Best Song of 2009: Emotional Attachyar, Aal Izz Well, Dhan Te Nan, Wake Up Sid, or Delhi 6?

I give up, I can’t rank these! Which is the best, or even just the most iconic song, of 2009? It’s impossible! Especially when I throw in the two soundtracks that work as one long song.

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Announcing Next Week….2009 Week!!!!

Yes, I have decided to count backwards instead of forwards. Partly because I hate going with the flow. Okay, LARGELY because I hate going with the flow (have I mentioned that I always bring my quilting to the knitting group and my knitting to the quilting group?). But also because 2009 had an amazing line up of films and 2011, not so much.

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Female Films Week: Movies To Start a Discussion about Women’s Issues

I like discussions! And maybe this post will start one, or maybe it will just give you a watching list the next time you want to sit down with your daughter or mother or sister or husband or friends and have a wide-ranging “no right answer” consideration of complex issues related to women.

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Shahid Day Continues! Kaminey, Shahid’s Best Picture (I Think)

Hello Again! Another repeat as I continue my day of doing ten million things up to and including getting my annual emissions test for my car. So I am using the time to repost all my Shahid reviews, in honor of his birthday tomorrow.

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World AIDs Day! How is it Addressed in Hindi Film?

Amitabh just reminded me through twitter that it is World AIDs Day today.  And I also got an email from the very very good local AIDs clinic in Chicago (donate to them!  They do good stuff), and I thought it might be interesting to look at the few times Indian film as acknowledged the AIDs epidemic in the country.  It’s about the same amount as American pop culture has acknowledged it, but more musical! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Friday Classics: Kaminey, the Best Bhardwaj Film and the Best Bombay Film for Ganesh Chaturpathi

Not sure why I suddenly felt like writing about this film, but I did, so you will have to put up with it.  And it is a really really good film.  An odd film, not as easy a sell as Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare trilogy, but brilliant if you give it a chance.  Plus, it’s Ganesh Chaturpathi, and this is a nice Bombay themed film for that.

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Happy World AIDs Day!!!

I just got an email from Howard Brown reminding me (donate to them!  They do good stuff), and I thought it might be interesting to look at the few times Indian film as acknowledged the AIDs epidemic in the country.  It’s about the same amount as American pop culture has acknowledged it, but more musical!

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