Remember, Happy Place Rules! Which is really hard with this movie, so I almost decided to skip reposting this review. But that felt wrong, so I am reposting. But with a reminder of Happy Place Rules. So you can skip reading this to protect your Happy Place, and if you comment, you have to find an inspiring/cheerful take in order to protect all of us in our Happy Place.Continue reading
Tag Archives: My Name is Khan
4th of July Post: Karan Johar’s American Quodology, Kal Ho Na Ho, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Dostana, My Name is Khan
This is going to be a shallow dive. But should still be interesting, even if I just skim the surface of the topic.Continue reading
Discussion Post: Which Movie Mothers Do You Most LIKE???
I feel we need to be fair to motherhood, after yesterday’s post asking which one you least like, we need to include ones you DO like and why.Continue reading
Valentine’s Week of Sex Ranking Post: Of the Films Where Shahrukh Had Sex, Rank Them in Order From Best to Worst Sex
A vital question for our time. I was going to do a general “hottest sex scene in films where they had sex” ranking post, but the list got too long, so I am breaking it down by actor.Continue reading
2010 Discussion Post: My Name is Khan, What Made You Ugly Cry and What Made You Giggle?
Such an odd movie. I’ve yet to show it to someone who didn’t end up a sobbing broken mess by the end. Or to someone who didn’t giggle a bit at a scene here or there. The odd thing is, the “sobbing broken” moments and the “giggle” moments seem slightly different for each person.Continue reading
Best Hindi Love Songs of 2010, Ranked
Yes, I am doing it, I am taking a stand and making a judgment call! These are the best love songs of 2010 and everything else is useless TRASH! Not only that, I’m even ranking them. Disagree if you dare. (oh, and there will probably be a party song post later, so don’t freak out because “Sheila Ki Jawani” is missing or something. Just pure love songs)Continue reading
2010 Week! My Name is Khan, a Very Very Dark Film and a Surprisingly Good Film
This is a very good deep review that did not get many readers or comments the first time around. I’m okay if the same is true this time. It’s a dark dark movie. I don’t want DCIB to become a dark place, so if you do comment, try to find a brightness in it somewhere. For instance, “this is a dark movie, and I am so proud that Shahrukh Khan was one of the first people to speak out about Islamophobia in America”. Or just keep it superficial, “this movie is so frustrating because there is so much well done in it, but the plot just makes no sense.”Continue reading
NRI Week: The Soiled NRI Woman, Purab Aur Paschim, DDLJ, Befikre, and My Name is Khan
Another common NRI trope! I was thinking these films didn’t fit because the hero is still desi, and then I realized it only doesn’t fit if I consider the national identity as residing in the man. It doesn’t of course, a woman can just as easily be an NRI.Continue reading
Suhaag Raat (First Night) Song/Scenes: Which Are Your Favorite?
This is related to the Kabhi Kabhi post I just put up in which we had a discussion of what is up with that very memorable “first night” song.Continue reading
Sunday Film School Rerun: My Name is Khan, Shahrukh Khan’s Take on Autism, and Activism
This is a very good deep review that did not get many readers or comments the first time around. So this time I gave you a weeks warning, so you could rewatch the film and know when the review is coming. Let’s see how it does this time! I don’t care as much about the views, but I really want to read your comments. It’s an important film to me, and I want to know what other people think about it.
Movie Club Films! Plan Your Watching Around My Reviews
Okay, I’m gonna try something new. I’m going to tell you in advance what reviews I am going to post, so you can watch the movies and be ready with brilliant thoughts to post on the review and join in the discussion. Actually I am going to try 3 new things and see which works best, three different kinds of reviews that I will warn you about in advance.
Hindi Film 101: Streaming Wars and How We Got Here Part 4, Rise of the Internet
Another part of my boring series! Although we are beginning to get closer to modern times, the rise of piracy is something that effects us a little more directly than the original regulations around broadcast radio.
Autism Pride Day, My Name is Khan
I just randomly felt like writing about this movie. I’ve been avoiding it, because this is one that is really close to my heart and I know it isn’t close to the heart of most people, which is going to be heard for me to take when you comment. But then on the other hand, I should write about it for that very reason, so you can understand what I am thinking, and I can understand what you are thinking. And anyway, it’s Autism Pride Day today, and it was Eid a couple of days ago, so it seems like the perfect time. Plus, I am planning to cover Vishwaroop tomorrow and the two kind of go together.
A Repost in Honor of Karan’s Birthday! All His Ending’s fixed
I did a lot of work on this one, so why not reuse it? Alternate endings for every Karan movie, K2H2, K3G, ADHM, SOTY, MNIK, KANK, KHNH.
Hindi Film 101: A History of Islamaphobia in Hindi and Western Popular Culture
This is another one of those posts that I have been considering writing for a long time, and now suddenly seems like the right time. Because, in a certain way, things are finally beginning to shift. And I want to do everything I can to help in shifting that conversation.
Padmavat Counter Programming, Heroic Muslim Songs and Happy Muslim Songs from Hindi Films
I’ll be seeing Padmavat tonight, mainly because I haven’t been able to go see a movie in a while, and here it is. A large part of the reason it will no doubt get a big box office, here it is and there hasn’t been anything else for a long time. And also, my friend Dina is free to go with me and I haven’t seen her in almost a month. But, to counteract what I am beginning to hear about Padmavat, I am going to give us a little reminder of all the wonderfully strong female characters that there have been in Hindi film, and all the wonderful historical Muslim characters there have been.
Tiger Breaks Into Global Top Ten By Cheating (As Have Most Other Films In Recent Years)
Well, Tiger has begun to drop off significantly. Which means now is the week when we can start comparing it with other overseas hits and see how good it really did, removed from all the hysteria of the “finally a big box office hit in 2017!” coverage.
Happy Giving Tuesday!!!! Some Suggestions
Happy Giving Tuesday!!!! I am sure most of you have your own groups you are already giving too, but just in case you are stumped for ideas, here are some suggestions.
Happy 2 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday! My 2 Favorite People in His Life
Happy 2 Days to Shahrukh’s birthday! Yesterday was his 3 favorite people in his life, today is my 2 favorite people in his life.
I spent the day roasting 5 pumpkins. Tomorrow I turn them into food, I am thinking pumpkin muffins first, pie later (after I get a chance to buy lard for the crust). Anyway, since I didn’t have time to write a substantive post, I am throwing up another silly songs post to represent pumpkins.
Happy 9 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday! 9 Reasons I Love Him
It’s his birthday month, and these are 9 reasons I love him, so this is not going to be a very critical post. Obviously. But if you love Shahrukh like I do, it may put some things into words that you have been wanting to say.
Happy 14 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday! 14 Best Performances
Yesterday I did “top characters“. This is a post that pairs with it, top performances. But is different, characters were wonderful people imagined by the script writer who Shahrukh was lucky to play. These are characters that Shahrukh elevated through his performance. (part of this post is the same as last year, but most of it is new)
Happy 21 Days to SRK’s Birthday! A Silly One, 21 Hairstyles!
I did a serious one yesterday, so now I get to do a silly one! 21 hairstyles. Which was surprisingly hard, because he really doesn’t like to change it up much.
What Shahrukh Khan Means to the Overseas Audience
Tomorrow is the start of Shahrukh’s birthday month, which means you will have to suffer through 30 Days o’ SRK on this website. But before we get into that, I want to try to explain why he means so much to some of us, why a good half of my blog audience is reacting to the news of 30 Days o’ SRK with silent cheers. At least, what I think it is.
Silly Sunday Speculative Post: In Honor of Karan Johar’s Birthday, All of His Movie’s Endings Fixed!
I love Karan. Love love love. Both as an artist and a public figure. But I have to admit, he has a problem with endings. Every film either drags on too long or ends too soon. There’s always a feeling of “wait, that’s all there is?” at the end of it. And so, as my birthday gift in advance to him, I am going to fix all that! (real birthday post will go up in a couple days on the actual birthday)