Another Bharat song! Is this the last one? I think it’s the last one. Or maybe not? We’ve still got 3 weeks left, what else are they going to do if there are no more songs? Oh, and there is a super super cute news story going around about the Khans that just makes me happy and I want it to be true.
Bharat song! Weirdly, I think I found it more powerful in the little bit we got in the full trailer. The song is still excellent, but there are just a few too many edits and cuts. It feels more about telling us what is going to happen in the movie, then creating a powerful song video all on its own. Which is the point of a trailer, but I look forward to see what they do with it in the actual movie.
I still love what it says about the movie, love Salman as the little boy who becomes circus stuntman and then an oil worker who escapes a cave in and finds love with his supervisor, love the happy wedding and marriage scene, and of course the sequences we just get flashes of at the border are the best.
The only thing that makes me a little “hmm” is that there are big fight scenes for grey old Salman. I don’t necessarily need that, and I don’t want his character to be defined by “he’s old, but can still punch!” instead of “he’s old, but still a sad little boy missing his father and sister”. Oh well, it’s probably just a trailer edit, highlighting the fight scenes to reassure his fans before they see the movie.
Now, super cute story!!!!!! According to Bollywoodhungama, once a week or so Aamir and Salman go over to Shahrukh’s house and have a little playdate. Eat snacks, play games, talk about the future of Indian cinema, just generally relax and have fun. And to keep it private and relaxed, they come completely alone (Salman just brings a driver, no entourage) and meet at Mannat which is right near Aamir and Salman’s apartments and has loads of privacy.
Essentially I am picturing this exactly like when I was 7 and my friends from the neighborhood would come over and hang out in my bedroom. Playing with Barbies, Pretty Pretty Princess, dress up, maybe some Uno. That seems like something Salman, Aamir, and Shahrukh would have fun doing, right? With Gauri popping in to make sure they were okay and didn’t want snacks or anything every once in a while. (story here)