Starter Kit: Sad Dying Young People Movies

Ashish in the comments suggested a list of sad dying people movies in honor of the Fault in Our Stars remake.  And I am running with that!  Oh, and SPOILERS, some of these films have a slow reveal, but if they are on this list, you will kind of know what they are about.  On the other hand, I know there are some people who really love those sob-until-snot-runs-out kind of dying young films, and if you are looking for the best possible version in Indian film, this is what I have come up with.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Monday Malayalam (on Tuesday): Mili Again! Cognitive Versus Talk Therapy

This was one of my first Malayalam movies, back when I was young and foolish and watching anything where Nivin looked cute on the poster.  But now it is on Netflix, available for a whole new audience, so I thought I should circle back, being old and wise as I am now, and see if I had any new insights. (here is the old review for comparison).  And also because I am still stumped by 2 questions about this film and I am hoping some of you can help me.

Continue reading

Friday Classics: Mili! A Familiar Dramatic Story Told in an Undramatic Way

I was going to watch Uphaar, but that wasn’t available anywhere.  So then I was going to watch Guddi, but I couldn’t find my DVD.  And so, with every other door closed to me, I was forced to turn to Mili.  The film I bought 4 years ago and have been avoiding in fear of the sad bits.

Continue reading

Happy Guru Purnima! Let’s Look at Some of the Teachers of Indian Film!

I half considered doing a “serious” post for this day, people who taught me about Indian film, but then it just would have been a dozen SRK songs, and that’s not fair to the non-SRK people!  So instead I’ll do teachers in general, and only half SRK songs.

And, as always, if there is a song you like that matches the theme, just mention it in the comments!

Continue reading

Mili: Because I Couldn’t Watch Traffic

I wanted to watch Traffic last night, because it is supposed to be really good and groundbreaking, and the director just died, and I have been watching a ton of rom-coms and I need to rinse out my system with a thriller.  But, no luck!  Couldn’t find Traffic anywhere.  However, Mili, by the same director, was readily available, so I watched that instead.

Continue reading