Not too long ago I went on a bit of a tear and watched about half a dozen Govinda movies in the space of a couple of weeks. My latest column in Outlook is my brain on Govinda, comparing his 1990s character to the ancient archetype of the Trickster.
Folks, it was my great pleasure to join Sujoy Singha and Beth Watkins for Sujoy's "Best of Bollywood" podcast roundup for 2014. Please listen and share, and let us know what you thought was remarkable - for better or worse - about last year's Hindi films.
My latest column in Outlook India recalls the day I spent on the PK set in 2013. Aamir Khan gave me my first paan, and I ate lunch cooked by Anushka Sharma's mother. A pretty awesome day.
As to the movie itself, now that I have seen it, I don't feel a compulsion to be especially critical. Lots of others have praised its strengths and critiqued its weaknesses, and I'm not sure I have much to add to the general hubbub. It's very sweet; I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I've been writing a regular column for Outlook India and it's naturally slowed down the blogging a bit. And I'm in my busiest time of year at work. I'm still here, though, still watching movies and writing about them, even if it's not showing up directly in Filmi Geek's post count.
Please check out my two most recent columns at Outlook:
No Heroism Required, about the horrible things heroes get away with doing, just because they are The Hero.
A Space of Her Own, a fun look at some of the most outrageous sets that Helen danced upon in the 1960s and 70s.
Hello folks - I've got a review or two in the pipeline but in the meantime please read and share my latest column in Outlook, about that wonderful feedback loop between visiting India and watching its movies.
Also, Filmi Geek turned 8 earlier this month. That is rather hard to believe.
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