Secret Superstar Review (SPOILERS): An Everyday Story With a Once in a Lifetime Solution

I already put up my No Spoilers review, now this one will give me a chance to talk about the plot in specifics.  I should say, there’s nothing exactly surprising here, the movie could only end one way once the situation was established, but maybe if you want to be surprised by the details of how it plays out, don’t read on.  On the other hand, if you are unable to see the film for any reason, here is where you can learn what happens and what it is about.

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Tuesday Tamil: Solo (SPOILERS Review), More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Okay, let’s do this!  Tuesday Tamil!  Actually on Tuesday!  My box office post is still going to be late this week, but at least everything else will be back on track.  Plus, I am excited to talk about plot details for this movie. (no spoiler review went up earlier today)

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Chef Review (SPOILERS): They Didn’t Know How to End It

No Spoilers review went up last night, and this is a good pleasant enjoyable film, so you shouldn’t necessarily read the spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet.  But on the other hand, most of the plot is kind of given in the trailer, so maybe it doesn’t matter as much?

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Spyder Review (SPOILERS): Closing the Technical Gap

What a great experience for my first Mahesh Babu film in theaters!  Not a great theater experience exactly (I was alone in there), but a great film to experience on the big screen, and to spend 3 hours of my life totally focused on watching. (No spoilers review here)

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Judwaa 2 Review (SPOILERS): Salman Steals the Film

The mere fact of Salman being in this film isn’t a spoiler, right?  That’s been so heavily promoted that you can’t escape it?  The exact manner of his appearance has not been promoted, but I’ll tell you that.  The rest of the plot, definitely spoilers.  Yes, even if you have seen the original. (review of the original Judwaa here and no spoiler review of Judwaa 2 here)

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Tuesday Telugu: Fidaa, Makes the Hero Wait on the Heroine

Well, I watched it!  Because, weeks and weeks after it’s release, it is STILL playing one show a week at my local theater!  Which means I had the opportunity to see it, and also the curiosity, what is it about this movie that makes it keep playing and playing and playing?  Besides what must be an extremely favorable per play contract with the theater?

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Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Review (SPOILERS): A Couple Learning to Think as “Us” Instead of “You” and “Me”

I already put up my no spoilers review, I encourage you to read that one, because this is a really sweet movie that deserves to be seen and not spoiled.  On the other hand, we do mostly know the plot just from the trailer, so I guess in this case spoilers aren’t THAT bad.  It’s not what happens, it’s how it happens.

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A Gentleman Review (SPOILERS): This is a Definite “Don’t Spoil Yourself if There is Any Chance At All You Will Be Able to See This Movie” Kind of Movie.

HA!  I WAS RIGHT!!!  I rule all!!!!  I am SO HAPPY!!!!!  The twist that I hoped was the twist was the twist, not the other twist that could have been the twist.  And I’m happy not just because I am clearly a GENIUS, but because the twist I hoped was the twist is so much better than the other twist would have been. (no spoilers review here)  But you shouldn’t know what the twist is!  Because it is SO MUCH more enjoyable going in blind, and this movie is SO GOOD.  This is a definite “don’t spoil yourself if there is any chance at all you will be able to see this movie” kind of movie.

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Bareilly Ki Barfi Review (SPOILERS): Don’t Be Fooled, It Really Is About The Title Character

What a nice movie!  Just nice nice nice.  Everyone is a good person trying to do good things.  But it turns out that the good-est person doing the best-est things is the one who is right there in the title.  Also, DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN/CAN WATCH!!!!  If at all possible, this film deserves to be seen in theaters without spoilers.  But I know some of you have already seen it, and some of you won’t be able to see if for weeks if ever, so in that case you can read on. (no spoilers review here)

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Review (SPOILERS): She Is His Radha

No Spoilers review is already up, time for SPOILERS!  And then, sometime next week, I start the slow crawl through the scene by scene.  Because yes, this movie is good enough to deserve it.  Oh, and also good enough that you shouldn’t SPOIL yourself if you are planning to watch it.  Not super super good, I don’t want to oversell it, but good enough that it is worth avoiding spoilers.

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Mubarakan Review (SPOILERS): Good But Not Quite Good Enough

I already put up my No Spoilers review, which should answer the question “should I see this movie?” for you.  This review is for “I don’t want to see this movie but I am mildly curious what it is about” or “I have just seen this movie and I’m not sure what to think about it” kind of people.

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Vikram Vedha Review (SPOILERS): Madhavan as the Immoral Moral Center

What well made movie!  With a lot of well made thoughts at the heart of it.  The biggest of which is, what makes a moral man?  Or, to put it in Indian philosophical terms, a dharmic man? (No Spoiler review here, if you are planning to see it and don’t want to be spoiled)

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Munna Michael Review (SPOILERS): Made Me Think of the Whole History of Dance Films in India

Well, that was a movie that happened!  So glad I saw it with someone else, by the time we were 5 minutes in, my friend Dina and I were already getting the giggles just by exchanging glances.  But it was kind of neat how it made me think back and really appreciate other better versions. (no spoiler review here) (oh, and I just remembered, I did a post already on the history of dance on film in general, you should read that here)

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Jagga Jasoos Review (SPOILERS): Insults the Intelligence of Children and Adults

Well, I watched it!  I hated it!  And not just because I was planning to hate it.  I really did hate it, even after giving it a fair chance and sitting straight through.  Also, I was really really really really bored.  I checked my phone 5 times, the first time after the first 20 minutes because I thought surely the first hour at least must have passed.  Honestly, the best part of the whole experience were the trailers (A Gentleman, looking better and better!).  And now I am sitting in the mall food court, eating lunch and writing this very fast so I can leave the whole horrible experience behind me.

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Mom Review (SPOILERS): Mother’s Always Have to Do the Dirty Jobs

I debated putting up this spoiler review so soon, because the filmmakers clearly want the plot to remain a surprise.  But, see, I don’t think they have to worry about it that much.  The performances and the camerawork and the music and everything else are so good, that you just have to see how it plays out, even if you know what’s going to happen.  But if you want to see this movie as it was intended, DON’T READ ON.  Read my non-spoiler review instead.  However, if you suspect that it may be a bit tough for you to watch but still want to know what happens, you are correct, it will be tough to watch, and I am here for you to tell you what happens.

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Tubelight Review (SPOILERS): Read This Instead of Seeing the Movie

Not a good movie.  Really really not.  Terrible script, and casting mistakes.  And then a lot of money poured on top which just serves to make the flaws stand out even more.  Like bright lighting on a really really ugly statue.  Anyway, save your money and skip the film, just read this instead!  Which I almost never say, but in this case, yes.  It’s the best thing to do.

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Raabta Review (SPOILERS): Magadheera, But Totally Different

As you know from my no spoilers review, which already went up, I LOVED Raabta.  It was not at all what I was expecting.  I wasn’t even going to see it, but then my sister was in town, and watching a bad romance film in theaters is kind of the perfect sororal activity.  And it turned out to be a good romance, instead of a bad one!  Which is even more perfect for a sororal activity.

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Monday Malayalam: Oppam! Priyadarshan Does a Thriller! (SPOILERS)

Well, I finally saw Oppam.  Only 6 months late.  Oh well, this is what happens when the theaters only give one screen to Malayalam films, and there are 4 (or 5?) major releases for Onam weekend.  I saw Oozham, which was in a similar genre but not quite as good as this.  Because Prithviraj is not quite as good as Mohanlal and Jeethu Joseph isn’t quite as good as Priyadarshan.

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 26: The Ending! Summary COMPLETE!!!!

I’ve done it!  Whole thing!  And it was SO MUCH FUN!!!  Don’t worry, Bahubali orgy isn’t over yet, there will be a big over-arching themes post next week, and there is the start of what will be a multipart fanfic tomorrow.  But this is IT for the scene by scene stuff.  (part 25 here, you can crawl back through the archives from there)

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 23: Anuskha! MOVE YOURSELF!!! DO SOMETHING!

Welcome to part 2 of the big final battle section!  The part where stuff actually happens and I don’t just blather on and on about the set up for stuff happening!  If you want to read the blather part, it is here.  And you can go back in time from there to find the earlier posts.

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Bahubali 2 Scene By Scene Part 21: The Ending Approaches!

I finished the sad parts, yay!  And then celebrated by taking 2 days off.  And writing yet another fanfic (by the way, almost nobody reads the fanfics, but the few who do, really really enjoy them.  And I really really enjoy writing them!)  Anyway, now I am back.  Time for the thrilling conclusion!  Or at least, the first part of it. (part 20 here, you can crawl back through the archives from there)

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MovieMavenGal Reviewed Half-Girlfriend (With SPOILERS) So I Don’t Have To! Plus Meri Pyari Bindu and A Cool Intro Video!

I skipped my usual weekly trip to the movie theater (because packing), so I didn’t see either Half-Girlfriend or English Medium.  And I missed Meri Pyari Bindu last week.  But thank goodness, I don’t have to try to rush around and make up for that, because moviemavengal did the work for me.

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