HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRRE!!!!!! I am so excited that, thanks to time zones, we all get to be the first ones to wish you, at midnight Finnish time which should be one hour into this movie (right? Did I do time zones correctly?).Continue reading
Happy Birthday in advance Kirre! And to all of you, this is your reminder/invitation to Kirre’s Birthday Movie. MIRZYA! SO GOOD!Continue reading
Our Kirre is having a birthday next week! On January 9th. So of course, she gets to pick the movie for this week. That is The Rule. And she has chosen Mirzya, which is very exciting because a lot of us love it very very much.Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! I woke up early for no reason, but at least it gives me time to answer comments and write this post before work.Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! Today I go to the doctor again, and I am trying not to get my hopes up, but I still really really hate the surgical boot. Fingers crossed there is some small change!Continue reading
Gulzar! He has been a lyricist since, like, forever. Plus writes scripts, plus sometimes directs. I cannot possibly list out everything awesome he has done, so instead I’m just gonna list the awesome songs from him that I most like.Continue reading
WARNING! This is a freakishly long review!!!! It’s a combination of the no spoiler and spoiler reviews I originally posted, and also I got very excited about the spoiler review and it was already super long even before I combined the two. So if you loved loved loved this movie, enjoy! And if you just love over-analysis, enjoy! And if neither of those things are true, skip! Oh, and also, you should really really watch this movie. It’s beautiful and over the top and melodramatic and everything good.Continue reading
Daler Mehndi! He has a very specific sound to him, which can be extremely powerful when used in a limited fashion. Probably why he never quite broke through in Hindi film, he’s really only good for one song per soundtrack.Continue reading
Is this post just an excuse for me to recommend Notebook again? Yes, it might be! But it is also a place for you all to recommend your own “Notebook” type movies.Continue reading
WARNING! This is a freakishly long review!!!! It’s a combination of the no spoiler and spoiler reviews I originally posted, and also I got very excited about the spoiler review and it was already super long even before I combined the two. So if you loved loved loved this movie, enjoy! And if you just love over-analysis, enjoy! And if neither of those things are true, skip!
Well, the new Mr. and Mrs. Jonas have now complete their first night of wedding bliss. There’s an image to wake you up in the morning! Maybe with a strange sense of mystery and confusion, maybe with a shudder of horror, but certainly with a little boost of energy to get you going.
Gulzar, Indian film’s old man of poetry. Who used to be Indian film’s young man of poetry. But time moves on, and now he is the lyricist and dialogue writer with the longest innings in the industry.
Hello! Two comments sections got mildly heated this morning (well, heated for this website where everything is generally at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, so going up to even 45 feels hot), so I want to put up a nice soothing post to calm us all down. Mostly calm me down, because I hate replying to/reading semi-heated comments! And also it’s Monday morning and my office is maybe the busiest it has been in 2 months.
Oh boy! My favorite juicy scandalous fascinating addictive news items! That’s right, INSIDE INDUSTRY BUSINESS STORIES! Let’s get into contracts and star rates and all kinds of fun stuff like that! No joke, I really do find these stories way way way more fun to talk about than, like Anushka-Virat wedding news. Maybe you do to! And even if you don’t, you can just not read this! That works too.
Really, not many surprises here. The broad strokes are all familiar. Which is a good thing, stories become legends because they are powerful, why mess with something that works?
Fitoor is certainly the biggest flop of 2016 for the Hindi industry, if not of all time, and may have actually brought about the downfall of an entire studio. So it seems insulting to compare another film to it, but I didn’t actually mean it as an insult. Well, not an insult to Mirzya. I always mean to insult Fitoor, because that is a terrible terrible movie.
It’s like a little “before and after” picture for stardom! Two news stories, one about Varun Dhawan, established young hero with a booming career, and one about Harshvardhan Kapoor, struggling to make it with his big break film about to release. Both of them are making very savvy choices for where they are at the moment, but they are in very different places.
Okay, my last post was pretty hardcore political. Well, as political as movie news gets. You ready for a nice refreshing light weight gossip post?
Yes, I am going to do a post for every Mirzya song video. Because they are all SO GOOD!!! Much better than the movie as a whole will be, I am sure.
I may have mentioned this a few dozen times before, but Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are my all time favorite composers. They have been since I first heard the Lakshya album when I was 19. And they have a new album out!!!! Mirzya full songs are available on Saavn, which presumably means they are available on itunes, spotify, and all the other websites the kids these days use.
Two! Two great videos! One of which is striking and beautiful and amazing, and the other of which is just kind of cute.
New Trailer! For the movie that I am more excited about for the songs than for anything else! And, yay, it’s a song trailer! And also, a whole bunch of trailers for a movie I have been ignoring entirely.
Like 5 different people on my twitter feed re-tweeted the Mirzya trailer this morning, so I thought I better watch it, even though I didn’t know any of the stars. So glad I did!