Oh boy! A straight up for realsies classic! Which also means that it is hard to find a good copy and they vary widely in length and quality and stuff. So, we will be watching the einthusan version, for consistancy.Continue reading
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Ramesh Sippy Week Friday Classics: Sholay, The Perfect Movie
This movie has been written about and written about and written about. Usually with Indian film, it’s super easy to write about it because it is so under-studied anything I say will be original. Not the case here! This is like trying to write something new on Citizen Kane, there’s just nothing left. But I pulled up my old post, and added a bit on to it, and let’s see how I do.Continue reading
Fat Tuesday Post! Our Favorite Fat Men! Well, “Cuddly”
This is one of my all time most popular TGIF posts. Because women just want someone to snuggle with. Anyway, updating it a bit! Can you believe I was missing Shammi, Sanjeev Kumar, and Dangal Aamir?Continue reading
Ramesh Sippy Week: Seeta Aur Geeta, A Film So Memorable I Didn’t Bother Rewatching It!
This may have been a mistake. I’ve seen this movie 3 times at least, and I did a quick fastforward last night, but I didn’t rewatch it straight through. Usually no one cares/remembers enough to correct me when I make mistakes in this situation, but it’s Seeta Aur Geeta, so I have a sinking feeling that my ignorance will be apparent to many many people. Oh well, forgive me! And correct me! And understand why I am speaking in general terms about the plot instead of saying “the first time so-and-so meets such-and-such, they say…”Continue reading
Combined Birthday Post: All the Brilliant Artists of Indian Film Were Born Today, Sanjeev Kumar, Guru Dutt, and K. Balachander
This is one of those cool coincidences. The two brilliant directors of Indian film, one from Bombay and one from the south, were born exactly 5 years apart to the day. There is something special about July 9th. And, just to put the cherry on top, one of the most brilliant actors in Hindi film history was also born on July 9th.
Anamika Mini-Review: My Favorite Young Jaya Movie! Jaya Plays a Girl Who Chooses Her Own Name and Her Own Destiny
Happy 3 days after Jaya’s birthday! This is another review of a movie I have seen often enough that I can write the review without prep. But also a movie I think is legitimately worth talking about. It is just so delightful! And at the same time, breaks so many taboos! Oh, and Jaya is so amazing, it’s a great film to watch if you are wondering if/why she was a really big star. Or at least, skip to the end of this post and watch the video.
Saturday Classics: Silsila! For Holi!
Happy Saturday! I’m on vacation, so I missed yesterday’s Friday classic post. And posts will be a bit sparse for the next few days. But I’m gonna make up for it by doing a stone-cold classic, which is also holiday appropriate, for the random one-off Saturday Classics post.
Friday Classics: Manoranjan! A Very Happy Movie About Very Sad Things
I hadn’t watched this movie in about 14 years, and by golly it is just as good as I remembered! Better actually, because back then I didn’t realize how unusual it was to have this kind of a plot.
Hindi Film 101: Mukherjee-Samarth Family Part 3, Nutan and Tanuja Arrive!
Happy Thursday! And Happy “Day I Finally Reach Famous People” in my Samarth-Mukherjee family tree. We are through all those b-level stars and pre-Independence film figures, now we are finally into the golden age stars, the ones who matter! (part 1 here, and part 2 here)