Saturday Small Talk: Did Anyone Notice I Skipped a Review Yesterday?

Happy Saturday! I am at my sister’s house and the days are kind of getting a little bit away from me. In a fun way! I saw Student of the Year 2 at the earliest possible show yesterday, and then we were off doing things for hours and I didn’t get to write my review until the evening. Oh well.

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Student of the Year 2 Review (SPOILERS): A Surprisingly Good Look at How People Evolve, Tied Up with a Candy-Colored Bow

I am so excited to write this review! This is one of those films that is structured so well, summarizing it is a joy. You shouldn’t read this review if you plan to see the film in theaters, there are some nice little flourishes that are fun to be surprised by. Read this no spoiler review instead. But on the other hand, if you are on the fence, this review might actually reassure you? The plot is more interesting than you think.

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Student of the Year 2 Review (No Spoilers): A Very Good Movie for the Type of Movie It Wants to Be

If this is the kind of movie you like, you will like this movie. It was never going to be great realistic drama, it was always going to be light and fluffy. But if you are capable of enjoying light and fluffy films, this is one of the better ones.

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Best/Worst Student of the Year 2 Song Releases, and Bonus Bharat Song Teaser

I don’t like this song teaser system because I feel like I should put up a thing for us to talk about it, but then I end up saying the same things about the teaser that I want to say about the full song and it is all just confusing. Luckily this time I can tuck the teaser in at the end of a post about an actual song.

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New Student of the Year 2 Song! (also, Bharat teaser)

Did you know it’s also Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday? I didn’t! Sachin, my friend Dina, and Varun Dhawan. Clearly 4/24 is an auspicious day. Anyway, I don’t think the new SOTY2 song is in honor of any of them. Unless maybe Dina? She does like Tiger quite a bit.

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Trailers! Tiger and Nani, Both Playing Sports Heroes in VERY DIFFERENT Movies

Thank you anonymous commentator for alerting me to the new Nani trailer! And thank you Karan Johar to alerting me to the new SOTY2 trailer. Although, that’s kind of his job, so I don’t know if I have to thank him for that.

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2018 Break Out Male Star

Same rules as the female post! Not the first film, but rather the biggest leap film, from unknown to known, or minor star to major star, or whatever it is. Before you ask, I’m not including Rajkummar Rao or Ayushmann Khurrana, because I feel like their stellar 2018s were just a continuation of their stellar 2017s, not a leap even higher.

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News Round-Up: Priyanka and Her Evil Twin Priyanka, Aish and Abhi, KriArj and Fanney Khan, Hrithik and Tiger, Akki and Bebo

This is usually the day I do my box office report, but I went over to BH to get the numbers and ran into a bunch of news stories I thought I should talk about first.  So box office is coming, eventually, but first news for us!

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Baaghi 2 Review (SPOILERS): Opens with Gaslight, Closes with Rambo

I’m awake, I’ve had a bagel for breakfast, I am ready to come back to this movie with spoilers.  I already put up a “no spoilers” review, you can read that if you want to go in really fresh, there are two big twists you might not want to miss out on.  However, the majority of the film is just action sequences you could predict from the trailer, so it may not be worth avoiding spoilers.

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News Round-Up Part 2: Ranveer and YRF, Aanand L Rai and Rajkumar Santoshi, Aditya Chopra and Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham and Release Dates, Sui Dhaaga and Valentine’s Day, Sanjay Dutt and Scandal

News round-up part two!  Which I wrote at the same time as part one, but I wanted to post them separately so you didn’t have to dig through the comments to find the topic you were interested in.  You can comment here on these stories, and on the other post on the other stories.

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A Gentleman Podcast, With Bonus Massive Argument Over Tiger Shroff

Well, we loved this movie unconditionally (almost), but still managed to get into a big fight in the middle of the podcast over whether Siddharth or Tiger Shroff is a better actor.  Don’t even know for sure how we got on that topic, but things were a bit heated for a while there.  Which I am sure will be fun to listen to!

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Munna Michael Review (SPOILERS): Made Me Think of the Whole History of Dance Films in India

Well, that was a movie that happened!  So glad I saw it with someone else, by the time we were 5 minutes in, my friend Dina and I were already getting the giggles just by exchanging glances.  But it was kind of neat how it made me think back and really appreciate other better versions. (no spoiler review here) (oh, and I just remembered, I did a post already on the history of dance on film in general, you should read that here)

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