I put up two really really good posts discussing Shahrukh’s appeal in a broader sense, but those aren’t garnering many comments. I choose to think because they are so brilliant no one has anything to say in response. So now I am going to put up a totally silly post on which all of us should have an opinion.
This is just a list based on the scenes I remember. It isn’t even every love film, there is much much I may have forgotten. But you can mention anything you want in the comments!
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman: Scene in the car lot, scene when he blows Juhi a flying kiss, sexy dress scene, your choice!
DDLJ: “Main Hindustani” scene, good-bye scene at the train station, Palat scene, “do you trust me” scene, and so on and so forth.
Dil To Pagal Hai: Aur Paas scene
Dil Se..: Almost kiss night time scene, radio show story of their first meeting scene
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Gazebo scene, bowing to Rani scene, confession of love at wedding scene, basketball scene
Mohabbatein: Flashback leaf scenes
One 2 Ka 4: Buying house scene, waking up with chai scene
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham: Wedding scene, bangles scene
Chalte Chalte: Morning after scene, arriving at house after wedding scene, towel scene
Kal Ho Naa Ho: “I don’t love you” scene, Kal Ho Na Ho sad version scene, speech to mother about heart breaking scene
Main Hoon Na: “Happy Teacher’s Day” scene
Veer-Zaara: “I could give my life for you” scene, first meeting scene, bangle bridge scene, reunion scene, good-bye scene
Swades: Reaction to her confession of love scene
Paheli: Confession of who he is scene, morning after scene
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: Confession of love train station scene, proposal scene
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi: Final dance scene
My Name is Khan: proposal scene
Jab Tak Hain Jaan: first kiss scene
Chennai Express: “Because I love her” finale declaration scene
Dilwale: driving on the cliff scene, fixing her car scene
Raees: Surprising her in her room scene, breaking the kite’s string scene
Jab Harry Met Sejal: Crying her name into the ocean, comforting her during the chase in Prague, silently giving her the bench and the blanket while he slept on the ground, singing Raula to her, speech before the kiss at the end
Zero: final conversation with Anushka, making the stars fall for her
For me, although the JHMS kiss scene put up a fight, it is still the train station good-bye scene in DDLJ. It’s the moment I fell in love with him 15 years ago, and it’s just as wonderful as I remember it every time I come back to it.
Also, are some of these more sexy than romantic? Or is that a false dichotomy, is sexy and romantic really the same thing?