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.Continue reading
Final section! Happy, and sad. But mostly happy. So that’s good!Continue reading
Getting into the fun romantic part of it in this section, woo-hoo! Read on if you like exciting real life romantic drama.Continue reading
I suppose I could try to come up with a reason, like it is the anniversary of one of his films or something, but really there is no reason. I’m sad, so I’m putting up gifs of Shashi. And then I’m gonna have a strawberry milkshake.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
Well, I can see why people (some of them members of the DCIB community…) might prefer this film to Sholay. Sholay is brilliant and tragic and makes you think. But this movie has a helicopter and an alligator pit. The choice is clear.Continue reading
Happy Monday! I had such a happy sunny weekend, and now I am trying to get back into work mindset.Continue reading
Really, this is a present to me. I love this series so much, I will use any excuse to refer back to it. And hey, an Index! Who doesn’t love an Index?Continue reading
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.
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)
I’m back! The Sanjay story continues. And it starts to look a little brighter here. Before going even darker than ever.
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).
This is really not a good movie. Not in a “so bad it’s funny” way, just not a good movie. Very dull, very confusing, not great. But by golly Aamir did his best with his little role!
One news item that calls back to a past stand that the industry took in politics, and one item is a stand taken today. Really interesting to think about how things change and how they stay the same.
This is one of those posts where the news is way more exciting than anything I could say about it. So it will basically be just me repeating the facts.
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.