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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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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?

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