Ah!! March can kiss my butt. Let's get April started! A brand new page, a brand new springtime! Although sometimes--like this March--I get kind of frustrated with and tired of Bollywood, I know I would miss it SO MUCH if I stopped writing every morning. I hope you all enjoy reading my ramblings. Even if I get things wrong sometimes or you disagree or I get excited about stupid stuff or I post weird video clips, I'm happy you all are along for the ride with me. I started writing all those years ago because I didn't know where to find a good conversation about Bollywood movies so I thought I would make one on my own. It's been a long journey and I've learned a lot from you all and from the films themselves; and my knowledge of my own tastes has become clearer.
There's more good conversation now than when I started writing but one thing hasn't changed--Bollywood still gets no respect or love from "serious" films types, especially in the West. I hope we can change that. I was feeling to crappy and restless to sit through any film this weekend but I watched about 20 minutes of this 1960s Japanese spy film called Ironfinger that's part of the Criterion Collection on Hulu and it really made me sad that Criterion would never consider giving the same loving treatment to a film like Jewel Thief, a real Bollywood masterpiece of an equivalent genre.
Well, some Hindi films seem to be getting through, not just "world cinema" dreck like The Lunchbox.
Anyways. Let's see what silly season has in store for us!