Friday Classics: Sarfarosh, Aamir’s Take on a Police Procedural

I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this movie before! It’s so good, and so different from really anything else out there. Thoughtful, complex, and with a hero who is more about quiet thinking than quick action.

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Everyone is Talking At Me At Work! Here is a Post of “Lower Your Blood Pressure” Songs

I’m the customer support supervisor at work, which means I get my own office and a window (oooo!), but also I get to take the really complicated phone calls. And it has not been a good day for phone calls. Or maybe, it has been a good day for phone calls? What I am saying is, I have been on the phone straight through for the past 5 hours and it is beginning to get a bit stressy. I’m supposed to also do a bunch of really urgent work things, and I’d like to actually respond to your comments on the blog, plus personal emails and stuff, but that’s not going to happen today. Also lunch, lunch is not going to happen. I’ve been trying to eat an apple for 5 hours, and I’m still only two bites in.

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News Round-Up: John Talks Sarfarosh, Pa Ranjith Talks Hindi, Everyone Talks PC

Well, this is the gossip cycle that will never end.  I don’t know why I am surprised, this is how it happens, right?  The gossip comes out, and then everyone reacts to it, and then everyone reacts to the reactions.  And I am part of the problem, because it is just barely on the line of affecting the industry and the big messages of stuff so I feel like I should talk about it.  Oh, and also Pa Ranjith might make a Hindi film, yaaaaay!

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Soothing Songs Post to Cool Us All Down

Hello!  Two comments sections got mildly heated this morning (well, heated for this website where everything is generally at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, so going up to even 45 feels hot), so I want to put up a nice soothing post to calm us all down.  Mostly calm me down, because I hate replying to/reading semi-heated comments!  And also it’s Monday morning and my office is maybe the busiest it has been in 2 months.

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Happy Aamir Week! Sarfarosh: Another Movie Where the Romance Came Second to the Character Goals

I first knew Sarfarosh for the love songs, one of which (“Hoshwalon Ko Khabar”) is one of my all time favorite songs, both the video for it and just the way it sounds on its own.  And then a watch the movie, and come to find out that it is barely a romance at all!  Which is what, I suspect, it will have in common with Dangal.  The Aamir romance is there, sure, but it’s not really a big deal compared to everything else going on.

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Sick Day Songs

I’m still sick.  Way too sick to deal with anything emotional or challenging like a post about a movie, or even gossip news or box office.  Instead, I am sitting around listening to super soothing songs.  Just in case you are ever this sick (and I hope you aren’t!  This is terrible!), I’ll share my play list with you.

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