Happy Birthday Prabhas! Two Dozen Reasons I Love You!

Last year I did only one dozen reasons, but now I am going to challenge myself and try to find two dozen!!!  And not just Bahubali related reasons either.

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TGIF: By Popular Request, Manly Men With Chest Hair

See?  I listen!  You have a lengthy argument about the olden days when men were men and chests were chests, and I provide you with images!  I considered a fanfic, but I can’t come up with a plot that revolves around chest hair (something 101 Dalmatians inspired about fur coats?).  I’m sorry!  Even my imagination has limits.

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TGIF: Boys and Bikes

This is a very round about post.  I asked my friend (who requested that I link back to her instagram as her credit for always helping with these posts, so here it is) what I should do for my Friday post, as I ask her every Friday.  And her response was “Travel!” because she is going out of town today.  Only there aren’t really a lot of super great travel photos, so I ended up narrowing it down to “travel on motorcycles”.

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Prabhas is Building Dollywood?

Asmita in the comments pointed me towards this story, thereby giving her the post-inspiration hat trick (this one and this one and now a third).  And it made me start thinking about a bunch of different possible business opportunities in the new interconnected corporate entertainment world of India.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Best Friends Who Fall in Love, Juhi and Shahrukh and Anushka and Prabhas

Hmm.  After the full flush of creativity last week, I don’t really have much this week.  I need ideas!  Give me help in the comments!  Your favorite movie, book, actor couple anything to start me off.  For instance, this week I am starting off from a casual comment DilDeewana made about how she loves Emma for the you’ve-been-standing-in-front-of-me-all-along-and-I-just-realized-I-love-you! trope (also, DilDeewana, make sure to watch Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na if you haven’t already).  So, let’s work with that!

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Thursday Telugu (a lazy one): Mr. Perfect! Based on My Imperfect Memory of It!

Back before I started this blog, instead of writing for you nice people, I wrote long long long epic length emails to friends about movies I had seen.  And since I am completely exhausted this week, we are taking a trip back in time and this is a post based on one of those emails, plus my memories of the film.

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Bahubali Theme Post: Dharma Versus Justice

I was trying to explain this to my father in the car after seeing the film with him.  The difference between Dharma and Justice.  And it’s a hard one to explain, if you aren’t already familiar with the meaning of Dharma.  Because a quick one-to-one Hindi to English translation would actually be Dharma=Justice.  But it’s so much more than that, as the film shows. (full index of all Bahubali posts here)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 24: Have none of these people heard of an amazing invention called THE LADDER????

More big battle!  My goodness, if this is the edited version, can you imagine how long it was to begin with?  Although it’s also strangely soothing to have all this big battle with physical fireworks after the emotional drudgery of the past few scenes. (part 23 here, you can go back through the archives from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 23: Anuskha! MOVE YOURSELF!!! DO SOMETHING!

Welcome to part 2 of the big final battle section!  The part where stuff actually happens and I don’t just blather on and on about the set up for stuff happening!  If you want to read the blather part, it is here.  And you can go back in time from there to find the earlier posts.

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 21: The Ending Approaches!

I finished the sad parts, yay!  And then celebrated by taking 2 days off.  And writing yet another fanfic (by the way, almost nobody reads the fanfics, but the few who do, really really enjoy them.  And I really really enjoy writing them!)  Anyway, now I am back.  Time for the thrilling conclusion!  Or at least, the first part of it. (part 20 here, you can crawl back through the archives from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Summary Part 14: The Urge to Chop Off Heads Must Be Genetic

You all realize this is the Tuesday Telugu/Tamil post this week too, right?  I still put up a Malayalam post, because I feel bad for my poor Malayalam readers who have so few places to go to read their reviews.  But Telugu/Tamil, you will have to make due with my crawling through the same movie for yet another week. (part 13 here, you can crawl back from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene by Scene Part 13: The Unluckiest Part

We are now getting into “the scary bit”.  The bit that I had to kind of look at the ceiling and ignore, or actually leave the theater, during.  So forgive me if I move a little faster, and if I forget some parts.  You can fill in, in the comments. (part 12 here, you can go backwards from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Summary, Part 10! The Queen Mother Makes a Mistake

Well, I got all bogged down in the last section between the rights and the wrongs of it all.  I’ll see if I can un-bog myself and do a bit more a straightforward account of what happened in this section. (last section here, you can go back in time from there and read the rest)

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Bahubali 2 Scene by Scene Part 9: Flying Swan Boat! And the Kiss That Was Cut

Welcome back!  A lot to dig into in this section, and then we get into the bit that depresses me terribly.  But this is the bit that makes is talk about whether the character developments are contrived or inevitable.  SPOILER: I land on the inevitable side of things. (last section is here, you can crawl backwards from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene by Scene Summary Part 8: A Promise Lightly Given Has Consequences

Okay, I’m gonna try to get through this part, even though it is really frustrating.  Because the good people aren’t understanding each other!  But at least this opening part has some interesting discussion and character bits. (last part here, you can go back from there)

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Midweek Speculative Post: I Can’t Take The Sad Ending! Here Is a Better Option for Devasena and Bahubali and Avantika

I know I know, there is beauty in tragedy, no success without loss, blah blah blah.  I don’t care, it’s SAD!  I can’t take it!  So before I go into the really really dark part of Bahubali 2, I am going to have to write my own imaginary happy version of it.  So I can pretend there is some other fictional universe where it all worked out in the end.

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Bahubali 2 Part 7 Scene By Scene (SPOILERS): Things Start To Go Terribly Wrong

Welcome back!  Here we are, part 7.  Where thing start to get sad and scary.  The last time I saw it, I was surrounded by sobbing children for basically the whole middle hour.  Lot’s of “Daddy, no!  Why are they doing that?  I don’t like this.”  Let’s see if I can get through it without getting sad myself! (last part here, you can go back from there)

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Bahubali 2 Detailed Scene by Scene Summary Part 6: Most Romantic Battle Scene Ever

Part 6!  And I’m still not even to intermission.  Oh well, we are all having fun talking about it, so I guess it doesn’t matter. (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, and my speculative post on all the missing scenes here)

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Bahubali 2 Detailed Summary (SPOILERS): Part 5, The Love Triangle Begins!

Welcome to the end of our first all Bahubali week!  But not our last, I am only about an hour into the film, so these posts will be continuing for a while.  But I hope to manage to watch something else over the weekend, so I can give us a little bit of variety!  Even the most delicious meal can pale, if it is all you eat. (detailed summary part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, and fanfic scenes I want to add here)

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Bahubali 2 Scene by Scene Detailed Analysis: Part 4! Anushka and Prabhas’ Unique Romance

Happy Thursday!  I was going to do two posts yesterday, but instead I did one summary post and one speculative post.  And I think the speculative post is a little better written!  Check it out.  And to try to get this back on track, I am starting to slow down to 2,000 words for every 5 minutes.  And at that pace I will never be finished! (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here)

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Bahubali 2 Full Detailed Summary Part 3: Enter Anushka!

Happy Wednesday!  By the way, this is your Tuesday Telugu post (one day late) as well.  It was going to be Enthiran/Robot which suddenly popped up on Netflix streaming.  But Bahubali 2 is taking up all my time, so you are going to have to wait another week before I write that up. (part 1 here, part 2 here)

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Bahubali 2 Complete Summary in Detail Part 2: Let’s Go on a Road Trip!

Welcome back to Bahubali 2 complete detailed summary part 2!  I’ve only seen it once in theaters, so forgive any slight errors in the order of scenes or stuff like that.  Well, forgive and correct.  If you mention something in the comments, I will either correct and update the post to show it, or else add a note to the beginning of part 3. (part 1 here)

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Bahubali 2: Whole Thing! Scene By Scene! Part 1, Opening Credits and Song

Welcome to my tedious and time consuming scene by scene coverage of Bahubali 2!  I already put up my No Spoilers review, if you want something to read while you wait to buy tickets.  And my SPOILERS review, if you want something quick to read to think about what you just saw.  This is something else, the intensive graduate-level-film-class scene by scene breakdown and discussion which will last for a couple weeks and only get a few very dedicated readers.  But I haven’t done one of these since Raees, and Bahubali seemed like an appropriate time to dust off the old analytical skills.

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Bahubali 2 SPOILER Review: A Saas-Bahu Drama in an Epic Setting

I won’t promise that this will be my last review.  I already posted my no spoilers review.  And it’s possible that over the next few weeks, as I re-watch it, I end up posting one of those scene by scene things that takes me forever to write.  But right now, I want to get up a SPOILER post, if nothing else so we all have a safe place to talk about the movie without worrying about ruining it for other people.

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