Happy Columbus Day! I actually have to go to work, because it’s one of those holidays that not everyone gets off. Fine with me, Columbus was a horrible horrible person. Anyway, help me ignore Columbus by asking me questions!
As always, you can ask me anything from the personal (“why do you hate Columbus?”) to the specific and factual (“is there an Indian movie song about Columbus?”) to the general discussion (“what holidays make for the best movie releases?”).
The only rule is, you have to let me answer first! The discussion just goes better that way. But once I have answered, feel free to jump in with your own comments.
Now, question for you! Inspired by the twisty Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and Andhadhum which just came out. What movie twist sincerely surprised and delighted you?
Oh dear, I just realized these answers will be riddled with SPOILERS. Oh well, try to put the name of the movie first and then people can decide whether to read on, or else phrase it in such a way that people can’t figure out what you mean. For me, in Race 2 when Saif suddenly shows up still alive. In Baazigar, the moment Shahrukh takes out his contacts and you realize it is the same man. In An Evening in Paris when you learn it isn’t just a coincidence, Sharmila 1 and 2 are secret twins. And the whole last twenty minutes of Jewel Thief are just an incredible ride. Oh, and the reveal of the villain in Byomkesh Bakshy! And of course, the ending of the first Shahrukh Don. I don’t even know if I like that ending, but it is one of the most brilliantly built twists in film history and you have to admire the workmanship.
And finally, for Columbus day and that horrible slaver murderer of a man: