Aarzoo Review: First Love, True Love, Forever Love, BLECH

This was our watchalong movie last week, but I know not everyone got to join. And anyway, it’s fun writing reviews! So here is my review.

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Atrangi Re Review (No Spoilers): An Unapologetically Romantic Little Romance

This is such a delightful throwback! No big social statements, at least none that are underlined and highlighted, no misunderstandings or stupid complications, no real “villain” even for most of the plot. It’s just about two people being in love and figuring things out. And yes, it is sort of weird and surreal in the way it does it, but at the same time it is the most grounded romance film I have seen in a long time. Oh, and it uses Akshay perfectly, and makes me respect him as an actor for taking this small but difficult role.

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Discussion Post on Family/Hum Do Humare Do Review (SPOILERS): Boring Movie, Excuse for an Interesting Discussion About What Defines Family Within Indian Film

Welp, not a great movie! I can describe the plot in about 3 sentences, no twists or surprises, and just not the best way to bring up the questions it wants to bring up. But I want to bring up those questions! So this is a review/discussion post.

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Little Things Review/Spoilers: Final Episodes!!!! 7 and 8, Ends With a Whimper, Which is the Point

Ha! This whole thing turned out to be the same lesson my parents always told me, “you have to live together before you get married”. It’s TRUE!!!! You get through all the horrible messy angry stuff before you make that lifelong commitment and then you know you really want that lifelong commitment.

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Love Story Review (SPOILERS): Intersectionality, The Love Story

What a good movie! Yes, the end totally fell apart, but it bravely confronted all kinds of big scary issues along the way. Read on if you won’t have the chance to see it, are not interested in a romance film, or are interested but need to be spoiled first so you can relax and enjoy it.

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Love Story Review (No Spoilers): Class, Caste, Romance, and Dance!

Woot! It’s a Love Story! The title did not tell a lie. It’s not the best most satisfying love story I have ever seen, but it is for sure a love story. If you are considering seeing it, I will warn you now that the end bit is EXTREMELY stressful. And I give you the option of finding out what happens even in this No Spoilers review if you just can’t relax and enjoy a movie with that kind of stress.

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Bhoot Police Review (No Spoilers): The TV Movie Version of Housefull Crossed with Golmaal Crossed With a Little Bit Stree

Huh! This actually felt like a TV movie! Somehow gentler, cheaper, slower, more friendly to commercial breaks and distracted viewing. But very pleasant for what it was, more pleasant and easy than some of the Movie-Movie versions.

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Mimi Review (No Spoilers): Nice Light Loving Movie, Surprisingly Little There-There

Well, now I see why so many of you said that I shouldn’t be afraid to watch this movie. It is very pleasant, very light, doesn’t really make you super feel anything. So if you want a real tearjerker deep version of a surrogate story, don’t watch this. But if you want a pleasant timepass that is unobjectionable, this is a nice one.

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Vivah Review: A Long Sweet Love Story

I have been so blog-lazy this week. I didn’t even remember my daily posts, because I’m not thinking in terms of days of the week, I thinking of “scrap metal day” followed by “painter day” followed by “plumber day” followed by “movers day” and so on. Anyway, I need to give my mind an escape from the complicated logistics of moving, and Vivah is the BEST escape.

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Haseena Dillruba Review (SPOILERS): Well, This Went DELIGHTFULLY Over the Top!!!!

What a RIDICULOUS movie! Which knew perfectly well it was ridiculous. If you can’t handle tension and twists and thrillers, read this review to just know the basics of what happened and talk about it with us. Or if you saw it and have Thoughts, you can read my summary and my thoughts and then we can talk!

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Haseena Dillruba Review (No Spoilers): The Funnest Kind of Sexy Trash

Super fun movie! If you like black comedy and thriller twists, you will like this. It’s also a lot lighter than you might thing, the tone never shifts into depression and misery, it’s all just mystery and surprises and ridiculousness. On the other hand, if you don’t like twists and black comedy, maybe not.

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In The Heights Review (No Spoilers): Finally an American Musical Directed By Someone Who Knows How to Direct Musicals!!!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony Awards, brilliant songs, forget all of that! Most important thing about this movie is the director, John M. Chu. Who previously directed Step Up 2: The Streets, AND Step Up 3D!!!! Finally, someone hired because they know how to make dance movies, not because they are a big name director.

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