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Billi (“Na Maloom Afraad,” 2014)

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June 21, 2017 • Bollywood Adjacent, Item Numbers

To celebrate adopting two more cats, I wanted to write about an item song with “billi” in the name. This was the only one I could find. But that’s cool, I haven’t seen many movies from Pakistan. Most of what I know about Pakistan comes from Indian cinema, so that’s problematic at best. The song… Read More ›

Movie Reviews »

Review: Shakespeare Wallah (1965)

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Directed by James Ivory, produced by Ismael Merchant, and written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Shakespeare Wallah follows a family of white English actors who travel post-colonial India, performing Shakespeare’s plays to dwindling audiences. While the movie focuses on the white protagonists, the movie explores a multi-cultural India grappling with its past and future. How do… Read More ›

Item Numbers »

Billi (“Na Maloom Afraad,” 2014)

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To celebrate adopting two more cats, I wanted to write about an item song with “billi” in the name. This was the only one I could find. But that’s cool, I haven’t seen many movies from Pakistan. Most of what I know about Pakistan comes from Indian cinema, so that’s problematic at best. The song… Read More ›

Fanfic Friday »

Run Lily!

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A fan remake of Lola Rennt Lily (Kangana Ranaut) receive a frantic phone call from her boyfriend Mani (Rajkummar Rao). Mani, a small time criminal, needs one lakh in the next 20 minutes to give to his boss or he’s dead. Mani plans to rob a supermarket, but Lily says she will ask her banker… Read More ›

Personal Essay »

New Ads One Day Maybe Please?

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Watch a video from Eros Entertainment on YouTube, and you will first be treated to an ad featuring Salman Khan. You can watch all of his hits on your computer or mobile device! And other hits! Look at all these movies, oh, and look at Khan, too! Pragmatically, I’m tired of hearing the same commercial… Read More ›

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