Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to in the Middle of Shahrukh Month???

Happy Wednesday! It is Wednesday, right? Yeah, it is. Strange week for me, one of those weeks where I keep forgetting what day it is.

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TGIF 2: Additional Chocolate Heroes!!!! The Special Limited Edition High Demand Options

Sorry!  Work was NOT FUN today, so I didn’t get quite as complete and extensive as I should have in my original Chocolate heroes post.  Which just gives me an excuse for an additional post, with the extra special ones, the imported handcrafted special fillings ones (I may have to dig my emergency chocolate box out of the freezer tonight).

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TGIF: Smoking Men

It’s a pun!  Do you get it?  Because it is men who are smoking hot, and also actually smoking, like smoking cigarettes.  Okay, so it’s kind of a lame theme, but I still have holiday brain, and who knows, maybe seeing all of these photos of themselves will inspire some of these guys to make it a New Year’s resolution to stop smoking.

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TGIF: It’s Snowing! Let’s Look at Men in Snow!

Snow isn’t exactly the magical wonderment for me that it is for people in Indian movies.  It’s been a part of my life for 4 months out of the year (at least) as long I can remember.  But even so, there is something about the first snowfall of the year that is still kind of magic.  Anyway, men in snow!  Let’s look at them!

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Friday Classics: Look Look Look Look Look! An Evening in Paris!

(okay, if you speak Hindi, and have seen this film, that title is hilarious!  Or at least, I find it funny)  There was a “Best of Shammi” collection on sale at my local DVD store and I couldn’t resist.  So be prepared for a fair number of Shammi films over the next few Fridays.  Although I don’t know if any of them will be able to measure up to this one!

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Happy-making Songs in My Own Version of Antakshari

Why is there no news today?  Why isn’t SRK releasing the newest Jab Harry Met Sejal song trailer?  Why can’t I find anything for my quick afternoon post?  All of these reasons and more are making me grumpy and depressed, so I am going to cheer myself up by looking at all the songs that make me smile.  And also distract myself by playing my own personal version of Antakshari, connecting song by song through actor instead of word (don’t speak Hindi) or sound (can’t appreciate music).  Feel free to suggest alternative happy songs that I could have gone with!

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Netflix List Update For July (Thank you Accessbollywood.net): Dangal! But More Importantly, PROFESSOR!

Accessbollywood.net does the real work of keeping this list updated, if you want a day by day update, subscribe to them.  My update is woefully late and out of date.  But it does give my opinion and recommendation on every single one, which might be handy.

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Hindi Film 101: A New Series! Starting with the Kapoors, Prithviraj and Shammi and Shashi

I have had so much fun in the past few weeks talking with Ryan C in the comments.  He is new(ish) to Indian film and is asking me all sorts of wonderful questions, and giving me delightfully enthusiastic responses, and it made me think about how maybe I should do more posts sort of aimed at that level.  Ideally, you can get that from My Book (really, read it!  It’s super short and fast and once you are done, you will know everything you need to understand the movies), but now I am thinking maybe I should try something like that on the blog as well?

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Happy First day of Winter! Some Seasonal Songs

It’s been a little bit since I did one of these song posts (although I have put songs up in my birthday messages).  I like doing them, because I hope they fill the gap that I filled with songs DVDs.  Back in the early 2000s, I bought and rented a bunch, and I would see random songs and think “Hey!  That’s cool!  I should check out this movie/actor/actress/choreographer.” Or at least I would think “Hey!  Now I can picture that actor/song sequence/actress the next time he/it/she is mentioned.”  Hopefully this collection of loosely connected song sequences can have a similar effect for some of you!

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Deleted Song from ADHM released! But Where’s the Other One?

Just like Happy New Year and “Sharaabi” or Dilwale and “Premika”, Karan Johar is keeping the buzz going and celebrating a successful first week of ADHM by releasing another song.  But he must be sitting on another song video, because this is not the one I was waiting for!

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In Honor of Nice Attack: A Bunch of Indian Songs in France

Terrible news out of France, but there isn’t really anything I can do about it.  So I’m going to do the only  thing I really can, and put up a theme post about it.  Watch some songs, cheer yourself up, think about how France has always been a warm and wonderful place to dream about for people around the world.

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