Sonam gets a lot of grief for her acting, but boy does she pick fun scripts and co-stars! Her films in the past ten years are some of the funnest happiest ones out there.Continue reading
I wrote this FanFic on Sunday but just kind of sketched in the outline. And then we talked and came up with multiple variations on the story.Continue reading
This is a movie I like more and more as time goes on. It’s happy, it’s loving, and bright colored and cheerful. It’s also completely illogical, but that doesn’t really matter.Continue reading
Love this movie! Love it so so so much! And it is just perfect to watch during the Christmas season.Continue reading
I wish Indian films and Indian celebrities focused more on shoes. They can be such delightful works of art, but unfortunately most of the time they seem like just after thoughts to outfits.Continue reading
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
I did it! I figured out the message of Delhi 6! It was right there in front of me all the time! Also, I figured out the main problem (Sonam and Abhishek have terrible chemistry). And the main blessing, the soundtrack is all time great.Continue reading
He’s still charming I guess, but he’s not like professionally charming. After his 2 year paternity leave (which I continue to find RIDICULOUS) he doesn’t seem to have much interest in returning to work. But back in 2010, I had a crazy crush on him and he was a delight.Continue reading
This is amazing! Ruth Wilson playing her own grandmother in the story of her grandfather who was both a scoundrel and a brilliant actor, probably where Ruth got it. Anyway, I have to share the story in case you don’t want to watch it and also because it is so fun to imaginary recast in India. And also my brain isn’t working because Sick, and recasting is easy. Also, SPOILERS! Avoid if you like limited BBC historical miniserieses midcentury true stories/Ruth WilsonContinue reading
Don’t worry about spoiling yourself. It’s a rom-com, it’s only gonna end one way. It’s not about the surprises, it’s about enjoying the journey. Read this review, don’t read it, I don’t care.Continue reading
Happy movie! Don’t watch if you don’t like rom-coms. Do like if you do watch rom-coms. Follow those simple rules, and the world will keep spinning.Continue reading
Reflects on Life was just talking about how usually “female films” means some depressing issue based movie and it is rare that they are simply movies with female leads. This is a movie with female leads, happy and rich and worrying about love affairs just like in male lead films. And I thought we deserved something happy after Neerja.Continue reading
This is a really really good movie. And also a really really sad movie. In a kind of gently hopeful way, but still very very sad.Continue reading
I really hope a lot of you are watching this on Netflix! It is such a happy good feeling family movie, I feel like the world will be a better place if more people watch it.Continue reading
I really liked this movie. And you should watch it without SPOILERS, if you can (Kirre Ranin! This means YOU!), read this other review instead. But if you really really can’t see it and want to know what happens, you can read this. Honestly, it’s such a slow happy family movie, it’s more about the experience than the details, I can’t “spoil” itContinue reading
Such a happy making movie! Really, wonderful and shiny and fun and I think, if you are part of the DCIB community, you will love it.Continue reading
I’ve already done saris and Anarkalis, this year I am thinking small. And also something we can all have opinions on, no need to be experts. Right? I’m assuming most of us wear/own/have bought earrings.Continue reading
Ready for the Wedding Battle to the Death? Or maybe it won’t be a wedding after all, maybe there will be some other story that beats Weddings. It’s exciting!Continue reading
Finally I am writing this post! It took long enough, I’m sorry. The Koffee posts are some of the most time consuming to write, and what with being super sick, I kept running out of energy to sit upright and be awake.Continue reading
I did it! I figured out the message of Delhi 6! It was right there in front of me all the time! Also, I figured out the main problem (Sonam and Abhishek have terrible chemistry).
Happy My-Father’s-Birthday week!!!! To celebrate, I am going out of town. It was the only weekend I could visit my sister between now and, like, May. But I will try to make up for it and be a good daughter by making sure you are all VERY AWARE that it is my father’s birthday this week. 66! That’s a semi-big deal! Or at least, very cool to be matching digits.
I watched Khoobsurat for the 4th time last night (I missed it in theaters, but have seen it 4 times on DVD after a friend told me I HAD to watch it). It’s just as good as it ever was, but it’s also a whole different experience watching it having just seen Neerja. In all sorts of ways.
We have now entered the stage of the news cycle when the actual thing gets hidden under people talking about the thing, and then people talking about talking about the thing. So, fine, I will contribute to the talking about talking about with the only exchange I find particularly remarkable. Other people said eloquent things, wrong things, right things, and so on. It’s just that this exchange is so odd, I can’t help but repeat it so you can tell me “no, you’re right, it is odd!” And so it can also serve as a reminder of the kind of public discourse that somehow goes without comment in the Hindi film industry.
This is another old post, but one that is relevant again today as we are reminded both of how aggressive women have to be to get their fair due, and how dangerous it is to make demands, thanks to Kangana and Tanushree Dutta.