Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: Most Romantic Shahrukh Scene, What is Your Choice?

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?

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13 thoughts on “Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: Most Romantic Shahrukh Scene, What is Your Choice?

  1. This is impossible. If you look at it in terms of the scenes I go back to when Im feelinglow then it’s first half of Chalte Chalte, ending of JHMS or the scene in the bar when the singers says, “the spices of India”, or the scene when Anushka tell Suri she’s not leaving her husband, or, or or…….

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    • Exactly! Thank goodness I still have the moment when I fell in love to fall back on, if I was trying to choose between all those other moments, I would be lost. Heck, DDLJ alone has Palat, “do you trust me”, and all those terrace scenes.

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  2. This is really a challenging question. The whole scene in JHMS after the singer when they are in each other’s arms and he says she should leave or ”raula pe jande, Sejal” and you can see how he is struggling with his urge, pulling her toward him and pushing away…that sexual tension is amazing. But for pure nostalgia (and still works today) the bangles scene in K3G is the most incredibly suggestive and intense moment. “I’m not hurting you, am
    I?” And “I’m definitely taking over your sweet shop.” So I guess my take is more sexy than romantic. I’ll think about the romantic ones again and be back!

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    • You ready for me to make you seem really classy?

      Those scenes are sexy, but slightly more romantic than they are sexy. The point isn’t the sexiness, it’s that Shahrukh’s love is true and he chooses love over lust. It’s more explicit in JHMS, his love for Anushka is what holds him back, he doesn’t want it “like this”. It’s not a judgement on her, it’s a decision he is making for himself, he loves her too much to risk it all for one night, even if he is so attracted to her in the moment that he can barely hold himself back. K3G is a family movie, so it’s not quite as explicit, but it is still there. He is seducing her and he knows he is seducing her. But for him, the seduction is only a way to get her attention, to get her to finally take him seriously because what he really wants is for her to love him. The seduction is terribly easy for him, that’s what makes it romantic. If he wanted to seduce Kajol, flirt with her, he could do it as easily as waving his hand. But he holds himself back, only goes far enough to get her to notice him, and then makes his intentions clear, he wants a lot more than just seduction.

      It’s like Twilight! Or, Bram Stockers Dracula. The easy seduction is what makes it sexy, the avoidance of the easy seduction and strain to hold back their powers is what makes it romantic.

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  3. You are most correct, my friend! Beautifully explained and I think it’s his ability to show that love/lust and restraint toward a greater purpose (love in its deeper expression) that makes him irresistible to women.

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    • Oh, what an interesting choice! Not a sexy hero, but a romantic moment.

      On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 6:19 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • I agree–the fact that the husband in Paheli actually falls in love at first sight with his wife, but doesn’t allow himself to realize it until later, is so romantic. This is why I follow Margaret’s alternate impression of the ending, that the husband and the ghost merge into one person. Much better than thinking poor hubby is trapped in a waterskin in the desert.

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  4. For me, its Dilwale, the car scene

    There’s just something to die for about that scene

    More than any other scene I’ve seen him in

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    • Watching Dilwale, I remember feeling really disappointed in the SRKajol chemistry. It was fun, and they had great timing in their dialogue and all of that, but I just wasn’t feeling that special something. Until the car scene, when all of a sudden it came roaring back, stronger than before.

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  5. As has already been said, romantic and sexy are different, but related. I don’t think one can have platonic romance, can one?

    Lovely compilation of scenes. I’m going to go with 4 or so that first came to my mind when considering the question. Oddly none are with Rani–maybe because their interactions always have so much sex in them to me.

    First is the temple scene in Chennai Express, when the music changes and it becomes a real quest to prove his love for Deepika. This is probably when I fell in love with him. The first movie of his I saw, and on a plane, on a tiny screen, but he (with Deepika’s help) certainly grabbed my heart.

    Next is the scene in Devdas where he tells Madhuri he loves her–until the melodrama of him saying he’s leaving wrecks it. I love that it starts with them both admiring Paro, and ends with him saying, poor Chandramukhi, no one loves her, except me. Wish SLB had cut it on the embrace and Madhuri’s tears. Would have been perfect.j

    Dil Se, the almost kiss at night scene.

    One 2 Ka 4, the buying the house scene and the “marriage” at the end of Sona Nahi Na Sahi.

    Yes Boss when Shah Rukh apologizes to Juhi (two times, once when they first get into his mother’s house, and the second time on Karva Chauth). Also the scene where they are sitting on the steps and she is drunk.

    PBDHH when he walks her home in the rain. Especially when she asks him if he’s a man or a monkey, and he says, whichever she likes better. The romance carries through to the next scene with her mom, and when he’s playing hopscotch below her window. Sigh.

    See why Shah Rukh and Juhi are my favorite jodi?

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    • I didn’t know Chennai Express was your first movie! I am so glad to hear of another person that loves it like I do. It’s legitimately funny at a lot of points, but underneath it is a really wonderful romance.

      Looks like you are working through the Shahrukh Summer posts, can’t wait for you to get to the “power, sex, romance” one. Very relevant to this.

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