Happy Friday! And also, Happy Good Friday!!! Easter this Sunday, which I will celebrate in my traditional style, by cleaning and eating a chocolate bunny. And by putting up this theme post. One of the best old classics, and also a very Easter-y plot.
I already did action film and rom-com lists to match this. My goal is, once you have finished the list of DVDs recommended on websites, or by the librarian, or handed to you in the DVD store, what next? And there is a surprisingly long list of films with strong female central characters in Hindi film.
Congrats again to Anushka and Virat! In their honor, I am pulling out and updating a post I did a few years back on the intersection between Cricket and Hindi film stars.
Okay, you ready to fight me? The problem is, unlike actors, actresses never really get the chance to lead the industry, there isn’t a clear “Queen” the way there is a clear “King”. So this list is a bit of a judgement call, I realize that, and that means there is lots and lots of space for us all to argue.
Happy Friday! Time to check out the news again and see if people have moved on from Shashi. And the answer is…..not quite yet.
Sharmila was 13 at her debut, so she will have 13 reasons I love her! And one more than Dharmendra, to make up for going after him. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
(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!
Well, it’s only fair, right? Age before beauty and all that. But now Dharmendra is done and it’s Sharmila’s turn to get a post all to herself! Let’s see, how many reasons do I have to love her? How about 13, for the age you were when you made your debut?
Rabindranath Tagore died 75 years ago today, and to celebrate, he is trending on Indian twitter! So I thought I would throw up a quick post of all the things he means to me.
I just watched Azhar, which was terrible, but which also posited that Azhar and Sangeeta was a BIG DEAL because it was the first time Cricket and film had overlapped. To which my reaction was “Oh please!”