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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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 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.
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.
My favorite Yashji and Amitji’s film! Not the best one, that I know, but my personal favorite.
Should I have been counting down, 88 to 1? Oh well, too late now, and anyway that would have been confusing. I’ll stick with straight 1 through 88. Or, for this post, 31-60 (first post here)
Okay, let’s do this! A full 85! I broke it into 3 parts last year, but this year I think I will just do one massive post. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
Okay, let’s do this! Possibly nobody but me cares as much about Yashji, but come on! The man invented a whole genre of film! Founded the only studio still on firm financial ground! Created generations of stars! He deserves 84 reasons to love him on his birthday. Even if they are mostly songs. Part 1 here and Part 3 here.
Was that headline sufficiently exciting for you? It’s a pretty exciting story, I have to say! Or at the very least, odd!
Parampara! Or, Tradition! (and now I have that Fiddler on the Roof song in my head) Anyway, this was a terrible terrible movie. And it was a Yash Chopra film! He must have run out of either money or interest at some point in the middle, because it is just confused and dull in a way that Yashji doesn’t usually let happen. In fact, I feel fairly comfortable saying this is probably the worst film Yash Chopra ever made.