Upcoming Film Reviews: Rani Mukherjee Week! In Honor of Mardaani 2

What fun! Rani week! I’ll throw together a 101 on her, and post all my old reviews, and still have loads of time for Christmas shopping and parties and stuff. (by the way, these aren’t set in stone. If there is a movie you would like to add or remove, say it in the comments, I can shift things)

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2009 Week: Dil Bole Hadippa, Shakespeare By Way of Cricket

Okay, who are my She’s the Man trufans? You know, the Amanda Bynes movie based on Twelfth Night that featured a pre-fame Channing Tatum and then was remade as this movie with Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee? Anyone? Well, if you are like me, you watch this movie and think “Shahid is good, but is he Channing Tatum good?”

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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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To Celebrate the End of Shahrukh Month, Shahrukh Movies Re-Written Without Shahrukh (Yes, a romance for Rani and Kajol in KKHH)

Oh boy, a totally indulgent post! I love writing fanfic, and I am having a lazy happy evening with my dog. Don’t care if none of you read this (well, I care a little bit. It makes me really happy when you comment on my fanfic, especially with your own ideas), this will just be happy for ME.

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Friday Classics: Ta Ra Rum Pum is the Source of All Darkness in the World

I think this is the movie I hate most. More than Bharat Ane Nenu, more than Bhansali’s Devdas, even more than Padmavat. And more than I hate the entity which is Rahul Desai. This movie is the source of everything that is wrong on earth condensed into one cotton candy colored pile of goo powered by toxic excrement of Disney films with Rani’s eyes and Saif’s energy. And yet, I love the soundtrack.

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Female Films Week: Best Heroines Who Aren’t the Lead, But Are Still Interesting

Is that title clear? I’m so tired, but I really want to have this discussion because I think it is interesting. What are the movies with a female love interest who is more complex than your usual “pretty face, good girl” kind of heroine?

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Shahrukh Summer: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Lovers and Soulmates, and the Importance of the Gazebo Scene

Niki suggested that instead of trying to cover everything in KKHH in one huge post, I break it down into certain themes or elements. I like that! And the first theme that I find interesting is tied up in everyone’s favorite scene, the Gazebo moment.

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Hrithik Week: Mujshe Dosti Karoge, Hrithik’s Movie That Should Have Been a Hit, But Wasn’t

Full disclosure, I love this movie. In all its cheesy ridiculous glory. This is the most early-2000s or all early-2000s films. And one of my all time favorite Bad Hrithik performances. It’s not even so-bad-it’s-good, it is a level higher, so-bad-it-is-more-entertaining-than-if-it-were-good. Can you imagine this movie if Hrithik’s role had been played straight and serious? Blech! BOR-ING!

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Silly Sunday FanFic: Classic Hollywood Noble Mother Soaper with Older Charming Newspaper Editor Romance! Rani and SRK?

I was late for work on Thursday because I just had to stay home long enough to see how this thing ended. The original is only like 70 minutes and yet SO MUCH happens!!! I feel like it needs to be remade and given the 3 hour treatment it deserves. Also, I feel like Hindi film needs more sacrificial mothers rewarded with late in life romance main characters.

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Friday Classics: Ghulam, No One is Past Hope of Redemption

I really love this movie. It was one of the early films I saw, one of the first movies I watched where I was told “this is an actual good movie”. And it is! It is an actual good movie! Not just a fun romance with something deep down below, but deep straight through.

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Friday Classics: Hum-Tum! A Couple that DOES NOT Fall in Love At First Sight

This is a movie that came out right when I was first getting in to Indian film, and I really liked it. It hasn’t held up super well as the years have gone by, but it is still fun and the central performances are still great. Even if the ending is a wee bit silly.

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FanFic From the Comments! Middle-aged Married Rani-SRK Rediscover Their Spark on a Couple’s Trip to Europe

I love FanFic from the comments! Partly because it is always more fun when it is written as a collaboration, partly because it means I know at least one person will be interested in reading it. Although really, you should all read it.  Not all my FanFics are good, but this is a really really good one.

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Silly Sunday (ReRun) Shameless Pandering Fanfic: Shahrukh as a (sexy) Angel

It’s Christmas Eve, I will give you an early present: Shahrukh fanfic, because it’s the only kind anyone reads/wants.  And Christmas themed, Sexy Angel Shahrukh!  Sexy Sacrificial Family Man Angel Shahrukh!

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Mani Ratnam Remake! Alai Payuthey/Saathiya Combined Review

I finally watched Alai Payuthey!  After putting it off for years and years and years and years and years.  Because I love Saathiya, and I didn’t want to risk having it spoiled.  But turns out, they are two distinctly different movies!  Although still similar to Saathiya, so this is going to be kind of a combined review.  I talked about some of these differences a little already when I reported on the OK Jaanu/OK Kanmani remake thing.

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Silly Sunday: The Godfather with The Three Khans and Shahrukh as the Hero

Raajneeti, Sarkar, and the original film, I have been on a bit of a Godfather binge (I also rewatched 1 and 2 over the past couple days).  So now the inevitable final step, writing my own version.

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