Happy Birthday Sunil Dutt! Here is Your Love Story Written Out So We Can All Sigh Over It

Sunil Dutt was a Giant of a man, both literally and metaphorically. I’ve written loads about him, because his story crossed over into so many other stories. I’ll be reposting those posts today, but I have to start out with the most important story to him, how he loved and won Nargis, the greatest joy of his life.

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Hindi Film 101: Overlooked Siblings Round-Up! What’s Up With Shaheen Bhatt, Rinke Khanna, Sunaina Roshan, Sanjana Kapoor, Namrata and Priya Dutt, and Rhea Kapoor?

Brace yourself for the sympathetic overlooked sibling pain! Or for the triggering of “I’m sorry for being so awesome and making people not notice you!” noticed sibling guilt. Or I suppose for agonizing parental worry as you see this pattern appearing within your own family. Anyway, for me, this is because I am about to visit New York City, which is essentially the glitzy big sibling to Chicago, and all my Chicago feathers are already rumpled. We’re just as good! We just don’t like to talk about ourselves as much!

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Hindi Film 101: Sanjay Dutt, Part 7, the Destruction of Sunil Dutt

The tricky controversial part continues!  And I want to get it all over with in one day, so we can move on to happier topics.  Why exactly did Sanjay finally get out of jail?  Well, there is a commonly accepted truth about that which had far reaching consequences not just for himself, but for all of Bombay (full index of Hindi Film 101 including other Sanjay posts here)

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Hindi Film 101: Sanjay Dutt, Part 1: The Spoiled Son Turned Teenage Alcoholic

I’m finally doing it!  The Sanjay Dutt Hindi Film 101 series!  And if his movie gets delayed again, well that’s just too bad, they will have to live with my having already posted his series way way too early (not really, I’ll probably repost all these posts the day it comes out for convenience).

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Hindi Film 101: Nargis Dutt Part 2, The Greatest Love Triangle of All Time (M+M+W Version)

I was going to just leave it at Greatest Love Triangle of all time, but then I remembered Rekha and Jaya and Amitabh, so I am modifying it to be Greatest Love Triangle of All Time Between Two Men and One Women.  (Nargis part 1 here)

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Parampara: A Movie About Tradition in the Long Tradition of Movies About Tradition

Parampara!  Or, Tradition!  (and now I have that Fiddler on the Roof song in my head)  Anyway, this was a terrible terrible movie.  And it was a Yash Chopra film!  He must have run out of either money or interest at some point in the middle, because it is just confused and dull in a way that Yashji doesn’t usually let happen.  In fact, I feel fairly comfortable saying this is probably the worst film Yash Chopra ever made.

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