2017 DCIB Hindi Film Awards: Best Character, Editor’s Choice, Tumhari Sulu

This was a really close one, between Sulu/Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu and Dev/Akshaye Khanna in Ittefaq.  Vidya won by just a little bit, but mostly because she was the title cahrater and got a little more time onscreen.  This is just my choice, if you want to vote for yourself, go here and place your vote in the comments.

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2017 Hindi Film Awards: Most Surprisingly Good Film, Editor’s Choice-Running Shaadi

I said there were 4 strong contenders for yesterday’s award, most disappointing.  But there were 5 times as many for this award!  And yet the box office this year was record breakingly bad.  Which says interesting things about what kinds of promotions do and don’t work and what kind of films do and don’t work and so on.

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Box Office: Padmavati is Needed to Unite the Global Market

Huh.  One of those weeks that makes you realize the NRI audience really is not the same everywhere.  In fact, it made me dig up that Karan Johar quote when he broke down the audience. (figures courtesy of Renttrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office Video. Because I Might As Well

Sun’s still out, I had a few extra minutes this morning, why not?  I also was up way too late last night, so my head-mouth-thinking is not ideal.  Look forward to a lot of moments when I get lost in my own head for a second and you can visibly see the wheels spinning as I try to get out of a thought rut.  Really, this post is a lot better.

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Tumhari Sulu Review (SPOILERS): The Value of Emotional Labor

I put up the No Spoilers review for this back on Saturday, but I wasn’t in a huge hurry to get the spoiler review out.  It’s a slow build kind of film, I am guessing interest will be higher on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday than it was on Saturday.  Plus, I had to spend 4 hours at church on Sunday and then make two cakes and a pie, so there wasn’t much time for writing.

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