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Tag Archives: Nivin Pauly
It’s Trisha’s Birthday! Watch Her Malayalam Movie, Hey Jude With Nivin Pauly!
Love Nivin, love Trisha, okay with The Beatles, and yet I don’t love-love this movie. It’s a good movie with a nice ending, you should watch it, it’s just not my favorite somehow.Continue reading
Valentine’s Week of Sex: Bangalore Days New Review!!! Three Protagonists, Three Sexual Journeys
When I started thinking about the couples in this movie related to sex, I realized that I had enough new thoughts I shouldn’t just update the existing review, but rather write an entirely new review. Woo-hoo! New review!Continue reading
Christmas Week Repost: Ohm Shanti Oshaana! My Favorite Malayalam Film
I guess tied for favorite? I also really adore City of God. But this one is the first one I loved.Continue reading
Historic Films Week: Kayamkulam Kochunni, a Big Fun Communist Bandit Movie!!!!
We skipped Helicopter Eela and saw this instead, and it was such a good decision! I recommend you do the same.Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: Two Premam Reviews Combined into one to make a 3rd. Like His Love Stories!
This is gonna be weird. I wrote a Premam review very early on. And then I came back and reviewed it a second time. And now I am going to put these two reviews together into one awkward review.Continue reading
Female Films Week: Ohm Shanti Oshaana, A Happy Grand Finale
I love this movie so so so so much. And so far as I can tell, everyone who has watched this movie has also loved it so so so so much. It’s just lovable!Continue reading
NRI Week: Jacobinte Swargarajyam, the Dubai Immigrant Experience
I have no idea why I love this movie so much. But I do! And when I started thinking about NRI Week, I knew I had to include it.Continue reading
NRI Week: Ivide, An American Family Story
This is such a fascinating wonderful movie, so many themes woven into it, and no easy answers. And tragically, it is impossible to find with subtitles. Looks like it might be available through WorldCat (the extreme University version of inter-library loan) and on the UK, India, and Australia amazon on DVD. And also, Movie Time Video, the wonderful New Jersey store that offers rent-by-mail. So if you live in one of those three countries, or have access to WorldCat, or a rental account with NJMT, you can watch it! Otherwise, you can struggle along with the Einthusan no-subtitles version. Thankfully a lot of the dialogue is English, so you might be able to make it work.Continue reading
Songs in Which the Hero Gazes Longingly At the Heroine
Is that title clear? I feel like it is a genre that we are all aware of, but maybe it is just me and my sister and Angie in the comments. Doesn’t have to be longingly and lustfully, but also doesn’t NOT have to be longingly and lustfully.Continue reading
TGIF: Continuing Our Sexy Theme, Most Kissable Face!
I did a post earlier this week about kisses onscreen, now let us use our imagination and figure out which of these faces most and best deserves a kiss, onscreen or off.Continue reading
Wednesday Malayalam: Sakhavu, for May Day
I finally watched it! Ages after it came out. For those of you who like Communists/Communism, this is a great movie for gently explaining the importance of collective action. For those of you who like “cuddly” type men (you know who you are!), this is a great movie for giving you nice sofa like Nivin striding around with his big arms and trunk.Continue reading
Valentine’s Week Malayalam Wednesday! Ohm Shanti Oshana, the Happiest Malayalam Romance
I think this might be the first Malayalam review I ever wrote. Either first or second. So, before reposting, I did some adding and subtracting and improving.Continue reading
Upcoming Non-Hindi Movies!!! Prime Series and Malayalam Excitement!
Well, this is a sign! I am excited about two upcoming things, and neither of them are traditional Hindi theatrical releases. Not only that, both of them were tweeted/promoted by mainstream Hindi film people, so the industry is paying more attention outside of Hindi theatrical releases too.Continue reading
TGIF ReRun: For Christmas! Men and Women in Red
If all goes as planned, I just finished watching Zero and now am driving back to my sister’s place, and the review will go up sometime later today. In the meantime, have a TGIF post!Continue reading
TGIF: Christmas Themed! Men and Women in Green (Like Elves!) Prabhas to Shahrukh to Anushka Shetty
I tried really really hard to come up with good imaginative theme this week. And then I gave up and decided “Green! Like Christmas!” (disclaimer: green turns out to be a really tricky shade! Some of these photos looked green on my home computer and not on my work one. After spending some time squinting, I just gave up and accepted that color can be subjective)
TGIW: Cuddly Men! The Most Popular Post, Because Everyone Loves a Dad-Bod/Maddy
I learned last Thanksgiving that no one really has the energy or interest to read or comment over the holiday. So, forget that! No deep thinking! I’m re-posting the most popular TGIFs of the past, we can “read” and discuss those. Okay, and maybe I throw up a post on the Mahabharat just for kicks.
TGIF: It’s Snowing, I’m Cold-Celebrities As Hot Drinks
I may be failing at my “only have coffee three times a week and then the caffeine doesn’t get to you” system. I am sitting in my office on a no-caffeine day dreaming of coffee. Maybe I should get a hot chocolate instead and see if I can trick myself.
Global Box Office: Helicopter Eela Crashes
Is that the best possible pun? Could I have done better? Or is that the best I could possibly do? (as always, numbers from bollywoodhungama)
Monday Malayalam: Ohm Shanti Oshaana, a Hero Who Moves Back so the Heroine Can Succeed
I think this might be the first Malayalam review I ever wrote. Either first or second. So, before reposting, I did some adding and subtracting and improving.
Kayankulam Kochunni Review (SPOILERS): If the Laws Are Unjust, You Need Not Respect Them
Such a great movie! I was smiling and laughing in delight the entire time. If you will have a chance to watch it, you can read the No Spoilers review, if you already know the whole story, or won’t be able to see the film, you can read this one. It’s fun to watch not knowing what will happen next, but it’s also fun to watch knowing everything, it’s just that good.
Kayamkulam Kochunni Review (No Spoilers): A Good Old Fashioned Adventure Movie
We skipped Helicopter Eela and saw this instead, and it was such a good decision! I recommend you do the same.
TGIF 2: A Game of 5, Which 5 Husbands Would You Pick?
Last night Meenakshy and I got to talking in the comments over whether I should switch from Prabhas to Siddharth for my Telugu husband, which turned into a discussion of how I get to have a husband for every language, which reminded me of this post.
Lazy Tuesday Discussion Post: Recasting Favorite Sci-Fi Books with Indian Actors
I thought the long Shahrukh interview post would give us plenty to talk about, but there aren’t that many comments over there. From which I can only assume, no one loves Shahrukh any more. I am sure he is desperately refreshing the page thinking “surely SOMEONE has something to say about me! Surely it can’t be that no one is interested any more?” Anyway, since you all find Shahrukh boring, I will bring up a new topic for us to talk about.
TGIF: A Challenge! Can You Recognize These Lips?
I’ve been slowly moving down the face, I’ve down eyes and hair, I considered noses but I don’t know if anyone really wants to stare at those. So I picked lips next and, to make this a little more challenging, it is in the form of a guessing game!