Rani Week ends on Sunday, which is also exactly 10 days before Christmas. And I think what I would like to do is 10 days of Christmas-y movies, but I need help thinking of them! So I am throwing it out to all of you. And because I really REALLY need help, I am sticking this post to the homepage until I have enough movie ideas.
When I say “Christmas”, I don’t mean “a movie about an unwed mother” or “a movie about Christians” and certainly not “a movie in which they all celebrate Christmas”. For me, from my Germanic roots, Christmas is about the Winter Solstice and light in the darkness and getting together with family one last time and remembering that love is the most important thing.
So, from that side of thing, when I think of an Indian movie that is “Christmas-y”, the first one that comes to mind is Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Lage. It’s about loving each other and forgiving each other and the warmth of family and a place of peace and hope and joy in the middle of a dark world. Make the exact same movie but turn the opening wedding into a Christmas party, and the play into a Christmas pageant, and you could release it Thanksgiving weekend in America and make a million billion dollars. At least, I would watch it.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham would be another obvious “Christmas” movie. Maybe Ohm Shaanti Oshaana too?
What other films can you think of? Family and love and joy and peace and conflict resolved through big loving gestures instead of violence? I want at least 10 of them, so I need ideas!