I absolutely love this movie and I can’t believe it isn’t talked about more. There’s like 5 classic Madhuri dance numbers, Naseeruddin Shah plays a double role, and Aruna Irani is a witch. How is this not the most popular Madhuri movie ever????Continue reading
Last year I did every single review I have ever written. This year, I am picking and choosing, only the undiscovered gems of her filmography. So, no Devdas and no Dil To Pagal Hai, just the weird unsuccessful ones. Starting with her failed come back movie!Continue reading
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).Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! Everyone at work was feeling sick yesterday, but I have hope that they will all be better now. Or at least I will be, went to bed super early last night.Continue reading
FINALLY!!!! The thing we have been hoping for all along, ever since Madhuri was cast as a courtesan, an actual new Madhuri dance number. And, it’s not the best. But also, not the worst!Continue reading
Happy Saturday! No new movies to watch this weekend, so I have all kinds of free time to do all kinds of errands. Fun fun!Continue reading
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).Continue reading
Happy Saturday! I’m not even going to apologize for posting less yesterday, I’m on vacation! I deserve a break!Continue reading
New Kalank song! Really lovely visuals, very “big” feeling. And a pretty nice sound, but not mindblowing. Although it is also the kind of song that sometimes isn’t mindblowing on the first listen, and then sticks in your mind.Continue reading
No Twinkle and Akshay, or Aish and Abhishek, or even Anushka and Virat or Rajkummar and Patralakha. I want just the couples where one of them is a famous and beloved public figure, and the other is unknown and along for the ride.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
I’ve already done saris and Anarkalis, this year I am thinking small. And also something we can all have opinions on, no need to be experts. Right? I’m assuming most of us wear/own/have bought earrings.Continue reading
Happy Day After Thanksgiving!!!! Also known as, “the day I get to sleep in and then organize my life”. I’m excited! But also, taking a break because I will always always bring you your TGIF posts.
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!
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)
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.
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.
You ready for some fist pump moments of female power? I know I am! And I have collected them here, so long as the nice people on youtube don’t pull them down.
Yaaay, my first new Shahrukh review for Shahrukh month!!! I love Koyla, I think it is a secretly really deep film with statements on what is marriage and what is choice and so on. And on top of that, is a totally ridiculous and entertaining action movie. Best of everything!