TGIF: It’s Snowing! Let’s Look at Men in Snow!

Snow isn’t exactly the magical wonderment for me that it is for people in Indian movies.  It’s been a part of my life for 4 months out of the year (at least) as long I can remember.  But even so, there is something about the first snowfall of the year that is still kind of magic.  Anyway, men in snow!  Let’s look at them!

Starting with Shahrukh!  And the cute cute cute snow photos when he wrote his kids’ names in the snow.

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And the cute cute cute snow photo when he is just looking intrigued and adorable.

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And the happy photo when he is just happy!

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Sexy and obsessed and (probably) very very cold.

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Surprised and with his modesty affronted!!!!

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Okay, now that I am fulfilled your Shahrukh urges, moving on!  DOG!!!!  And Prithviraj.  And DOG!!!!

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OMG, he’s hugging the dog!!!!  And they have matching outfits!!!!

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No other southerner can possibly compare to that, here’s a boring snow scene with Dulquer and Nithya Menon.  I love Nithya, but she’s no DOG.

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At least Vinod Khanna knows how to dress for the weather!  Possibly not for anything else (a huge blingy swastika?  A hipster fedora?  Faux fur and faux leather coat?  Which if these items would you most like to remove, if you could only remove one?)

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SO MUCH BETTER!!!  Fitted sweater, nice “slacks”, no hat or gloves or coat so he is probably freezing, but he looks SO GOOD.

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Amitabh, also freezing.  Thank goodness he has his heroine and his massive 70s hair to warm him up.

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Ooo, Amitji in fur!  Dashing!  Also, snow as a background for a dead relationship and a cold uncomfortable conversation.  All just seems very unpleasant and almost ruins snow for me (thanks Yashji!)

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Ah!  Fun times and happiness again!  And Rishi looks GREAT in snow gear!!!  Sridevi looks great too, but then she always does.

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Speaking of fun times and happiness, is this the most 70s thing ever or what?  Strange layers, big lapels, washed out color tone, and so on and so on.  Although Rishi’s hair might be slightly better than it is above.

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Do you think 40 years from now we will look at this and think “oh God, that’s just so 2010s I can’t stand it!  Look at his dopey vest!”?

 

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Terrible terrible movie.  Pretty Pretty Prince hero!  There are people in the comments who like Aditya, right?

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Oooo!  Look at him striding around, all gifable!

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So far, all of these have been from films.  But you know who looks great in snow candids?  Hrithik!  Snow, children, sunglasses, it’s all good with him.

 

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And look what a good Dad he is!  Those kids are dressed completely appropriately, AND have both gloves on in every photo!  Most difficult part of snowtime parenting, keeping the gloves ON.  And unlost.  And unwet.

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And ski helmets!  And ski visors!  How does this family make all the “dorky” safety gear style look cool?

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Is it Hrithik‘s vacation beard?  Is it scattering coolness over them all?  I think maybe.

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For comparison, notice how uncool he appears without a beard.  Also, notice than Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon continues to be an INSANE movie.

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Mujshe Dosti Karoge, less insane, but I’m still missing the beard.

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On the other hand, Fanaa is a gorgeous gorgeous movie and Yash Raj knows just how to use snow.  Aamir and Kajol both look amazing here.

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Or maybe it’s just Aamir who knows how to use snow!  It looks pretty great in Dhoom 3 too.  And realistic!  Heck, if I weren’t leaving town, I might drive around trying to find that alley in Chicago and dance in it with all the other “surprised by cold weather and still in inappropriate clothing” Chicagoans.

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And finally, the snow ki baap, Shammi Kapoor!!!!!!!  From the iconic “Yahoo” number in Junglee in Kashmir.  Where he just ran around in the snow for 5 minutes with the cameraman jogging behind him and trying to catch up.

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Look at him, just luxuriating in it!

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Please, please come join him!  He wants you!  He needs you!  The snow wants you!

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Well of course Saira Banu gave in.  Who wouldn’t?  And a moment for Saira’s excellent scarf work, I aspire to such class once it gets cold enough for me to go full scarf.

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BONUS: To warm you up after all that snow, Jackie Shroff would like to make you some nice hot chocolate!

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Now, questions:

 

Who would you rather play in the snow with?

Shammi, no doubt.  He would make anything fun!  Runner up, Hrithik.  Because apparently he knows all the safety rules and is very good at enforcing them.

 

Who would you rather watch playing in the snow while you are inside with hot chocolate?

Shahrukh.  I don’t want to go out and play with him necessarily, but he seems able to entertain himself for hours and I would love to watch that.

 

Whose clothes would you borrow if you suddenly needed winter weather gear?

Amitabh‘s fur coat.  Definitely.  Makes a style statement, and would be very very warm.  Plus, I am tall, so I think it would fit me.

 

Who would you ask to come inside and have hot chocolate with you?

Jackie.  Duh.  Too old to enjoy that outside playtime, and mature enough to know how to make really really good hot chocolate.

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27 thoughts on “TGIF: It’s Snowing! Let’s Look at Men in Snow!

  1. Commenter Sal posted this song on your “snow songs” post from September. I looked for a still photo of Shah Rukh fondling that snow lady partway through the song, but it is just NSFW to search for Shah Rukh, Maya Memsaab images, lol.

    “Sal on October 14, 2017 at 12:58 am said:
    There is also this one from Maya Memsaab – they do end up cavorting in the snow (and she has suitable footwear too, lol).

    Rather play in the snow with: Shah Rukh
    Rather watch play in the snow: Rishi and Sridevi or Amitabh and his grandkids. Actually a big Bachchan multi-generation snowball fight would be really fascinating. 🙂
    Rather borrow clothes: Shah Rukh in JTHJ. Because they would smell like him, of course.
    Invite in for hot chocolate: Amitabh and his grandkids. Then send the grandkids away so we could talk. 🙂

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  2. 1. Shahrukh
    2. Shahrukh – I would have got tired of getting cold and wet outside in the snow while he is happy to keep frolicking. So I’ll just watch from the huge picture window, toasty and warm from the raging log fire.
    3. Well definitely not Rishi and Sridevi’s entries in the ugly sweater competition… And not Kajol’s inappropriate-clothing-gown…I guess Hrithik’s suitable snow gear would be best – if only it would fit me…
    4. Shahrukh – again…

    Hmmm, I wonder if Hrithik has to get custom made gloves to accommodate his vestigial thumb.

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    • So many people had that thought! Like, people I know in real life. He wears gloves in a song from Kaho Na Pyar Hai and every time I have shown that movie, people just start focusing on the gloves.

      My guess is, he just gets stretchy knit gloves and they accommodate.

      On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 3:05 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  3. Dhoom 3 didn’t quite nail snow. In the opening scenes there’s snow but also trees with full green leaves which amused me very much.

    Amitabh was really gorgeous when he was young (and not too shabby now). I found out he has a Tumblr of all things and it’s active. He just blogged some philosophical thing about his family talking to each other on electronic devices with adorable photos of him and his wife using a tablet.

    Watched Chak de! India last night and really enjoyed it. Favorite scene was the McDonald’s brawl. SRK is super handsome and has great platonic chemistry with the players. I like that he didn’t get a romance so the story could focus on the team.

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    • Well, to be fair to Dhoom 3, there were still leaves on the trees in Chicago today, with our nice 2 inches on the ground. But definitely NOT USUAL. Not as bad as Bahubali though. Oh! You haven’t seen Bahubali!!!! But you may not be ready yet. Hold off until we, as a blog community that has adopted you, give you the okay 🙂

      Amitabh is adorably technically savvy/not savvy. He blogs and tweets and facebooks and all kinds of things. But it’s all interspersed with messages like “my phone can’t connect to the twitter any more, does anyone know why?” and “grandson visited, laptop now working again”. And of course this is what I follow him for! The adorable “aw, you are just like my Grandpa!” moments.

      Love the McDonald’s brawl! And thank goodness it is now easy to find, when the movie first came out for some reason they didn’t want it on youtube so videos kept popping up and then being taken down. Now I think the producers have put it up, and they don’t even really care any more, so there are plenty of nonlegit versions up to. I have he DVD, but sometimes you just want to go online and quickly watch a bunch of girls tear down a bunch of men.

      On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 3:24 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • Yes! He went on and on about it in his autobiography and I was so confused because he kept calling them “jumpers”. Which I had only heard in American-English used for a dress with straps meant to be worn over a shirt, usually by young girls. And then after about 3 pages of me picturing Rishi wandering around dressed like a 12 year old girl, I FINALLY figured it out.

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      • He was the brand ambassador for Monte Carlo at one point and there was this rumor (on cable news when cable news was just introduced and this item was sensational!) that the sweaters were from the photoshoots. What did his biog say about it? What was with the sweaters? He lived in Mumbai!! 😁

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        • He just really really liked sweaters!!!! He would buy them every time he was out of the country, was proud to never wear the same one twice, had them all carefully stored and organized, and then there was an issue with the storage, and they were all ruined, and it broke his heart.

          I just assumed he wore sweaters because he thought they hid his weight gain (they did not).

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      • I would normally call them jumpers as well. I only referred to ‘sweaters’ in my earlier reply so you poor Americans wouldn’t get confused. Ha ha ha. 🙂

        These days the one/only place where you see a lot of hand knitted jumpers/sweaters or pullovers/sleeveless vests is in Indian movies and documentaries – especially when they are set in Kashmir/Simla/Darjeeling/Punjabi winter/Himalayan foothills etc…
        When I was a kid everyone wore them.

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  4. Have to say, in these pictures, Aditya does look the best! Awful movie, but he did look amazing in it. I am definitely a fan and think he is approaching Arjun Rampal level’s of handsomeness here. I loved him in Daawat-E-Ishq and he has shown potential in other things, so I’m hoping he continues to get good lead roles.

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  5. For me Shahrukh and Juhi take the prize for weird and ugly costumes that were probably very cool at the time ( ie: fashion, not temperature). Unfortunately that purple shirt appeared in other movies too.

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  6. Yash Chopra should be sued for making his heroines dance in the snow.The heroes are suitably kitted but the heroines prance around in chiffon saris and sleeveless blouses.Unfair!

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  7. “Who would you rather play in the snow with?” – with AbRam
    !Who would you rather watch playing in the snow while you are inside with hot chocolate?! – ShahRukh with whomever
    “Whose clothes would you borrow if you suddenly needed winter weather gear?” – Rishi’s (I like his sweaters/jumpers…whatever)
    “Who would you ask to come inside and have hot chocolate with you?” – Jackie, too…and he would come 🙂

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