Diwali Repost! Lajja, Telling Sita’s Story From Multiple Directions

This movie is just barely a classic. It’s not the best, it’s got quite a few massive flaws in fact, but it’s still really interesting and worthy of discussion. And the best part is how well it shows women rescuing themselves, very appropriate for today’s discussion.

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Random Saturday Discussion Post: Stars versus Their Younger Selves! Who Aged Better and Who Aged Worse?

This came up in a discussion on Friday’s post, the unquestionable truth that Shahrukh looks better the older he gets.  And then the challenge became, what other stars aged into better looks than in their youth?

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Friday Classics: Lajja, For International Women’s Day

This movie is just barely a classic. It’s not the best, it’s got quite a few massive flaws in fact, but it’s still really interesting and worthy of discussion. And the best part is how well it shows women rescuing themselves, very appropriate for today’s discussion.

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Happy 22 Days to SRK’s Birthday! 22 Interesting Co-Stars

Happy Amitabh’s birthday again!  And, because it is his birthday, I thought I would do a Shahrukh birthday post that could kind of work for Amitji too.  So, co-stars!!!!  Not in order in any way, just 22 that are interesting to think about.

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TGIF: Men Lying Down

Okay, how can I say this classily?  There is a certain kind of pose which seems to say “yes, climb on top of me and enjoy yourself”.  That is the kind of pose that I am looking for this week. You know, so you can pretend you are kneeling on top of them throwing rose petals or something in a chaste and romantic manner. (I promise, next week will be something silly and innocent again!  I don’t mean to be running a soft porn site, truly!)

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I Am Moved In! I Know You Are All Curious How it Went

I am writing this in my new apartment on my new internet sitting on my old couch and facing my old TV, but with a new-to-me coffee table (rescued from the trash, where all the best furniture comes from).  Also, a dishwasher!  Anyway, I thought I would take a break from unpacking boxes to tell you how the move went, since I have been pestering you with posts about it.

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TGIF Post: Santa/Raees-themed! Men With Beards!

I am sure if I wanted to google “sexy Santa” I could find it.  But I don’t want to do that.  So instead, I am going to limit myself to one Santa-like element, and look for beards.  Sexy men with beards.

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TGIF Post: Our Evergreen Heroes

Moimeme pointed out that my Superlative post was tragically lacking in some of the worthy old-timers.  So I am giving our Evergreen heroes their very own post.  Hopefully it will make you look at some of our current father-role actors and go “Hey! He used to be HOT!”

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Happy Dear Zindagi Week! King Uncle, and Shahrukh as a Supporting Character to a Younger Woman

King Uncle is a silly silly not very good movie.  Did I mention silly?  But it is notable for building an entire film around a female child character.  Children based movies are rare enough in Indian film, but female child based films are even rarer.

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Aaina: Why Would Anyone Ever Pick Amrita Singh Over Juhi Chawla?

It makes no sense!  I can barely get over the idea that Amrita Singh and Juhi Chawla would be fighting over Jackie Shroff (Even I have to admit that he does look good in a mustache), but why would Jackie Shroff ever be interested in Amrita Singh if he could get Juhi Chawla?  She is so clearly superior!

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Dilwale vs Trimurti: Spoilers for both! Beware!!!

So, the plot of Dilwale can either be seen as a triumphant homage to multiple past films of Shahrukh and Kajol’s careers.  Or, it can be seen as part of an industry that is constantly recycling plots and abhors originality.  I would argue it is a combination of the two, certainly the essential plot is a result of laziness, but it is still worth while to compare the way it interacts with past performances and films in order to discover how things have changed and how the stay the same.

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