TGIT: Labor Day Again! Laboring Men Rerun

Happy Thursday!  I suddenly remembered that I had a Labor Day themed post I should rerun, and then I realized it was left over from September not May, the American Labor Day.  Oh well, it’s a good post, I’m sure you won’t mind seeing it twice in a year.

We are STARTING with Shahrukh this week.  And there is a discussion question for you (no wrong answer).  Do you prefer:

Shahrukh as Fireman

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(Doesn’t seem like a terribly safe outfit in which to fight fires, but then what do I know, I’m not a fire professional!)

Shahrukh as Army Guy

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Shahrukh as Cool International Criminal

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Shahrukh as local desi style criminal

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Shahrukh as Therapist

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Shahrukh as Ancient Ruler

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Or, the classic, Shahrukh as Wealthy NRI type businessman with Hot Wife

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Okay, I gave you dessert first, but now you HAVE to keep reading and take have a balanced diet or else your tummy will get all out of whack and you will stop sleeping because the Shahrukh-y-ness has overwhelmed you!

Moving on, Hrithik!  In which profession does he look best?

Mughal Emperor

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Army Guy

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Master Thief

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Or, of course, Aspiring Musician

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You don’t like Hrithik?  Let me offer you something else!  How about Salman?  Better as which of the following:

Salman as Cop

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Salman as Businessman Type with Hot Girlfriend

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Salman as Tormented Young Manual Laborer

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And, of course, Salman as Wrestler

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Moving on, I feel like we should take a trip down south for one of the most variably attractive guys.  How about Madhavan!  Better as which of the following:

Madhavan-crusading-reporter-in-the-80s

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Madhavan as Ace Pilot

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Madhavan as Cop

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(Is it just me, or are those pants slightly obscene in how they fit?)

Madhavan as Slightly Older Cop in Plain Clothes

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And, of course, Madhavan as Boxing Coach

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Hmm, who else?  I don’t feel like the young guys have quite the breadth and depth in roles needed to offer options.  Oh!  I know!  Sanju Baba!  Sure, we mostly know him as a Gunda, but is that all he can offer?  Or even the best he can offer?  Would you prefer perhaps:

Sanjay as Poet

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Sanjay as Novelist

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Sanjay as Top Cop

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Or are you stuck on Sanjay as Gunda?  Either the aging friendly kind

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Or the hot tormented young kind

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Okay, grand finale!  Amitabh Time!  He is ALL ABOUT the different professions!

Amitabh as Cop

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Amitabh as Coal Miner

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Amitabh as College Professor

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Amitabh as Coolie

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Amitabh as Longshoreman

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Amitabh as Chef

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Amitabh as Amitabh (his most common role)

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(I think this is from Trishul, but really it could be from anything)

Okay, you ready for my answers?  Which you can feel free to disagree with highly in the comments?

Shahrukh:

Well, this is well-nigh impossible, but after a closely run race, I am going with Shahrukh as NRI Businessman Type with Hot Wife

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Hrithik:

Not even close for me.  Has to be Hrithik Army Guy

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Salman:

You know, I think I have to go with Businessman Type for him too!  There’s just something about those 90s ties….

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Madhavan:

While I enjoy the delights of all flavors of Maddy, I think I have to go with Madhavan-crusading-reporter-in-the-80s

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Sanjay:

I know it’s trite, but I got to go with Sanjay as Tormented Young Gunda.  So soulful!  So tormented!

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Even though I just admitted this morning that Zanjeer is my favorite Amitabh film, I think I still have to go with the classic.  There is just something about Amitabh as Longshoreman.  There’s a reason it’s a mural.

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8 thoughts on “TGIT: Labor Day Again! Laboring Men Rerun

  1. Pingback: TGIT: Labor Day Again! Laboring Men Rerun — dontcallitbollywood – Business Startup-Bay Area

    • Shahrukh as cool international criminal and Shahrukh as Light-walla are very different people! Clearly your tastes contain multitudes.

      Amitabh really is best playing Amitabh.

      On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 2:47 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. I’m sure I have already commented on this post few months ago, but nevermind, watching and talking about those men is always pleasure.
    SRK – Army guy
    Hrithik – Emperor
    Salman – cop (there is only one thing sexier than uniform – wet uniform!) or Tormented Young Manual Laborer
    Madhavan -cop again (I just imagined him using uniform in Vikram Vedha, especially durning chase in the rain scene)
    Sanjay – tomented Young
    Amitabh – Longshoreman

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    • If we extend the definition of “uniform to mean royal garb and the longshoreman’s outfit, you are very consistent in your tasts!!!! Only Sanjay breaks free.

      On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 3:31 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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