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Review: Rang de Basanti (2006)

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August 14, 2017 • Movie Reviews

Quick review: rang de Basanti is a beautiful, moving film about how easy it can be to ignore the past and the importance of revolution. Only watch it if you are in the mood to cry for about three days. Long review: The film reminds us how quickly history is forgotten. Sue (Alice Patten) is… Read More ›

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Review: Rang de Basanti (2006)

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Quick review: rang de Basanti is a beautiful, moving film about how easy it can be to ignore the past and the importance of revolution. Only watch it if you are in the mood to cry for about three days. Long review: The film reminds us how quickly history is forgotten. Sue (Alice Patten) is… Read More ›

Item Numbers »

Laila Main Laila (Raees, 2017)

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What do item numbers do best? Push boundaries. Combine styles. The music is an updated version of “Laila O Laila” from 1980’s Qurbani. The music is a bit faster, more electronic and processed (the original is more disco-influenced). The editing is full of fast cuts. Shahrukh Khan stalks through the scene in sunglasses, watching the… Read More ›

Fanfic Friday »

Fanfic Friday: Jab Harry Met Sejal

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Okay, this is more of a fan canon than a fan fiction. Harry enjoys reconnecting with his family, friends, and village. Sejal enjoys his joy and happiness, and is welcomed by the community. But she soon becomes restless; after all, she had been a lawyer and enjoyed international adventures. Harry, too, realizes that farming is… Read More ›

Personal Essay »

Just dance with SRK

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When the movie ends, I want to dance. Bollywood actors and actresses are so talented, they make dancing look so effortless (and the ones who aren’t technically proficient at least look like they are having fun). And with an item song or closing song in my head, I think I can do it, too. I’m… Read More ›

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