Female Films Week: Best Heroines Who Aren’t the Lead, But Are Still Interesting

Is that title clear? I’m so tired, but I really want to have this discussion because I think it is interesting. What are the movies with a female love interest who is more complex than your usual “pretty face, good girl” kind of heroine?

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Mission Mangal Review (No Spoilers): Akshay, SHUT. UP.

I think this might have been the most unpleasant movie I have ever watched. It was like having wooden stakes driven under my nails for 20 hours. Needless to say, I do not recommend it to you. And if you read my posts regularly, you know that it is a rare thing for me not to encourage you to see a movie, so take it seriously.

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OK Kanmani, Mani Ratnam’s Return to Form

I watched this movie months and months ago when it first arrived on American Netflix, but that was before I was blogging seriously so I didn’t pay very close attention.  I wanted to watch it again, now that the remake will be releasing soon (January 13th), and think about how this film could possibly be remade.

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Tuesday Telugu: Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju, Most Ridiculously Wonderfully Romantic Film!

Well, now I know where all the old-school Hindi romance went, it’s in the Telugu films!  Not really, I can tell this is a slightly different kind of romance and feel of a film from the Hindi ones, it’s clearly a separate tradition of romance.  But it’s very refreshing to watch anything that feels unapologetically and unironically and un-cynically romantic.

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OK Kanmani: Seriously, How Will this Work in a Different Language?

I watched this movie months and months ago when it first arrived on American Netflix, but that was before I was blogging seriously so I didn’t pay very close attention.  I wanted to watch it again, now that the remake will be releasing soon (January 13th), and think about how this film could possibly be remade.

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Ustadh Hotel: Second watch, First Review, Boy I Missed a Lot the First Time Around!

Ustad Hotel was like the second Malayalam film I saw.  First Bangalore Days, then Ustad Hotel, then Ohm Shaanti Oshana.  At the time I saw it first, I had nooooooooooo idea what was going on for long stretches of the film.  But now I have seen like 30 Malayalam films in 6 months, so I know everything!

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100 Days of Love: A Lot Less Complicated to Find a Way to Watch, but Also a Lot Less Complicated to Understand

This is one of those recent movies that was recommended in a sort of “well, it’s kind of interesting, you might as well” sort of way.  Instead of the “You MUST watch this movie!!!” kind of way.  And that was basically my reaction too, it’s okay, it was enjoyable, but it didn’t blow my mind.

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