I promised you an All Happiness day, right? What could be happier than objectifying men in a feminist act of subverting gender power dynamics!Continue reading
Just like for Sonam, I am bringing up a nice little lower budget pleasant film you may have forgotten about. If you need a smile, you should watch this movie!Continue reading
This was a fun movie! Classic Salim-Javed kind of plot, but with mature elegant calm Dilip Kumar as the lead, gave it a whole different feel. Also, Pran and Ashok Kumar and Rishi Kapoor and Amrita Singh are there.Continue reading
News round-up! This is mostly because Brahmastra made me laugh and laugh and laugh. Oh, and because I have a new commenter getting to know Amitabh, and it reminded me that he is a combination of rawly emotional and very very restrained in his public appearances.Continue reading
Saying someone is “good at lipsyncing” sounds as silly as an air guitar contest, but it is an actual thing! There is something about being able to sell a song, even if you aren’t the one singing it, and Rishi was truly the master.Continue reading
I already wrote my farewell post to Rishi, what he meant to me, but I want to put together a post about Rishi the person. As a Kapoor, we (the public) know a remarkable amount about him personally, and Rishi in interviews and his memoir has made even more available. I’m not going to try to rake up scandal or demonize him, but I want to do my best to give a fair and balanced look at the life of this man we have just lost.Continue reading
Once again, sad news to wake up to! There was a similar year in 2013, death after death after death. I found that kind of touching because it was the 100th anniversary of Indian film and all of these greats went on their way out with the anniversary. But 2020? I don’t see any meaning to that.Continue reading
This movie released, a few select critics applauded it as one of the best films they had ever seen, and then it disappeared a few days later. I saw it, and I know a few other people here on the blog watched it, and we all think of it as a really remarkably good movie. One of those films you find yourself thinking about at surprising moments. It’s one of Irrfan’s few films where he is good, but the rest of the film lives up to his performance. It’s also extremely sad. Not tragic exactly, just sad. Be warned.Continue reading
Well, this movie was a kick! Definitely a fun Sippy, an Andaz-Seeta Aur Geeta-Shaan Sippy, not a Sholay-Shakti Sippy. If you have been politely ignoring all my Sippy movie posts because they seem way too deep and serious, you can swing back now and watch this movie because it is fun fun FUN! And a little melodramatic and romantic, but that’s just a different kind of fun.Continue reading
This is such a good interesting movie! I watched it years ago and yet I still remember it well enough to write a review, which is a sign of a very good movie.Continue reading
This is a movie with a lot of layers, consideration of parent and child relationships, and changing times, and the generation gap. But it is also about sex, and what makes good sex and bad sex, and why that matters in a relationship.Continue reading
Happy Kabhi Kabhi day! This is my old review, with one paragraph added, but I think I have to do a second review later today specifically about what sex means in this movie because I think Yashji had a very particular reason for showing different interactions between the 5 couples.Continue reading
Ritu was related to a lot of famous public people, but was not a public person herself. I don’t want to reveal too much of her life which (by choice) she kept private. But I want to point to how she affected those around her who have chosen to lead a public life.Continue reading
Okay, sharpen your claws, build up the knives of resentment, stoke the fires of your class/gender anger, and let us focus all of that on the one perfect representation of every man who ever tried to tell you his pain was more important than yours, that his success is a tribute to talent and not privilege, that if we disagree with him it is just because we don’t have the depth to understand his thoughts. Take down Ranbir, and we can take down every patronizing boss, every bad boyfriend, every dumb colleague promoted over you, every person who looks at the world and only sees a mirror, not a window. Yes, our Ranbir Hate, in one great cleansing burst, will Save the World.Continue reading
Yaaaaay, a new Shahrukh review! Of a really interesting movie. Like, I think I would be interested in it even if Shahrukh weren’t the star.Continue reading
Thank you Emily for the suggestion! This is the perfect song to do a lazy Saturday when I don’t want to think that much.Continue reading
I did it! I figured out the message of Delhi 6! It was right there in front of me all the time! Also, I figured out the main problem (Sonam and Abhishek have terrible chemistry).
Happy My-Father’s-Birthday week!!!! To celebrate, I am going out of town. It was the only weekend I could visit my sister between now and, like, May. But I will try to make up for it and be a good daughter by making sure you are all VERY AWARE that it is my father’s birthday this week. 66! That’s a semi-big deal! Or at least, very cool to be matching digits.
There is one really big story, but so long as I am covering things, I might as well cover the little stories too.
I don’t have much to say about this, because Rajan was a Delhi businessman, not a movie person. But I am irritated that it is being reported incorrectly in all the press, his Kapoor connection ignored in favor of his Bachchan one, and that is forcing me to write a post.
Monday Monday, news news. Nothing really exciting, like a contract dispute or something, but still some things for us to chew over.
Thanks to a conversation in the comments with Alicia/Bollywood Newbie, I went back and watched this movie again, and it is sooooooooooooo much cuter than I remembered. Really just adorable. Oh, and also kind of unique and groundbreaking in the sort of story it tells.
I’ve spent the past week slogging through the tragic misery that is Sanjay Dutt’s life. I need something fun! So, let’s talk about an old silly Rishi Kapoor movie.
I just get a giggle out of today’s news items and can’t resist sharing them. Sometimes celebrity news is very silly! Oh, and some of this stuff is actually interesting too.
No, that title isn’t a typo. It was promoted as a father-son story, but there’s another layer to it. Oh, and it’s still worth watching even if you read the SPOILERS review just for the performances, but the plot will have more impact if you go in fresh. So, read the “no spoilers” review instead if you can!