TGIF: World Elephant Day, People With/On Elephants

My sister’s visiting, I’m feeling lazy, and it’s World Elephant Day on Sunday.  So that’s as good a reason as any to look at people with elephants, right?

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Thursday Tamil: Kaala Review (SPOILERS), the Problem of the White Woman Savior

I already put up the No Spoilers review.  You can read that if you want to avoid spoilers, this is the place to come if you have already seen the movie and couldn’t follow the plot, or want to talk about it, or just want to read what I thought.  This is also the place to come if you read the no spoilers review and don’t think you will ever want to watch this movie but still want to know what happened.  It’s not the greatest film, so that is a decent possibility and I won’t judge you if that is your decision.

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Thursday Tamil: Kaala Review (No Spoilers), People Are Not Unhygenic

I made a big fuss (okay, a modest fuss) about how Carol should see the Tamil version not the dubbed, and then I ended up at the dubbed.  Oh well, it was either that or wait until Saturday.  So instead I did a dubbed version at a midweek show which means I will be yawning and fussing through work tomorrow.

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Sridevi Daily Review: Chaalbaaz! Seeta Aur Geeta, But Stronger

This is the last Sridevi daily review.  Not the last review, I am sure I will continue watching her movies, but the last special review.  As I said in my earlier post, I don’t want to feel that I am dragging this out, that her death is over-shadowing her life, and so it’s time to move back to a regular blog schedule.  But first, ChaalBaaz!

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Discussion Post: Skin Tone in India! Discuss and Educate Us!

I put up a post yesterday related to Sridevi’s death about how there is a recent association in Indian popular culture between “skinny” and “healthy” and also “beautiful”.  And then the comments section just went wild with people talking.  Mostly people from the west, where the weight issue has been the dominant issue in appearance for years.  But I started to feel odd talking about this on an Indian film blog without acknowledging the fact that in India it is in fact skin tone that is the dominant issue.

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Upcoming Movies: The Next Film of Amitabh, Rajinikanth, Ranveer, and Dhanush

Lots of first looks!  Which are always kind of “how is this news?” but sometimes slightly interesting.  These were slightly interesting ones.

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Kabali: My First Tamil and My First Rajinikanth Film in Theaters!

I saw Kabali!  It was SO GOOD!  Okay, the second half lost track of itself a little bit, and there were some character bits that could have been better, but overall it just had so much more depth and excitement and energy than the other movies I have seen lately!

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