Made in Heaven Character Discussion Post: Ahil/Jim and Faiza/Kalki

Last character post! I have a lot to say about these two, because it feels like there are a lot of interpretations of them, and the series never really landed on one or the other.
(oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven LAST EPISODE, Episode 9: Runaway Brides

Well, that took me 48 hours to finish! A sign of a very good show, considering I had to go to work in the middle of that. And sleep. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven Episode 8: Politicians and the Rewards of Doing the Right Thing

Finally, some happy couples! Of course, they are the ones who mostly avoid the whole wedding insanity. Which is why we only seem to see bad people in this show, the ones who buy into the need for the expensive showy wedding. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven Mini-Review, Episode 4: Dowry and the Value of a Woman

Blech, that voice over has GOT to go!!!!! There’s a great moment in this episode, very powerful, which is immediately undercut by the stupid stupid voice over. This might have been my favorite episode of the series so far, except the voice over just destroys it. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven Series Review, Episode 2: The Sikhs and the Stars

I put up a review of episode 1 already, I’m going this show episode by episode because it breaks down tidily into separate stories unlike Humsafar or Sacred Games. This also makes it way WAY easier for me to review, since I can do short little reviews episode by episode instead of trying to binge the whole thing and then review the whole thing. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made In Heaven Prime Series Mini-Review, Episode 1: Delhi Industrialists

What a fun show! And part of the fun is that each episode is it’s own distinct storyline, which means I can do fun little mini-reviews of each episode instead of trying to kill myself watching the whole season and doing one review real quick. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Friday Classics: A Death in the Gunj, The Death of a Whole Way of Life

Well, this was a hard watch! That kind of thoughtless unmeaning hurt that happens all the time every day and there is no way around it. I am so glad I watched this first thing in the morning so I didn’t have to try to sleep with all that unpleasantness in my head! Oh, and it was also a very well-made and acted and filmed and written movie.

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Upcoming Non-Hindi Movies!!! Prime Series and Malayalam Excitement!

Well, this is a sign! I am excited about two upcoming things, and neither of them are traditional Hindi theatrical releases. Not only that, both of them were tweeted/promoted by mainstream Hindi film people, so the industry is paying more attention outside of Hindi theatrical releases too.

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Padmavat Full Summary (SPOILERS) Part 3: A Lot of Filler, and then a Bad Life Lesson

Next part!  I think I am on the downward stretch now.  Partly because there is an awful lot of what feels like “filler” starting with this section.  So I can skip all kinds of things, or at least only deal with them briefly. (full index of Padmavat here)

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Padmavat Review (NO SPOILERS): Intent Versus Effect

I saw it!  Not opening night, but soon enough.  Theater was half full, half the audience was talking and the other half was shushing them, very odd dynamic.  I’m used to all talking or no one, not this mix and match.  Which kind of fit the mix and match I saw within the film.

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Raabta Review (NO SPOILERS): The Romantic Fantasy We Have All Been Craving!!!

I say “all”, but really it’s just a subset of the commentators here.  But a strong subset.  Which includes myself.  I can enjoy an action film or a well-made drama, but there is just something about the big swoony romances with songs and impractical plots and lots of chemistry between the leads.  And this film definitely delivers!

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