Raat Akeli Hai Review (SPOILERS): A Film Noir Romance

Have you been craving romance in your films? Surprisingly, you may be able to find it here! A little bit dark and less fantasy than usual, but still here. If that intrigues you, go watch the movie and then come back here and tell me how wrong/right I was.

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Raat Akeli Hai Review (No Spoilers): A Hero Who Grows as a Person, How Cool is That!

I liked this movie more than I thought I would! I was all set for dark-dark-dark, and then surprise! Character development! For once, our hero isn’t just perfect from the start. Also, really surprising developments all through, which means this review will be kind of short because I have to save the good stuff for the SPOILER review.

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Am Productive!

Happy Saturday! Exciting news here, rumor has it one of the Goodwills is accepting donations again, yaaaaaaaay! I’ve got a pile of donations, and a pile or recycling, that has just been sitting in my apartment. Today is the day I go up and down and up and down the stairs and get rid of all of it.

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Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Figure Out My Life

Happy Saturday! I am back in my apartment for the first time in two and a half weeks, trying to figure out what I want to do with it. The answer could very well be “nothing”, but it does feel like I should be doing SOMETHING so long as I am staying at my parents most of the time. Like at the very least reorganize my books since I won’t care about having piles of them everywhere.

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News Round-Up: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is Getting Divorced, Zayed Khan is Getting Relaunched, Anil Kapoor is Getting All Our Hearts

More news-news than I anticipated today. Still nothing super exciting (unless you have a mad passion for Nawazuddin, or are a Zayed Khan super-fan), but at least something beyond “so and so’s maid tested positive” (stories that always make me think “wait, are the household servants still allowed to travel, or are they separated from their families indefinitely?”)

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Irrfan Khan Fest: Aaja Nachle, Irrfan Khan and Madhuri Dixit

This performance isn’t even on some of his official filmographies, and that’s a shame. He is very very good in this movie, and he plays the main antagonist, not a small role. Also, it’s the only time he shared the screen with Madhuri Dixit.

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Election Day Post 2! Vote on Best Shahrukh Movie, Best Malayalam Actress, Best non-Khan Hindi Actor

So important to participate in a democratic election! If you don’t vote, your voice won’t be heard. And the wrong Shahrukh Khan film could be chosen as his best ever! Or the wrong Malayalam actress, or the wrong Hindi actor. Vote in the comments, you can give a choice for each category or just the ones you feel confident about. Remember, most comments this month wins a poster!

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Raees Reviews Combined and Reposted, I Think It Went Wrong At the Election Sequence

I wrote 3 reviews of Raees in rapid succession, before doing a detailed scene by scene.  For us all to have a chance to remember it and talk about it before Zero, I am going to combine all 3 reviews in one handy place!  Even with the combining, BE WARNED!!!  This is a LONG review. Continue reading

Sunday ReRun: Mom! Sridevi’s Last Role, A Heroine Who Was Worthy of Her Talents

If you haven’t seen the film and want to see this movie as it was intended, DON’T READ ON.  Read my non-spoiler review instead.  It’s one of those movies that works best if it surprises you.  But if you have seen it already (or never plan to, or just hate surprises), then you can read on.

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News Round-Up/Hindi Film 101: #MeToo in Hindi Film, From All the Angles, Nawazuddin to Nana to Vikas Bahl and How Anurag Kashyap and Shahrukh Khan React to Them

Still no big big exciting stories, but some interesting things today, worthy of discussion.  Some more than others, but all worth reporting.

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TGIW: Ready for a Silly Post? With Shahrukh, Food, and Photos?

I’m having an out of sorts day, mostly because I was up way too late last night (Hamilton).  So I feel like something cheerful and silly.  And I am dragging you all along with me!  Oh, and fair warning, when I get sleepy I get MEAN.  Or rather, I am always secretly this mean, my filter just doesn’t work as well when I get tired.  So be prepared for some not very nice comments about famous people.

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Sacred Games Episodes 3 and 4: Spoilers and Discussion Space

This is where you can get a summary of what happens in episodes 3 and 4, and where you can discuss what you thought of them.  I’m just trying to break down the spoilers a bit, so no matter where you are in the series, you have a place to talk.  The place to discuss the full series, or read spoilers for it, is here.

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Sacred Games Episode 1 and 2: Summary and Discussion Space

I already did my massive SPOILERS and NO SPOILERS reviews, you can use those to discuss the show as a whole.  But I know people are watching along and I don’t want them to risk spoiling others, plus it’s nice to break the discussion down a little sometimes.

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Sacred Games Season 1 Review (No Spoilers): Terrible Subtitles, Good Ideas

As I feared, I ended up doing nothing today and just binging Sacred Games.  Oh well, at least it was a really really good show, so I don’t feel like I completely wasted my day.  And I will try to put up little mini-spoiler reviews over the course of the day tomorrow, so we can discuss without spoiling people who haven’t started/finished yet.

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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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