Oo oo! Combined theme post! Love and hate, brought together in one discussion post.
Do you hate Ranbir onscreen and wish anyone else could have played those roles? Than you can join us in discussing what Shahrukh could have done better!
Do you love Shahrukh and wish he could play all the parts in the world? Than you can join us in removing Ranbir and replacing him with Shahrukh.
It’s a double appeal post! Ranbir haters AND Shahrukh lovers! And if you happen to fit into both of those categories, extra extra fun.
Let’s see, most of Ranbir’s roles were kind of childish and would be a poor fit for aging SRK. But there’s still a few that would work well!
Raajneeti: Ranbir’s character is the NRI outsider, the forgotten brother. Wouldn’t Shahrukh have been interesting in this role? A little old, but that would add to it, he would be even more firmly implanted overseas and outside of the Indian setting. Plus, he would be playing Arjun Rampal’s brother, and someone who just isn’t that into Katrina Kaif. Perfect!
Tamasha: In this case I think the age would actually add to it. Instead of a young man trapped in what should have been a “promising” career but has turned into a dead end, it would be a middle-aged man who is officially at the dead end and just riding out 20 years to retirement. And his relationship with Deepika would have the added dynamic of this much younger, beautiful, and more successful woman who is into him.
Rockstar: A lot of work needed here, I just want to rescue the beautiful songs from the flawed movie. If the hero is a middle-aged hanger on and dreamer in the small town music scene, decides to confess his “love” for the prettiest girl in town who is about to be married, then gives up everything and goes to stay at a shrine, afterwards his music is deeper and better and he gets a record contract, and then everything stays the same. Except better, because Shahrukh.
What do you think? What Ranbir movies would you pick to remake? Or, of my three, which would you pick first?