Oops, I forgot, the last time I put up a post implying the existence of “bad” SRK movies, I got a lot of anger on twitter. But you all understand, right? I can love the man and still hate some of the movies?
There’s a certain kind of SRK movie that is so-bad-it’s-good and you might as well watch it straight through because the quality is consistent (Duplicate, Dil Aashna Hai, Chamatkar). And then there are the many SRK movies that are just good-good and there is nothing worth skipping. But finally, there is a subset of films that actually are really good for large sections, but the other sections are so bad they risk turning you off the whole film. But if you have a quick hand with the fastforward button, they can still be saved!
Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman
It’s a cute love triangle that gets way WAY too dark right at the end. Once Shahrukh and Juhi break up, start fastforwarding and don’t stop until the happy ending.
Start at the interval. You miss a few cute scenes in the first half, but the second half resets the whole plot and is much much stronger than the first.
Watch the songs and the SRK-Amitabh scenes, fastforward everything else. You can get the jist of what is happening just from the songs and the other scenes are soooooooooooo boring.
Stop the movie at the “Aaye Tere Dar Par” song and fastforward to the “Do Pal” song. Everything in between is just stupid.
Jab Tak Hain Jaan
Skip the first half, start at the interval. The second half is actually stronger if you don’t know the details of the early romance.
Every time Shahrukh and Kajol aren’t onscreen, hit the fastforward button. Or, alternatively, every time Jonny Lever or Sanjay Mishra are on screen, hit the fastforward.