Valentine's Week of Sex Thought Post: A Woman's Virginity, What is it in Indian Film?

Oh boy, a Thought Post! These are the posts where I talk a bit too much to call it a “Discussion Post”, but a bit too little to call it a “101”. It’s just a bunch of thoughts, and then you can leapfrog off of it.

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Valentine's Week of Sex: Kabhi Kabhi Review 2! What Does Yash Chopra Think Makes Good Sex?

This is a movie with a lot of layers, consideration of parent and child relationships, and changing times, and the generation gap. But it is also about sex, and what makes good sex and bad sex, and why that matters in a relationship.

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Valentine's Week of Sex: Kabhi Kabhi Review 1! The Movie that is All About Sex Without Being About Sex

Happy Kabhi Kabhi day! This is my old review, with one paragraph added, but I think I have to do a second review later today specifically about what sex means in this movie because I think Yashji had a very particular reason for showing different interactions between the 5 couples.

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Winter Solstice! Some Wintery Songs

This is a post I did last year, and I just pulled it from the archives to repost it and was looking up the first day of winter this year.  Do you know it’s the same day EVERY YEAR????  Somehow this blows my mind.  I don’t know why.  Maybe I need a refresher on how calendars work.

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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!

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Happy Birthday Shashiji! The BEST Kapoor! 12 Reasons I Love You

79 years old today!  Which in my family is super young (Grandpa’s turning 96 this year), but for the Kapoors is pretty old!  A reward for clean living, and general niceness.  Shashi is clearly the “best” Kapoor.  And so he gets a full dozen reasons I love him.

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Why Socha Na Tha Reaffirms the Arranged Marriage

I just posted a thing about summery songs, and one of the commentators reminded me of “Abhi Abhi” from Socha Na Tha.  Which then reminded me about Socha Na Tha as a whole.  I looooooooove Socha Na Tha!  And I feel like, as Imtiaz Ali gets further and further from his roots, his first big break film is getting forgotten.  And it shouldn’t be!  Because I think it is better than what he is doing now.  And it says something much more interesting about Indian society than all the Tamasha‘s and Rockstar‘s and Highway‘s put together.

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