Valentine's Week of Sex: Alaipayuthey/Saathiya, Sex is Fun But Marriage is Hard

First, head over here to read my big discussion of sex and meaning in Mani Ratnam films. That’s fun and new. This is not new, this has been reposted many many times already. But hey, maybe you haven’t read it yet somehow!

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Monday Malayalam ReRun: Niram, Cute Cute 90s Love!

Oh man is this a cute cute cute cute cute movie!  So happy and sweet and innocent and 90s.  And clear plastic backpack-y.  And it might now be my favorite Shalini rom-com, even nudging out Alaipayuthay.

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Monday Malayalam: Aniyathipraavu, I Don’t Like It As Well As Niram

I watched it, because I loved Niram so much.  And I just don’t love this one as much.  It’s nice, it’s sweet, it’s way way better than some of the other Malayalam films I’ve seen from the same era.  Or even today!  But I don’t love it.

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Monday Malayalam (on Tuesday): Niram is the 90s Romance I Didn’t Know I Needed

Oh man is this a cute cute cute cute cute movie!  So happy and sweet and innocent and 90s.  And clear plastic backpack-y.  And it might now be my favorite Shalini rom-com, even nudging out Alaipayuthay.

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Alai Payuthey: Slightly Different from Saathiya, Resulting in a Slightly different Meaning

I finally watched Alai Payuthey!  After putting it off for years and years and years and years and years.  Because I love Saathiya, and I didn’t want to risk having it spoiled.  But turns out, they are two distinctly different movies!  Although still similar to Saathiya, so this is going to be kind of a combined review.  I talked about some of these differences a little already when I reported on the OK Jaanu/OK Kanmani remake thing.

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