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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Love Aaj Kal 2020 Review (No Spoilers): Another Beautiful Imtiaz Ali Romance

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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2009 Week: Love Aaj Kal, The Last Mainstream “Regular” Film Imtiaz Ali Made

If I didn’t know where Imtiaz was heading, I would find this both better and worse. As in, I can watch it and see the hints of the irritating passive hero of Tamasha, but also the brilliant deep romance of Jab Harry Met Sejal. It’s an interesting one to look back on!

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10 Indian Movies With White Girls to Start a Discussion

I’m loving this “start a discussion” criteria!  No need for perfection or judgement, just something to talk about.  So, let’s talk!  New topic, white girls in Indian films.  Not the best examples, not the most examples, just some examples.  And bonus, most of these characters show up for a song for 90% of their screen time.  So you can join in the discussion as soon as you watch the songs!  No need to limit yourself to movies you have seen.

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Happy Jab Harry Met Sejal Week! The Uniqueness of an Imtiaz Ali Romance

I love Imtiaz Ali romances, because he does something really interesting with changing what we think of as “romance”.  I sometimes hate Imtiaz Ali romances because it feels like he gets caught up in what he finds interesting and loses track of the basic definition of romance.  You know, that it usually involves two people, not just one.

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