Friday Classics: Lakshya, a Coming of Age War Story

I always forget how good this movie is, and then I watch it again and it is just REALLY REALLY good.  And sometimes I feel like I am the only person who realizes that, it’s not talked about nearly as much as you would expect for a Farhan Akhtar/Hrithik Roshan/Amitabh Bachchan/Boman Irani/Amrish Puri/Om Puri/Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy/Javed Akhtar/Preity Zinta movie.

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Hindi Film 101: The Problem of Unfulfilled Upper Class Man Film

I was feeling bad for writing such light weight posts lately, and then I remembered, oh right, I watched 3 movies this weekend and wrote 6 full length reviews (2 each) for them.  Just, not everybody was interested in those reviews, so for some of you this is a pretty light week.  To make up for it, I pulled out some of the more general discussion sections of my reviews of Karwaan and cobbled together a Hindi Film 101 out of it.

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Inspirational Songs! Just in Case You Need Inspiring

Mrs. Perfect mentioned that she is struggling with the agony of college decisions.  And it is also the end of exam season in India (I still don’t understand this concept, but I will accept that it exists).  Time for inspiring “Go and succeed and work hard and have a new challenge!!!!” post!

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Indian History on Film: My 4 Favorite Films to Watch Instead of Padmavati

Padmavati is almost definitely certainly not coming out tomorrow (I have learned to not really count on anything with Indian film releases, but it does seem pretty certain).  So, if you are jonesing for a cinematic Indian history fix, what can you watch instead?

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Happy Veteran’s/Armistice Day!

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month!  Very easy to remember, very hard to ignore.  That’s when WWI officially ended.  Over one million Indian troops served overseas, and 74,187 died.  2 million Americans served, and 116,300 died.  Although the majority of those deaths were from the influenza epidemic, not battle. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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TGIF Post: Happy Hrithik Week

Datablue pointed out that I completely forgot Hrithik in my last week’s “men in uniform” TGIF post.  I was all set to remedy that, when I remembered his birthday was coming up!  What could be a better gift to us all in honor of the occasion than an entirely Hrithik TGIF post?

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