Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Asoka! The Dirty Mop Wig Movie!

Oh, I hope some of you comment on this one! I don’t like it, but I know a lot of you do, and now is the time for you to reveal yourselves and defend yourselves.

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Watch Sadak 2 and Read Books

Happy Saturday! I am up at the Lake House again for a long stretch to end out the year. Of course I still have my stupid foot, so I can’t go swimming or on boats. But I can sit on the porch and read a book, so I’ll be doing a lot of that instead of responding to blog comments. Oh, and finishing/reviewing Sadak 2, I’m watching it on my phone

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Happy 18th Anniversary of Mujshe Dosti Karoge! To Celebrate, I Have ReWritten It as a Lesbian Love Story Between Kareena and Rani

Truly, gay fanfic is the greatest gift you can give any pop culture item. At least, I think so! And love triangles are so ripe for re-writing. Two girls loving the same boy is so so so so close to two girls sublimating their desire for each other by pretending to love the same boy.

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Veere Di Wedding Sequel Wishes: How Have I Not Written This Post Before?

I don’t care what you say, Veere Di Wedding is a really good movie! The characters are clearly written, the conflicts are layered with many sides, and it’s just plain fun. And funny! I want more of this. I especially want more of these characters.

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Am Productive!

Happy Saturday! Exciting news here, rumor has it one of the Goodwills is accepting donations again, yaaaaaaaay! I’ve got a pile of donations, and a pile or recycling, that has just been sitting in my apartment. Today is the day I go up and down and up and down the stairs and get rid of all of it.

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Silly Sunday: Dark Reunion for Rani and Shahrukh, Charlie’s Angels in India, and Akshay Gets His Come-Uppance

Random mixture of ideas today, I know most people don’t read these, but for those few of you who enjoy them these thoughts were too good to resist. Especially a movie where Akshay gets what’s coming to him. You can skip to the end if you just want to read that one

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Hindi Film 101 Repost: Karisma and Kareena, The Kurrent Kapoors

I started the 101s with the Kapoors, so this is one of the very first posts I put up. But it’s still accurate, and it’s still good, so I am reposting it! And now you can learn about the Kurrent Kapoor Sisters.

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Rani Week: Talaash! Rani and Aamir’s Last Great Collaberation

Rani is technically just a supporting character, but her role is the secret motive and power and goal of the hero. It’s a fascinating kind of role, she has to be isolated from the rest of the plot, but at the same time not isolated, since her reactions drive Aamir in everything he does for the rest of the plot. It’s her sadness, happiness, strength, sorrow, and so on, that make Aamir angry, confused, dedicated and so on.

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Repost: Intro to 7 Actresses And the Phases of Their Career

This is an out of date post from a couple years ago, but only out of date in that the “most recent” film choices are no longer most recent. And, like, Anushka wasn’t married yet. Otherwise it is still a great post for giving you an idea of the pattern most actresses follow in their careers and how they play out.

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Hindi Film 101: Shahid Kapoor, the Actor Who Fell Backwards Into Fame

Shahid Kapoor is SO FASCINATING!!! His career reflects the changing guard of Indian film for the past 2 decades more than anyone else I can think of. And those changes are so vast that much of what he has been through in his career has disappeared, as people cannot even conceive of how things used to be. And, coincidentally, I scheduled reviews of two 2009 Shahid movies for today, so it is a good day for it.

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Good Newwz (zzzzzzzzzzzzzz) Trailer! I’m Not Thrilled

Well, this is a disappointment! Not based on the poster, it’s perfectly in line with what I expected from that, but based on the initially casting and topic announcement I had higher hopes. Oh well, all of life is just a series of disappointments (it’s overcast today and I haven’t had my coffee yet).

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