Objectifying women is wrong. BUT! If an entire image is carefully crafted, with the full participation of the model, to evoke sexuality, they we aren’t objectifying, we are talking about Art. You’ll see, these aren’t like “oo, I can see her breast” photos, these are classic elaborate really beautiful images. But which is the BEST?Continue reading
This is so HARD! They both have a natural joyful quality on screen that is so much more sexual than air brushed and perfect actresses. And they are both really good actresses who lose themselves in the moment and make you believe they are real people feeling real things. But which is better?Continue reading
Happy Monday! I slept and slept and lazed and lazed and I have hopes of no longer feeling low energy and sick at work.Continue reading
Okay, I’ve done Rani and Anushka and Dips, it’s time to attempt Vidya. There is A LOT that happened to her, but really when I look at her career, it is more of a straight line than I realized.Continue reading
Such an interesting man! His background is interesting, his early career and strange accidental fame is interesting, and he remains interesting to this day. Not always successful, not always likable, but interesting.Continue reading
This was such an exciting year! And then it all turned to dross. Oh well, we can use our time machine and pretend we are back then again and we don’t know what will actually happen to these actors.Continue reading
Huh. Well, I watched it, and I’m glad I did so now I can stop wondering about it. But really, it wasn’t as good as I expected.Continue reading
Why oh why did I commit to two new reviews in one day? This was a terrible plan! And I am worried that both reviews will end up being shortchanged.Continue reading
I think this might have been the most unpleasant movie I have ever watched. It was like having wooden stakes driven under my nails for 20 hours. Needless to say, I do not recommend it to you. And if you read my posts regularly, you know that it is a rare thing for me not to encourage you to see a movie, so take it seriously.Continue reading
Well, we have a song that openly imitates every other club song ever, and a trailer that openly imitates every space movie ever. Hurrah for Indian ingeniuity (I’m grumpy this morning).Continue reading
I say “rerun”, but I actually did quite a bit of rewriting of this review, so it’s mostly totally new. Hopefully you like it!Continue reading
Happy Friday! I managed to get through the week somehow! Well, almost, I’ve got one more day left. But yesterday was the day when the staff went from 4 to 1 (me). Today and Monday it will be back up to 2, and then by Tuesday it will be all the way to 4 again (woo).
Have you ever wanted to see Amitabh, Vidya, Saif, Sanjay Dutt, Sharmila Tagore, Boman Irani, and Jackie Shroff all in the same movie? And all playing magnificent complex interesting roles? Then, this is the film for you!
Happy Saturday! I woke up way too early and am trying to go back to sleep. But you folks can chat while I sleep (hopefully).
Sorry sorry sorry! Yesterday just completely wiped me out (22 guests is too many guests, especially when one of them has severe dementia and 4 of them are small children). So I literally have not left my bed all day, and every time I try to think straight and come up with a brilliant fanfic, it all just sort of floats away from me. So I am doing a reprint and failing you, my faithful readers. Oh well, at least it is a really good reprint, based on Daboo Ratnani photos and Sanjay Dutt and his dog. Continue reading
It’s hot, the week isn’t over yet, and I am trying to avoid starting Sacred Games (it’s just SO BIG. I’m hoping if I carry it around with me everywhere, I can read it by osmosis). So, let’s have a totally frivolous and silly discussion!
I know the Venn diagram overlap of Preston Sturges and Indian film fans is very empty, possibly just contains me, but I don’t care! It’s “silly Sunday”, I can be silly and do whatever I want.
I already did action film and rom-com lists to match this. My goal is, once you have finished the list of DVDs recommended on websites, or by the librarian, or handed to you in the DVD store, what next? And there is a surprisingly long list of films with strong female central characters in Hindi film.
Happy Sunday! This week, a collection of movies about strong survivor type women. Going with just outlines again, because I love it when you help me fill in the outlines! Oh, and if you are looking for SRK, he is at the last story.
There were 3 interesting industrial news stories in one day, which I want to use as jumping off point to discuss how money and art intersect in Hindi film. The first two are short and kind of set the stage, the last one is the very interesting one that relates to the whole history of how film finances work. (this was originally posted as a news round-up, but it really makes more sense as a Hindi Film 101)
My sister, who does math, just forwarded me an email reminding her to celebrate the “international day of women and girls in science”. Which I feel can best be celebrated by an epic fanfic about how hard and ultimately rewarding it can be to be a woman in science.
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.