Dilwale! Shahrukh’s Last Big Silly Romance

This was I think the first movie I reviewed.  Oh the nostalgia!  Anyway, I wrote 3 reviews, this post is going to combine them all into one.

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Katching Up With Koffee: Ajay and Kajol!!! A Marriage That Works for Them

Huh.  Well, the season is really going now, and it looks like this will be season of interesting personal stories and connections.  I am down with that!  After Saif-Sara and Janhvi-Arjun, we have another very private and unusual connection between two people.  Actually, three people.  Because Karan is part of it this time around.

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News Round-Up: Shahid Looks Young, 4 Women Make a Film Together, Angie’s Mind is Going to Explode in Anger

This is mostly just because there is one news story here that is so perfectly crafted to make frequent commentator Angie very angry that I couldn’t resist it.  And then I threw in two others just to fluff up the post.

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Shahrukh Birthday Month Post: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham Review, Shahrukh’s Love Defeats Amitabh’s Hate (Again)

Our last Shahrukh Month Review!  So SAD!!!! There is still Jab Harry Met Sejal Day to look forward to on Sunday, but that won’t be a “new” movie to the blog. Oh well, there’s always the much less important holiday seasons of Diwali and Christmas to look forward to once Shahrukh Month is over.

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TGIF: Patriotic! Stars in White, Orange, and Green

Well, it’s the Friday after Independence Day.  I should do something patriotic, right?  And all I can think of is the Indian colors.  Oh well, good enough.  My brain is fried after writing my two recent brilliant Hindi Film 101 pieces (read them!  They are very good, even if they don’t have sexy photos and star gossip)

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Silly Sunday: Happy Birthday Sanjay, Here is My Best Sanjay FanFic EVER

Sorry sorry sorry!  Yesterday just completely wiped me out (22 guests is too many guests, especially when one of them has severe dementia and 4 of them are small children).  So I literally have not left my bed all day, and every time I try to think straight and come up with a brilliant fanfic, it all just sort of floats away from me.  So I am doing a reprint and failing you, my faithful readers.  Oh well, at least it is a really good reprint, based on Daboo Ratnani photos and Sanjay Dutt and his dog. Continue reading

Silly Sunday: Ice Cream Themed! A Spy Movie with John and Prabhas and a Love Story with Shahrukh and Kajol

Happy Sunday!  I have to go lead a meeting at church in a bit, but first I get to be totally frivolous and ridiculous with the Silly Sunday stories.  Hopefully I don’t mix this up with my meeting agenda and accidentally start reading it aloud.

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Autism Pride Day, My Name is Khan

I just randomly felt like writing about this movie.  I’ve been avoiding it, because this is one that is really close to my heart and I know it isn’t close to the heart of most people, which is going to be heard for me to take when you comment.  But then on the other hand, I should write about it for that very reason, so you can understand what I am thinking, and I can understand what you are thinking.  And anyway, it’s Autism Pride Day today, and it was Eid a couple of days ago, so it seems like the perfect time.  Plus, I am planning to cover Vishwaroop tomorrow and the two kind of go together.

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DDLJ Part 47: Like Father Like Son

I’m back!  Sorry, it was the screenshots I didn’t have time for.  Takes about two hours steady work on my home laptop, and I haven’t had two hours straight at my home laptop in a while.  But tonight I did, and I got enough screenshots for two posts, so I should be good for next week too. (full index of DDLJ here)

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Hindi Film 101: Marriage and Movie Stars

On Friday I did a “TGIF” of happy couples, and then I realized that I was kind of skipping to the end, posting the couples without defining “happy” before.  And I also find it legitimately fascinating how tricky the public versus private requirements of Hindi film industry marriages are.

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Tuesday Tamil: Minsara Kanavu, Justifiably Beloved

I finally watched it!  After feeling vaguely like I had watched it for years, and then realizing I had only seen the songs a bunch of times and read the plot summary.  And it was just as delightful and lovable and wonderful as I had heard, and the songs were even better in context.

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FilmFare: What They All Wore and What it Meant

The actual awards list went up earlier, but we all know that doesn’t matter nearly as much as what people wore!  Not even joking, in terms of people tuning in for the show, it’s all about who showed up and how big they went.  And in terms of how seriously people are taking the awards, and their careers in Hindi film, it is also about how big they went (remember in 2016 Priyanka didn’t even come?)

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DDLJ Scene By Scene Part 43:”Mehndi Laga Ka Rakna” Ends and Amrish Puri Spoils Our Fun

It only took a month, but I have now finished “Mehndi Laga Ka Rakna”!  There’s really a lot in that song, much more than in the other ones.  It’s also, I think, only fully “real” song, even “Ruk Ja” feels like it has some fantasy in there, and certainly all the other songs are a mix of real and not-real. (full index of DDLJ coverage here)

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Ads Round-Up: SRK in Dubai, Kajol in Jewelry, Virat and Anushka with Hair, Zee TV BREAKING MY HEART

I haven’t done one of these in a while, and Shahrukh keeps tweeting his Dubai ads like he is just begging me to mention them, so I might as well.  Also, instead of seeing a new movie tonight I went to look at dogs again, so no new movie review.  But dog photo at the end of the post!

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Starter Kit: Samarth-Mukherjee Edition, Rani, Kajol, Tanisha, Tanuja, Nutan, Shobha

The Mukherjee-Samarth family is really something special with their actresses.  Definitely deserving their own special Starter Kit post, to go along with their own special Hindi Film 101 posts.
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