Next Friday Classic Announcement: Eklavya, The Royal Guard, A Late Birthday Present for Amitabh

Have you ever wanted to see Amitabh, Vidya, Saif, Sanjay Dutt, Sharmila Tagore, Boman Irani, and Jackie Shroff all in the same movie?  And all playing magnificent complex interesting roles?  Then, this is the film for you!

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TGIF: For the Birthday Girl, Kareena Versus Kareena Versus Kareena!!!

Usually I do birthday versus birthday, but Kareena has had a long enough career, I think she can be a challenge all in herself.

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Sacred Games Episodes 3 and 4: Spoilers and Discussion Space

This is where you can get a summary of what happens in episodes 3 and 4, and where you can discuss what you thought of them.  I’m just trying to break down the spoilers a bit, so no matter where you are in the series, you have a place to talk.  The place to discuss the full series, or read spoilers for it, is here.

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Sacred Games Episode 1 and 2: Summary and Discussion Space

I already did my massive SPOILERS and NO SPOILERS reviews, you can use those to discuss the show as a whole.  But I know people are watching along and I don’t want them to risk spoiling others, plus it’s nice to break the discussion down a little sometimes.

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Sacred Games Season 1 Review (No Spoilers): Terrible Subtitles, Good Ideas

As I feared, I ended up doing nothing today and just binging Sacred Games.  Oh well, at least it was a really really good show, so I don’t feel like I completely wasted my day.  And I will try to put up little mini-spoiler reviews over the course of the day tomorrow, so we can discuss without spoiling people who haven’t started/finished yet.

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TGIF: Eid Mubarak! Men in Pathani Suits!

I did a TON of research on this.  And turns out there is no such thing as a “Pathani suit”.  there are various specific things that it could be, traditional garb in the North Indian/Pakistani cultures, but what is generally called “Pathani” is really just loose Salwar and a very long Kameez.

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Baby! Big Baby! Taimur Turns One and Makes All Our First Birthday Parties Look Like Garbage

At one point, Shahrukh was rumored to be coming.  But it looks like they scaled back after Shashi’s death.  Which is good, because if Shahrukh had come, I would be SO JEALOUS!  What does that baby have that I don’t have?  Why would Shahrukh go to his party and not mine?

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Chef Review (SPOILERS): They Didn’t Know How to End It

No Spoilers review went up last night, and this is a good pleasant enjoyable film, so you shouldn’t necessarily read the spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet.  But on the other hand, most of the plot is kind of given in the trailer, so maybe it doesn’t matter as much?

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Two Trailers, Two Remakes: Chef and Judwaa 2

Well, this is FASCINATING!  It didn’t hit me until I watched the Chef trailer and then the new Judwaa 2 song right next to each other, but they are both remakes!  In ways that couldn’t be more different.  A sign that the industry doesn’t know if it should look back, or look out for the new hit.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Friends! I Can’t Resist Remaking It, Even If It Requires a Massive Rewrite for the Indian Audience

This is such an indulgence of myself, even more than my Golden Girls post.  But I have now finished my dozenth rewatch of the entire run, and I can’t resist.  Partly because I want to add songs and stuff, but also because I really really want to tighten up that plot.  And make Phoebe end up with the guy she is meant to end up with, not Paul Rudd.

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TGIF: Happy Pride Weekend! Let Us Look at the Gayest Images in Indian Film

Oh Pride!  The happiest weekend of the year in terms of fanfic/silly content.  The saddest weekend of the year in terms of not having loud drunk people sit next to me on the train.  At least this year I have no reason to leave the house (my church lemonade stand/marching group can get along without me!), so I can just huddle up indoors and work on my epic Pride themed fanfic.  I’m going to try to hit all the letters, L and G and B and T and Q and maybe H.  If Indian film isn’t going to serve that audience, it is up to me to fill in the gap!  Anyway, a great TGIF post topic, I think we can all agree.

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