I’ve been having a lazy weekend, scrolling through streaming options, and there’s a pattern I keep noticing in the things I start and then stop. At the same time, I watched Bang Bang and Duplicate, and there was a pattern with those that I liked and kept me going. Anyway, made me think about female characters and stuff.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Discussion Post: What Indian Movie Character/Celebrity Do You Want as Your Boss? Or Not Want as Your Boss?
Inspired by a question from Procrastinatrix, I got to think about boss’ in Indian film. Mostly they are pretty awesome, and in fact I wouldn’t mind working for any of them!Continue reading
Inshallah is Delayed Days-Weeks-Unscheduled Time Ahead of Filming
What a weird story! I don’t think there is any big secret scandal to be unearthed here (except for my personal and almost certainly inaccurate crazy theory), but it is interesting to discuss because there is so much history and backstory and at the same time, so much unknown.Continue reading
Mini-News Post: Get Ready to Hate on a Film! Salman, Alia, and SLB
Oh dear. I suspect people will have strong emotions about this news. I know I did! That strong emotion being “oh please don’t make me watch this movie!”Continue reading
Shahid Day Again! His Newest Picture
I’m not going to repost the whole 3 part Padmavat summary review, that would be INSANE. Instead I am going to repost the much shorter no spoilers review.
Shahrukh Speaks on Film Controversies, Agrees With Me, This is Why I Am His Fan
Oh look, Shahrukh is saying something important just as my blog views are beginning to drag again. He loves me! It’s totally not a one-sided thing.
Friday New Classic: Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi, a New Interpretation of a Classic Love Poem
This is just a fun happy movie that I felt like talking about because it is the complete opposite of the big dramatic movie that came out last night and which I will be seeing tonight. And they are both based on classic poems!
Padmavat/Padman Update: Does Bhansali Just Not Care About the Rest of the Industry?
Well, it has been officially confirmed for like 24 hours now that Padmavat is now releasing Republic Day, meaning a clash with Padman. And, like every other business decision related to this movie, I think this is idiotic and a sign that no one involved has a lick of common sense and is running their movie into the ground. And the rest of the Hindi film industry along with it.
News Round-Up: Bhansali and the Bachchans and Censor Versus Censor
Happy Veteran’s Day! I bring you greetings from my sister’s living room while we watch Nagarjuna on the TV (we needed something nice to wake up to). Very exciting to wake up to, SO MUCH NEWS!!!! Including the continuing saga of Abhishek.
Last Minute Secret Superstar Post: Khamoshi: The Musical, and a Heroine Who Just Has to Sing!
Not much else to write about today, and I felt like I couldn’t just let it go with the Shahrukh birthday post and Happy Diwali, so let’s throw in a last minute post on the Secret Superstar theme!
Padmavati, Orientalism, History, and Art
Happy Monday! And the Padmavati trailer is out. Was released in the middle of the night. Quite a thing to wake up to! And be warned, this started as simple discussion of the trailer and ended up going into a whole different and very intense kind of direction. Which probably most of you will disagree with, I am happy to debate you in the comments so long as you remain respectful of those who disagree with you.
Karan Update: New Column on NDTV
Karan just posted a new column on NDTV. He was supposed to be a columnist for them, right? But after 2-3 postings last year, it kind of died out. And now we get another, clearly inspired by the Sanjay Leela Bhansali incident.
News Update: Karan Johar is Done Sitting Down and Shutting Up
There are two parts to this story, and it’s the aftermath I find much more interesting and radical. So I’m going to start there and work backwards.
Bhansali Loses A Producer, Gains an Internet Company
Do you think it’s possible someone at Eros is reading my posts and going “hey, this white lady’s right! We shouldn’t spend money on Bhansali, it’s a bad bet!”? Do I have that much power? What should I do with it next?
Happy Birthday Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay! You would be 140 If You Weren’t Dead!
It’s Sarat’s birthday! Which is as good an excuse as any to put up a post with some of the pretty pretty songs from the movies based on his novels. (if you really want to party hearty, check out my 4 separate Devdas posts here, here, here, and here)
News Round-Up: Another Film Studio Might Shut Down, And Two Others Risk it all on Bhansali
This is all industry news, really, but I find it interesting. Especially considering that UTV/Disney just announced it was shutting down, every little studio move is now exciting.
Attakathi: Okay, I Can See Why This Had a Mixed Reaction
After watching Kabali, I had the director’s earlier films recommended to me, Attakathi and Madras (tell me in the comments if there is anything else he did that I am missing and should watch). Anyway, Attakathi was easier to find, so I watched that one first.
Second Quick News Round-Up: Amitabh and the Censor Board both make big statements
Full disclosure: I’m coming up on my 1 year blog anniversary in a few months, and I want to make it to a thousand posts before then. So get used to lots tiny little posts where you think, “wait, why didn’t she just combine this with the earlier post?”
News Round-Up: Box Office, Casting Musical Chairs, and Sarkar 3
Nothing terribly surprising in box office, so I am mashing it in with a couple of other stories as well.
An Orgy of Devdases (Devdasi?): Dev D as the Least and Most Faithful Adaptation
This weekend, over the course of 30 hours, I went from having seen no Devdases to having seen all 4 important Devdasi, and read the novel. Oh, and I also watched Dishoom. And went grocery shopping. I didn’t sleep much, but what’s more important? Sleep or seeing every famous version of Devdas within the same 24 hour period so that I never have to think about them again?