Happy Birthday Fearless Nadia!

I did a long post about Nadia Wadia/Fearless Nadia/Mary Ann Evans several months back, thought I should repost it in honor of her birthday today.

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100 Years of Hindi Film History in 10 Actresses

Okay, you ready to fight me?  The problem is, unlike actors, actresses never really get the chance to lead the industry, there isn’t a clear “Queen” the way there is a clear “King”.  So this list is a bit of a judgement call, I realize that, and that means there is lots and lots of space for us all to argue.

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Hindi Film 101 One-Off: Fearless Nadia Wadia and the Real Story Behind Rangoon

I’m still in the middle of my Chopra family series, I’ll be back to it next week for the family feud in the second generation and the joining with the Mukherjee family.  But right now, I wanted to make sure we all knew the “real” story behind Kangana Ranaut’s character in Rangoon before we go see the film.

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Rangoon Trailer: Bhardwaj Does Luhrmann With Nadia Wadia

Well, this is not what I was hoping for from a Bhardwaj movie!  He is stylish, sure, but it is style that overlays real hardcore traditional messy Indian emotions.  And Indian settings, gritty villages and remote farms.  This thing though, at least based on the first trailer, is all style over substance.  Luhrmann after Strictly Ballroom.

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