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.)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Round-up for August 2011

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total (August, 2011): 3
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total (as of August 31, 2011): 112
Mrugaraju, Choodalani Vundi, Mirapakaay
August was light on film-watching, but big on film-blogging, with the Nag Panchami Film Fessssstival. For Chiranjeevi Megabirthday Celebration at Cinema Chaat, I finished watching all of  Prakash Raj's films with Chiranjeevi, and I also caught the recent release Mirapakaay.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Year of "My Year of Prakash Raj"

Happy Blog Birthday!
When I hit "publish post" for the first time on September 7, 2010, I had watched 42 films with Prakash Raj. Since then I have watched another 70+, and I've written about, screencapped, and video-capped over 110 total films. And only 200 more to go....

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to comment, and to all of the other film bloggers who have organized film projects and participated in my little blog project.

Here's to another year of "My Year of Prakash Raj!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Round-up for July 2011

Monthly Prakash Raj Movie Total (July, 2011): 10
Overall Prakash Raj Movie Total (as of July 31, 2011): 109
Iruvar, Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap, Mahantudu, Alli Thanda Vaanam, Ko, Poi, Nagamandala, Illalu Priyuralu, Singam, Josh

In July, I watched a LOT of films, but then August was crazy with the non-Prakash Raj-film parts of m life, so I'm finally catching up. There were a few common themes in the August films:
1) characters putting the movies on the ladies,
2) characters (good and evil) crying.
Since I just learned how to make clips in VLC media player, I went a little clip happy (although I still haven't figured out how to include the subtitles in some of the clips.) Enjoy the many embedded videos! 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nag Panchami Film Fessstival Final Round Up

As promised here's the round-up of posts and reviews for the 2011 Nag Panchami Film Fessssstival.

There were many more post than had I imagined when we started talking about this in the spring--thanks to everyone for participating. I was hoping to crank out a few more posts myself (between wrapping things up at my job, going on a trip, and having family in town, August was crazy!), but I have lots of idea for next year, and I have my fingers crossed that each of the Indian film industries will crank out five more snake films in the coming year. Please let me know if I've missed anything!

(All the links can also be found on delicious:

Cinema Chaat:
Beth Loves Bollywood