Quick Speculative May The Fourth Post

Obviously, today is Star Wars day.  And also a day when I am super busy at work and can’t really focus.  But I can do a “speculative” post without any problems!  I get so caught up in my little imaginary worlds, that nothing can shake me.  So, let’s do a mini Star Wars fest!

No need to worry about the plot, we just take the original trilogy, smash it into one three hour plus film.  Get rid of the sci-fi stuff, because I don’t think that works as well in India.  Make it fantastical instead, Bahubali style.  Otherwise, same-to-same.  Luke is a lost warrior raised on a farm, Leia is his secret sister, Obi Wan Kenobi is his mentor, Han Solo is a smuggler, Darth Vader is evil, plot happens.

Casting, that’s where we can have the debates!  And this is such a timeless story, I really feel like it would work in any era.  So let’s do it decade by decade!

 

1950s:

Luke: Dilip Kumar (has a kind of innocent demeanor, good with a sword)

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Leia: Nargis (Classy, confident, powerful)

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Han Solo: Dev Anand (cool kind of bad boy vibe)

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OR Raj Kapoor (crazy chemistry with Nargis, could also be bad when he wanted to, their swimsuit scene in Awara is basically a Leia-Han scene already)

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Obi Wan: Ashok Kumar (older, wise, had a real life mentor relationship with Dilip)

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Darth Vader: Prithviraj Kapoor (Screen presence like you wouldn’t believe!  Plus, very tall.  And a great voice)

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1960s:

Luke: Rajesh Khanna (Young Rajesh Khanna would make the sexiest innocent farm boy ever!)

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Leia: Sharmila Tagore (Confident, cool, able to give back as much as she got)

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Han Solo: Shammi Kapoor (he just doesn’t care about anything!)

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Obi Wan: Ashok Kumar (still totally able to pull it off well into the 60s)

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Darth Vader: Pran (he can play anything)

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1970s:

Luke: Amitabh (not even going to bother explaining, this casting is so clearly right)

Leia: Hema Malini (ditto)

Han Solo: Dharmendra (ditto)

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Obi Wan: Pran! (he can still play anything)

 

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Darth Vader: Sanjeev Kumar (he can play anything too)

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1980s:

Luke: Anil Kapoor (It’s Anil Kapoor!  How could you not?)

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Leia: Dimple (Mature, confident, very cool)

Han Solo: Sunny Deol (cool, strong, great chemistry with Dimple)

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Obi Wan: Shammi Kapoor (doing character roles in his older years, couldn’t move very well, but still had such great presence!)

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Darth Vader: Danny Danzongpa (it’s the 80s, it’s always Danny Danzongpa)

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1990s:

Luke: Salman Khan (Salman in Maine Pyar Kiya mode is a perfect Luke)

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Leia: Sridevi (I was going to put her in the 80s until I remembered Dimple, but she was still acting in the 90s, so this works)

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Han Solo: Anil Kapoor (I’m open to suggestions, but he had such great chemistry with Sridevi, and he was kind of in a Tapoori bad boy mode in the 90s)

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Obi Wan: Anupum Kher! The perfect Obi Wan!

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Darth Vader: Amrish Puri!  The perfect Darth Vader!  This may be my favorite cast

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2000s:

Luke: Hrithik

Leia: Priety Zinta

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Han Solo: Shahrukh

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Obi Wan: Amitabh

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Darth Vader: Amitabh in a clever double role!

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And finally, 2010s:

Luke: Ranbir Kapoor

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Leia: Kareena Kapoor (clever, right?)

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Han Solo: Ranveer Singh maybe?

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Obi Wan: Shahrukh

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Darth Vader: Amitabh!

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So, comments?  Questions?  Disagreements?  Complaints that this is a very silly and lightweight post?  I welcome them all!

 

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17 thoughts on “Quick Speculative May The Fourth Post

  1. This photo of Shammi Kapoor is so Han Solo! you couldn’t find better one.
    I love 60′ and 90′ casts. I’m not sure about 2000 (Hrithik is too handsome for playing Luke)and 2010 ones (I’m not fan of Kareena and Ranbir)

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    • I was tempted to suggest Saif for 2000s Luke, but he seems too old. Oh! What about Akshaye Khanna?

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      • It’s been a year now since I watched Taal, but I still suffer post-Taal trauma and just can’t stand Akshaye. But I found better guy to play Luke: Abhishek Bachchan. He was young in 2000 and, the most important Amitabh would play Darth Vader, and I found it perfect. What do you think?

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    • Oh wow, you are right! I was thinking Varun for Han actually, but he was too old.

      Okay, this changes everything. Varun for Luke, who for Han? Ranveer still? Or maybe Arjun Kapoor?

      And then Leia could be Alia.

      On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 4:32 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Finally something where i can actually comment apart ftom monday questions and wednesday reviews.

    I dont agree with you thay sci fi cant be made or people wont like it. First star wars wasnt too high on special effects. It was also not very good. EMPire strikes back created everything we like about Star wars.

    Following should be cast for Star wars

    Luke: Ranbir kapoor. He looks like Luke. He can portray yoing coming of age person

    Leia: Alia Bhatt. She is a good actor and has looks to pass as Liea

    Han Solo: Diljit. Han solo is han soloish character. He is rogue, rough. Han solo woild have to be funnier. I think Diljit can play rogueness of Han but with some goofiness.

    Obi Wan: Amitabh Bacchan. I dony need to explain anything about it

    Darth Vader: Sanjay Dutt’s voice. It has to be dominating

    General Tarkin: Paresh Rawal

    Emperor palpatine: Boman Irani

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    • That is a great cast! My only concern is if Alia and Ranbir would be believable as twins. But otherwise, perfect!

      Oh, if not Alia, maybe Anushka?

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      • Thanks for the compliment
        Anushka will be good too. Although she will look older.
        I was about to put the name of a south Indian actor but I dont remember the name. I was watching a south Indian movie some days back. Its hero would have been perfect but i dont remember the name of anything.

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  3. One question

    If you are a fan of star wars, why havent you seen force awakens and rogue one and are not excited about The Last Jedi?

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    • I have seen The Force Awakens, I have a post about it somewhere in the archives.

      But I’m not a fan of Star Wars, I just know about it and enjoy the movies. But it’s not a big part of my life.

      On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 8:32 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Sorry, by seeing this post i assumed you to be a star wars fan. I was also surprised while assuming this
        Is your review of The force awakens positive?

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        • Yes, with reservations. The plot could have been a little more imaginative. But I really liked the way they used the older characters and older actors instead of trying to start entirely new.

          On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 8:51 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • Prequels tried to be more imaginative.
            I liked the simplicity. I also liked the fact that Rey wasnt whiny as Luke and didnt have to go through long process of ttaining before any sort of offence.
            It kept things simple. It was better than New hope.

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          • Are there Hollywood action movies that you like without any reservations?

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          • Sure! Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Rocky movies (if you consider them action films). Oh, and John Wick, both films, are terribly terribly brilliant.

            On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 9:03 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • You do have goodish taste in action movies.
            I dont consider Rocky as action movies though.
            I prefer Rambo and terminator over Lethal weapon.

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