Happy Monday! I had a lovely lovely weekend, ending with dinner and a card game with Grandpa, and now I am back at work.
This is where you can ask me anything at all at any point during this week. Any question you have, about a movie or Indian culture or language or anything, just swing back here and lay it on me!
Now, to start the week off right, a question for you! Oh, and remember we are now in the “Christmas Comment Contest” zone, the more comments you make, the more likely you will win a Christmas card. Anyway, question! Just a random one that occurred to me after realizing how gender flipped from the usual story Chaahat is, what movie (Indian or otherwise) would you be interested seeing remade with the genders flipped?
I’m gonna set a good example by giving lots of options!
Dabangg: Sonakshi is a cocky but troubled police officer who sees a young lower caste man changing his shirt and falls in love at first sight. While she focuses on taking down a corrupt local political leader Anushka Shetty, she also follows and romances the lower caste man.
Karan-Arjun: Madhuri and Kajol are happy village girls devoted to their father Amrish Puri. But then evil Raakhee kills them both. Their father, crazed by grief, prays to Shiva and his girls are reborn into different families. Years later Kajol has become a horse trainer and teacher who is romancing wild rich boy Shahrukh, while Madhuri has become a troubled young woman living in the slums. They meet, they dance, lightening hits, they remember each other.
Housefull 4: Jacqueline Fernandez, Kriti Sonan, and Lisa Haydon are young con woman who meet and seduce three dim rich boys (played by male models to be named later). But they have to trick the boy’s over protective mother Dimple Kapadia before they can marry and be rich.
Koyla: Madhuri is a poor mute girl, used as a stable girl by evil Raakhee who killed her parents. But then Raakhee sees simple village boy Shahrukh and feels desire for the first time in a long time. She fires her current gigolo Mohnish Behl and brings on Shahrukh as her husband, tricking him by sending him a photo of Madhuri.
Okay, what are your ideas? Or which is your favorite of these ideas?
Oh, and bonus question as a follow up on SRK’s birthday and our discussion of what we most wanted to get from him as a gift: Which of the following do you want more?
Red Chillies announces they have designed a “SRK Audio” button. You can install it on any audio device and, with the press of a button, anything from your GPS directions to your book on tape can be read in Shahrukh’s voice, “Prepare to turn left in 20 feet, my junglee billu.”
Or, Shahrukh announces that he and Juhi are co-producing and starring as the mother and father in a family sitcom on Netflix India, with laughter and learning and a sane work-life balance that will allow him to be happy and healthy.
Or, Shahrukh announces that he and Kajol are starring in a series of three films following the same couple as they deal with their midlife angst, co-directed by Aditya Chopra and Imtiaz Ali.