HAPPY AAMIR DAY!!!!! It’s not a holiday in my religion (SRKian), but I feel I can still join in the celebrations even if I don’t fully Believe.
So, are we all reading and thinking and watching this week? I’ll start!
Reading: I just got my friend’s login for her college library, so I can bury myself in journal articles on film, I’m pumped!
Thinking: The baby last night was SO CUTE!!!! But also seemed to be a lot of work. Mostly cried, then slept, then cried again. My tiny temporary dog is wearing me out and kind of irritating me, so probably I shouldn’t upgrade to a baby. Although I would totally take their dog, their dog is just like my dog, but better.
Watching: Well, I had to rewatch Sita Sings the Blues after I mentioned it in the comments. And I did my marathon 3 movies in theaters weekend. And that kind of killed my watching time for the week.
Now, question for you!
First, for the birthday boy:
Favorite Aamir movie and why
I can’t decide! 3 way tie
Talaash. Because it doesn’t feel like an “Aamir” movie, it feels like a very very good movie that needed a very very good actor at the center of it, and Aamir stepped up and was that actor.
Ghulam: I don’t know why this movie isn’t talked about more, it’s a wonderful young Aamir performance and kind of a beautiful message, loyalties and the greater good and achieving all you can and facing your fears, and finding love in unexpected places.
Rang De Basanti: Well, it’s Rang De Basanti! How could I not love it?
And second, NOT for the birthday boy:
What movie star would you like to have the power to control/fix their life?
Rajkummar Rao. He could be the next big thing! If he just made the right moves. I want him to seek out a major Yash Raj film, I want to get him in Karan’s next big family romance, I want him to go to parties and every single awards show until everyone in India knows his name. And I want him to give super charming interviews and make cute little viral videos until everyone in India falls in love with him. And then he can go back to his interesting artsy roles, but in movies with much much bigger budgets. And it would all start with a Big Big Wedding, to which he could invite all the power plays in the industry and butter them up, and get his name and photo in every outlet in India. Oh, and I guess also get married to his nice girlfriend, but it’s the career boost that’s more important.
Alternatively, Salman Khan! I want him to take a full 6 months off. Just spend time with his family, sit around at home, follow his doctor’s advice, and of course have deep intensive therapy sessions several times a day. And then he would come out of it rested and healthy and having worked through his various unhappy issues, and ready to take smaller interesting mature roles once a year instead of killing himself working crazy hours on way too many movies at once.