It’s my sister’s birthday, YAAAAAAAY! As of 4 minutes ago EST. And this is her nice little bonus surprise gift, on top of her actual presents that have (hopefully) arrived in the mail.
I hope you enjoy a new rerun every hour! Because that is what you are getting today! I am going to enjoy all the niceness of sitting in an airport and reading a book for fun and ignore my blogging. But first, I will summarize my day for you so you can picture it, and know why I’m not responding to your comments.
Happy Holi! I almost forgot this holiday thanks to the national mourning happening (sounds like at least a few of the Holi parties for the film industry will be canceled altogether), but I remembered in time. This is a mix of songs I have posted in previous years and new ones. Enjoy! And let me know if I missed something (yes yes, “Rang Barse” and all the other must dos are there)
There’ve been a few songs released while I wasn’t looking, none of them super exciting, but I might as well combine them all onto one post. So we can all talk about how excited, angry, or “meh” they make us feel.
My company is switching payment systems blah blah blah, the end result is that I have to reenter and check data for 400 separate accounts. It’s very dull, but at the same time I have to stay focused and make sure I am accurate. So I am pulling out the super super good extra best songs play list that will keep me happy and energized. The songs I save as a special treat for when I really need a mood lifter.
Happy Fat Tuesday! I just waited in line for 20 minutes to buy Pazckis and by the time I got to the front, I decided to just get a full dozen because I had earned them. This is supposed to be the day we gorge ourselves after all. And to help us all get into that mood, FOOD SONGS! And also other songs, but they are hiding under the respectable food ones.
Oh boy, lots of interesting movies to talk about today! None of which are actually out there in the world yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about them
Yesterday was Day of News, today is Day of Trailers. Ajay’s new movie, first teaser for Akshay’s next or, as I think of it, Reema Kagti’s next. And a song from Welcome to New York. And Veerey Ki Wedding, just to round things out.
I know I’ve been doing a lot of song posts lately, but I am sick of reporting on Padmavat and not much else has been happening. So, songs it is! Just to keep us busy for a bit until the one-two of Padman and Aiyaary next week. Oh, and there’s a dog video at the end, if you are into that sort of thing.
It’s like a whole genre, right? I think this every time I update my Saavn playlist. If you are a fan of light happy songs (which I am), a large number of wonderful light happy songs end up living within bad movies. Specifically, rom-coms that aspire to be light and happy but never manage to live up to their soundtrack.
Why is my dog journey somehow taking longer than my apartment journey? Or, like, applying for grad school? I think it’s probably me. I am way way way way way too picky.
I’ll be seeing Padmavat tonight, mainly because I haven’t been able to go see a movie in a while, and here it is. A large part of the reason it will no doubt get a big box office, here it is and there hasn’t been anything else for a long time. And also, my friend Dina is free to go with me and I haven’t seen her in almost a month. But, to counteract what I am beginning to hear about Padmavat, I am going to give us a little reminder of all the wonderfully strong female characters that there have been in Hindi film, and all the wonderful historical Muslim characters there have been.
You probably haven’t noticed, but I am trying to be an “adult”, and do straight adult analysis and stuff lately, no fun TGIF, less sexy FanFic, and so on. And it’s HARD. I don’t like it! So my girly fan stuff is bursting out of me, and I have to do an all SRK fanvid post!
Google doodle had a film theme today, and I couldn’t resist leaping on it. Sergei Eisenstein, Russian master of the montage, inspiring me to look at some of the best montage examples from Hindi film.
I have completely lost count of how many of these I have done. Oh well, they are just for fun, it doesn’t really matter. And I’ve had a high number of “thinky” posts over the past few days, it’s okay to throw in one that is just for fun.
Happy Monday again! Normally this is when I would put up a news post, but there is nothing that I am interested talking about. And I am having a hard time getting focused at work. So, time for a songs post, songs that will help me get the weekend wriggles out and back into a Monday frame of mind. Just like when I tell my Sunday School kids “okay, we are going to have 30 seconds to shake the wriggles out, and then be serious”
Happy Lohri! Which is a Winter Solstice holiday in the Punjab, usually celebrated with a big bonfire! There are of course plenty of Lohri specific songs in Indian films, but they would be super hard to track down, plus I wouldn’t like all of them! Instead, to celebrate this Punjabi holiday, I am just going to post my all time favorite Bhangra/Punjabi songs, counting down from number 5 to number 1. There are a lot of them, because there are a lot of Punjabi refugees who ended up in the Bombay film industry. Because they needed jobs, and also Punjabis are HOTT.
(This is a Repost from last year, the top 5 are the same, but I added and removed some of the bonus songs) Continue reading
I haven’t done one of these in a while, and Shahrukh keeps tweeting his Dubai ads like he is just begging me to mention them, so I might as well. Also, instead of seeing a new movie tonight I went to look at dogs again, so no new movie review. But dog photo at the end of the post!
It’s really not fair to all us account manager types that the end of the year accounting close period comes right after Christmas. I’m still drinking eggnog for breakfast! I’m not emotionally or mentally ready to be back at work! Luckily, Indian soundtracks are here for me. Let me walk you through the soundtrack of my work life.
Happy Tiger Zinda Hai day! Early reports say it is roaring in to the box office. But I don’t necessarily believe them a) because I am a cynic; b) because the per screen international isn’t available yet and that is the only really accurate figure. Anyway, to rev us all up and because it is Salman’s Birthday Week, I thought I would post some of the best Salman songs from the past.
This is a post I did last year, and I just pulled it from the archives to repost it and was looking up the first day of winter this year. Do you know it’s the same day EVERY YEAR???? Somehow this blows my mind. I don’t know why. Maybe I need a refresher on how calendars work.
Remember how I was so sick yesterday I had to put up rerun posts? Keep that in mind, it may have made me a bit irritable.
76 years ago today was a day which has lived in infamy (am I the only one who hears that in the distinctive Roosevelt East Coast twang?). And I am using that as a jumping off point for a game of film song Antakshari, in my own random style. Because it’s been tiring mourning Shashi, we need something fun. (in case you don’t know, antakshari is a game where you trade off songs, player B having to pick up with a new song on the same note/word/syllable as where player A left off, and back and forth)