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Spirit of the woods

New Reviews

This blog is on hiatus. While I still enjoy Bollywood tremendously, there are many other aspects of my life I’m enjoying right now in place of watching and reviewing more films. I hope that the information here helps those who … Continue reading

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Aaja Nachle, 2007

Directed by Anil Mehta, Story by Aditya Chopra It is clear that this film is solely a Madhuri Dixit vehicle, and by vehicle I mean advertising bicycle cart that she rides while shouting through a megaphone, twirling her so-2008 neck … Continue reading

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Om Shanti Om, 2007

Directed, screenplay, and story by Farrah Khan Isn’t it fun to hang out with a friend and talk entirely in in-joke-speak? And isn’t it equally as not-fun to hang out with two other friends that spend the whole conversation making … Continue reading

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Symphony Celestial: Kathak (2003)

Pali Chandra, Invis Multimedia Source: indiavideo’s YouTube account. This is part of a series of reviews for research into the dance of Bollywood films. Depending on where you live, it is highly likely that it is impossible for you to … Continue reading

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Understanding Bharatanatyam (1998)

Insight Media (click on Dance and then World Dance) Source: indiavideo’s YouTube account. This is not a clip from the video itself. This is part of a series of reviews for research into the dance of Bollywood films. Depending on … Continue reading

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Janavak: Folk Dances of India (2000)

Insight Media (click on Dance and then World Dance) Video source: darpanajanvak.blogspot.com. This is not a clip from the video itself. This is part of a series of reviews for research into the dance of Bollywood films. If you are … Continue reading

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, 1995

Directed and screenplay by Aditya Chopra Though the romantic plot of this phenomenally successful film is tired, the details getting the characters into the plot were charmingly different at the time. Both leads were children of Indians living in Britain. … Continue reading

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