Happy 28 Days to SRK’s Birthday! 28 SRK Romances, Part 2

I just thought this would be an interesting experiment, to take a brief look at 28 different films in terms of the romance plots.  and then try to come to some conclusions.  I did the first 7 already, now let’s look at another 7.

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Happy 4th of July! Let’s Look at Some American-Indian Songs!

Happy 4th of July!  I am celebrating by not doing anything and just enjoying having a random day off in the middle of the week.  And I am going to have a little song festival of American-themed Indian movie songs.  As always with these posts, if I missed one you like, just mention it in the comments! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Pardes: Less “Pardesi” versus “Desi”, more “Classy” versus “Massy” or “Femmy” verus “Manny”

What a good movie!  I hadn’t watched it in ages, and this time around I noticed all kinds of themes hidden under the surface that I hadn’t appreciated last time.  “Pardes” versus “Des” is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Sanam Teri Kasam: All the Best Female Fantasies

I know this is a fond favorite for some of my readers, but you don’t mind if joke about it a little, right?  Like, you are aware that this is a little sappy and fantasy-fulfilling and ridiculous from the plot side of things?  If your reaction is “This is the most realistic and perfect presentation of love I have ever seen!”, then maybe don’t read on.  If your reaction is “This is like a romance novel come to life and that’s why I love it!”, then go for it.  Because that was my reaction too!

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Happy 4th of July! Let’s Look at the Most American of Indian Songs!

Happy 4th of July!  I am celebrating by locking my doors and fervently ignoring the massive celebration going on at the end of my street.  It’s just so hot!  And crowded and loud and blech!  Instead, I am going to have a little song festival of American-themed Indian movie songs.  As always with these posts, if I missed one you like, just mention it in the comments!

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Singer Amjad Sabri Killed in Pakistan

I was doing my usual morning browse through the news sites for something worth talking about, and I ran across a bigger story than I expected.  In the middle of photos from Priyanka’s Paris trip, and a follow-up story about the Udta Punjab piracy case, there was news that a Pakistani Qawwali singer who had worked in the Hindi film industry had been shot and killed while riding in a car in Karachi.

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