Monday Morning Questions Post: What do You Want to Ask Me on Labor Day?

Happy Monday!  And Happy Labor Day!  Well, in the US.  Not anywhere else.  We just have to be different.  No International Day of Labor for us!  No, we have to have our own very special day just for American laborers.  Oh well, it’s always nice to have a day off work.

First, an announcement!  I have updated my FanFic and Reviews indexes!  It was a lot of tedious work and I want you to appreciate it.  And also know that if you want to find a movie I have reviewed, or a fanfic I wrote, now you can.

Now, questions!  You can ask me anything from the personal (“what are you doing for Labor Day?”) to the specific and factual (“Does India have a Labor Day?”) to the general discussion (“What is the best movie to watch on Labor Day?”)

Only rule is, you have to let me answer first!  The discussion just goes better that way.  But once I answer, please feel free to leap in and join the conversation.

 

Now, a labor day question for you all!

What profession(s) do you want to see in an Indian movie?

For me, it really feels like “doctor” hasn’t been used nearly as much as it could be in Indian film.  Where are our medical dramas?  The brilliant surgeon who is worshiped by his nurses and all that?  The doctor who’s whole life is his work?  And so on and so on.

 

 

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33 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions Post: What do You Want to Ask Me on Labor Day?

  1. Profession in movie: auto rickshaw driver.

    I think it’s already been done, but I’m surprised it’s not used more. With the auto rickshaw, you automatically have all sorts of possibilities for different groups of people interacting and different locations.

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  2. I’m a sucer for indian classical arts, so professions I would like to see are: Classic indian dance teachers. Or singing teachers (like hero’s mother in Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju) Or singers (like Mammootty in telugu film, don’t remember the title, where he was jealous of little boy’s talent) . But with a lot of plot about those professions, and many scenes showing the arts.

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  3. We have our share of films about dedicated doctors.Not all of them are realistic however.How about Armaan with Amitabh and Anil? Zindagi Zindagi is one of the more grounded ones and is completely about Sunil Dutt ,the village doctor and the patients in his hospital.Even the heroine Waheeda is the mother of his youngest patient.Then there’s Waheeda Rahman as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital in Khamoshi who has to pay the price for the hospital’s crazy treatment practices. Dil ek mandir, where Rajendra Kumar the doctor has to perform surgery on his ex’s husband Raj kumar.Vyjaythimala runs away from home to become a doctor in College Girl.

    My question for the day.How much do you like spoilers? Minimal like in a Malayalam movie or slightly more like in a Hindi movie? Or basically the whole plot?

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    • In my private life, I love spoilers. I like going into a film knowing what it will be and being able to watch how it was put together. But since I started blogging, I can’t do it. At least for movies in theaters. It’s not so much the spoilers themselves, it’s that the plot summary always comes with some amount of editorializing in what is chosen to be included and excluded, and that effects what I see in the movie. But I still us them for classic movies, for instance I haven’t seen Khamoshi but I know the whole plot. With the classics, there has been so much written about them and talked about them that the plot has kind of already be worked down to it’s essence, so I don’t have to worry about being influenced.

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  4. I want to see a movie where the hero is a firefighter. Like a lot of the masala movies have heroes that are police officers but I wanna see one where the hero is a firefighter.

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    • Yes! That would be so great! A firefighter who is investigating a bunch of arson cases that the corrupt police are ignoring, and of course meets the heroine when he saves her from a fire.

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    • There’s a Gopi Chand’s commercial movie (Jil I think) where he’s a firefighter. There’s also Kamal’s four roles – Michael Madan Kamarajan, where at the start of the movie, he’s shown as a fire fighter for a short time.

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  5. I would like to see a Chartered Accountant (CPA in the US) because firstly, that’s what I’m studying, and have seen very few of them, the last one I saw was in Ready. Secondly, CAs are known to help businessmen to hide their black money and other frauds, so they’ll fit in the plot of any such movies.

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    • Since Raid is still my favorite movie of 2018, I am all about this! The one honest CPA in India, kind of a VIP but for accountants. He can’t get a job because he refuses to bend the rules, and then he finally gets a job for an NGO which seems perfect, only to discover it is actually the worst of all and they are hiding massive fraud.

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  6. Question 1 – What are your top 5-10 movies of 2018 so far? You can rank ot just list them. You can mix industries or give separate lists for each.

    Question 2 – What are the 5-10 movies you are most looking forward to for releasing in the remainder of 2018? Again, rank or list, mix or separate industries.

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    • Hmm.

      1. Raid: I just love this movie, so well put together, so simple and straight forward

      2. Veere Di Wedding: Clever, groundbreaking, and touching

      2. Stree: I don’t like it as much as A Gentleman from last year, but it is still really good

      3. Sonu Ki Titu Ke Sweety: Did not expect to like this movie as much as I did! Legitimately clever and original

      4. Sudani From Nigeria, Koode, and Kammara Sambhavam are tied. They are all brilliant films, but all too dark for my taste, so not “favorites” although I liked them and appreciated their quality.

      5. Nela Ticket: this is the opposite of the above films, very much too my taste even though I know it isn’t the highest quality it could be.

      6. Raazi: Very very well made. With a unique ending.

      7. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero: An ambitious film that fails in the execution, but is still so good with what remains.

      As for upcoming films,

      Helicopter Eela

      Namaste London

      Simmba

      Ranam (I just love the title song)

      Devadasu

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    • I’m not looking forward to Zero. I’m also not-NOT looking forward to it. It’s just that everything we know so far has me kind of neutral. It’s all one positive to one negative. Shahrukh Khan movie-ridiculous sounding character. Anushka-Katrina.

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      • Yeah, I absolutely can relate to this…but personally I am looking forward…always simply curious and eager to get surprised…no expectation beforehand other then the movie is the one he wanted to do, but interested in what others think, fear, expect.
        That may be the reason why I hardly get affected by the flaws a ShahRukh movie may have.

        What about movies with the profession of social workers?

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        • Oh right, social workers! There’s a few. Kyun Ho Gaya Na, Aish is studying for her social work exam. Ghulam has Rani’s brother. I think one of the heroine’s in Kaala Pathaar is a social worker. It’s kind of a fuzzy area in India, in America it’s something you have a degree in and is related to mental health, but in India it might also be someone who “does social work”, that is, goes out into the community working for an NGO and protests against slumlords or tries to get kids into school or whatever. By that standard, there’s also Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey, Vidya Balan in Kismat Konnection, Anil Kapoor in Mr. India and so on.

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