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.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Saif Ali Khan
Discussion Post: What Celebrity Do You Somehow Not Like as a Person? Not Their Politics or Performances, Just the Personality as you Sense It?
I was soooooooooooo happy yesterday to discover that everyone else also had that creepy bad-liberal vibe from Kamal Haasan. And now I am curious about what other celebrities have given us a similar icky feeling just from interviews and things, not politics or police cases or performances.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk on Sunday: Chat Away While I Try to Pack a Car!
Happy weekend! I missed posting yesterday because we had a family emergency, my Dad lost his glasses and I tracked down a one hour glasses place, did all the driving, etc. etc. It ended up being a fun outing, there was a bison farm down the road from the one hour glasses place so we went to look at bison for a bit. But it did kind of kill the day and leave me too tired to feel like blogging. Today, I need to pack up the car and start getting ready to leave (I’m not actually leaving until Wednesday, but I’m working Monday and Tuesday). But I am remembering to post because I start working!Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Independence Day?
Happy Monday! I should be finishing building a linen cabinet and/or taking out trash and/or emptying and rearranging boxes. But I’m not! Instead I am sitting here peacefully writing the Monday Morning post like usual, because I gotta get back to real life.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Sharmila Tagore! Which of Your Awesome Looks is Our Favorite?
Sharmilaji! The coolest strongest hottest actress of the 1960s. And now a very classy actress of the later decades.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: The Double-Edged Sword of Charisma, the Target of Celebrity
I think I found my point by the end of this, but it took me a bit to get there. Please read carefully and see if you can follow.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Kal Ho Na Ho! The First REAL Review!
I was looking for a review to repost and discovered I had done two mini-reviews, one about this film as showing a matriarchy, the other about it as showing an interesting idea of different kinds of love. But no actual regular review! So, time to write that. (previous posts on Matriarchy and on love triangles)Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Watch Sadak 2 and Read Books
Happy Saturday! I am up at the Lake House again for a long stretch to end out the year. Of course I still have my stupid foot, so I can’t go swimming or on boats. But I can sit on the porch and read a book, so I’ll be doing a lot of that instead of responding to blog comments. Oh, and finishing/reviewing Sadak 2, I’m watching it on my phoneContinue reading
Happy Birthday Saif! Your Other Light Happy Mature Movie That I Didn’t Appreciate Enough at the Time, Chef!
I reread my review, and I think I might have been a little too hard on the film. Yes, it was an almost line by line remake, yes some things didn’t really work, but it was harmless, and it had a mature hero trying to figure out how to be a father, and just generally some good stuff we don’t usually see in Hindi film.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Saif! Your Most Recent Happy Light Mature Witty Film, Jiwani Jaanemann!
Not saying this is a perfect movie, some bits are a bit rushed, and there isn’t enough Farida, or enough depth to it. But it’s on the whole a very pleasant happy movie with a nice modern message about growing up and family and good things. The kind of movie I wish we could see more of, and that I am very glad Saif is making.Continue reading
Jawaani Jaaneman Review (SPOILERS): Perfectly Written Characters, Slightly Not Enough Time With Them
If you think you might want to see this movie, you can still read this review. You might even enjoy it more knowing you can just relax and enjoy the ride because it will turn out okay. This isn’t a film about plot twists and stuff (at least, nothing past the original surprise spoiled by the trailer), it’s a film about just enjoying the ride. But if you are totally spoiler paranoid, you can read my other No Spoilers review.Continue reading
Jiwaani Jaaneman Review (No SPOILERS): Saif Completes His Impregnator Trilogy
If you loved Kya Kehna and Salaam-Namaste, now you can watch Saif do it all over again but older! Nah, forget that, this movie is a lot more fun than those other two. Or at least, fun in a different way. Isn’t it interesting though that Saif keeps getting the same role?Continue reading
Trailers! The Rise of the Sexy Older Folks, Sexy Anil Assassin and Sexy Party Woman Tabu
Thank you Angie and Alisa/BollywoodNewbie for alerting me to the arrival of two really good trailers! I make no promises for the quality of the eventual movies, there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip, but the trailers look good!Continue reading
Hindi Film 101 Repost: Karisma and Kareena, The Kurrent Kapoors
I started the 101s with the Kapoors, so this is one of the very first posts I put up. But it’s still accurate, and it’s still good, so I am reposting it! And now you can learn about the Kurrent Kapoor Sisters.Continue reading
Christmas Week: Hum Saath Saath Hain, the Ramayana in Bright Colors
I thought I’d reviewed this movie, but I’d just hosted a tweetalong. Oh well, I am sure I can zip out some kind of a review in no time.Continue reading
2009 Week: Love Aaj Kal, The Last Mainstream “Regular” Film Imtiaz Ali Made
If I didn’t know where Imtiaz was heading, I would find this both better and worse. As in, I can watch it and see the hints of the irritating passive hero of Tamasha, but also the brilliant deep romance of Jab Harry Met Sejal. It’s an interesting one to look back on!Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Hang With My Mother!
My Mom and I are in the little town where my grandfather grew up to close up the last family house and do all that stuff. And we have an ambitious plan of hitting the historical society, the cemetery, Poppie’s high school, and the really good breakfast place. In the meantime, you all can chat!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Shahrukh Summer/Silly Sunday: A Movie For Nisha/Karisma in Dil To Pagal Hai
Poor Nisha/Karisma! So much more interesting than “just” a third leg of a triangle should be. She deserves a happy ending, right?Continue reading
Shahrukh Summer/Silly Sunday: Tweed and Sweaters Romance for Saif and Shahrukh, Middle-Aged Rediscovering the Spark Comedy for Boman and Shahrukh, Fun Wedding Farce for Shahrukh and Ayushmann Khurrana
I love it when you inspire me in the comments! I always come up with much better stories based on your ideas than I do on my own. Anyway, these are from the comments on the “what actor does Shahrukh have the most chemistry with?” post.Continue reading
Happy Late Birthday Saif! Let’s Look At My Favorite Songs of Yours!
I suppose I could try for some objective overview of his career kind of thing. But, naaaaaah. I’m just gonna do my favorite random Saif songs, from the mullet era to the beard era.Continue reading
Hrithik Week: Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Hrithik and Esha and Saif, Oh My!
Such a silly fun light weight movie! You may say it’s stupid, and I won’t exactly argue with you, but it sure is fun too!Continue reading
Friday Classics: Main Khiladi Tu Anari, SO GAY!
It’s just SOOOOO GAY!!!! So much gayer than I remembered. Needlessly gay, it’s a fun movie even if you watch it “straight”, and then on top of the regular fun movie, they put in these ridiculous heaping helpings of gayness.Continue reading
Friday Classics: Love Aaj Kal, A Couple Who Tries to Love Not Too Well but Wisely
Oh boy! A review for a movie that isn’t very good, so I can write it quickly! I hope. I tend to get a bit lost and write too much even about the less good movies.Continue reading