Discussion Post: Are There Any Cute Female Short Hair Cuts in Indian Film?

I can’t think of any! So many cute shoulder length cuts, so many lovely long natural hair looks, but what about actual above the ears short hair on women? Is there anything good?

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Indulgent FanFic Post: High Quality Middle-School Dramedies Remade as Indian Movies, The Babysitters Club and Andi Mack

I love escaping to a world of 12 years old, when your parents had the house and food and clothes and stuff responsibilities, and you just had to solve mysteries and fight and make up with friends and so on.  Usually I escape in bookform (Trixie Belden, woot-woot!), but there are two high quality TV shows (like, seriously high quality, not just kids shows) that I have been saving for a special occasion and now I am binging and I DESPERATELY want them remade in India.  Only with the focus on the parents.

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Hum Hain Rahe Pyar Ki Pre-Review Post: Recasting! With a Gender Flip! Prithviraj-Rani, Tell Me You Wouldn’t Watch That!

I bowed to the pressure and rewatched it last night to prepare for a review, and it is so much cuter than I remembered. More importantly, it is just BEGGING for a modern day north-south remake.

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Wednesday Malayalam: Uyare, Why the Best Women Get Attacked

Well, this was an uneven movie! As a movie as a whole, it wasn’t perfect. But there were certain sections that were perfect. And, you know, trigger warning for people who are worn out dealing with gender issues. You can read the review and have a helpful supportive discussion here, but maybe don’t force yourself to watch the movie? Put it in the Article 15 pile.

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Silly Sunday: Random Harvest! A completely Ridiculous Plot that is Just Begging to Be Remade in India

I’m exhausted after yesterday, so I’m not coming up with new stories, instead I am lifting a ridiculous plot from a classic Hollywood film/British novel.  A plot so ridiculous that it really belongs in India any way, it was wasted in Hollywood.

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Monday Malayalam Film School ReRun: City of God, I Watched it 11 Times in One Week and It Is Still Brilliant

This is a very long and detailed review, as is appropriate for such a deep and complex movie.  So, prepare yourself!  Strap in for a lot of detail and discussion!

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Monday Malayalam (on Saturday): Koode Review (SPOILERS), People Needing People to be Make Themselves Whole

I already put up my No Spoilers review.  I’m going to encourage you to read that one if you haven’t seen the film yet.  Not because spoilers would ruin it, but just because this review won’t really make sense without having seen the film.  It’s so much about what is implied instead of what is shown, reading the plot bare bones won’t give a feel for how it is within the film.  Wait until you can see it, and then come back here.

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Monday Malayalam on Saturday: Koode Review (No Spoilers), Broken People Trying to Keep Moving Forward

First movie of the weekend!  It could have come out last weekend, when there was no Hindi movie I planned to see, but nooooooooooooo, it had to come out this weekend, when there are 3 other films to juggle.  Oh well, at least I got to see an Anjali Menon movie in theaters.

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Monday Malayalam (on Tuesday, I’m behind this week): Take-Off, Women Who Were Hostages Long Before They Were in a War Zone

I have been nagged by you nice people in the comments to watch this movie for I think a year now.  And I finally did it!!!!  Which means your nagging works, and you should keep it up.

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Monday Malayalam: Notebook, The Spoken Lesson is Different From the Shown Lesson

Yet another Hotstar miracle!  I film I had been curious about because of Rosshan Andrews, the director, and which was impossible to find.  Until suddenly it popped up!  Right there, at my fingertips!  The wonder of Hotstar.

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Monday Malayalam: City of God, Love Is What Ties It All Together

My second Pellissery Monday!  And 3rd Pellissery week over all (counting the Tuesday I saw Angamaly Diaries).  And this movie is rawer, but still better than Amen.  But not as good as Angamaly, which combined the powerful spirit of this film with the technical brilliance of Amen.

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Jagratha CBI: Where did that Ending Come From?

My first CBI movie!  Which I am aware is not actually the “first” CBI movie.  But it is the first CBI movie that einthusan has with subtitles, so I wanted to jump on it before it went away.  I couldn’t believe how dark it got, with the motivations and plot twists, but at the same time how clear and sensible the tone was, it never got bogged down in emotions.

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Ennu Ninte Moideen: SO FRUSTRATING!!! But, Was That the Point?

I finally watched Ennu Ninte Moideen!  After people telling me and telling me that I should see it.  It was SO FRUSTRATING!  But I’m not sure if I was frustrated because that’s how the filmmakers wanted me to feel, or if I was maybe a little more frustrated than they expected.

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