Happy Madhuri Day! Starting With A Recent Film, Aaja Nachle!

I really should have posted this on Tuesday for “World Theater Day”, or yesterday for Akshaye’s birthday. Oh well, better late than never.

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Aaja Nachle: the Power of Theater (and Madhuri)

I really should have posted this on Tuesday for “World Theater Day”, or yesterday for Akshaye’s birthday.  Oh well, better late than never.

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Talaash: A Very Strange Love Triangle and a Wonderful Picture of a Marriage

Welcome to the beginning of Aamir Day!  No real reason, I just want to give him his own index just like Shahrukh and Hrithik and Salman, and now’s as good a time as any.  I’ll be re-posting his reviews as I dig them out, and then ending by posting a nice Index for him.  Also, a good time for me to finally get around to giving Talaash the post it deserves.

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Happy Salman Week! Kick, Salman as an International Avenger

I finally watched Kick!  Thanks to Hotstar and needing something mindless to play in the background while I cleaned.  It’s okay, mostly interesting for seeing Salman’s version of an action avenger type. (yes yes, I know it is a remake so it wasn’t originally supposed to be Salman)

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Munna Michael Review (SPOILERS): Made Me Think of the Whole History of Dance Films in India

Well, that was a movie that happened!  So glad I saw it with someone else, by the time we were 5 minutes in, my friend Dina and I were already getting the giggles just by exchanging glances.  But it was kind of neat how it made me think back and really appreciate other better versions. (no spoiler review here) (oh, and I just remembered, I did a post already on the history of dance on film in general, you should read that here)

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Mom Review (SPOILERS): Mother’s Always Have to Do the Dirty Jobs

I debated putting up this spoiler review so soon, because the filmmakers clearly want the plot to remain a surprise.  But, see, I don’t think they have to worry about it that much.  The performances and the camerawork and the music and everything else are so good, that you just have to see how it plays out, even if you know what’s going to happen.  But if you want to see this movie as it was intended, DON’T READ ON.  Read my non-spoiler review instead.  However, if you suspect that it may be a bit tough for you to watch but still want to know what happens, you are correct, it will be tough to watch, and I am here for you to tell you what happens.

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Raees Part 3: Shahrukh Meets His Match and I Don’t Mean Mahira

I took a couple days off, because I had to go see Raees again which killed 5 hours (travel to the theater and back plus trailers), which was also my 5 hours when I could have been writing recaps.  But now I am back!  And hoping to get well into Shahrukh and Nawazuddin’s first mental duel. (part 1 here and part 2 here)

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Raees Full Summary Part 2, through the first song and Introducing Mahira Khan!

That statement is less impressive than it sounds, because I am counting a song and a “song” that comes right next to it.  But I’m going to try to move even further past that as well, we’ll see how I do. (part 1 here)

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Raees SPOILER Review: Is This How it Was Supposed to End?

So, I saw Raees for the second time last night!  Some things were better on this watch, and some things were worse.  But, knowing how it ends, I was able to pay more attention to various hints and clues that were dropped along the way, and I think I have a better sense of how the whole thing was built piece by piece.  So I can do my “real” spoiler review, instead of just a mini one.

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