It’s Friendship Day! What Famous Real Life Celebrity Friendships Make You Happiest?

Happy Friendship Day! According to the made up holiday calendars by which florists live their lives and therefore just sent me an email alerting me!

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Veere Di Wedding Sequel Wishes: How Have I Not Written This Post Before?

I don’t care what you say, Veere Di Wedding is a really good movie! The characters are clearly written, the conflicts are layered with many sides, and it’s just plain fun. And funny! I want more of this. I especially want more of these characters.

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Female Films Week: Veere Di Wedding, a Triumphal Happy Female Film

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.

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Silly Sunday FanFic in Search of an Ending: Cheeky Shahrukh Age Gap Romance, Fun Ranveer Mistaken Identity Romance, Help Me Solve This!

I mostly have these worked out. No clever dialogue details or stuff this time around, but the broad strokes are there. Except the end! I have such cute plot ideas based on cute American movies, but I don’t know how to end them. I’ve caught the Karan Johar bad ending disease. Help! I’m tempted to just give all the heroine’s cancer or bring in Salman to give a looooong speech and call it a day.

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Silly Sunday: Couples We Want to See, Varun-Parineeti to Arjun-Anushka to Swara-Ajay to Varun-Bhumi to Alia-Ayushmann

These are really stories you wrote yourself.  Or at least started yourself, on the Wednesday post I had a wonderful time coming up with ideas based on the casts you wanted to see. These are those same ideas, just brushed up and expanded a little bit.

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Let’s Make a Match! Arjuns Edition (with bonus Hrithik)

Sorry to those of you who like deep thoughtful posts, my brain is fried and I have no thoughtfulness available too me.  Also, I have to write a church service.  Also do laundry.  It’s a busy week, no time for thought today!  So, join me in total superficiality!

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Veere Di Wedding Review (SPOILERS): Feminist By Building Up Female Characters Without Tearing Down Male

I’m gonna suggest you don’t spoil yourself for this one.  Beyond knowing that none of the disappointing shallow views of female friendship that the trailer promised actually happened.  No drunken fight to wait for, no jealousy over a man, not even an evil domineering mother.  But as for what actually does happen, if at all possible, try to let it play out for you as it was meant to be played, just read the no spoilers review and save this review for after you have seen it on the big screen.

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Veere Di Wedding Review (No Spoilers): Not Women Behaving Badly, Just Women Behaving Like Woman

This is a very very very very very good movie.  I had to jump through a lot of hoops to see it, and it was absolutely worth it.  Congrats to Rhea and Sonam, they have made the perfect female friendship movie.

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Silly Sunday: Fairy Tales Remade, 12 Dancing Princesses with SRK and Swara Bhaskar

Well, I am spending the day in bed, as promised in my post yesterday.  Life is too difficult, and the world is too cold and rainy, best to stay under the blankets with Dog Hazel snoring in her big pink dog bed at my feet.  And in that soothing easy mood, I will also right a soothing easy FanFic, based on the very first stories I learned and loved, fairy tales.

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Sonam Wedding Epilogue! Start Your ‘Ships!

I can’t stop myself!  I keep looking at Sonam wedding videos!  And, thanks to the latest batch, I now have several competing “ships” that I am rooting for.  And I am sharing them with you, in the hope of either getting companions on board the SS Relationship, or else getting a solid common sense mind to drag me off.

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Veere Di Wedding Trailer! My Hopes and Dreams for the Plot Based on the Plotless Trailer

You’ve all probably already said everything you have to say, but if you feel like repeating it all over again, here is this space!  Because I finally got around to watching the trailer, and now I can talk about it.

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Silly Sunday: Stories for Maddy!

Angie in the comments, my dedicated Madhavan corespondent, said that Maddy has been talking about how he wants to do another love story but no one is offering him a good script.  That is so sad!!!!  Surely we, as a blog community, can come up with something for him.  Or many somethings.

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Hindi Film 101 Swara and a Reply to Swara About Padmavat as a Case Study in Appropriate and Inappropriate Public Discussion

I’m not going to get into the presentation of Jahuar in Padmavat again, I touched on it in my no spoilers review, and I will get to it possibly tomorrow in my full SPOILER summary.  But I do want to have a conversation about conversation, and how it works and how it starts and spreads, based on Swara Bhaskar’s open letter objecting to Jahuar in Padmavat versus the response to it that is being sent around today.

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News About 3 Upcoming Movies: Naseerji’s Son Gets His Launch, Swara Bhaskar Gets a Lead Role, and Yashji Gets a Remake

Well, everyone has decided that the duldrums of February is the time to promote their films, and the duldrums of March is the time to release them.  It’s an interesting sign of the state of the industry that I find  the piddling little early spring releases much more interesting than the big deal winter ones.

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Swara Bhaskar About Smita Patil and Katrina Kaif

Smita and Shabanaji were long rumored to be professional rivals, kind of a Juhi-Madhuri thing.  No personal component, I never heard about them fighting over the same man or anything like that.  But some semi-nasty remarks passed in the press.  And now, the feud continues, long after death!  I am posting about Smitaji on Shabana’s birthday.

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