Anamika Mini-Review: My Favorite Young Jaya Movie! Jaya Plays a Girl Who Chooses Her Own Name and Her Own Destiny

Happy 3 days after Jaya’s birthday!  This is another review of a movie I have seen often enough that I can write the review without prep.  But also a movie I think is legitimately worth talking about.  It is just so delightful!  And at the same time, breaks so many taboos!  Oh, and Jaya is so amazing, it’s a great film to watch if you are wondering if/why she was a really big star.  Or at least, skip to the end of this post and watch the video.

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Kal Ho Na Ho Mini-Review: The Rare Matriarchy Film

Happy 2 days after Jaya’s birthday!  I want to do something in her honor, but it’s been a bit of A Week, so I have to fall back on one of her more recent films that I have seen enough times to be able to write about it with no re-watching needed.  And I also honestly think this is a fascinating character and performance to consider from Jaya.

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Valentine’s Day Announcements! Upcoming Films And More

Well, everyone wants to release first looks on Valentine’s Day.  So there are soooooooooooo many.  And also, bonus, a reminder that once upon a time Jaya and Amitabh were so in love you could die.

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Friday Classics: Abhimaan, Hrishikesh Mukherjee Does 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!

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Friday Classics: Zanjeer, the First and Most Romantic Amitabh Film

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.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Happy Birthday Jayaji! Here Are Some Ideas for Your Next film

It’s Jaya Bachchan’s birthday!  She is 69 years old today, and semi-retired, as are most 69 year olds.  But I think she still has some great movies in her, and I would love to see her come back in a leading role.

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A Wedding Anniversary Post For My Parents! Their Filmi Love Story!

My parent’s 40th wedding anniversary is today and my sister and I are doing NOTHING.  Well, not nothing.  There is a some small stuff in the works.  But it’s not exactly the big rent-a-ballroom-create-a-dance-routine-write-a-poem kind of celebration that other, better children do.  To try to make up for that, I am going to at least do a theme blog post.

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