I know I’m in a jschool masters but I hadn’t expected thesis time to come so soon! Tentative arts and culture topics include:
The Queerbani of Gunday: of shirtless fighting and desire
The oppressive egregiousness of the Rahul/Raj persona in his newest films…
The mean characteristic Weinstein cuts for The Grandmaster depriving me of more Tony Leung and Chang Chen…
The many ways that Raj Kapoor and Chaplin are similar/dissimilar (furthering my mammoth essay from my first film class)
Why moustaches tore the Anil and Jackie team apart. Aka The Masala Mouche project.
How Swami & Friends is a wicked and interesting colonial allegory parijatt knows what I mean ;__;
The hilarious and varied reactions of bonjour-tristesse to Kal Ho Na Ho, Gunday, and Ram Leela.
The glorious masalaism and buried messages of bad parenting in the “lost and found” films of Manmohan Desai…
I kid with these, but it’s plain to see that it will likely concern something to do with identity formation alongside something film, art, music related since it’s mainly my forte. I do love profile pieces as those are most fun and illustrative to write. But It’s gonna be a long and contemplative summer since I absolutely cannot rely on leaving it late as lit reviews stink!