Aamir has made a lot of great movies. And a lot of not great, but still fun, movies. And then there are the others. Just so he doesn’t get too cocky about himself, let me list out some of the ones that you can avoid.Continue reading
No particular reason to do this, I just find it interesting to look back at the past 25 years of film through the career of one man. And, I guess, it is also good prep work for the Thugs promotion campaign that is about to start, reminding us all that the road to “perfect untouchable Aamir” was a bumpy one. (part 1 here and part 2 here)
I put up this post originally on the anniversary of his first act of rebellion, but it didn’t get many views, so I am putting it up again on the anniversary of his birth. Because Mangal Panday is important! And so is 1857. And we should remember both of them.
March 29th is the anniversary of both the annexation of the Punjab by the British East India Company in 1849, and the start of the 1857 revolution with the actions of Mangal Panday 8 years later. So that’s cool!
Happy Indian Independence Day! I’m going to try a theme this year, and limit it to just things directly related to the Independence movement. Next year I’ll do something else like, I don’t know, patriotic songs that involve color coordinated clothing or something. The point is, there are so many patriotic options in Indian film! Way more than in American. At least, American post-WWII. And if I missed your favorite Independence movement set scene or song, just mention it in the comments!