I was soooooooooooo happy yesterday to discover that everyone else also had that creepy bad-liberal vibe from Kamal Haasan. And now I am curious about what other celebrities have given us a similar icky feeling just from interviews and things, not politics or police cases or performances.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Shahid Kapoor
JLo and Ben Inspired Post: What Former Couple of Indian Film Do You Wish Would Get Back Together?
I just read a month and a half of People magazines, and my goodness are they excited about JLo and Ben! Which made me realize it’s not just in India that celebrity shifted in the early 2000s, it’s crazy that in America these two 50 year olds are still bigger stars than everyone who came after them. And also, years later reunions are a GREAT story and I want more of them.Continue reading
Vivah Review: A Long Sweet Love Story
I have been so blog-lazy this week. I didn’t even remember my daily posts, because I’m not thinking in terms of days of the week, I thinking of “scrap metal day” followed by “painter day” followed by “plumber day” followed by “movers day” and so on. Anyway, I need to give my mind an escape from the complicated logistics of moving, and Vivah is the BEST escape.Continue reading
Shammi Kapoor Birthday Week Question, Which of These Three Shammi Song Tributes is Your Favorite?
Shammi! His birthday isn’t for another few days, but he is such a happy person, I want to start the celebration early.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Sonam! Important Question, Who Were Your Top Three Hottest Co-Stars (Ladies Included)?
Happy Birthday Sonam!!!!!! A day to celebrate the movies you helped get greenlit, and the actors you helped to highlight.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Siddharth! In Your Honor, Here Are All the Male Actors Who Never Aged Past 20!
Happy Birthday Siddharth! “Southern Sid” as you are known here. 41 today, and still looking somewhere around 23.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101 Repost: Karisma and Kareena, The Kurrent Kapoors
I started the 101s with the Kapoors, so this is one of the very first posts I put up. But it’s still accurate, and it’s still good, so I am reposting it! And now you can learn about the Kurrent Kapoor Sisters.Continue reading
What Do We Think of Shahrukh’s Shocking New Hairstyle????
Okay, “shocking”. It’s not like he shaved his head or something. But for a man who makes half inch alterations in his style once a year for the past 25 years, it’s shocking to me!Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Shahid Kapoor, A Happy Ending After Many Lives Lived
Such an interesting man! His background is interesting, his early career and strange accidental fame is interesting, and he remains interesting to this day. Not always successful, not always likable, but interesting.Continue reading
2009 Week: Dil Bole Hadippa, Shakespeare By Way of Cricket
Okay, who are my She’s the Man trufans? You know, the Amanda Bynes movie based on Twelfth Night that featured a pre-fame Channing Tatum and then was remade as this movie with Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee? Anyone? Well, if you are like me, you watch this movie and think “Shahid is good, but is he Channing Tatum good?”Continue reading
2009 Week: Kaminey, Another Contender For Best Film of the Year
This was just such a freakishly good year! Some of the best work from multiple directors, Zoya’s best, Anurag Kashyap’s best, and now this one that I think is Vishal Bardwaj’s best.Continue reading
Hindi Film 101: Shahid Kapoor, the Actor Who Fell Backwards Into Fame
Shahid Kapoor is SO FASCINATING!!! His career reflects the changing guard of Indian film for the past 2 decades more than anyone else I can think of. And those changes are so vast that much of what he has been through in his career has disappeared, as people cannot even conceive of how things used to be. And, coincidentally, I scheduled reviews of two 2009 Shahid movies for today, so it is a good day for it.Continue reading
Time Machine Discussion Post! Who Was the Most Promising Young Actor of 2009?
This was such an exciting year! And then it all turned to dross. Oh well, we can use our time machine and pretend we are back then again and we don’t know what will actually happen to these actors.Continue reading
News Round-Up: Stars and Box Office, Shahid and Sonakshi and Hrithik
Finally, some interesting news stories! Money and stars and interesting things like that, instead of more casting rumors and created controversies (blech!).Continue reading
Global Box Office: Kabir Singh Rises Down Under, Article 15 is America’s Choice
Huh! What an odd pattern! America continues to reject Kabir Singh, and so does New Zealand, but every where else loves it. What do American and New Zealand have in common? That feels like a riddle, but I am honestly asking. Of course, New Zealand also loved Loveyatri. Maybe they are just weird down there. (as always, figures from bollywoodhungama)Continue reading
Kabir Singh Review (SPOILERS): Fight For What You Know is True, Even When the World Says You Are Wrong
Well, shoot! I was all set to just repost my Arjun Reddy review with the names changed and call it a night, but by golly this version slightly changed things just enough that I can’t do that!Continue reading
Kabir Singh Review (No Spoilers): Second Draft, Better Than the First
It’s 11pm on a work night, but I am so excited about this movie that I just have to write the review right now!Continue reading
Election Day Post 2! Vote on Best Shahrukh Movie, Best Malayalam Actress, Best non-Khan Hindi Actor
So important to participate in a democratic election! If you don’t vote, your voice won’t be heard. And the wrong Shahrukh Khan film could be chosen as his best ever! Or the wrong Malayalam actress, or the wrong Hindi actor. Vote in the comments, you can give a choice for each category or just the ones you feel confident about. Remember, most comments this month wins a poster!Continue reading
More Critiquing the Critics: What Artists Get Too Much/Not Enough Credit?
I quite enjoyed everyone’s responses to yesterday’s post asking what films were reviewed unfairly (and please keep adding on there if you remember more or this post reminds you of something!). Everyone gave delightful varied answers that went beyond saying “this film was good and they said it was bad” and instead into how exactly the film was misinterpreted and dismissed. Now, let’s do the same for artists! There are some actors and directors and composers that always get loads of critical acclaim and may not deserve it, and others that never get noticed and really should.Continue reading
Kabir Singh Teaser: Shahid is as Good as I Expected
Yep, this is an Arjun Reddy remake all right. Shot for shot, moment for moment. And is that good or bad?Continue reading
Friday Classic: Udta Punjab, A Multi-Starrer Where Alia Easily Outshines the Rest
Such a disturbing movie. Like, not sure if I can go to sleep tonight kind of disturbing. Very disturbing. But also very high quality.Continue reading
Alia Week: Shaandaar, a Movie in Which a Problem is Invented in Order to Avoid Facing the Real Issues
Oh dear. I know this is a movie that a lot of you really like. And I’m sorry, but I just don’t. So either you will read this review and be convinced and then I will have taken something pleasurable away from your life. Or you will read this review and disagree with me, and then we will be in a fight, and I don’t like that either. There’s really no way to win here, and I hate it! Well, I suppose I could lie and only say nice things about the movie, but that’s never gonna happen. I have to be honest and mean and make you unhappy. Shoot. Just, don’t read the review. Really, don’t, not if you love this movie and it will make you unhappy to read someone who doesn’t.Continue reading
Silly Sunday: Sitcom Ideas Based on Star Stories, Shahid and Mira to Sushmita and Shahrukh
I’ve been on a bit of a sitcom kick, and we were just talking about the possible “Madhuri in Denver” sitcom idea, and now I can’t stop thinking of TV series ideas based on movie star lives.Continue reading
Silly Sunday (ReRun) Shameless Pandering Fanfic: Shahrukh as a (sexy) Angel
It’s Christmas Eve, I will give you an early present: Shahrukh fanfic, because it’s the only kind anyone reads/wants. And Christmas themed, Sexy Angel Shahrukh! Sexy Sacrificial Family Man Angel Shahrukh!
News Round-Up: Shahid Looks Young, 4 Women Make a Film Together, Angie’s Mind is Going to Explode in Anger
This is mostly just because there is one news story here that is so perfectly crafted to make frequent commentator Angie very angry that I couldn’t resist it. And then I threw in two others just to fluff up the post.