Happy Birthday Sara Ali Khan! My Review of Your Performance I Thought Was Brilliant (even if no one else did), Love Aaj Kal 2020

Yep, it’s a good movie! And Karthik and Sara both do wonderful jobs, especially Sara. Once again, Imtiaz’s vision failed to be captured by the trailers.

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Love Aaj Kal 2 Review (SPOILERS): A Beautiful Exploration of How Things Have Gotten Better For Women in Romance in the Past 30 Years

Such a good movie! I’m SHOCKED! The trailers looked really terrible, and the concept made no sense (why remake a movie that is barely 10 years old?), and it was filmed in what felt like no time at all. And then it turns out to be a really deep interesting consideration of the problems of women in modern India. Who’d have thought?

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Pati Patni Aur Woh Review (SPOILERS): Marriage is Complicated

What a good movie! It takes the question “why would a man consider cheating?” and treats it seriously. I encourage you all to watch it if you possibly can, and then come here and discuss it. If you absolutely cannot see it in theaters, and still want to see how they managed to make this plot acceptable, you can read on.

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Pati Patni Aur Woh Review (No Spoilers): A Sex Comedy With Smarts, and Soul

Okay, I am going to describe this in a way that will excite a very small subset of people: this is the movie that the director of Happy Bhaag Jayegi can make now that he finally has a decent budget. Okay, now all the Happy Bhaag Jayegi/Happy Phir Bhaag Jayegi superfans can rush out and buy tickets! For the rest of you, I guess I still have to sell it somehow. Really, believe me, you will like it!

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Luka Chuppi Review (No Spoilers): The Rare Romance Where the Hero and Heroine Never Fight

What a nice little romance! Not totally awesome and stunning, but decent. And with an unfortunately slightly dated political message that I will be ignoring because it doesn’t really work at this exact moment. But the romance part is definitely decent, especially how it handles the whole “live-in” topic.

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Friday Classics: Akaash Vani, the Movie I Have Been Waiting For

TRIGGER WARNING. This film has the most accurate evocation of rape I have seen in, like, ever.  Not dramatic or exciting, just painful and miserable and shameful.  And done by your own intimate partner.  So, don’t watch it if you can’t get past that.  But DO watch it if you want to see a hopeful consideration of how someone can survive such an experience.  And either way, READ THE SPOILERS.  In this case, they won’t ruin the movie for you, and they will give you a lot to think and talk about.

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