Friday, 7 December 2007

Not an update, never an update!

It is with great regret that the PPCC must inform its readership that there will be a delay of approximately 10 days before the next review will be uploaded, due to a variety of circumstances beyond the PPCC's control: most notably weather services and internet availability.

That said, the PPCC would like to inform its readership with great happiness that a number of exciting and overly intellectual reviews have been written up and are now waiting in the wings. Forgive our lack of linking.

  • Chor Sipahee (1977), starring Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi and Parveen Babi. The PPCC was so stimulated by this film that we have written our longest review to date for it: a whopping 2,600 words with 20+ accompanying pictures upon which the typical PPCC reader may gorge themselves. We look forward to provoking debate on Chor Sipahee, which should also be called Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment via a Christ-like Shashi Kapoor lens.
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukherji. Too long overlooked, we finally speak out.
  • Chori Mera Kaam (1975), starring Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman. A lovable romp through the lives of Bunty and Baubli, before Bunty and Baubli.
  • Abhinetri (1970), starring Shashi Kapoor and Hema Malini. A lovable romp through the gender politics of the pop 60s bourgeoisie married couple. Like Jab Jab Phool Khile, only diluted by Hema's cuteness.
  • Leon/The Professional (1994), starring Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman. A personal PPCC favorite, the PPCC writing committee have decided It Is Time to wax analytical about the provocative "I love you, Mathilda!"/"I love you, Leon!" dialogue exchange in the end bit.

It is with great irritation that the PPCC must tease its readership so. But all of these reviews have been written and are sitting like little hot pancakes on a hard drive, burning small pancake-shaped holes, as the PPCC is forced to not give them to the general public because fate has not yet willed it to be so.

The PPCC is also irritated by its inability to respond to all the interesting comments, most particularly on Deewaar's continued success in the Deewaar-Immaan Dharam stand-off (we still stand by the latter; koncam koncam!), Amitji's moustache, and Shashi Pradesh.


Beth said...


I need to watch all of those Shashi movies. I keep putting them in my cart on Nehaflix and then slapping my hand, reminding myself that I already have a big stack of unwatched movies.

Do you have time, then, to be the Language Minister for Shashi Praesh? I'm looking to fill the cabinet.

Filmi Geek said...

I can't help but wonder what else you are hiding in that cabinet, Beth.