Friday Classics: Khalnayak, Watching Sanjay is Like Watching a Baby Lion Hiding Among Cats

Oh my gosh is this an entertaining movie! I had forgotten how ludicrously ridiculously fun it is. Really, you should watch it! And it’s on Netflix!

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Happy Birthday Sanjay Dutt! Here is an Index of My Series on You, Some of the Best Writing I Have Ever Done

Really, this is a present to me. I love this series so much, I will use any excuse to refer back to it. And hey, an Index! Who doesn’t love an Index?

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Wednesday Watching Post: What Are We Reading and Thinking and Watching and Listening To on Madhuri’s Birthday?

Happy Wednesday/Madhuri Day!!!! I am almost through my weird busy week. Worked remotely on Monday, worked on no sleep after a delayed late flight yesterday, work normal today, then go see a co-worker in a show tomorrow night (Othello, it’s like Omkara but without the songs. So, completely depressing), and then Friday is De De Pyaar De (unless Dina talks me into seeing SOTY2 again so she can watch it).

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Work from My Sister’s House?

First time I have tried this, the cheap plane tickets meant my flight isn’t until this evening, so it just kind of makes sense to work from her house. But I don’t know, working from somewhere else? Trying to focus on work stuff like family is right there? It all seems difficult.

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TGIF: For Mother’s Day, Famous Mothers and Their Kids

I kind of skipped TGIF last week I think. I did the Star Wars post that was basically TGIF, but on Saturday. I’m doing it this week because I am on vacation an TGIF is pretty easy and quick to throw together. But maybe I skip again? I don’t know, when there are comments TGIF is really fun and good, but when there are no comments, the post just kind of lies there.

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FanFic! The Most Unacceptable Possible Plot For Indian Film, I Have Found It!!!! And, on the Other Hand, The Most Acceptable Plot for Shahrukh to Play!

Watched another early morning classic noir, a jail break movie. But what intrigued me for an Indian remake is that it managed to come up with the most shocking possible plot and I kind of want to see someone remake it just to watch everyone Lose Their Freakin’ Minds. And I also watched an early morning classic family film which would be perfect if Shahrukh wanted to play a befuddled father. Or Anil. Or Aamir. Whoever.

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Kalank Review (SPOILERS): First Love is True Love is Only Love

What an interesting love quadrangle! I really really like the central set-up concept for this film, and kind of wish it could have been moved out of pre-partition India and into a regular rom-com setting. And really, if you like romances, you should watch it. Don’t spoil yourself! Read my no spoiler review instead.

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Kalank Review (No Spoilers): The Plot is Not What You Think It Is

Well, that was fun!!!! If it had released 20 years ago, it would be a solid hit and forgotten in a month, and then it would pop-up on TV occasionally and people would say “oh yeah, that movie!” I don’t know how it will do in today’s world at the box office, but at least critically I want to treat it as the nice unambitious pleasant fairy tale it aspires to be, not as the Great Noble Brilliant Movie that it wasn’t even trying to be. I suspect other reviewers might ding it for not being the Great Noble Brilliant Movie they thing it should be without realizing it never wanted to be that.

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Another Silly Remake! Light in the Piazza, with Madhuri and Shahrukh as Delicately Flirting In-Laws

I like to do at least one long post a day, and with the Kalank release messing up my review schedule, and the Kalank news domination messing up anything interesting to talk about there, I’m retreating to fanfic for my long form writing. It’s that, or just a lot of Albie Dog photos. Or not writing anything, but then the words build up in my head and make me sick, so that’s no good. I need my 4,000 words a day purge!

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Kalank Full Length Trailer is Out!!!! (Also, it’s not based on What the Body Remembers)

Well, it’s pretty much what we thought. I think. No subtitles, because Dharma hates us. And then they will magically appear in like 3 hours. WHY DO THEY DO THIS???? Oh, and I actually did 5 minutes of research and confirmed that it is NOT based on What the Body Remembers any more than Paa was based on Benjamin Buttons (yes, that was a story for a while too).

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News Round-Up: Upcoming Films! Madhuri Goes Dhamaal, Aditya Goes Disha, Farah Goes Manushi, Begin Again Goes Desi, Pati Patni Aur Woh Goes Modern

Either there is always a lot of news on Mondays, or I am always catching up on all the news I missed over the weekend. Either way, here is a post!

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My First Marathi Review! Bucket List, the Perfect Movie to Escape Thanksgiving Drama

Oh boy, my first Marathi movie!  That hardly seems possible, but I guess it is true.  I’ve certainly seen Marathi-based Hindi film movies, like Aiyyaa which had a distinctly Marathi heroine and family at the center of it.  But it wasn’t, technically, in the Marathi language.  But this is!  I am just so multi-culti!

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Thanksgiving Day Review Announcement! Bucket List, Madhuri’s Marathi Film on Netflix, Mature Married Woman Deals With Sex, Friendship, Family

I am so happy this movie is on Netflix!  It is the mature woman movie we have been wanting, and it is also the perfect Thanksgiving film, about making time for self-care in the middle of caring for your family. (oh, and there are some clunky bits right at the beginning, ignore them and keep going)

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TGIF: It’s Snowing, I’m Cold-Celebrities As Hot Drinks

I may be failing at my “only have coffee three times a week and then the caffeine doesn’t get to you” system.  I am sitting in my office on a no-caffeine day dreaming of coffee.  Maybe I should get a hot chocolate instead and see if I can trick myself.

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Diwali Repost! Lajja, Telling Sita’s Story From Multiple Directions

This movie is just barely a classic. It’s not the best, it’s got quite a few massive flaws in fact, but it’s still really interesting and worthy of discussion. And the best part is how well it shows women rescuing themselves, very appropriate for today’s discussion.

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