This is a movie where the first/second half divide is so start, that I tell people to just start at the interval. The first half is fine, fun, a bit silly (kabaddi game!). The second half has some great internal tension between duty and love in a fascinating way.Continue reading
Oops, I forgot, the last time I put up a post implying the existence of “bad” SRK movies, I got a lot of anger on twitter. But you all understand, right? I can love the man and still hate some of the movies?Continue reading
Well, yesterday was exhausting. But I have now once again achieved car ownership, which means reviews of new movies can return (yaaay!). If that’s all you care about, you can move on from this post comforted in the knowledge that I can review Hindi movies opening night again. If you want more details, read on and I will tell aaaalllllll about it. With songs interspersed as usual.
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)
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.