Seems a mean way to start off his birthday, but I feel like Mahesh perhaps needs some help coming down to earth. So this is the most loving thing I can give him. Also, a loving birthday gift for us all, the “Margaret hates this movie” reviews are always fun reads, and you don’t have to worry about being spoiled because you won’t be watching it anyway!Continue reading
Tag Archives: Mahesh Babu
Happy Birthday Prakash Raj! Here Is a List of Some of Your Movies
It’s Prakash Raj’s birthday! What a nice man he is. Seems generally hard working, respectful, and decent. Produced out of his own pocket a movie about AIDs, speaks up and says the politically unpopular thing, and everyone likes him and wants to work with him.Continue reading
Trailers! If My Other Options are Panipat, Tanhaji, and Sarileru Neekevvaru, Suddenly Dabangg 3 Looks Great
I just can’t do it. I CAN’T! I refuse to watch any more violent patriotic films. Go somewhere else for a review of Panipat and Tanhaji and probably Sarileru, or else just pretend they don’t exist like I will. I’m going to spend December and January staying home and watching movies from the early 2000s. Join me! Oh, and also Dabangg 3 which has suddenly become the only movie coming to theaters I actually want to watch.Continue reading
Thursday Telugu: Spyder, Mahesh Babu’s Darker Action Film
Such an interesting movie! It has flaws, sure, but it’s still one of Mahesh’s more interesting resent films. I wish it was a bigger hit.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Niki!!!! For Your Present, I Finally Reviewed Okkadu!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I didn’t want to do just a rehash of last year’s post of your favorite things, so instead I made you something new, an Okkadu review!
Thursday Telugu: Bharat Ane Nenu (SPOILERS), Has No One Involved Read the Indian Constitution?
You can feel free to read this SPOILERS review, there’s nothing super unexpected in the film that you couldn’t guess from the trailer and the cast list. But DON’T READ THIS IF YOU LIKED THE MOVIE!!! Or do, I don’t know your preferences for film reviews. Just be aware that I kind of hated it.
Tuesday Telugu: Bharat Ane Nanu (No Spoilers), How Egotistical Do You Have To Be To Take This Part?
I finally saw it! On Sunday, which is why my Sunday fanfics were so late this week. And also why my dog had a mini-freak out over being left alone so long and got into the trash and gave herself a stomach ache. But it was more or less worth it.
Box Office: Allu Beats Mahesh, Amitabh Beats Them Both
Welcome back to Box Office! I skipped last week, just because, no real reason. But now I am back! In time for excitement with yet another good Telugu release. (as always, figures courtesy of renttrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)
Box Office: Mahesh Babu Moves Bucks!!!!
Does that headline work? I think it works. The point is, FINALLY, there is an old time massive Telugu hit at the American box office. And also the Australian box office. But not Canada, never Canada. (as always, numbers courtesy of Renttrack by way of bollywoodhungama)
Box Office Report: October Falls
Well, it’s not the best pun title, but it’s something. The point is, bad week at the box office this week! October did terribly, and took all the screens, so nothing else had any space. (as always, figures courtesy of renttrack courtesy of Bollywoodhungama)
Tuesday Telugu: Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, What Are “Family Values” in Films?
Happy Tuesday! A Telugu film! First one in a while, but it felt like time. We’ll see if my Telugu chops are still at their (very low) level.
TGIF: All Southern!!!!! Men in Mundus/Lungis
I completely forgot our southerners last week, and I am doing an all-Hindi “Best of 2017” contest, so I really feel like I need to make up for it. And the best way I can is an Entire Post of Southern Gentleman. In their native garb.
Happy Birthday to One of My Favorite Commentators!
Commentors? Commentatorite? I think I’ll stick with Commentator. Anyway, I’m not going to call you out, but you mentioned in passing your birthday over two months ago, and I immediately wrote and scheduled this post for today as a special treat. Feel free to identify yourself in the comments if you want! (you mentioned your birthday more recently, but I want credit for figuring it out and scheduling this post ages ago before you came right out and said it!)
Spyder Review (SPOILERS): Closing the Technical Gap
What a great experience for my first Mahesh Babu film in theaters! Not a great theater experience exactly (I was alone in there), but a great film to experience on the big screen, and to spend 3 hours of my life totally focused on watching. (No spoilers review here)
Spyder Review (No SPOILERS): An Action Movie About Human Connections
Well, this was an actual good movie! A no shortcuts, no lack of imagination, no lack of quality, straight up good movie. How refreshing! Something I could see myself going to with my parents, or seeing a second time just on my own. Not flawless, but actually really really good! It’s been awhile since I had that. Certainly better than the movie I saw last night. (Spoiler review for this going up on Tuesday, the usual Tuesday Telugu)
Athadu: Angel and the Badman/Bombai Ka Babu/Assassins/The Killer
What an interesting masala of movies (that tracks, right? I was going to use “melange”, but that’s just French for “mix”, so why not “masala” instead?)! My Netflix envelope claimed it was a remake of some American movie called Assassins. But that’s just one of many many films that went into creating this one.
Last Minute Song Plagiarism Post!
So I just had a friend over to hang out and watch songs and watch me make pumpkin bread. And I was showing her a bunch of the stuff I had discovered since the last time she came over. And she recognized one of the songs!
1:Nenokkadine : Almost Too Many Good Ideas for One Film to Contain
This was such a good movie. SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!!! All these cool concepts and visuals and ideas! Really, the only flaw was that there were too many good ideas, it was kind of overwhelming.
Dookudu: Comedy of Errors Plus Vengeance Equals Awesome!
Another Mahesh Babu movie! An odd one, half comedy and half cop thriller. And sometimes comedy and cop thriller all mixed up together.
Srimanthudu: My First Mahesh Babu Film!
So, moviemavengal is like totally in love with Mahesh Babu and has been telling me and telling me I need to watch one of his movies. And then last week I saw that Srimanthudu had just been added to ErosNow, and that I could now chromecast ErosNow to my TV, and I decided it was fate!
Mahesh Babu’s Businessman: Wait, Am I Missing a Deeper Level Here?
This is one of those silly stupid fun movies that had a couple of moments that made me go “wait, am I imagining a hidden message here, or is it actually here?” So I am going to need your help in the comments to figure this out!
Pokiri: SO MUCH BETTER than Wanted!!!!
I saw Wanted, oh, maybe 4 years ago? Long after it came out, I think after I saw Dabangg, and got curious about the beginning of Salman’s new action era. Anyway, it was fine, I hated Salman’s hair, but otherwise it didn’t feel like anything special to me. Unlike Pokiri, which I watched after reading moviemavengal’s review, and which was WONDERFUL!!! I don’t know how they managed to mess it up, but all most of the stuff that felt interesting and unusual to me in this one just went away in the remake.
Happy Mahesh Babu’s Birthday!
This post is really for moviemavengal, since she is the one who knows more about Mahesh. As usual with the regional industries, I am kind of in the dark and only know the little bit I have seen in the past few months. But, it’s his birthday today, and I feel like I should do SOMETHING! So here are a few songs from the few films I have seen, but I love the songs. Feel free to celebrate in the comments if you have something to add!