Well, showtimes are a disaster! The only War showtime I can make on Wednesday is at 8pm. Which would be less bad if I could squeeze in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in an earlier show, but no luck for that either. So it looks like it will be a 1am night two nights in a row. Gah. Or, I put Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy off for Friday afternoon just so I’m not quite so pie-eyed.
This is where you can ask me anything you want at any time all week. Just keep swinging back to this post to bring up ideas, ask things, whatever you want. That’s what it is here for.
Now, question for you! On this lovely last day of September. In honor of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, what historic figure/story do you want to get an Indian historical epic treatment?
Nehru-Mountbatten love story! We already had Viceroy’s House but the whole passionate soulmates love story of Edwina and Nehru, which inspired her to turn her life to good works and helping others in the first place, was tidily erased. Not to mention the fascinating additional complication that the Mountbattens had an open marriage with Edwina have a succession of lovers with her husbands full knowledge and support, and yet Edwina had no more affairs after Nehru.
Really, such a good and interesting movie idea! Forget the big political movements, focus on the smaller level of a very intelligent man who finds a woman who can match his intelligence, two folks who on paper should never fall in love and yet find a bond which is the strongest of their lives. And a very sexual woman who may have fallen in love with the one man who never had sex with her. And two people who were in love for over a decade but barely saw each other during that time, surviving on letters and shared ideas instead of physical passion. You know Edwina died clutching Nehru’s letters? And Nehru sent a war ship to escort her burial at sea and ordered a wreath thrown after her body on his behalf? HOW IS THIS NOT A MOVIE???? BESIDES THE OBVIOUS REASON THAT NEHRU’S FAMILY WON’T LET IT BE A MOVIE???? (meanwhile, Edwina’s family talks about it all openly)