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30 January 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Dedh Ishqiya – How To Make Your Regressive Audience Watch a Gay Movie

Dedh Ishqiya, the sequel to Ishqiya, is brilliant for its subtlety and in the way that viewers have been left to wonder in amazement about the relationship between Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi, the two leading ladies in the movie. Here is the ultimate movie spoiler: Yes, indeed. Madhuri and Huma are supposed to be together in the movie, as […]

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20 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Student of the Year Puts On Display Karan Johar’s Closeted Homosexuality

Last month, I trekked with my partner to Falls Church, Virginia to enjoy another mindless, candy floss Karan Johar movie called Student of the Year (SOTY). I expected it to be extravagant and silly, larger-than-life with just the right amount of bromance, ishq wala love and tear-jerking moments. When the credits rolled, I was sad. […]

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17 September 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Facing Mirrors

Sometimes you have to be forced to leave your homeland in order to appreciate it more. I went to see Facing Mirrors, playing at National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium as part of the All Roads Film Festival. It’s one of the better films I have seen in the past few years, and certainly among the best […]

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04 July 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Midnight In Paris and Stuff White People Like

Midnight in Paris. I believe the untitled name of this project was Night at the Museum of White People. The movie posed the essential white people first world problem: “I’m jaded from my current work so how can I escape my reality.” It starts with a group of privileged white Americans taking a vacation in […]

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10 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The Adjustment Bureau: Review

“All I have are the choices I make. And I choose her.” You know that sort of sappy, romantic line is enough to sell me a movie. Throw Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in a romantic tale of two lovers who are not supposed to be together and I’m bound to watch it several times. […]

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