Female Films Week: Umrao Jaan, the Homelessness of the Courtesan

I finally watched it! And it was sad, as expected, but also mesmerizing in a way I didn’t anticipate. Such a careful world that is created.

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Silly Sunday: Love Stories By way of 1930s Hollywood (Including a Divorce Romance for Shahrukh and Juhi!)

I left work early on Friday and just came home and spent the weekend watching TCM. So many fun obscure movies that we could remake!

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Tom Alter Dies, Hindi Cinema Has Lost One of Its Outstanding Actors

Asmita just alerted me in the comments that Tom Alter has passed away.  Which immediately brought up his face in my head.  He has been in sooooooo many movies.  And he did such a good job in them! (If you are interested in seeing a recent performance, he was in M Cream which is now on Netflix)

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Friday Classics: Rajkumar, How Am I the Only Person Who Has Seen This Movie?

Wicked witches, evil uncles, twins, love potions, Madhuri Dixit, horses, fairy tale kingdoms, Danny Denzongpa, bungee cord fight scenes, geese, have I said anything bad so far?  No!  There is nothing bad in this movie!  It’s all goodness, goodness so rich that maybe it was hard for people to stomach, and thus its massive flop at the box office on release.  And, I was surprised to learn from the comments on my sexy songs post, not something that the readers here might even be aware of.

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News Round-Up: Family Feud Starting, New Teaser with Siddharth and Katrina, and Dishoom continues to puzzle me

Finally!  A juicy story involving family connections and possible repercussions through out the industry!  I mean, most likely it will all blow over in a couple of days, but at least it is exciting while it lasts!

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Happy Birthday Naseeruddin Shah!!!!

It’s Naseerji’s birthday!  How wonderful!  His career is so long and so impressive, I don’t think I can possibly hope to do justice to it in one post.  So I am going to do the best I can and if I miss something, just mention it in the comments and maybe I will put it in for next years post!  Anyway, here are 26 reasons for now, for the age he was in his first movie.

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: Definitely Going to Need a Re-Watch!

I watched Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro!  FINALLY!  After years and years of people telling me I should.  Of course, I didn’t have a copy with subtitles available to me until just a year ago, but that’s still 12 months when I could have watched Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, and I did not.

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