Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the First Week of October?

Happy Monday! I had to go into work early, and I’ve got quilting tonight, so this is gonna be a looooooooooong day. But that’s okay, I had a nice productive home chores kind of day yesterday.

This is where you can ask me anything about anything all week. Question on where a particular song is from, question on if two actors are related, any of that, bring it up here!

Now, question for you! Inspired by my cleaning up and reorganizing my apartment a bit yesterday. What Indian movie do you most envy the interior decoration of the sets?

So many options here! But I think for cozy “I could move in and be happy tomorrow” kind of decor, I think I have to pick Konkona’s little apartment in Luck By Chance. The tiny fridge that doesn’t work, the little TV facing the little couch, the awkward arrangement to iron clothes, it’s all so tidy and warm feeling.

Image result for luck by chance konkona

On the other hand for the fabulous beauty and luxury side of things, I would have to pick the palace quarters in Jodha-Akbar. They have special sunset gold mirrors! And BUNNIES!

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51 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the First Week of October?

  1. This is the perfect question for me. After watching Khamoshi I seriously considered Calcutta Mental Hospital in the 60s as a theme for my apartment, but ultimately couldn’t pull it off. I think right now my favorite interior is the Delhi apartment in Piku, but the haveli is nice also for a big old atmospheric place. In the Out There division would be Amitabh’s place in Chupke Chupke. And Konkona’s apartment in Wake Up Sid is almost like another character and we get to see all of it including the kitchen and inside the cabinet. I’m too old for a mattress on the floor, but it is nice for a first apartment.

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    • Oh, in the Out There division, I want the Jaya-Amitabh house from Silsila! All high tech and cool and stuff. Sure the marriage is dying, but the house is so nice,

      The Wake Up Sid apartment is so nice! But also, so much work. I think I would hire enthusiastic young people to clean and paint it for me, and then just move in.

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      • Suri’s house in RNDJ is great, but I am a little worried that it may not be air conditioned.

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          • Excellent point! Only, I would have to deal with constant power cuts for reasons of romantic messages.

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        • Oh, this question made me flash back to Ki and Ka! I didn’t hate it as much as most people did, but one thing I really hated is that Arjun takes a really nice homey apartment and turns it into a tacky monstronsity with a train set!

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          • Yes!!!! That train make over was so stuuuuuupid. But on the other hand, Arjun’s 2 States apartment was quite nice, as was Alia’s family house.

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  2. I am most envious of Anil’s Haveli in Lamhe (which is really the Rambagh palace)…love the wall frescos and tiny fountains in the center of the room!
    But fine if I had to go for a “realistic” choice then I want Zoya Akhtar’s real-life apartment. She has a video on YouTube giving a tour and it’s really fantastic!!

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    • Havelis are nice, but aren’t they always haunted? Or, alternatively, haunted by the heartbreak and poetic misery of the people who live there? It’s a real risk.

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  3. From Luck by Chance (super frugal) to JA (so ostentatious) that’s a wide gamut there 😂. I would go for the Wake Up Sid apartment on the ready to move in side of things, and probably Jim-Shobhita’s house in Made in Heaven for the uber rich Delhi feels.

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  4. Hey Margaret! I feel like you have a decent sense of what I would like and wouldn’t like so do you think I would enjoy War? I was iffy on the trailers but I’m more curious now that the movie got positive reviews. I have a chance to see it tomorrow so I’m trying to make a decision.

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    • oooo, that’s a lot of responsibility!

      Did you like Dishoom? It’s similar to that kind of. Only two songs, lots of action scenes, an amped up ridiculous plot, and the bromance is the center of it far more than any romance. It’s not a definite absolute can’t be missed Niki movie, but I think you would enjoy it.

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  5. This was posted to Twitter and I can’t stop rewatching. I think my new sexuality is Tiger staring at Hrithik getting out of a helicopter.

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  6. There was a beautiful house with the garden in Smile please. I loved it, especially the room where they drink their tea:

    From other movies, I saw recently and I remember the details, I liked the sex clinic from Khandaani Shafakhana. Yes the apartment was old and dusty, but imagine how beautiful it can be when renovated.
    And I’m always envious when I see houses near the ocean. In indian movies those houses are almost all very poor and in bad condition like in Guppy or Maryan, but I find them beautiful.

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  7. Now that I have already seen War, what is the next sexy movie to look forward to? I haven’t seen a single trailer that I am super excited to see.

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    • Just took a gander at the coming months. There’s Marjaavaan with Sid, Sid can be sexy when he tries, so fingers crossed for that.

      Pagalpanti, an Anees Bazmi movie with John Abraham, that has potential. A comedy, but Anees always objectifies his heroes.

      Jawaani Jaaneman is in November and has Saif and Tabu. I think the mere fact of current day bearded cuddy Saif and Tabu at any age means it will be sexy.

      Commando 3 with Vidyut Jamwal is also in November. Based on the trailers, the Commando series seems to be a barely disguised excuse for a series of soft porn shots of Vidyut.

      And then in December, Arjun Kapoor in battle army if you like that kind of thing in Panipat. And finally Good News. Ignoring the Akshay Kumar part of it, there’s also Diljit Dosanjh being a shy good boy in a turban.

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        • Not as a couple, which is fascinating. They were both in Biwi No. 1 but didn’t have a scene together, they were in Hum Saath Saath Hain and had lots of scenes together, but playing brother-in-law/sister-in-law not a romantic couple. And it looks like they were in a Sakshay movie together that I didn’t know about but Tabu was probably paired with Akshay. So you have a pair of actors that knows each other well for decades, but has never actually played a romantic couple before. I’m really curious!

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      • Sid can definitiely be sexy, but I am not digging the mangy haired Sid in Maarjaavan.

        Ooh I generally enjoy Anees Bazmee films. Plus, Pagalpanti has Anil! I don’t know if I will watch it in theaters, but I will certainly watch it when it is streamed.

        Super excited about Commando 3. I am definitely on a Vidyut kick after Junglee.

        I am meh about Panipat. I am over historial dramas around a battle with sad endings. I want Jodha Akbar-esq movies back. But, I generally like Ashutosh Gowarikar and excited to see Kriti as Parvati Bai.

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        • I haven’t seen Commando 1 or 2, but I am assuming I don’t really need to in order to enjoy 3 🙂

          I’m meh about Panipat right now too, but it’s Ashutosh, and I like the cast, so I am hoping they will turn my “meh” into a “yeah!” with the trailers.

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  8. Question because Hrithik songs are popping up way more in my playlist now: would you like to see Hrithik and Kat back together now that they’re both in a more mature phase? If so, what kind of movie would you like to see them in?

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    • Wonderful question! Yes, I definitely want to see Katrina and Hrithik together again. But I have a hard time thinking of any movie I want more than Bang Bang all over again.

      The only slightly possible improvement would be a hardcore dance film. Katrina as a fragile dancer, Hrithik as the strong and caring choroegrapher/dance partner who helps her find love.

      Otherwise….hmmm. I like Katrina as a sort of warm and nurturing type, I would be okay with something like Kat is a single mother and Hrithik is a cocky charmer and her adorable son tries to fix them up, unaware that they had a college ki romance decades earlier before Kat was married and then divorced.

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      • Those could both be fun. I could also go for a gender flipped action plot, where Kat is the hardened fighter and Hrithik is the love interest. Still picturing her as a Lara Croft type, curious if she could pull it off.

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        • Oh oh! I have it!

          Kat is a female fighter spy type. But she has this touch of sadness because she is unmarried and childless. Not in a regressive way, but that this particular woman wants this in a kind of melancholy way but believes it will never happen. We can show that she was the oldest sibling, joined up after her parents were killed to avenge them, helped raise her siblings, they all love her, but we see her at a family wedding marrying off her youngest sister and handling all the snide comments about her still being unmarried at her age, sadly looking at the children playing, and can understand that she wants a husband to love her and children of her own but does not believe it can happen.

          And then she can meet Hrithik, charming and perfect and lovely and seems to really like her. Only she has to keep canceling dates and stuff because of her secret agent work. The romance hitches along anyway and it all seems just dreamy and perfect. Until we (the audience) see that Hrithik is also a spy for an unknown group who are trying to get close to the same MacGuffin that Katrina is trying to reach. They believe her cover as the spinster museum archivist (or whatever it is) and sent Hrithik in to seduce her in order to get access. But Hrithik is beginning to fall for her for real. Katrina figures out the truth and is heartbroken and unable to trick Hrithik, instead breaks up with him and tells him she can’t say why. Hrithik is legitimately heartbroken as well. Both of them cover up their heartbreak and keep working, only to find them confronting each other in the vault as they have both broken in to steal the MacGuffin at the exact same time. They end up locked in together with the time lock, fight, make out, and finally talk. They are both somehow “good” (maybe Katrina is working for the government and Hrithik is working for a private security firm hired by the family that owns the MacGuffin?), but their objectives are still opposite. Plus, Hrithik lied to her and she can’t believe him now. But then a third evil group appears (let’s say this third group was known about which is why both the government and the family wanted to steal the MacGuffin before the third group could) and they have to fight their way out. Katrina saves Hrithik over and over again and he falls more in love with her every time he sees her be awesome. And finally he lets her take the MacGuffin, which she realizes is a sign of his true love, putting her job over his. But he disappears before she can say anything. And then, I don’t know, something happens. But I know it ends with him surprising her with a big over the top romantic proposal in front of her entire family. And a jump forward to show him staying home with the kids while she goes off to save the world again.

          What do you think?

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          • Spy vs. Spy would be fun. She’s the tough fighter, he’s the bookish analyst type who uses charm to get out of sticky situations. But I want them somewhere severe and mountainous, preferably outside of India so they’re cut off from everyone but each other and the bad guys. Chile! Andorra! Nepal! Don’t really care as long as there are beautiful backdrops for dramatic action sequences.

            Twist is that it was all a set up. Kat is part of a super secret elite unit and they were testing Hrithik to see if he should be recruited. He failed by falling in love with her and giving up his mission. But now he gets to be her beautiful house husband and raise their children, so happily ever after the end.

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          • Awww, I don’t want Katrina to have been playing a game! Partly because I don’t like that kind of plot, but partly because I think Katrina is at her best when she plays raw emotional honesty.

            However, if the twist is that Katrina’s boss’s set her up as a test without her knowing it, and she “passed” by getting Hrithik to give up his mission, that I would like. She can be all silently tormented about realizing her true love thinks she was playing a game with him. And Hrithik can be all stoically tormented because he knows he loved her truly and doesn’t regret what he did or the consequences. And then I suppose her kindly uncle-y handler helps the young people get together or something.

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    • I don’t know, a little too cluttered for me. I’d take the house, but only if I could get rid of a lot of the stuff. Unless it came with Jug, in which case I will put up with a lot more.

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  9. No questions, but thanks for my Rosh Hashanah card!

    Some lovely, livable interiors that came to my mind are any of the Goa interiors in Dear Zindagi, Shashi’s houseboat in Jab Jab Phool Khile, Shah Rukh and Kat’s apartment, pre-accident, in JTHJ, and Rani’s Philly townhouse in KANK.

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