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Beth Loves Bollywood
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Purab Aur Pachhim
The thing about Manoj Kumar as the director in this film is that he's always up to something interesting, and as much as I may disagree with some of his values or how he portrays them, I certainly cannot accuse him of being boring or thoughtless. Even befor...
Purab Aur Pachhim
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2018
Thank you to Asim and Amrita for having me on the always excellent Khandaan Podcast to talk about Zero, the trailers of Manikarnika  (this could be historical wackadoodle fun but probably won't be?) and The Legend of Maula Jatt  (it's hard to think of an ac...
2018
2018
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Dilruba
First of all, has the artist of this poster actually seen Dev Anand's hair? Wither the mighty poof? Spoiler alert: I'm going to tell you the best parts of this film right away. The first appears about a quarter of the way through, when we see the home of Di...
Dilruba
Dilruba
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Aakhri Adaalat
Sometimes Netflix adds a film and you think "Okay sure, why not," especially when you have domestic travel with no in-flight entertainment coming up. And even more especially when it contains favorite Vinod Khanna, even in from a non-favorite era (1988). Wh...
Aakhri Adaalat
Aakhri Adaalat
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Aakhri Adaalat
Sometimes Netflix adds a film and you think "Okay sure, why not," especially when you have domestic travel with no in-flight entertainment coming up. And even more especially when it contains favorite Vinod Khanna, even in from a non-favorite era (1988). Wh...
Aakhri Adaalat
Aakhri Adaalat
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Goonjan: the 1990s Bengali remake of Pillow Talk you never knew you wanted
Every time I rewatch Pillow Talk  with Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall (1959)—which is at least once a year, because despite its sexism I adore it—I bemoan the loss of there never having been a Hindi remake in the early or mid-60s. The double enten...
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Sridevi
My inner 5-year-old is devastated, and I didn't even grow up with her. I don't really know enough to talk about Sridevi's gargantuan careers and stardoms—remarkable plurals—nor about the era in Hindi cinema in which she was the most famous, but some heartbr...
Sridevi
Sridevi
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catching up on 2017
100 words or so on each of this year's Hindi releases I've seen but not written about elsewhere. Chalo! Haraamkhor What a way to start Nawazuddin Siddiqui's crazy year. I also want to see lots more of Shweta Tripathi, whom I didn't even recognize here despi...
catching up on 2017
catching up on 2017
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a list of some thoughts about Jab Harry Met Sejal
I'm so glad I'm not a paid reviewer who has to deal with this film in carefully-constructed argument-building paragraphs. I am of the opinion that  When Harry Met Sally  is Hollywood's greatest rom com, and it should not be invoked as an afterthought or by ...
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failed love with hit songs: Meri Pyaari Bindu and Praktan
Last weekend I happened to watch two recent Bengali-milieu films that provide unconventional finishing points while repeatedly incorporating old film songs:  Meri Pyaari Bindu  (2017) and Praktan (2016). Both also touch on the "older but wiser" idea, which ...
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