I’m worried people will read that headline and think it’s sarcastic. It’s not! Luv Ranjan is like Chuck Lorre in that it is cool to dismiss their work, but if you actually objectively watch it, they are the opposite of what everyone says about them.Continue reading
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Sunday ReRun: For Pride, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Most Homoerotic Film Since Main Khiladi Tu Anari
I hope at least some of you watched this movie, or are rewatching it now in your heads, with the possibility of an against the grain reading in your thoughts. Because it is really really asking for it!Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety! The Surprisingly Fun, Surprisingly Progressive, Bromance
Reposting this review in honor of the De De Pyaar De release! And now that I have seen both, I can tell you that De De Pyaar De is the more progressive film, but this movie is the more fun movie as a whole.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
MeToo Post: The Job Interview
Another one of my little theme posts that everyone can land on to and leap off of. A couple of the recent stories have had similar sections describing that first job interview. And it got me thinking about my own job interviews and what happens there.
News Round-Up: Ajay Bets All on Luv Ranjan, Manikarnika Makers Bet All on Spin Stories, Shahid Bets All on Dingko Singh
Some interesting little stories today! With some interesting things to think about in terms of Big Questions of Indian society and film and fun stuff like that. And also, little petty questions like “what the heck is happening on the Manikarnika set and why are they trying so hard to cover it up?”
Friday Classic: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Strong Women Fighting and Performing as Equals with Strong Men
Finally watched it! Months and months later. And years late to the whole Luv Ranjan genre. And I am fascinated! It is so much better, in so many ways, than I expected. Oh, and this is an insanely long review, partly because of the huge block quote in the middle of it. But it was too good to shorten!