Mini News Round-Up: Dabangg 3, Mardaani 2, Kalki Baby, Strike on Set

I couldn’t sleep last night, and now I have to go watch Chiranjeevi yell at things for 3 hours after work. So be happy with a tiny tiny news round-up.

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Made in Heaven Character Discussion Post: Ahil/Jim and Faiza/Kalki

Last character post! I have a lot to say about these two, because it feels like there are a lot of interpretations of them, and the series never really landed on one or the other.
(oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven Episode 8: Politicians and the Rewards of Doing the Right Thing

Finally, some happy couples! Of course, they are the ones who mostly avoid the whole wedding insanity. Which is why we only seem to see bad people in this show, the ones who buy into the need for the expensive showy wedding. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven Mini-Review, Episode 4: Dowry and the Value of a Woman

Blech, that voice over has GOT to go!!!!! There’s a great moment in this episode, very powerful, which is immediately undercut by the stupid stupid voice over. This might have been my favorite episode of the series so far, except the voice over just destroys it. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven Series Review, Episode 2: The Sikhs and the Stars

I put up a review of episode 1 already, I’m going this show episode by episode because it breaks down tidily into separate stories unlike Humsafar or Sacred Games. This also makes it way WAY easier for me to review, since I can do short little reviews episode by episode instead of trying to binge the whole thing and then review the whole thing. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made In Heaven Prime Series Mini-Review, Episode 1: Delhi Industrialists

What a fun show! And part of the fun is that each episode is it’s own distinct storyline, which means I can do fun little mini-reviews of each episode instead of trying to kill myself watching the whole season and doing one review real quick. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Gully Boy Review (SPOILERS): The Poor Don’t Drag Each Other Down, They Lift Each Other Up

This is a movie that is about the music and the moments (Zoya is such a beautiful director) more than the plot. So it isn’t that bad to SPOIL yourself. But if you want to go into it keeping some of the tension of not knowing what will happen, you can skip this review and read the other one instead.

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Friday Classics: A Death in the Gunj, The Death of a Whole Way of Life

Well, this was a hard watch! That kind of thoughtless unmeaning hurt that happens all the time every day and there is no way around it. I am so glad I watched this first thing in the morning so I didn’t have to try to sleep with all that unpleasantness in my head! Oh, and it was also a very well-made and acted and filmed and written movie.

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Upcoming Non-Hindi Movies!!! Prime Series and Malayalam Excitement!

Well, this is a sign! I am excited about two upcoming things, and neither of them are traditional Hindi theatrical releases. Not only that, both of them were tweeted/promoted by mainstream Hindi film people, so the industry is paying more attention outside of Hindi theatrical releases too.

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Let’s Make a Match! Arjuns Edition (with bonus Hrithik)

Sorry to those of you who like deep thoughtful posts, my brain is fried and I have no thoughtfulness available too me.  Also, I have to write a church service.  Also do laundry.  It’s a busy week, no time for thought today!  So, join me in total superficiality!

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: World Book Day! Let’s Remake Jane Eyre as a Hindi Film

Did you know today is World Book Day?  I didn’t!  Amitabh had to tell me.  Amitabh’s twitter tells me about every holiday, along with every birth, death, and wedding in the film industry.  Anyway, now that Amitabh has alerted me, this changes my plans for the Sunday post!  Clearly, it now has to be book themed.

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