Shahrukh Birthday Countdown! Paheli, an SRK-Amitabh Movie for Amitabh’s Birthday

What a nice coincidence! Amitabh’s birthday and Yashji’s birthday, both perfectly timed to post a collaberation.

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Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Chalte Chalte! I Like This Movie!

This movie discussion should be a fascinating comparison with my re-review of KANK from yesterday. Both films are about married couples struggling with the distance between who they are as people, and what they feel their married roles should be. Only in this movie, our husband and wife really truly love each other, so they are able to fight their way back together, even when he fails as a provider and she fails as a mother/homemaker.

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Happy 18th Anniversary of Mujshe Dosti Karoge! To Celebrate, I Have ReWritten It as a Lesbian Love Story Between Kareena and Rani

Truly, gay fanfic is the greatest gift you can give any pop culture item. At least, I think so! And love triangles are so ripe for re-writing. Two girls loving the same boy is so so so so close to two girls sublimating their desire for each other by pretending to love the same boy.

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Hindi Film 101: Rani Mukherjee! Repost For Her Birthday!

It’s funny, this is one of the people that I think I diverge in my impression from some of you. But not in an angry aggressive way, none of us feel super strongly about our opinions, there’s just a difference somehow. It’s interesting! And you can disagree totally with my conclusions, but still enjoy the basic facts I lay out.

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Bad Girls Month: Let’s Talk Definitions! “Bad” and “Strange” and “Good”

Bad Girls month, woo-hoo! Let’s see if this brings views back. Or if I just have to wait until there is another big movie in theaters people are excited about. Or do drugs and rock ‘n roll to go along with my very popular “sex” week.

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Ramesh Sippy Week: Seeta Aur Geeta Recasting/Rewriting Ideas for Modern Times! (Plus Bonus Andaz with DipVeer!)

Seeta Aur Geeta is the only Sippy film that can really be remade. Remaking Sholay is obviously impossible, and the other films fall into that fuzzy area where they are fun for what they are, and all the little character beats and stuff, but if you try to recreate it, it would all fly away and nothing special would be left. Like, I love Zamaana-Deewana, but remove the orgasm song, and Anupam Kher’s drag scene, and all you’ve got is a really weird plot about boring young lovers.

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Valentine’s Week of Sex TGIF: Which Classic Actress Image is the Sexiest?

Objectifying women is wrong. BUT! If an entire image is carefully crafted, with the full participation of the model, to evoke sexuality, they we aren’t objectifying, we are talking about Art. You’ll see, these aren’t like “oo, I can see her breast” photos, these are classic elaborate really beautiful images. But which is the BEST?

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Queens of Sex Competition: Rani Versus Vidya, Who is Better at Sex on Screen?

This is so HARD! They both have a natural joyful quality on screen that is so much more sexual than air brushed and perfect actresses. And they are both really good actresses who lose themselves in the moment and make you believe they are real people feeling real things. But which is better?

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Silly Sunday: Dark Reunion for Rani and Shahrukh, Charlie’s Angels in India, and Akshay Gets His Come-Uppance

Random mixture of ideas today, I know most people don’t read these, but for those few of you who enjoy them these thoughts were too good to resist. Especially a movie where Akshay gets what’s coming to him. You can skip to the end if you just want to read that one

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10 Days of Christmas Movies! Why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is the Perfect Family Movie

This is the post I wrote about why Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is meaningful to me, and it inspired many lovely comments from other people telling their own stories. There’s something about this film that inspires warmth and friendship and community and joy in a way that is very Christmas-y.

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Rani Week: Talaash! Rani and Aamir’s Last Great Collaberation

Rani is technically just a supporting character, but her role is the secret motive and power and goal of the hero. It’s a fascinating kind of role, she has to be isolated from the rest of the plot, but at the same time not isolated, since her reactions drive Aamir in everything he does for the rest of the plot. It’s her sadness, happiness, strength, sorrow, and so on, that make Aamir angry, confused, dedicated and so on.

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