Not saying this is a perfect movie, some bits are a bit rushed, and there isn’t enough Farida, or enough depth to it. But it’s on the whole a very pleasant happy movie with a nice modern message about growing up and family and good things. The kind of movie I wish we could see more of, and that I am very glad Saif is making.Continue reading
This is not a happy film. It’s based on a real life tragedy that was compounded by more tragedy. Irrfan holds the film together, gives the audience something to grab on to in the midst of the mysteries of life.Continue reading
Oh boy! I am SO EXCITED to add on Patricia Merry’s ideas. Believe me, you will be excited to read them too.Continue reading
I think we are getting really good at this! And I also think I am going to just keep rolling out new fanfics step by step all the time. It’s fun!Continue reading
Not “meet”, we already had that, but “meat”, the serious center cut portion of it all. Fun thing is, this is an Indian film we are writing, so we get the center cut here, and then the next post is the pre-interval finale, then the Twist, then the post-interval reset, then the second “meat” part, then the finale-finale, and then the epilogue. So many pieces!Continue reading
If you think you might want to see this movie, you can still read this review. You might even enjoy it more knowing you can just relax and enjoy the ride because it will turn out okay. This isn’t a film about plot twists and stuff (at least, nothing past the original surprise spoiled by the trailer), it’s a film about just enjoying the ride. But if you are totally spoiler paranoid, you can read my other No Spoilers review.Continue reading
If you loved Kya Kehna and Salaam-Namaste, now you can watch Saif do it all over again but older! Nah, forget that, this movie is a lot more fun than those other two. Or at least, fun in a different way. Isn’t it interesting though that Saif keeps getting the same role?Continue reading
Thank you Angie and Alisa/BollywoodNewbie for alerting me to the arrival of two really good trailers! I make no promises for the quality of the eventual movies, there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip, but the trailers look good!Continue reading
I thought I’d reviewed this movie, but I’d just hosted a tweetalong. Oh well, I am sure I can zip out some kind of a review in no time.Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! I am just crawling through this week, the weekend really wiped me out. But hey, Juhi is here for me!Continue reading
SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!!!! If you like that kind of thing. If I say that the finale has a woman giving birth in a burning house in the middle of a gunfight, does that make you happy or sad? What if I tell you that they all escape the burning house into a burning car in which there is a high speed chase and explosion while she is STILL giving birth? And it ends at a brothel where prostitutes serve as helpful midwives? Is your response “that is so illogical it makes me angry” or “that is so illogical it makes me happy”?Continue reading
Happy Tabu Birthday Week! Here is a movie in which she is effortlessly incredibly charming, and helps the movie itself also be effortlessly incredibly charming.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Tabu!!! And thank goodness, a nice lowkey topic for a post. Now that Month of SRK is over, my well of inspiration has suddenly dried up. But Tabu’s always fun.Continue reading
This idea comes courtesy of Emily who requested a fun silly adventure where Tabu gets into wacky scraps and Shahrukh has to keep rolling his eyes and then coming in and rescuing her. And then she wrote a fantastic multi-starrer herself and let me add in a tiny bit myself. Oh, and we both ended up casting Saif, which is perfect since it was his birthday last week!Continue reading
Well, this was an interesting movie! Really did not go in the direction I thought it would. More time spent on stories I thought would be quick, and less time spent on stories I thought would be long. If you want to be as surprised as I was you can read the “no spoilers” review. If you want to know what to expect in advance, for real, not just what the trailer says, you can read this. And of course if you’ve already seen the movie and want to join the conversation, you can read this.Continue reading
Luv Ranjan is such a FASCINATING artist!!!! I can’t think of anyone else who brings together such different sensibilities within one artist. And, in this case, within one movie! He didn’t direct, but he produced and wrote the script, and it is pretty clearly more of a Luv Ranjan movie than anything else. Really interesting, a film that is both a fun light sexy situational comedy, and also a drama about being a woman and being a man and being a family.Continue reading
My sister and I thought of this idea while talking last night, and even though it will probably have minimal interest for anyone else, I am still writing it up.Continue reading
Fun movie! Surprisingly fun movie, especially after all the misery that was Badlapur. We are back to the lighthearted Johnny Gaddar version of Sriram Raghavan. Definitely recommend it if you want something fun with a great cast.
If you are an Austen person, and somehow have not seen this movie yet, FIX THAT!!! It is one of the all time great Austen adaptations, perfectly captures the spirit of the original while moving it to a modern setting. Plus AR Rahman songs.
I am sure my regular Tamil readers are rolling their eyes a bit at this. But this is such a wonderful movie, and a great introduction for those of you who have been all-Hindi up until now. AR Rahman soundtrack, mixture of stars (Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam), and a great script based on Jane Austen. What’s not to love? (by the way, no Tamil on Tuesday this week because I am hoping to see Chekka Chivantha Vaanam in theaters and I will review it whenever I can see it even if the day doesn’t start with a “T”)
Raajneeti, Sarkar, and the original film, I have been on a bit of a Godfather binge (I also rewatched 1 and 2 over the past couple days). So now the inevitable final step, writing my own version.
More suggestions from you! Suggestions that also turned into reading recommendations for me, fun fun! Oh, and plot ideas for movies I really want to see made, whether the stories are translated out of the sci-fi realm or not.
It’s Nagarjuna’s birthday! What a wonderful day! So, I am going to be reposting all my Nagarjuna reviews for your enjoyment. Or for your ignoring, if you already read them on the first post and don’t care.