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Dammit, I already told you I didn't need to be adding any more films to my anxiety inducing ever-increasing MUST WATCH list. BUT this. LOOKS. AMAAAAAAAZE.


The best thing about it is that I'm now convinced I need to sit down and watch ALL of Feroz Khan's films.

I'm thinking he drew his influences from so many strange and wonderful sources, and managed to put them all together in a mix that made them totally, utterly, and completely FEROZ.

The best thing about Janbaaz is I now have this list of things I want to investigate and think about -- all out of the one film.


Seriously this is the most upsetting movie of my childhood, because Anil was acting like a real bastard in it. However Sridevi on a heroin high is hilarity in my books, especially all those crazy images going on behind her. I hooted aloud when i saw the fire on her when she was on high, literally her 'badan' is on 'aag'!


Hee, I said to Ness last night that it was interesting to see a movie where Shakti Kapoor was not the sleaziest character, and quite possibly Anil Kapoor was.

That said, I think his character is *very* interesting -- in fact, Anil and Amrish merit some serious analysis. The whole film does.


NAHIIIIIIIIIIIN!!! This is what I was going to do for my final post of Sridevipalooza! Pout pout pout. Must quickly come up with new plan!

Ness, I wrote up Janbaaz not long ago and I was about to tell you to avoid-yaar the bejeezus out of it, but then I remembered how very much you and I diverge on pretty much everything from the 80s, so I will just keep mum.

Katherine, I cannot say enough good things about Feroz Khan movies! I've seen 6 of his 8 as director and they are all really interesting to watch and my complaints with them are never really about the directing - more about ick-tastic stories. Feroz definitely likes to exploit but he is so even-handed about it that it's hard to get angry - it's just his way of being a gracious entertainer, I think.


PS as for analysis, I hope you get further than I did - my brain kind of derailed due to all the squick. PPCC did a great job, though. http://p-pcc.blogspot.com/2009/01/janbaaz-1986.html


You were going to do *exactly* this? Surely you have something different than me to say about all this?


I've seen the PPCC review -- it's interesting. Not sure I'd go with the Dionysian perspective myself, but all views welcome.

I think my list of things to consider about the film will be quite different, but I want to see more than the two FK films I've seen thus far.

I think the story here is *realllllly* interesting. I love how he takes Bollywood and kind of twists it on its head. Or totally magnifies it. Interesting.


I was going to do a blow-by-blow of her OD freakout because it is just so filmi filmi filmi and hilarious! :) Maybe I'll do it anyway. Can the world ever have enough freakout? I think not!


I think a blow-by-blow would be terrific -- and a different and more in depth look at the clip itself. And absolutely what I did not do.

I do have some thoughts about it -- and will save them for your comments when you do it!

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