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Aiyyaa | Sachin Kundalkar | 2012

More Tamil masala referential-dreamscapes (putting R... Rajkumar in its rightful place). Plus the stalker tropes, but with Rani pursuing and inhaling. Odd odd movie, but totally endearing.
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Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:33 pm
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3 | Aishwarya Dhanush | 2012
Tamil romantic-psychological-thriller indeed. Somewhat-but-not-really enjoyably ludicrous. Still, Dhanush dancing (and really singing)...


Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:30 pm
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Y, it only works in parts. But the early romance stuff with him and Haasan work quite well for me. It's the thriller-y stuff that falls apart. To my mind, she's really trying her own variant on the Selva-Dhanush films except Selva does better with this type of high-concept thriller material. His films end badly as well but remain engaging for longer and have more memorable moments.

Love that song btw.

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Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:33 pm
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am gonna get into those (available) Selva-Dhanush films when i get around to synching the subs etc...


Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:42 pm
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the final hour broke me


Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:25 am
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is that my name is khan?


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Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:03 pm
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roujin wrote:
is that my name is khan?

how dare you mistake Kal Ho Naa Ho for that bondobait nonsense!

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Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:05 pm
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"So many memories..ahh I wish I could go back now life is so hard"


Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:05 pm
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Lootera | Vikramaditya Motwane | 2013

Bee-stung lips and diamond-hard abs. Nice looking film, though.
those grainy night scenes
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:07 pm
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Go Goa Gone | Raj & D.K. | 2013
Is no Delhi Belly, but still a somewhat funny addition to the recent Hindude© oeuvre.
liked this send-up
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Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:56 am
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Daasi | B. Narsing Rao | 1988

Agh, so fucking gorgeous. Think Elipatthayam or Duvidha, stripping bare the feudal brutality of the zamindar era.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:02 pm
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Chennai Express. Emma remarked upon how fit SRK was looking, and later, upon how big his biceps were. I chuckled quietly to myself at her delightful naiveté re. the hierarchy of Bollywood biceps.
Also, whenever Rajini comes up, I start to become deliriously excited. Something to reflect upon, no doubt.


Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:26 am
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:D :heart: Daasi looks incredible.

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Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:48 am
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Rao was dubbed "The Killer of Kitsch" by the press. :up:
(Need more of his films.)


Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:22 pm
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Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela | Sanjay Leela Bhansali | 2013
Best Bhansali. Not only for it's lack of precious airlessness (ugh saawariya), but also for the overtness of its female gaze. Ranveer is introduced as the sex-bomb object (toting an empty water pistol), and Deepika as the (somewhat) sexually assertive subject (carrying a loaded gun). Well, something like that.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:08 pm
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yessss

saawariya is still good tho


Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:29 pm
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rewatched a little of saawariya to see whose gaze was fixed upon ranbir and his towel.

i'll definitely stick with best bhansali, not bhansali best.


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Vaagai Sooda Vaa | A. Sarkunam | 2011
Liked this well enough. Am prone to liking pop-humanist retro-village awards-bait cinema, though.
Iniya and Vimal were lovely.


Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:52 am
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Chashme Buddoor | Sai Paranjpye | 1981
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(This and the singing-in-the-park parody are so good.) Great film.


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Sooo good.... miss chamko :D

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Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:49 pm
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supporting indian cinema :snob:


Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:57 pm
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RIP V K Murthy
(would love a properly restored, cinemascope edition of Kaagaz Ke Phool, plz)

EDIT: still, we have this :heart: :heart: :heart:


Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:26 am
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having a sleepover for three of his friends, the problem of what movie to screen tonight was solved by my eldest this morning: "Dhoom 2!" :fresh: :fresh: :fresh:


Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:39 am
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:D <3

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Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:41 am
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Queen | Vikas Bahl | 2014
Kangana! :heart:

plus, it led me to


Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:52 pm
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Fashion | Madhur Bhandarkar | 2008
Nice female-centric take-down of the emptiness of the fame/image industries. Again, Kangana.
still, hitting rock-bottom is: not the adultery, the substance abuse, the arrest, or the abortion...
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Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:24 am
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Page 3 | Madhur Bhandarkar | 2005
"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." ... oh, but that quote's already been used about this. How about Hobbesian?
Anyway, the funeral scene was gloriously vicious. And Konkona. The usual concerns.


Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:48 pm
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haha, fashion!


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Heroine | Madhur Bhandarkar | 2012
The glow of glamour and all that is lost.
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microphones: our cocks. for shame.


Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:49 pm
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an attempt to understand what type of indian cinema travels abroad and which stays within its borders: here


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default soundtrack sung by my 6yo whilst riding, playing lego, hot wheels, play-fighting with brother/friends: Dhoom :fresh:


Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:11 am
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Dhoom machale


Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:51 pm
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til the early morning


Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:23 pm
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will sell a kidney to get to the premiere. method piggy chops = unmissable


Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:14 pm
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so piggy chops is IN mary kom. . .


Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:02 pm
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:29 am
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no Shabana screencaps?!

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yeeeeezs


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my ongoing wonderment at old people being young


Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:09 pm
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Smita. Again.
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this scene: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh:


Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:38 pm
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Asha, Kishore and R.D. delirium :fresh:


Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:24 pm
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Kapoor, worse than Ozu.
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Shakti | Ramesh Sippy | 1982

I'd lift this sequence too, Michael. :fresh:


Thanks, internet!


Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:00 pm
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Satte Pe Satta | Raj N. Sippy | 1982

Camera noise, traffic, echoing.... sync sound!


Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:59 am
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philip: "Ironically (and this is typical of the film), close-up shots of the smiling, singing schoolmaster and children praising the New Order are juxtaposed with pathetic images of Govindji and Gunga laboring painfully under the Old; clearly, the democratic dispensation has not reached everyone (and in fact, reading between the lines, it is the continuing exploitation of the poor that makes middle-class mobility possible)."


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Omar: "Towards the end of the film, the landscape takes on a will of its own and Bose lets us see nature’s mystical powers through the smoke from the funeral pyre that billows into the air, shrouding the villainous figure of the despotic landlord."

So fucking good! Those final, transcendent shots. :heart:


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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam | Abrar Alvi | 1962
Meena Kumari :heart:
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hmmm


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