My Year of Prakash Raj

Some people spend a year
cooking Julia Child's recipes, or following all of the rules in the Bible, or reading books by people who spent a year doing something. My quest is to watch the 200-some films of South Indian character-actor-extraordinaire, Prakash Raj. (It'll probably take more than a year... and I'll post about some Prakash-less films here as well.)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Round-up for September 2015

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total: 16 (September, 2015)
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total: 283 (as of 09/30/15)
Temper, Malai Malai, Ongole Githa, Suyetchai MLA, Power, Policegiri, Crazy Star, Chennaiyil Oru Naal, Alludu Seenu, Mukunda, Vinavayya Ramayya, S/O Satyamurthy, Dabanng 2, Pulan Visarinai 2, Rowthiram, Entertainment

Themes of the month: Lots of films from the last year, Tamil and Kannada remakes of Traffic, films launching star kids, and two sequels! Also a recurring theme of kabbadi games:
Alludu Seenu

Alludu Seenu

Vinavayya Ramayya

S/O Satyamurthy

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Round-up for August 2015

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total: 23 (August, 2015)
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total: 267 (as of 08/31/15)

Thillu Millu, Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu, Gouravam, Santhosam, Thulli Vilayadu, Heropanti, Rainbow, Anukoolakkobba Ganda, Khakee, Pandhyam, Saravana, Govindudu Andarivadele, Collector Gaari Bharya, Naam, Raghavan (Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu), Lee, Saguni, Hoo, Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu, Mumbai Mirror, Zanjeer, Rajjo, Singh Saab the Great
Wow, I think 23 films is definitely my record for most Prakash Raj films watched in a month. I think in the past I was probably sprinkling more non-PR Indian films in the mix, and I wasn’t watching as many K-Dramas this month, so that may explain the current binge.

Themes of the month: Remakes of Telugu blockbusters and the full range of noble cops, corrupt cops, diagnosing doctors, villainous politicians, and gaudily-dressed gangsters.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Round-up for June-July, 2015

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total: 10 (June-July, 2015)
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total: 244 (as of 07/31/15)
Thaila Nagaram, Viyabari, Aadivaram Adavallaku Selavu, Devudu Chesina Manushulu, Katha, Golimaar, Damarukam, Arai En 305-il Kadavul. Balapu, Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam

I didn’t watch any films in June, but got back into the swing of things in July. There must be something about summer that screams “binge-watch South Indian Films.”

The theme for the month is divine characters, since I watched films in which Prakash Raj portrayed:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Round-up for May 2015

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total: 5 (May, 2015)
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total: 234 (as of 05/31/15)
Hai, Thekkekara Superfast, Juniors, Preethi Prema Prenaya, Bimba
Still working through the early 2000s. The find of the month were two great Kannada films directed and written by Kavita Lakesh, that were really interesting "slice of life" films with well-developed female characters.