Sanju Review (No Spoilers): Emotionally Hollow

I’m back!  From an incredibly hot drive to the theater, back to the sanctuary of my nice cool bedroom, with Dog Hazel stretched out panting on the floor.  Time to start writing some kind of a review of this thing.

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Sanjay Dutt, Part 7, the Destruction of Sunil Dutt

In honor of the release of Sanju today, I am reposting my entire series on Sanjay Dutt.  If you can’t wait for the reposts, you can find the original posts in the index here.

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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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Happy Father’s Day! Let’s Talk About Munna Bhai and Sunil Dutt!

The movie and the actor, not the actor nickname and his real life father.  Although really, we have to talk about both, because one doesn’t make sense without the other.  Oh, and also Rosie Thomas, my all time favorite Indian film scholar (tied with Anupama Chopra and Tejaswini Ganti) (oo, I just noticed while adding those links, Chopra’s Sholay book is now available on kindle!  EXCELLENT!!!  And Ganti’s Producing Bollywood!  Oh, that is so TEMPTING!  Can I justify buying them a second time just to have a different format?)

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