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Friday WatchAlong, Jodha-Akbar! For FilmiKudhi!!!! 3pm Chicago Time Tomorrow!
No one else really seemed to care, so FilmiKudhi wins! By default! I would rather make one person very VERY happy, then many people sort of okay happy.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Jodha-Akbar, Mann, Duplicate, or Something Else?
What to do, what to do? Good, or kind of bad, or very bad, or something else entirely? I am open to opinions!Continue reading
Discussion Post: Which Movie Mothers Do You Most Dislike?
This should be a fun post for all of us to vent our ire! Movies always make mothers out to be these wise understanding people who we should forgive, no matter what. And so many of them are SO BAD!!!!Continue reading
Historic Films Week, Jodha-Akbar! My Favorite Historical Film, I Am Just Going to Keep Reposting This Review Until You Have All Seen It
This post isn’t as long as I remembered, but it is probably nice to have a little short post for you all to read instead of the overwhelmingly long ones. After all, the movie is long enough without the post making it even longer.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the First Week of October?
Happy Monday! I had to go into work early, and I’ve got quilting tonight, so this is gonna be a looooooooooong day. But that’s okay, I had a nice productive home chores kind of day yesterday.Continue reading
10 Epic Indian Historical Films to Watch
Normally I do “10 films to watch once you finish the standard list”. But there are so few historical films from India, that I don’t think I could come up with 10 to recommend without dipping into the standard list. Plus, everyone should watch Mughal-E-Azam, and that essentially IS the standard list.Continue reading
Sunday Film School ReRun: Jodha-Akbar, the Perfect Biopic
This post isn’t as long as I remembered, but it is probably nice to have a little short post for you all to read instead of the overwhelmingly long ones. After all, the movie is long enough without the post making it even longer.
My Grandpa Reviews Jodha-Akbar, Ghajini, Tara Zameen Par, Talaash, Wake Up Sid, and Jab Tak Hain Jaan
Today is my Grandpa’s birthday, last year I did a whole survey of his life, so this year I want to do something a little different. I control my Grandpa’s Netflix list, which means sometimes I sneak in Indian movies. Grandpa loves movies and has very clear and firm opinions on them, which he types up and shares with the rest of the family. He just sent his thoughts on Ghajini, which inspired me to track down a few other reviews to share with you all.
Padmavat Counter Programming, Heroic Muslim Songs and Happy Muslim Songs from Hindi Films
I’ll be seeing Padmavat tonight, mainly because I haven’t been able to go see a movie in a while, and here it is. A large part of the reason it will no doubt get a big box office, here it is and there hasn’t been anything else for a long time. And also, my friend Dina is free to go with me and I haven’t seen her in almost a month. But, to counteract what I am beginning to hear about Padmavat, I am going to give us a little reminder of all the wonderfully strong female characters that there have been in Hindi film, and all the wonderful historical Muslim characters there have been.
Friday Classics: Jodha-Akbar, for Hrithik’s Birthday
I’ve been kind of thinking about writing about this movie, ever since the Padmavat thing started, and now it seems like the write time with Hrithik’s birthday this week and all. So here I go!
Honeymoon Songs, Just For Fun
We were talking about the endlessly iconic “Suhaagraat” sequence from Kabhi Kabhi yesterday and Amrita challenged me to think if there were other similar sequences before that. I couldn’t really think of any, but I could really really think of others after it!
Indian History on Film: My 4 Favorite Films to Watch Instead of Padmavati
Padmavati is almost definitely certainly not coming out tomorrow (I have learned to not really count on anything with Indian film releases, but it does seem pretty certain). So, if you are jonesing for a cinematic Indian history fix, what can you watch instead?
March Meets April Today, So Let’s Celebrate the Magic of When a Couple Meets
I’ve been watching City of God basically on a loop for the past 3 days, just sort of in the background while I do other things. And the one moment I have to stop and watch every time is the “Kaalangal” song. At first because it is sooooooo sexy, but on repeat viewing because it is just so pretty. In a way that felt really unique, until I started to remember the other song sequences I had seen like it before. There is something about that really sweet moment when two people figure out for the first time that they love each other.
TGIF: Kingly Men
Happy Friday! Last week I did traditional clothes, and did you notice I skipped Jodha-Akbar? That was on purpose! I had this in mind already, our kingly men.
New Kaabil Trailer! Okay, I Can Get Behind the Agneepath-Redux Vibe
The first Kaabil trailer, I was not interested in the romance-y bits, but right at the end when Hrithik got all dark and violent, that I liked! So this one, which is entirely dark and violent, this is right up my alley!
Magadheera and the Honorable Muslim
So, I finally watched, Magadheera, yay! It’s just as good as everyone said it would be, like Bahubali but only slightly less so. And the hero has beautiful hair and the heroine is spunky and the special effects are super, and it has one sequence that was just jaw-droppingly beautiful:
It starts out just “kill a 100 men so you can show off a lot!”. But then it turns into this sort of endurance effort to show the triumph of the human spirit and soul and nobility, because he is proving himself to his ancestors and his warrior spirit. And then it goes from being bravado to triumph of spirit, to just pure “I must do this for the person I love.” It didn’t even feel romantic to me, more in that “mother lifts a car off her child” kind of arena. Which is why it was so powerful, it turned into something completely selfless and loving and triumphal.
Anyway, I don’t want to talk about any of that. No, what I find interesting in the clip above is the how the Muslim enemy leader comes to respect our hero’s bravery and achievements. Which was a huge relief, because it meant the Muslim character in this movie was going to be an “Honorable Muslim” instead of a “Rapacious Muslim.”