This is an excellently made documentary. Just, very very solid. Tells a cohesive story entirely through multiple interviews stitched together, and cohesive mini-stories within each of the 4 episodes. It’s the kind of thing that used to be an Event and my family would sit down and watch it every week on PBS. Intelligent, clear, informative, and fully fully factchecked and researched.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Yash Chopra
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week I See a Movie IN THEATERS????
Happy Monday! I had a very productive weekend, got my dining room set up, hung pictures, did a puzzle. And now I am trying to remember how to work and be boring.Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Veer-Zaara! I Don’t Love It!
Three review day! I’ve totally lost track of how many movies/days I have left, but I feel like I need to increase my rate of review.Continue reading
Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Yashji’s Birthday?
Happy Monday! I have allergies like crazy, my weekend was way too busy, and it was one of those Mondays where I had to hit the ground running at work. Blargh!Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Dil To Pagal Hai! For Yashji’s Birthday!
Well, the timing worked out perfectly on this one! I was all set to go 2-3 movies ahead to get to a Yashji film, and it turns out it was just about time for one anyway.Continue reading
In Honor of Yashji’s Birthday, a Discussion of Film Endings!
This is in honor of Yashji because I think we can all agree he had TERRIBLE endings! Big picture they were fine, the right people ended up together and all that. But the specifics of how they played out tended to be “and then a plane explodes for no reason” kind of randomness.Continue reading
Aditya Chopra’s Birthday Statement on His Dad, How Nice!
This is such a nice statement! Which is well, and carefully, written. Let’s all read it and be grateful that poor social anxiety Adi has a good way to express himself.Continue reading
Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Have Adventures!
Happy Saturday! I was so excited to get going this morning, I forgot to put up this post, so this comes to you from my phone in a parking lot.Continue reading
Friday WatchAlong: Trishul! 3pm Chicago Time, Einthusan Version!
Oh boy! A straight up for realsies classic! Which also means that it is hard to find a good copy and they vary widely in length and quality and stuff. So, we will be watching the einthusan version, for consistancy.Continue reading
Friday Watchalong For Yashji! Chandni or Trishul or Darr?
There’s the logical choice, the fun choice, or the choice of my heart. Such a CHALLENGE!Continue reading
Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the Week of Yashji’s Birthday?
Happy Wednesday! Today’s the day I move from my parent’s place to my place every week, so I have a kind of holiday feel, even though it’s really still middle of the work week.Continue reading
What Yash Chopra Movie Shall We Watch on Friday?
It’s Yashji’s birthday on Sunday! Obviously, we have to do something for him, and what better celebration than watching one of his films on Friday?Continue reading
Shahrukh Birthday Countdown: Darr! His First For Real Classic Film
I certainly enjoy Deewana and Chamatkar and Baazigar, but they aren’t like high quality deep classic things. Darr though, Darr is CLASSIC. A brilliant consideration of women’s powerlessness in the face of men who want to “rescue” her or “protect” her.Continue reading
Valentine’s Week of Sex: Doosra Aadmi, Sex and Marrying Too Young
This is such a good interesting movie! I watched it years ago and yet I still remember it well enough to write a review, which is a sign of a very good movie.Continue reading
Happy Juhi Day! Aaina, Where She Once Again Steals a Man from Amrita Singh
It makes no sense! I can barely get over the idea that Amrita Singh and Juhi Chawla would be fighting over Jackie Shroff (Even I have to admit that he does look good in a mustache), but why would Jackie Shroff ever be interested in Amrita Singh if he could get Juhi Chawla? She is so clearly superior!Continue reading
Happy Juhi Day! Darr, Her Hero Role
Forget Shahrukh, this is an amazing Juhi role and Juhi performance. She goes from feeling safe and happy, to feeling frustrated because no one respects her fears, to feeling trapped because no one is letting her confront her fears, to finally taking back the power for herself.Continue reading
Directors Week: Yash Chopra, Starmaker
Yashji! I love him. And I’ve already written a lot about him for his birthdays and such. Let’s see if I can come up with something new!Continue reading
Sunday ReRun: Silsila, for Directors Week
I was getting ready for bed and suddenly remembered I hadn’t done a Sunday ReRun. I’ve got a Yash Chopra post going up tomorrow, so seemed like a good time to go back to Silsila again.Continue reading
Theme Week Announcement! Directors I Like (in honor of Gautham Menon’s new movie)
Isn’t that nice and specific? These are not the best directors, or even a fair cross-section of directors, they are just Directors I Like. And you can’t judge me for any of them, even Puri Jugannadh, because there is no accounting for taste.Continue reading
Shahrukh Summer: Happy Day After Katrina’s Birthday! Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Her Less Good Shahrukh Movie
This is nice, I can do a repost for both Shahrukh Summer and Katrina’s birthday. And we can consider how we all feel about this movie, still as passionate as before or has time weakened the pain?Continue reading
Friday Classics: Veer-Zaara, Love is a Sin That Deserves to Be Punished
This movie is so frustrating! So much good, and so much ANGRY MAKING. Not as bad as Jab Tak Hain Jaan, but not as good as it could/should be. Ugh, Yashji! Why you gotta disappoint me this way?Continue reading
Happy Shashi Week! Kabhi Kabhi, The Movie Where Shashi is The Best Kapoor
Happy Shashi’s birthday!!!! What a wonderful day, and what a wonderful week, a Shashi review every day! Starting with Kabhi Kabhi, a multi-starrer where Shashi is easily the best man on screen.Continue reading
Happy Birthday Month Shahrukh! Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Yash Chopra’s Final Love Triangle
Happy Wednesday Shahrukh Review day! Aw, only one left after this. That’s sad. But, it has given me a chance to crank through some of his films that I hadn’t gotten around to addressing before.
Hindi Film 101: The Chopras and Amitabh
Another post on Amitabh in honor of his second birthday. This one about his relationship with the Chopra family and Yash Raj films (part 1 of the Chopra series here, part 2 here)
Saturday Classics: Silsila! For Holi!
Happy Saturday! I’m on vacation, so I missed yesterday’s Friday classic post. And posts will be a bit sparse for the next few days. But I’m gonna make up for it by doing a stone-cold classic, which is also holiday appropriate, for the random one-off Saturday Classics post.