Sunday ReRun: Guru! A Biopic That is Secretly a Story About Love

I say “rerun”, but I actually did quite a bit of rewriting of this review, so it’s mostly totally new. Hopefully you like it!

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TGIF: Madhavan’s Birthday Week, MSK with Maddy!

Well, this is going to be hard for all of us! In honor of Maddy turning 49 (so old!), I am going to put up lots and lots of photos and you, poor people, have to play “Marry Sex Kill” with them. One of these Maddy’s you marry and build a life with, one of these Maddy’s you have for one night and never see again, and one of these Maddy’s you throw off a bridge. Brace yourselves!

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Zero Analysis Post: A Doubling Story, Two People Who Make Each Other Complete

I’ve now seen this movie twice, with a nice long gap between viewings, which kind of lets me shake things out in my head in a better order. And I have watched the slightly clearer Netflix edit along with the theatrical edit. So I think it is time for me to consider what the film was supposed to be about.

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Friday Classics (on Saturday): Rehna Hai Tera Dil Main, Dia Mirza and Us All Fall in Love with Maddy

Finally watched it! After having heard about it for years and years and years and years (the soundtrack is everywhere). And I’m kind of glad I waited, because this way I got to come at it having already seen a bunch more Gautham Menon movies and having a bit more of an idea of what he does.

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Thursday Tamil: Vettai! Madhavan and Arya in Police Uniforms for 2 Hours. And It’s On Netflix!

This was such a cute movie!  Everyone was just so nice to each other and supportive and not mean.  Even all the family dynamics that in another movie would be the source of much drama and trauma were just kind of laughed off.  By the movie, but also by the characters.  No lingering resentments or quest for vengeance, just a sort of “well, that’s how they are and that’s fine.” kind of attitude.

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TGIW: Cuddly Men! The Most Popular Post, Because Everyone Loves a Dad-Bod/Maddy

I learned last Thanksgiving that no one really has the energy or interest to read or comment over the holiday.  So, forget that!  No deep thinking!  I’m re-posting the most popular TGIFs of the past, we can “read” and discuss those.  Okay, and maybe I throw up a post on the Mahabharat just for kicks.

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TGIT Post RePost: An Important Question to Consider on this Thanksgiving Week-What Indian Man Looks Best in Blue Jeans? SRK or Salman or Maddy or John?

I put up a deep philosophical post about the Ramayan this morning.  But enough of that!  There are more important things to think about!  And so I am re-posting my massive carefully considered and in depth discussion of which Indian man looks best in blue jeans.  Answer: Probably either Maddy or John Abraham.

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Savyasachi Review (SPOILERS): The Right Hand Doesn’t Know What the Left is Doing, Plotwise

Nice little Telugu movie, nothing special, I just watched it for Maddy.  If you might be interested in seeing it, definitely read the No Spoilers review and skip this one (the movie works a lot better if you don’t know what is happening next).  But if you won’t have a chance to see it for whatever reason, you can read this instead.

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Savyasachi Review (No Spoilers): Naga Chaitanya is Cute but Madhavan is Cuter!

What a fun movie to watch on a lazy Saturday!  I spent most of the day in bed, and then zipped over to the movie theater (missing the first ten minutes of the movie), and then zipped back home and now I get to write a fun little review of a fun little movie.

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Kannathil Muthamittal, My Favorite Ratnam Movie

This film in particular apparently went to a bunch of international film festivals?  The end result being, it is easily available from my library, and on a bunch of streaming websites.  I mean, it’s also a really really good movie, but the reason I picked it to watch next was based purely on convenience.

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Mani Ratnam Remake! Alai Payuthey/Saathiya Combined Review

I finally watched Alai Payuthey!  After putting it off for years and years and years and years and years.  Because I love Saathiya, and I didn’t want to risk having it spoiled.  But turns out, they are two distinctly different movies!  Although still similar to Saathiya, so this is going to be kind of a combined review.  I talked about some of these differences a little already when I reported on the OK Jaanu/OK Kanmani remake thing.

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TGIF 2: Additional Chocolate Heroes!!!! The Special Limited Edition High Demand Options

Sorry!  Work was NOT FUN today, so I didn’t get quite as complete and extensive as I should have in my original Chocolate heroes post.  Which just gives me an excuse for an additional post, with the extra special ones, the imported handcrafted special fillings ones (I may have to dig my emergency chocolate box out of the freezer tonight).

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