink my Indian remake (already wrote it once here) when you suggested that one of the Little Women should get herself a Little Woman.

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Netflix Serieses for Shahrukh! Red Chillies, Take These Ideas Free of Charge!

Having another lazy night, eating popcorn and watching BBC mysteries while the dog sleeps. It’s one of those days where it is so cold outside that once you get inside, your body goes into hibernation mode. Anyway, this means it is a good time for me to do a nice cosy little post, the ideas we have crowdsourced for the Netflix family series that Shahrukh should make in order to have a nice work-life balance while still keeping his face in front of the world in a non-controversial way.

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Election Day Post 2! Vote on Best Shahrukh Movie, Best Malayalam Actress, Best non-Khan Hindi Actor

So important to participate in a democratic election! If you don’t vote, your voice won’t be heard. And the wrong Shahrukh Khan film could be chosen as his best ever! Or the wrong Malayalam actress, or the wrong Hindi actor. Vote in the comments, you can give a choice for each category or just the ones you feel confident about. Remember, most comments this month wins a poster!

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Shahrukh Birthday RePost: Shahrukh and Irrfan in a Passionate Late in Life Relationship

Well, MKY pointed out at in the comments on my Friday post that Shahrukh would never play a same-sex romance, or the father of a marriage age daughter, or a polyamorous man in 3 relationships.  To which I said “well, that’s what fanfic is for!”  So if Shahrukh isn’t going to give us these films in real life, I feel I have an obligation to give them to us in fanfic form.

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Silly Sunday: Shahrukh and Irrfan in a Passionate Late in Life Relationship

Well, MKY pointed out at in the comments on my Friday post that Shahrukh would never play a same-sex romance, or the father of a marriage age daughter, or a polyamorous man in 3 relationships.  To which I said “well, that’s what fanfic is for!”  So if Shahrukh isn’t going to give us these films in real life, I feel I have an obligation to give them to us in fanfic form.

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Karwaan Review SPOILERS: Birth, Death, True Love, All Less Important Than if Dulquer Will Quit His Office Job

I already put up my No Spoilers review which was just a wee bit cynical and unsympathetic.  Versus this review which is a lot bit cynical and unsympathetic.  If you want to watch the film, you should probably read that review.  Not because this review has spoilers, the joy of it is in the songs and the beautiful cinematography and the line delivery by Irrfan, not in any details of the plot.  But because I am just the entsy-ist bit mean and sort of tie this movie into the entire problem of class/gender oppression in the world.

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Karwaan Review (No Spoilers): Oh the Struggling Upper Middle Class Male Unfulfilled Office Worker! Weep for His Tragedy!!! WEEP FOR HIM!!!

I am a bit over the “greatest tragedy in the world is a wealthy upper class man who just wants to be an artist” film trope.  Which was probably clear from the title if this post.  Indian, American, French, Norwegian, it’s all the same thing, and I am SICK OF IT.  Good lord, just count your blessings and get over yourself.

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