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
(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
Shahrukh as Cool International Criminal
Shahrukh as local desi style criminal
Shahrukh as Therapist
Shahrukh as Ancient Ruler
Or, the classic, Shahrukh as Wealthy NRI type businessman with Hot Wife
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?
Or, of course, Aspiring Musician
You don’t like Hrithik? Let me offer you something else! How about Salman? Better as which of the following:
Salman as Cop
Salman as Businessman Type with Hot Girlfriend
Salman as Tormented Young Manual Laborer
And, of course, Salman as Wrestler
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 as Ace Pilot
Madhavan as Cop
(Is it just me, or are those pants slightly obscene in how they fit?)
Madhavan as Slightly Older Cop in Plain Clothes
And, of course, Madhavan as Boxing Coach
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
Sanjay as Novelist
Sanjay as Top Cop
Or are you stuck on Sanjay as Gunda? Either the aging friendly kind
Or the hot tormented young kind
Okay, grand finale! Amitabh Time! He is ALL ABOUT the different professions!
Amitabh as Cop
Amitabh as Coal Miner
Amitabh as College Professor
Amitabh as Coolie
Amitabh as Longshoreman
Amitabh as Chef
Amitabh as Amitabh (his most common role)
(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?
Well, this is well-nigh impossible, but after a closely run race, I am going with Shahrukh as NRI Businessman Type with Hot Wife
Not even close for me. Has to be Hrithik Army Guy
You know, I think I have to go with Businessman Type for him too! There’s just something about those 90s ties….
While I enjoy the delights of all flavors of Maddy, I think I have to go with Madhavan-crusading-reporter-in-the-80s
I know it’s trite, but I got to go with Sanjay as Tormented Young Gunda. So soulful! So tormented!
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.