Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, My Name is Khan! NO POLITICS!!!!

Remember, Happy Place Rules! Which is really hard with this movie, so I almost decided to skip reposting this review. But that felt wrong, so I am reposting. But with a reminder of Happy Place Rules. So you can skip reading this to protect your Happy Place, and if you comment, you have to find an inspiring/cheerful take in order to protect all of us in our Happy Place.

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Social Media Round-Up: Tiger Sang a Song, Alia Birthday Wishes for Her Dad, Kajol Posted an Embarrassing Photo, Harsh Posted a Ridiculously Long Video,

Let’s check in on the world of light celebrity content and see what we can find! Nothing will ever be as good as Harshwardhan’s essay about “sneaker culture”, but I can always hope.

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Indulgent FanFic Post: High Quality Middle-School Dramedies Remade as Indian Movies, The Babysitters Club and Andi Mack

I love escaping to a world of 12 years old, when your parents had the house and food and clothes and stuff responsibilities, and you just had to solve mysteries and fight and make up with friends and so on.  Usually I escape in bookform (Trixie Belden, woot-woot!), but there are two high quality TV shows (like, seriously high quality, not just kids shows) that I have been saving for a special occasion and now I am binging and I DESPERATELY want them remade in India.  Only with the focus on the parents.

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DDLJ Part 52: (Aditya Chopra Week) Shahrukh Finds the Moon (Happy Birthday Joyomama!)

Part 52! Less fun than the last part maybe, because Himani and Anupam were suuuuuuuuch fun. But SRKajol are fun too, in their own young dumb way. And also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOYOMAMA!!!!! You mentioned it in a comment on another post, and I made this present for you right quick

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DDLJ Part 50: Karwa Chauth Party Party!!!!!

I’m back! I just took about 200 more screenshots and it got me slightly less than 5 minutes farther into the film. So even if I do a post a day, I think we still have a month or more before I end this thing. Which is good news or bad news depending on how you feel about it.

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DDLJ Part 48: Father and Son Comedy Team

I’m back! I am starting fresh, with a sprinkling of Christmas cheer and happiness, and a new system for pulling images that hopefully makes this less horrible of a process for me, so let’s see how I do. UPDATE: oh right, I forgot the other reason I stopped these posts, it’s been an hour and this post only got 4 views so far. Not a lot of interest for intense scene by scene discussion.

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Christmas Week! Dilwale, a Very Short Review

On Friday I reposted my ridiculously long Baar Baar Dekho review. Today, I’m reposting another early review where I went the other way, my surprisingly short Dilwale review! Anyway, it’s a happy family and love Christmas film, totally deserves to be remembered the day before the day before Christmas!

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10 Days of Christmas Movies! Why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is the Perfect Family Movie

This is the post I wrote about why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is meaningful to me, and it inspired many lovely comments from other people telling their own stories. There’s something about this film that inspires warmth and friendship and community and joy in a way that is very Christmas-y.

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2010 Week! My Name is Khan, a Very Very Dark Film and a Surprisingly Good Film

This is a very good deep review that did not get many readers or comments the first time around. I’m okay if the same is true this time. It’s a dark dark movie. I don’t want DCIB to become a dark place, so if you do comment, try to find a brightness in it somewhere. For instance, “this is a dark movie, and I am so proud that Shahrukh Khan was one of the first people to speak out about Islamophobia in America”. Or just keep it superficial, “this movie is so frustrating because there is so much well done in it, but the plot just makes no sense.”

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