Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan Comes Out?

Happy Monday! I am back at work after seeing a movie I really liked on Friday, and one I really didn’t like on Sunday.

Here is where you can ask me anything you want, all week. Just keep swinging back to this post as new things come up, you want to know where to find a particular film on streaming, you want to know what is my favorite Shashi Kapoor movie, you want to know anything at all.

Now, question for you! This is kind of a weird one, but I was trying to come up with an example for my World Famous Lover review yesterday and I got stumped and I am hoping y’all can help me. In World Famous Lover, our really terrible hero gets angry at his girlfriend because she suddenly feels emotional and changes her mind about having sex last minute. What movie is there where a woman explicitly or implied changes her mind about sex last minute and the hero behaves well?

The best I could come up with was that first night together in OK Kanmani, but that’s not really it. Is there a First Night scene where they start to get busy but the bride is so clearly not into it that the groom stops? Is there a sexy love song in some movie where the girl backs off last minute and the guy is cool about it? I can feel it just out of my reach and I can’t remember it!

This almost feels like it, he shows up for a fun romantic date, she is in the middle of family drama and just not in the mood, so he changes gears immediately and makes it just silly and light instead of sexy

23 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions Post: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Week Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan Comes Out?

  1. I don’t think Shubh is releasing here which is UNFAIR.

    Like you, I am sure I’ve seen the hero being nice about it somewhere, but cannot remember where. I think Shatrughan Sinha? In some Govinda movie. Probably some Sunil Dutt movie too, somewhere.

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    • Yes actually, I typed that and remembered in Darpan there is a really sexy seduction song that Sunil does and Waheeda basically runs away for plot-twist related reasons and he’s all noble about it. I didn’t finish that movie because I got tired of being cockblocked in the romance, but it’s good generally.

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  2. There is this beautiful scene in Luca: Tovino and the girl live together as friends (separate rooms) in his house. They like each other a lot, and flirt, go to concerts and stuff together. One night, after being out, she ask him to go to her room to talk or do something (Idk because the subtitles were the worst), he jokes and lies down on her bed, but she just takes his hand and accompanies him to the door. He doesn’t mind and happy says good night.
    Maybe not exactly what you was searching but it was very nice, and Tovino’s character was the best.

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    • Also Nathicharami: (I have see it more than year ago, so don’t remember well the details) Sruthi Hariharan plays a widow who craves fisical relationship with a man, and so she decides to use tinder. When her date arrives, he sees she is not ready. He gaves her some time, but seeing her still so insecure he just talks to her and later leaves without being angry or offended.

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      • Yes! That is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for, a guy who may be disappointed to get the “no”, but understands that there is a proper way to conduct himself in that situation.

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  3. Hi Margaret.
    I remember you did a blog post last year or a couple of years back regd filmfare awards.
    R u planning to do 1 again ?
    Especially considering the myriad controversies surrounding it regd ananya and alia and gully boy.

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  4. Not indian movie question: Labor Day (Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin movie) – should I watch it? Is it good? And from Indian films, what should I watch? I’m not in a mood for something depressing. I’m not feeling well these days (spent Valentine’s day in bed with fever). I also saw two boring indian movies about depressing topics and need something light and about good people.

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    • Labor Day is a big romance thing, but I think it has a not-happy ending. So be ready for that. Have you seen To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? The sequel just came out on Netflix, if you haven’t seen either of them you can do a double feature, if you saw and liked the first one you have the sequel waiting for you.

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      • I’m wait with Labor Day when I will feel better. It looks like my kind of film.

        I have seen To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I didn’t like it much. Watching teenagers being confused it’s not what I like to do in my free time 😉

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  5. I just read 2 happy news:
    First: out favourite Harshwardhan Rane has a job. He will be in a movie with Taapsee and Vikrant Massey

    Second: Also Avinash Tiwary is working (thanks God, because he had only this Parineeti on the train film and we all know that Parineeti is not the best leading lady out there now)

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    • Ooo, Harsh and Vikrant in the same movie? That much male beauty at once hardly seems safe! Will there be defibrillators in the theaters? Ice water buckets if you need a sudden cool down?

      On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 3:28 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  6. Probably very delayed, but is Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo still in your area, and if so, do you plan to see it? I just watched a bootleg of the full Ramuloo Ramulaa video and it looked like so much fun that I’m super tempted to check it out when it makes its way to streaming. I don’t think I’ve seen a Telugu movie in full before.

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    • Nah, I missed it.

      If you want to watch a Telugu film, I recommend Bujjigaddu. It was my first one, and super fun.

      Alternatively, Fidaa!

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  7. I am thinking of going to see a movie by myself on Saturday but can’t decide if I should watch Love Aaj Kal 2 or Subh Mangal Zyada Savaadan. For context, I loved the first Love Aaj Kal. To me, it is one of my favorite Imtiaz Ali films. I also think Imtiaz Ali films are good for solo watching. On the other hand, Subh Mangal Zyada Savaadan seems like it would be so much fun. But it may be a movie I would enjoy more if I watched it with my sister. Soo many decisions. Tell me, oh Margaret, what should I do?

    I would have watched Malang if it was playing but I don’t think it will be playing anywhere near me on Saturday.

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    • Oh, this is hard!

      As you know, I loved Love Aaj Kal 2. BUT! So far, I am the only person who did love it, which makes me nervous to recommend it. Plus, you didn’t like Jab Harry Met Sejal, and it reminded me far more of JHMS than it did LAK 1. Remind me again why you didn’t like JHMS? If it was an issue of wanting there to be more “plot”, then LAK2 won’t really fix any of that. But if it was more specific to not liking those characters and that setting and those actors kind of thing, then LAK2 might have a decent chance of being something you would like.

      And of course I haven’t seen Shubh yet. But I will see it tomorrow and review it! So let’s say, plan on Shubh, unless I review it and it is terrible. And in that case, take a risk and try LAK2. Or try LAK2 if you want to be risky anyway and are willing to take a chance on a plotless Imtiaz film that centers on a woman.

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      • I didn’t dislike JHMS, I just found it kind of boring and the characters didn’t pull me into the movie. I just didn’t feel invested. Not the characters didn’t annoy me and nothing it it turned me off. I was just meh through out.
        On the other hand, JWM had moments that I hated! I loved the first part and the second part but the one scene in the middle when Shahid confronts Tarun, and villanizes him, brings me right out of the movie. I hate that scene so much. To me, I think, it is similar to how you feel about the sex scene in BBB. In that scene, at that moment, I am completely on Tarun’s side and so wish it has been done differently.

        Where as in LAK, I fell in love with the characters. Neither character annoyed me, both seemed equally flawed and equally charming, both had equal agency, one didn’t try to “fix” the other. I didn’t care that there wasn’t much of a plot. I am generally fine with those types of movies. But I just loved how charming Saif and Deepika were together and became invested in their journey and growth. I felt similarly when I watched Socha Na Tha. It was such a sweet, youthful movie with just lovely people. SNT is probably my second favorite Imtiaz romance.

        Not sure if this is helping me really come to a decision. Anyways, I am also just not a fan of cheating storylines and I am a little afraid the Randeep Hooda storyline will drive me NUTS. I will likely read your review of Subh on Saturday and decide then.

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        • I mean, Randeep is supposed to be super super in the wrong and all that. But it’s an extra realistic portrayal of cheating, which I don’t know if it will make it better or worse. The first sin is thoughtless and boredom and frustration, and then he gets trapped in this guilt spiral where he keeps going further and further in order to try to escape the guilt and on and on. Very agonizing.

          I just don’t know either! Sounds like Imtiaz films really rise and fall for you on the characters and you will either find Sara in this whiney and immature and impossible, or else troubled and trying and young. I didn’t see a “fix” moment in this film, but it was weighed more towards Sara than Karthik, not sure if that will bother you.

          Oh heck, I want you to see the film just to see if you like it our not! I have a sick curiosity!

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