Happy Day before Valentine’s Day! And day after Lincoln’s Birthday!!!! Such a glorious celebratory week.
Reading: Wodehouse! I want all of his books to be made into Indian movies now. They are all about large families and country houses and engagements being made and broken and family pressure not to marry for love, they are all perfect for Indian film!
Thinking: What should I show for Valentine’s Day? It has to be Shahrukh, and we’ve kind of run down the SRK filmography at this point, not many new options. Last year we did Anjaam which was quite fun in a sort of anti-romance way. I suppose we could do Zero, which will be absolutely terrible if watched on and off while guests arrive and leave, but will also be immediately entertaining if you only catch a few minutes of it.
Watching: So many rom-coms! Saw Chameli Ki Shaadi, and Hasee Toh Phasee, and 96! Chameli Ki Shaadi is the most totally and completely happy one for me, the other two both left a bit of a “oh, that’s sort of sad” feeling in my mouth. Anyway, Hasee Toh Phasee review is already up, 96 review is written and going up tomorrow, Chameli Ki Shaadi will go up on Friday once I write it.
Thinking: Why has no one requested a Valentine’s from me? Or at least, not many people. Please do if you haven’t already, I’ve got like 30 left!
Now, question for you! Two questions, in honor of the two holidays this week:
For Valentine’s Day, what is your all time favorite Indian film romance?
I gotta go with DDLJ. Followed by Jab Harry Met Sejal, and then Ohm Shanti Oshaana.
For Lincoln’s Birthday, what is your all time favorite Indian tall actor?
Amitabh, obviously. With Prabhas as a close follower. He’s just SO TALL!