Monday Morning Questions Post: Ask Away the Monday After Aamir’s Birthday!

Happy Monday! I slept sooooooooooooooo much and I think I may have recovered from the weekend and am ready to not go out and do anything again for a month. Except talk to you all lovely Internet Friends!

Happy Monday! As usual, you can ask me anything! Have I seen this movie or that movie, what TV show am I watching, what’s my reaction to this gossip story.

And question for you! Same two questions I put up yesterday for Alia’s birthday:

What is your favorite Aamir movie?

Dil Chahta Hai! You had to be there, but if you were there, DCH was LIFE in the early 2000s. Older Millenials UNITE! Who’s with me?

Do you think Aamir is super talented or super smart at managing his career or super lucky?

I’m going with super smart at managing his career. He actually isn’t that “lucky”. He’s had a lot of big embarrassing flops (Mela, Mangal Panday, Thugs). And I think he is a good actor, but not Greatest Actor of His Generation (as he is sometimes billed). I say, his career is due to intelligence most of all. He makes smart choices. Sometimes dumb choices too, but mostly smart choices.

24 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions Post: Ask Away the Monday After Aamir’s Birthday!

  1. Oh Aamir, my first love at the movies! I’ll always be partial to 90’s Aamir movies – Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke, Andaz Apna Apna, Dil Hai ki Manta Nahin, Dil – coz they are literally my life’s first movie memories! I must have been pretty vocal about my Aamir love, coz even my extended family knew about it. He was so good looking, the definition of chocolate hero, ideal for 4-5 year olds like me to be smitten. There was this movie Papa Kehte Hai with Jugal Hansraj – I remember declaring confidently that Jugal (didn’t know his name then) was Aamir’s brother since they looked so similar to me and my family believed me!
    Coming out of the nostalgia, he is a good actor but I have to go with ‘super smart at managing his career’. I think Sarfarosh, then TZP and Talaash may be among my favorite Aamir movies. Sarfarosh had that romantic Aamir of earlier, along with the idealistic, tackling-some-issue Aamir that we’ve gotten since. I know I’ve seen DCH, but can’t remember anything about it, so it couldn’t have made an impression, strange!

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    • Literally agree with everything here! From Aamir being my first crush to “super smart at managing his career” and Sarfarosh being my favorite Aamir movie. Although, I am very very partial to Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, and Dil Hai ki Manta Nahin! They just make me so happy.

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      • Was there a whole generation of little girls who fell for foofy Aamir? And are those same little girls now the Very Mature and Wise and Intelligent and Educated women who talk about how great and deep his recent stuff is? Because at heart they are still those little girls?

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        • Laughing so hard at foofy as I associate that with a cute dog 🙂
          To your question, I’m not someone that ‘talks about how great and deep his recent stuff is’, though I gladly accept the preceding adjectives! It’s interesting though coz I don’t think the ‘intellectual’ Aamir fans are the same as the early Aamir fans, the new ones maybe even disregard his early films!
          I for one grew out of that little girl adoration phase and started having more ‘grown-up’ feelings for a certain someone called Shahrukh Khan 😛 I don’t know of girls who adored Aamir then, maybe because we were too small to talk about these things, but I know a generation of girls (my schoolmates) grew up crushing on Shahrukh, atleast from middle to high school.

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          • We should have this as the Little Girl Puberty Journey, from Dil to KKHH.

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    • Oh 90s Aamir!!!! He was so foofy and sweet and young. Seems just about perfect for a little girl to dream about. Like a Disney prince, older than you but not really a “grown up”. And you are right, Sarfarosh is the perfect balancing act between 90s Aamir and present day version.

      And yes, if you were all about 90s boyish Aamir, DCH would do nothing for you.

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    • Oh, I’ve totally thrown the schedule out. Tell me when you finish, and I will put up the review again just for you.

      Isn’t Bobby cute though?

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      • Yes, he is so cute and handsome! It’s the first time I find him really attractive and can fully understand why the heroines fall in love with him.

        Btw I started watching on eintusian, but later made a subscription to Zee5, and I thoght I will use it to watch Gupt, and guess what? They have it, but only in Russian! I wonder why. I watched some scenes and it was hilarious, but unfofortunately I know only few words and couldn’t continue.

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        • That is so weird!!!! Why would Zee5 bother buying a Russian subtitled version? Do you think maybe Bobby is super big in Russia? I could almost believe that!

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          • Okay, Bobby must be SUPER big in Russia!!!!!! Who dubs a Hindi film into Russian? So weird!

            Wait, Kirre (I think) has connections in the European obscure dubbing world. Very curious for her take on this.

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          • Zee5 is so strange!
            I’m checking it now and they have a lot of movies dubbed in Russian, and even some of the serials too.
            Even Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is dubbed, and I remember that finding english subtitles for this movie was almost impossible!
            Some movies are dubbed in German too e.g Sanam Teri Kasam (seeing Harshwardhan Rane talking German is blowing my mind)

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          • SO WEIRD!!! If we ever get Zee5 in America (SOB!), I wonder if we will get those films or a bunch of stuff with English subs? Maybe Zee decided “for our European launch, let’s just make a bunch of random dubbed films available in all European languages at once!”

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  2. I know that you got a bit behind in your movie review schedule, but I checked your updated list and found that Missamma has completely disappeared! Is this an oversight, or do you just want to stick to Hindi films?

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    • I am sticking to films I already have the review ready, so just reruns.

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  3. I think Russia dubs most of the outside movies, like France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Those countries I think are the biggest in preserving their language when it comes to outside moves. It’s just a taken in those countries that the moves, for all, will be dubbed no matter what and I suppose one without dubbing with subtitles might also be available (no idea). The dubbers are stars in themselves in a way, same as in India. But they leave the songs as they are, and then just dub the rest of the movie.

    Here’s a clip of Devdas in French. It’s such an odd mixture!

    Here in Finland, it happens only for children’s movies, but they also release the English version with Finnish and Swedish subtitles in the theatre’s so one can choose which one to watch.

    And in Russia and I suppose in Ukraine as well, there is a small Indian diaspora, I’ve sene groups going to Russia from the train station in Helsinki. Also, Svetlana Tulasi is a Russian-Indian dancer and she is big in Russia I think, she does Kathak and modern etc.

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