Silly Sunday: Love Triangles! Pick Your Ending for These Romantic Tripods I Have Built! Shahrukh-Juhi-Aamir, Deepika-Ranveer-Anushka, ARK-Parineeti-Sid M

Still watching Hart of Dixie which does really good love triangles, and it has inspired me to try and see what I can come up with as potential Indian film triangles. Not easy ones where it’s a choice between love and duty, but ones where there are two viable “love” options.

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Silly Lazy Wednesday: TV Shows Rewritten/Recast for India, Hart of Dixie, Single Parents, Bless This Mess

This were all recommended by readers, so I know at least SOME of you have already heard of them. And then there are like three of you that are fanfic diehards and will read anything, even if you haven’t heard of these shows. And heck, all of them are fun happy slightly romantic things, I want you all to watch them and enjoy them and if this fanfic helps promote them, great!

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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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News Round-Up: Mahesh Bhatt and Jio Dig Up Parveen Babi Again, Ranveer’s Next Heroine Cast, Everyone’s Talking About Sonakshi

Oh there is so much to talk about with today’s stories! Not the actual stories, they are the usual fake bland PR stuff, but what they mean and what we think about them and all KINDS of things!!!!

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Hindi Film 101: Ranveer Singh, The Value of a Good Education

You know why I don’t like doing 101s on people in the middle of their careers? First, because people feel more passionate about it and are likely to disagree with me and I hate it when people disagree with me. And second, because it is a continuing story and things that may happen in the future will affect the accuracy of what I say here. So please keep that in mind, disagree respectfully and correct me respectfully, and forgive me if you come back to this post 2 years from now and it is no longer correct.

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Saturday Small Talk: I Got No Sleep, Expect Weird Posts

Happy Saturday! I had big plans to be productive today, and then things went kind of heywire (sp?) last night and I ended up with no sleep. So instead I am going to try to finish writing the posts I promised you, forgive any sleep deprivation weirdness, and otherwise just sit on the couch.

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News Round-Up: Casting Rumors of Future Films! 2000s Are Back, Suniel, Preity, and Maddy Are All Rumored

Everyone decided to start the work week by giving bollywoodhungama stories that may or may not be true depending on what the future holds. I should join in! I can tell bollywoodhungama that I am currently planning to make a flash mob youtube video that will go viral. Will I? Doesn’t matter! The story is that, as of this moment, I am PLANNING to do so.

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Silly Sunday: Stories Inspired By Song Videos, “Bang Bang”, “Love is a Dare”, “Ishq Shava”, “Janam Janam”, “Rock ‘n Roll Soniya”

You ready for a silly lazy idea? I’m gonna take a bunch of songs out of context and invent the movies they should belong in, because they don’t quite work in the movies they are in. Feel free to jump in with more ideas in the comments!

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Sunday ReRun/Women Directors Week: Dil Dhadakne Do! Reema and Zoya Give Us a Mother, a Wife, and a Maiden

Interesting, this film gives us 3 separate female leads, and each in a different phase of female life. And the one who is in the most typical filmi phase, Anushka as the “maiden”, actually gets the least amount of screentime.

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Silly Sunday! For Pride! Harsh Kapoor and Harsh Rane, Ranveer-Ranbir-Dips Love Triangle, Rajkummar-John-Vidya-Kareena Same Sex Quadrangle, Prithviraj-Tovino Village Romance, Aamir-John Abraham Long Time Lovers, and Arjun-Shahrukh (my favorite!)

Okay, I’m gonna be lazy and just use the stuff that came up in the comments of the discussion post asking for topics early this week.

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TGIF: For Pride, The Best Queer Images of Indian Film (Obviously, Shahrukh is Best Daddy)

“Queer”= anything non-gender normative. Can be drag, can be transexuals/Hijras, can be a male-male couple, can be a female-female couple, whatever! And to help, I called on my friend who is a pansexual drag queen with a degree in gender studies currently working at a Queer history museum. Just so you can relax, all of these photos were approved by a qualified expert.

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Silly Sunday: The Feminist Versus the Underclass, Remaking a Doris Day-Rock Hudson Classic By Setting It in the Bombay Film Industry

We were just talking about against the grain readings and I realized that I had Lover Come Back stored on my TV, one of the biggest against the grain movies of Hollywood. And then I watched it and realized it hits that sweet spot of romance with social commentary all baked in that I like. Plus ten gabillion moments of “we all know that Rock Hudson is gay and are having a super fun time playing with the audience not knowing that Rock Hudson is gay”.

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Silly Sunday: Two More Noirs for Red Chillies! Leave Her to Heaven, and Murder My Sweet with Shahrukh. Plus Bonus Period Calcutta FanFic!

The problem with film noirs is that half the time they are more atmospheric than plot based. Makes it harder to remake them. I am going to remake another one with a good strong plot (Leave Her to Heaven), and another that I really love and which has a totally impenetrable plot (Murder My Sweet) but maybe also a role for Shahrukh. Oh, and that fanfic I wrote in the comments for Miss Briganza, in case anyone missed it. And this is a VERY LONG POST. But I hope you will read it, because there is good stuff in here.

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Gully Boy Review (SPOILERS): The Poor Don’t Drag Each Other Down, They Lift Each Other Up

This is a movie that is about the music and the moments (Zoya is such a beautiful director) more than the plot. So it isn’t that bad to SPOIL yourself. But if you want to go into it keeping some of the tension of not knowing what will happen, you can skip this review and read the other one instead.

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