I got to the icky depressing part of Sanjay’s life today, the reason that I have been avoiding writing a Hindi 101 series on him because I just didn’t want to think about it. And I still don’t want to think about it, so I am going to put up a post of silly happy songs to sort of shake the bad thoughts out.
Another birthday! And another one I am mostly excited about because of the song options. There is often a secret motive behind these birthday posts, that being that I really want an excuse to dig through all the songs of the birthday boy or girl. And Urmila has such great songs!
76 years ago today was a day which has lived in infamy (am I the only one who hears that in the distinctive Roosevelt East Coast twang?). And I am using that as a jumping off point for a game of film song Antakshari, in my own random style. Because it’s been tiring mourning Shashi, we need something fun. (in case you don’t know, antakshari is a game where you trade off songs, player B having to pick up with a new song on the same note/word/syllable as where player A left off, and back and forth)
You ready to get spooooooooooky? Well, kind of. I can’t really think of many super scary Indian films. Partly because I just don’t like scary/horror films. And I already blew my idea for a post on not-so-scary songs that I just really like from bad horror movies back on Friday the 13th. I know there are a lot of them, especially in the last few years, but I don’t really watch them. So let’s see what I can do with what I have. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Well, my view counts are down! Stupid bad Hindi new releases, ruining my blog. Anyway, in a painfully obvious attempt to woo readers, I am putting up a tiny quickie review of one of the big hits of the past that I haven’t happened to cover before. Om Shanti Om!
Hello blog people! I have nothing to say to you today. Normally Saturday is when I put up reviews of the movie I saw the night before, but my friend Dina was busy this week, so I didn’t see anything. And now I have to run around doing a million things so there isn’t really any time for me to write a full blog post on something else. Well, not yet. Maybe tonight. In the meantime, you can have what is now becoming traditional, the weekend post that just describes my day and maybe shows you a song you haven’t seen in a while.
Om Shanti Om! Not the most obvious comparison for Dear Zindagi. But I’m thinking specifically of the second half, and the way Shahrukh interacts with Deepika, changing her into a stronger and deeper person. And the way that interacts with the first half, where it is the other way around.
You ready to get spooooooooooky? Well, kind of. I can’t really think of many super scary Indian films. Partly because I just don’t like scary/horror films. And I already blew my idea for a post on not-so-scary songs that I just really like from bad horror movies back on Friday the 13th. I know there are a lot of them, especially in the last few years, but I don’t really watch them. So let’s see what I can do with what I have.
Well, I already did favorite performances in films, this is something slightly different, favorite characters. Favorite characters who I would love no matter who played them.
Okay, favorite songs, favorite fanvids, favorite photos, saddest facts, happiest facts, time for a big one! Top 11 movies (was going to be 10, but I couldn’t decide what to drop, so I moved it up a day)!
This is an exhausting weekend! I have my conference, and then Rekhaji’s birthday, and then Amitabh’s birthday, and also Dussehra. You are going to get to sick of event posts! So I am just going to do a quick fun one for Milkha and Gauri.
Totally missed this holiday! And it’s almost as much fun to find songs for as International day of Dance! I think I’m going to just lean hard into the Shanti theme to start with, maybe I’ll try to do something more meaningful next year. Also, maybe next year I will remember on the actual day.
My church did a service inspired by Krishna Janmashtani this morning. It was nice, a sort of general message of appreciating the innocence of the child, and how that can be spiritual, with lots of quotes from Swami Vivekananda. But I got so distracted hearing the slowed down instrumental version of all the hymns that I usually hear in movies!
4 more days left to Fan! It’s TOO LONG. I’m going to DIE. Although, not as long as between Om Shanti Om and Rab Ne. I actually got into a conversation with a stranger on the bus once about how frustrating that was. Anyway, to try to alleviate the AGONY of waiting, I am also going through Shahrukh’s filmography looking at related roles. Saturday, Billu. Sunday, Asoka (although that was more about meeting the royals), and today, Om Shanti Om!