Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to on Hema Malini’s Birthday Week?

Happy Wednesday! I’m not actually doing much for Hemaji this week, but I like keeping her ever present in our minds.

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Why does “Jana Gana Mana” Make Me Cry in Loins of Punjab More Than in K3G?

So, we all watched Loins of Punjab Presents on Friday. And it is funny and heartfelt and sweet and good things. But right at the end there is a sequence with the Indian National Anthem that just makes you start to cry and it’s very strange, because there is no obvious reason it should make you cry. I’ve been thinking about it for a day now and I’m still not sure why it makes me cry, but I think I have a theory.

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Watch a Movie With Me in 12 Hours, 4pm Chicago Time! Loins of Punjab Presents, For Rent or on Vimeo!

I am making a tiny exception, just this once, because the rights are so funky and giving a link to a Vimeo source. Hopefully this is watchable anywhere in the world, fingers crossed. If not, it’s worth the time to hunt a bit and try to find it anywhere you can.

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Sunday ReRun: Loins of Punjab, Still the Best Movie on the Indian-American Experience; At Least, in New Jersey

I just watched this movie for the 4th time, and it is still So. Good!  And such a hard sell!  I’ve seen it 4 times partly because people will only watch it if I sit next to them and force them to.  Because the title alone really isn’t enough to sell it.

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Loins of Punjab: Seriously, SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE TITLE!!!!

I just watched this movie for the 4th time, and it is still So. Good!  And such a hard sell!  I’ve seen it 4 times partly because people will only watch it if I sit next to them and force them to.  Because the title alone really isn’t enough to sell it.

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