I was looking for a review to repost and discovered I had done two mini-reviews, one about this film as showing a matriarchy, the other about it as showing an interesting idea of different kinds of love. But no actual regular review! So, time to write that. (previous posts on Matriarchy and on love triangles)Continue reading
This is going to be a shallow dive. But should still be interesting, even if I just skim the surface of the topic.Continue reading
Either way, this is going to be a good good week! Two great movies to pick from, and then we can all turn them off and focus on comforting our doggies. 4th of July, terrible weekend for dog owners.Continue reading
It’s the anniversary of Mili! That sweet small Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie where Jaya and Amitabh displayed their amazing chemistry, and we all cried and cried. Oh, also, SPOILERS follow for all three movies, so don’t read on if you haven’t seen them.Continue reading
That is the question! Thanks to our little Memorial Day festival, over this weekend we watched KKHH and SOTY2 already. Which means we are quickly running out of Karan Johar options.Continue reading
I hope this is a fun post for folks, if you care as much about mother roles as I do, and maybe after this one we can take the Champion mothers and have them battle with each other.Continue reading
This started out just being “interesting mothers” and then I realized it was all non-biological and just went with that. Interesting there are so many, isn’t it?Continue reading
Oh boy, a totally indulgent post! I love writing fanfic, and I am having a lazy happy evening with my dog. Don’t care if none of you read this (well, I care a little bit. It makes me really happy when you comment on my fanfic, especially with your own ideas), this will just be happy for ME.Continue reading
I was trying to come up with a new idea, but I just kept cycling back to yesterday’s post, so finally I decided to lean into it and write the additional ideas that were in my head.Continue reading
This is “Celebrate Bisexuality Day”. So it seems a great time for a post about those songs that make you go “wait, does the hero/heroine have more chemistry with his friend or with the heroine/hero?”Continue reading
I had a 7am phone call at work this morning, meaning I left home at 6:30am, meaning I am not thinking super straight right now and deep thinking is not going to be happening today. So I’m gonna start off a Shahrukh discussion post and hope you all can think for me.Continue reading
Like I said, this is my “lazy and happy” series. And you know what isn’t a lot of work and makes me happy? Theme songs posts!Continue reading
I’ve decided I like living in a temperate climate. Wait for it, this will have a meaning. It’s sunny today after a series of rainy days which is throwing me into that weird springtime headspace where everything and nothing both seem possible. Which is better than the winter headspace of total sluggishness where nothing matters, but not as good as the mid-summer headspace of being mildly irritable or the fall headspace of being filled with optimism. Anyway, I was thinking about how some people live in places where their headspace and the weather doesn’t wildly change every 4 months, and I think I wouldn’t like that. It’s good for me to get all shaken out of my mind space every few months, even if it makes me feel bad some of the time. And today, it didn’t make me feel bad, just weird, as I kept being thrown back in time by the music playing on my ipod while I drove to work. I can’t be the only one who gets musically created Deja Vu, right?Continue reading
I really really like this movie, for many reasons, but it wouldn’t be nearly as good as it is without Jaya Bachchan.Continue reading
Kal Ho Na Ho has come up remarkably often in the comments as we talk about our ideal version of a love story. So I want to use it as kind of a jumping off point for a greater discussion.Continue reading
My big sister told me something last night which shocked me to the CORE and changed everything I always thought was true. I still haven’t recovered, so I think I need to do a post about it.
This is going to read differently from my normal posts. It’s a paper I wrote years ago, that was published in a book and a journal. So it is very academic sounding and stuff, the original even has footnotes (you can read it here). It is also very clear and certain in its style, the way academic writing is supposed to be. That doesn’t mean I think it is perfect and that you can’t disagree with it just as much as with any of the other stuff I write with all the “I think”s and “Possibly”s and “You could see this as”s. Mostly I just thought it was an interesting thing to look back on today as 377 is once again dead. Also, you get to see how I managed to sneak the phrase “molten beefcake” into an academic journal.
How is this the first time I remembered to celebrate Sonu’s birthday? Oh well, to make up for it, I will do 30 songs, to match his birth date of July 30th.
Ashish in the comments suggested a list of sad dying people movies in honor of the Fault in Our Stars remake. And I am running with that! Oh, and SPOILERS, some of these films have a slow reveal, but if they are on this list, you will kind of know what they are about. On the other hand, I know there are some people who really love those sob-until-snot-runs-out kind of dying young films, and if you are looking for the best possible version in Indian film, this is what I have come up with.
Not a great start to the day here! Hopefully it gets better. Or else I will get a pizza on the way home tonight (my soothing stay inside treat) and hide from the world with Dog Hazel, that works too. Or just rely on my natural optimistic instinct to find the silver lining and force myself to be happy.
I got very excited by this idea. A few of these are reposts, but the really long ones are original, written just for today. Which is why I had to do two parts, because this is much much much too long.
I did a lot of work on this one, so why not reuse it? Alternate endings for every Karan movie, K2H2, K3G, ADHM, SOTY, MNIK, KANK, KHNH.
Happy Day Before Mother’s Day! I was going to write a fanfic of mother stories for tomorrow that aren’t the usual ones, and then I realized a lot of them had already been in films and I had just forgotten. So let’s celebrate those unusual mothers!
Happy 2 days after Jaya’s birthday! I want to do something in her honor, but it’s been a bit of A Week, so I have to fall back on one of her more recent films that I have seen enough times to be able to write about it with no re-watching needed. And I also honestly think this is a fascinating character and performance to consider from Jaya.
Happy Birthday Preity! Can’t believe this is the first year I am giving you a post! Sorry for the past two years, oh well. To make up for it, many many things!