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.)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bonus for December 2015

Bonus review for the last film of December, 2015!
As I mentioned last month, I ended up combing through Prakash Raj’s IMDB page, and found nine films that weren’t on the list before. The most exciting find of the nine was the 1993 film Tropical Heat, a US production that was probably a direct-to-video or late-night cable TV release. I think this may be Prakash Raj’s only English-language film, and it’s fascinating in so many ways, so I decided it deserved its own post.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Round-Up for December 2015

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total: 10  (December, 2015)
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total: 307 (as of 12/31/15)
Mr. Airavata, Mr. Rascal, Love Story 1999, Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi,  Khiladi Gandu, Bhoolagam, JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkkai, Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham, Neetho, Tropical Heat
I started December with just one film on my “to watch” list, so I planned that I’d watch that film between the holidays and be all caught up. Then Mr. Airavata, which was released this past summer, became available to watch (through methods.)  So that meant I’d see two films in December. Then I got a google alert that Boolaham was finally going to be released on December 24. I went to IMDB to confirm the release date, and discovered another 9 (nine!) films that were not on my list AND were all available either online or to rent. So I went from 1 film to 10 in December, and I’m delaying my “all caught-up” post for January.
Theme of the month: scenes at the racetrack:

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Round-up for November 2015

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total:  5 (November 2015)
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total: 297 (as of 11/30/15)
Lion, Heart Attack, O Kadhal Kanmani, Thoongavanam, Size Zero

The end is in sight! Only five movies this month, and then several TV shows, which will be updated in another post. Themes for the month: dramatic deaths and looking at computers:

O Kadhal Kanmani

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Round-up for October 2015

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total:  9 (October, 2015)
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total: 292 (as of 10/31/15)
Ranna, Theeratha Vilaiyatu Pillai, Dhool, Bhaag Milkha Baag, Dhoni, Rudramadevi, Bheema, Puttakana Highway, Kadhalagi

The end is in sight. After years of having lots of movies to pick from, and anything to suit my mood, it’s odd to reach a point where I only have a few movies to choose from. Still, it’s the usual mix of remakes and some new releases. Theme of the month: sleeveless suit coats.