HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAYA!!!!! I had too many thoughts about her, so I ended up creating many MANY discussion questions, and then you get to answer which ever one you want.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Jaya Bachchan
Amitabh Love Week: Abhimaan, One of His Classic Jaya Romances
This is a good movie, and the Amitabh-Jaya romance makes it a great movie. They are lovely together, and in love, and young and sweet and lovely.Continue reading
Mothers Battle Against Themselves! Jaya Versus Jaya, Farida Versus Farida, Reema Versus Reema, Kirron Versus Kirron, Ratna Versus Ratna
I hope this is a fun post for folks, if you care as much about mother roles as I do, and maybe after this one we can take the Champion mothers and have them battle with each other.Continue reading
Birthday Songs Battle! Swara Versus Amit Trivedi Versus Allu Arjun Versus Jaya Bachchan! Who Has the Best and Who Has the Worst Song?
Oh boy! This is such a delightfully varied group of people, I am excited to put all their songs next to each other and see what happens.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Jaya Bachchan, The Epilogue
Part 3! What happened to Jaya as her husband’s star waxed and waned, her children grew up, life moved on and she seemed to be left behind?Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Jaya Bachchan, Young Wife and Mother, the Wedding to Coolie Incident
Part 2! Jaya post-marriage, the sticky years between 1973 and 1983. The affair rumors, Silsila, and finally almost losing her husband.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan Part 1, Jaya Bhaduri India’s Sweetheart
I honestly thought I had already written this, and I am very excited to discover I have not. Jaya is a fascinating woman, and a bit of a mystery in many ways. Oh also, I will use literally ANY excuse to post adorable young Amitabh-Jaya photos. I think they are tied with Dips-Ranveer for “all time cutest dating couple”.Continue reading
Alphabet Game for Jaya’s Birthday! Let’s Go Through the Alphabet With Her Movie and Song Titles!
I think we can do this! At least “A” and “Z” will be easy, and surely we can figure out the rest.Continue reading
New DCIB Group FanFic! For Her Birthday, Let’s Write a Story for Jaya Bachchan!!!
I’ve written so many stories for Jaya for her birthday, she must be sick of reading my stuff. Let’s surprise her this year and give her something written by you all!Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week Friday Classics: Sholay, The Perfect Movie
This movie has been written about and written about and written about. Usually with Indian film, it’s super easy to write about it because it is so under-studied anything I say will be original. Not the case here! This is like trying to write something new on Citizen Kane, there’s just nothing left. But I pulled up my old post, and added a bit on to it, and let’s see how I do.Continue reading
10 Days of Christmas! Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, the Most Sappy Heartwarming Christmas-y Movie of All!
Happy Christmas! 10 days left! And to start off our celebration, I am giving you the sappiest happiest family-est Hindi film EVER!Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Silsila, for Directors Week
I was getting ready for bed and suddenly remembered I hadn’t done a Sunday ReRun. I’ve got a Yash Chopra post going up tomorrow, so seemed like a good time to go back to Silsila again.Continue reading
Laaga Chunari Main Daag Review: A Happy Movie About a Sad Topic
Pretty sure the title isn’t a spoiler, the trailer and poster alone, not to mention the title, made it pretty clear what the film is about.Continue reading
Jaya Day Grand Finale! Zanjeer, Watch Jaya and Amitabh Fall in Love on Screen
I know this is the film that invented the Angry Young Man. I know it is a Big Story about power and the state and so on and so forth. And that’s why I enjoy it and respect it the same way I enjoy any of the other Amitabh classics, Sholay or Deewar or Trishul or Agneepath. But the reason I love it just for me, is because Jaya and Amitabh are SO IN LOVE. Like, so in love that it is blinding. It’s not a surprise they got married as soon as they finished filming, it would have been a surprise if the DIDN’T get married.Continue reading
Abhimaan! Jaya Bachchan Gives Judy Garland a Run for Her Money in an Indian Version of A Star is Born
Kind of related to Secret Superstar, right? Another movie about a female protegee of a successful musician. But completely different in every other way. Anyway, an interesting film to talk about!Continue reading
More Jaya FanFic! Marijuana Grandma, Wild Divorcee, and Late in Life Romance
Jaya! Come back to work and make these movies! I think they would all be wonderful.Continue reading
Happy Jaya Day! Kal Ho Na Ho, Her Grand Return to Form as a Matriarch
I really really like this movie, for many reasons, but it wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is without Jaya Bachchan.Continue reading
Time Machine Casting for Jaya, She Would be the Perfect Leslie Knope in a Remake of Parks and Recreation!
If I had a time machine, I would do many important things. But after doing all of them, I would stop by Jaya in the 1970s and cast her in a movie version of Parks and Recreation.Continue reading
Happy Jaya Day! Mili, in Which Jaya Encourages Us All to Choose Hope
Happy Jaya Day! I’m going to repost some of her reviews, and her fanfic, over the day. Won’t that be fun????Continue reading
TGIF: Hair! I’m Getting Mine Trimmed Today, So Let’s Look at Gorgeous Hair on Women
This sounds really egotistical, but I have the most amazing hair you will ever see in your life. Like I said, egotistical. But actually, it’s just saying a fact. It’s amazing. I love going in for my annual trim, because everyone takes photos and applauds and it is generally good for the ego. Anyway, I am getting my semi-annual cut tonight and it seemed like a good theme for a TGIF post, women with awesome hair.Continue reading
Saturday ReRun: Silsila! In Honor of Lent, a Reminder to Avoid Lust, and Cheating on Jaya
Happy Sunday! And let me remind you of one of the all time greatest Hindi films, and definitely the best exploration of how “true love” is bad and selfish.Continue reading
Koffee With Karan: Shweta and Abhishek
I’m trying to catch up on Koffee. It’s hard, because you know how detailed I like to be in my discussions! And this is probably going to be another detailed one. But then, it was also a really interesting episode. I can always hope the others are dull and then it will be easy to write about them.Continue reading
Friday Classics: Chupke Chupke, The Rules of Society Are Fine So Long As You Don’t Take Them Too Seriously
I really like this movie. I know it isn’t one of the super super best Mukherjee films, but I don’t care, it makes me happy!Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Month Post: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Review, Shahrukh’s Love Defeats Amitabh’s Hate (Again)
Our last Shahrukh Month Review! So SAD!!!! There is still Jab Harry Met Sejal Day to look forward to on Sunday, but that won’t be a “new” movie to the blog. Oh well, there’s always the much less important holiday seasons of Diwali and Christmas to look forward to once Shahrukh Month is over.
Gossip Cliff Notes: Biggest Stories of Hindi Film, Speaking Them Kills Their Power
We’ve been talking about gossip back and forth for the past few weeks, and I’ve been thinking about all those stories that are just sort of in the air around us with no one ever actually saying them straight out. They are more poisonness that way, I think, floating around powerful and unspoken. So, let’s speak them! I’ll start with a list of every gossip story I have heard, and you can add on whatever I have missed.