My Sick Day Viewing, Fascinating True Story With Anupam Kher Playing a Role-BBC Miniseries Mrs. Wilson

This is amazing! Ruth Wilson playing her own grandmother in the story of her grandfather who was both a scoundrel and a brilliant actor, probably where Ruth got it. Anyway, I have to share the story in case you don’t want to watch it and also because it is so fun to imaginary recast in India. And also my brain isn’t working because Sick, and recasting is easy. Also, SPOILERS! Avoid if you like limited BBC historical miniserieses midcentury true stories/Ruth Wilson

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Friday Classics: Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, an Anti-Capitalist Comedy

What a happy movie! What a fun happy movie! I had forgotten how good it was until I rewatched it, and it is really really good. One of those movies that had modest ambitions and accomplished them.

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Silly Sunday FanFic: Overboard! With Shahrukh and Juhi, and Prabhas and Anushka!

I posted this late Wednesday night, but it got very very few views. I am hoping that is because people just didn’t see the post, not because they hate it. I have TV again thanks to youtube, which means I am seeing Overboard on a constant repeat, the way TV tends to play it. And I am thinking, once again, how easy it would be to fix this and make it the totally perfect plot. And so long as I am doing that, why not set it in India?

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Silly Random FanFic: Overboard! Rewritten for India, Plus Gender-Swapped!

I have TV again thanks to youtube, which means I am seeing Overboard on a constant repeat, the way TV tends to play it. And I am thinking, once again, how easy it would be to fix this and make it the totally perfect plot. And so long as I am doing that, why not set it in India?

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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.

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20 Shahrukh Songs Outside the Standard List

I’m really sleepy. The whole “getting up at dawn to get my car fixed” yesterday really wore me out. And I’ve been sleeping weird because I still don’t have a dog (another post on that today! Fun fun! For my doggie subset of readers). Anyway, get ready for me to be lazy and give the people what they want. As Neha Dhupia says, “Only Sex and SRK sell”.

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Silly Sunday: A Summer Place, Shahrukh as a Sexually Unsatisfied Middle-Aged Man and Loving Father

I had such fun re-writing one strange memorable 60s Hollywood teen film last week, I thought I might try again this week. Especially because this one has the PERFECT role for Shahrukh. Oh, and it is also very VERY long. And not necessarily good, I just wrote myself into a plot hole and it took a while to write myself out.

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Silly Sunday: Juhi Chawla Hollywood Remake Options

Procrastinatrix inspired me, mentioning that Juhi reminds her of Judy Holliday and making me think how perfect a Bells Are Ringing remake with Juhi would be.  And then I started thinking about other remakes and how they would also be perfect.  Get ready for some very deep cuts of classic Hollywood, because Juhi really has a classic clever Hollywood Musical feel to her.

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Friday Classics: Raju Ban Gaye Gentleman, Shree 420 Meets the 90s

Yaaaay, another Shahrukh review!  See how I am sneaking them in under the guise of “Friday Classics” even now that Shahrukh Month is over?  Oh, and plus Juhi in a really nice role, for her birthday.  Although Aaina is a better Juhi movie, remember to watch it for this Sunday if at all possible!  It’s also a wonderful Amrita Singh movie, if this film makes you want more of her.

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Hindi Film 101: Aamir Khan Filmography, Part 1

I did this for Shahrukh already, and I found it fascinating!  To look at the broad sweep of a 25+ career and see where were the low periods and the high periods and the genre experiments and everything, and also where the industry was going in each era, the changes in the production houses and directors and co-stars, and all kinds of juicy things.  Aamir seems like he should be similarly fascinating.  Plus, thanks to his perfectionist style, far fewer films!  I should be able to knock this out in two parts.  Three at the most

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Silly Sunday: Quickie Bonus FanFics! Snowed in with SRK

My first fanfic post was very long, had no SRK, and only had one story option.  All of these things have resulted in the past in a lack of interest from the readership.  So to make it up I am going to do something short, with a lot of options, and lots of SRK.

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Starter Kit: Top Jodis Of Hindi film

I was going to do a “100 years of history in 10” list, and then I realized there AREN’T actually 10 jodis of equal level.  So I am just going to introduce you to the really really big ones and without worrying about how many I include or putting them in order or anything.

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Happy Birthday Juhi Chawla!!!! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!!!

I feel bad only giving her a dozen, but on the other hand I am also taking time from visiting my sister to write this post, and using my sister’s stupid mac computer to do it (the mouse only has one button!  What is this MADNESS!), so that should count for something.  Oh well, next year I will give her 2 dozen reasons to make up for it.

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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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Silly Sunday Post: Wholesome! Family Film Options

It has come up every once in awhile that there aren’t as many really family type films as their used to be.  And it has also come up that the past few Sundays have been extremely sexy.  So, no sex!  Just fun family times this week!  Which probably means my view count will suffer, but oh well. (if you want sex, you can check out last week’s post)

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Silly Sunday: Shahrukh as a Male Prostitute, Alia as Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Amitabh in a Sci-fi Film

Happy Sunday!  I am about to go to church for a Sunday School committee meeting, followed by Sunday school, followed by the fall involvement fair, followed by the services committee meeting.  And this whole time I will know in my heart that I am secretly the kind of person who has written a “Shahrukh Khan as a prostitute” fanfic.

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New Youtube Video! Thought Piece, What Happened to Indian Popular Culture and Woman in the 90s?

Something a bit different, this could easily be a blog post but it would be a long boring one, and I would probably get angry comments on it.  So instead, a video!  Which will either be completely ignored, or I will get angry comments on youtube, but I don’t care as much about youtube people.

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