Zoya and Reema, Better Together

Grand finale of Women Directors week! The two most prolific and successful female directors in Hindi films.

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Sunday ReRun/Women Directors Week: Dil Dhadakne Do! Reema and Zoya Give Us a Mother, a Wife, and a Maiden

Interesting, this film gives us 3 separate female leads, and each in a different phase of female life. And the one who is in the most typical filmi phase, Anushka as the “maiden”, actually gets the least amount of screentime.

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Made in Heaven Episode 8: Politicians and the Rewards of Doing the Right Thing

Finally, some happy couples! Of course, they are the ones who mostly avoid the whole wedding insanity. Which is why we only seem to see bad people in this show, the ones who buy into the need for the expensive showy wedding. (oh, and index of all my Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made in Heaven Series Review, Episode 2: The Sikhs and the Stars

I put up a review of episode 1 already, I’m going this show episode by episode because it breaks down tidily into separate stories unlike Humsafar or Sacred Games. This also makes it way WAY easier for me to review, since I can do short little reviews episode by episode instead of trying to binge the whole thing and then review the whole thing. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Made In Heaven Prime Series Mini-Review, Episode 1: Delhi Industrialists

What a fun show! And part of the fun is that each episode is it’s own distinct storyline, which means I can do fun little mini-reviews of each episode instead of trying to kill myself watching the whole season and doing one review real quick. (full index of Made in Heaven reviews is here)

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Gully Boy Review (SPOILERS): The Poor Don’t Drag Each Other Down, They Lift Each Other Up

This is a movie that is about the music and the moments (Zoya is such a beautiful director) more than the plot. So it isn’t that bad to SPOIL yourself. But if you want to go into it keeping some of the tension of not knowing what will happen, you can skip this review and read the other one instead.

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Upcoming Non-Hindi Movies!!! Prime Series and Malayalam Excitement!

Well, this is a sign! I am excited about two upcoming things, and neither of them are traditional Hindi theatrical releases. Not only that, both of them were tweeted/promoted by mainstream Hindi film people, so the industry is paying more attention outside of Hindi theatrical releases too.

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Luck By Chance Annotated Edition Part 7: Karan Appears

Things are getting progressively interesting as the ending comes towards us!  Most importantly, Karan appears!  The unseen God who has put all of this in action. (full index of Luck By Chance coverage here)

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Luck by Chance (The Annotated Edition) Part 1: Excel Logo to Mac Mohan Cameo

Like I said in my first review, I got about 5 minutes into this movie and paused to get a pencil and paper.  Because there is SO MUCH.  Not like so much depth and soul (although there is that too, that’s what my other two reviews covered), but so much data.  I know I probably missed at least half of it, but here is what I got from my 5 pages of notes. (Full Luck By Chance Index here)

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Luck By Chance Review (SPOILERS): First, Do No Harm

If you haven’t seen this movie, or want to think about performances and songs and mise-en-scene, go back to my last review.  This is for talking about what actually happens and what we think of the characters and what the point of it all might have been.

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Luck By Chance First Review (No Spoilers): A Cynical Melodrama With a Soul

Well, I finally watched it!  Took me 6 hours because I had to keep pausing to take notes.  So, there will be a much bigger review(s) coming over the next few days.  But I want to start with just a simple review of it as a film, not as a sociological study.

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TGIF: Happy Pride Weekend! Let Us Look at the Gayest Images in Indian Film

Oh Pride!  The happiest weekend of the year in terms of fanfic/silly content.  The saddest weekend of the year in terms of not having loud drunk people sit next to me on the train.  At least this year I have no reason to leave the house (my church lemonade stand/marching group can get along without me!), so I can just huddle up indoors and work on my epic Pride themed fanfic.  I’m going to try to hit all the letters, L and G and B and T and Q and maybe H.  If Indian film isn’t going to serve that audience, it is up to me to fill in the gap!  Anyway, a great TGIF post topic, I think we can all agree.

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