Friday WatchAlong: Watch Om Shanti Om Here in 24 Hours!!!!!

I feel a little bad because I asked for suggestions and votes and stuff and then I just went off and picked something totally different. But on the other hand, I picked a movie that I know people will really REALLY want to watch. Oh, and it’s on Netflix

Om Shanti Om! No one doesn’t love this movie. I feel pretty comfortable making that claim. And it is a great mother’s day choice! I’m shocked no one suggested it already.

  1. Written and directed by Farah, a “mother” for the film itself
  2. Kirron Kher gives a fabulous performance of mother love
  3. The whole plot starts because Deepika is going to be a mother

Watch it with me at 3pm Chicago time tomorrow! You know it will make you happy!

27 thoughts on “Friday WatchAlong: Watch Om Shanti Om Here in 24 Hours!!!!!

    • I think what you meant to say was “Oh how exciting, I will take a nap and plan on being up all night”.

      Kirre is in Finland and SHE always manages to make Friday Watchalong!!!! Granted, she is also a young student person with ever changing sleep patterns, but still!!!!

      Alternatively, you can just read all the comments the next day. The beauty of a film like this is that you know it so well, you can just play it in your head while reading the comments without needing to actually rewatch.

      On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 3:19 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • I have to work all day, so.

        Yeah it’s fun reading the comments but it would be great if I could participate even once 😦

        I watched SOTY with the comments and it was all the stuff I wanted to say all the time. Seriously, many times I was actually expecting them to kiss before I remembered what I was watching.

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        • Why do you live in Europe!!!! Or, alternatively, why do I live in AMERICA!!!! In the Before Times, I did watchalongs very rarely, only when I had a day off and could do them midmorning and capture maximum time zones. But now, on a weekly basis, mid-afternoon is unfortunately the only thing that works for most of my readers. You and Miss Braganza in Japan and Sal in Australia and Angie in Italy are all out of luck.

          Although Memorial day is coming up! You are inspiring me to maybe double dip and do a midmorning/European evening watch.

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          • So, something super realistic with dark colors about Important Social Issues? Got it.

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          • Margaret, you can’t scare me like that. It’s not good for me.

            Speaking of dark colours, I’m watching Saaho and I am rapidly getting sick of the colours blue and grey. PLEASE LET ME LOOK AT SOME RED OR GREEN JUST ONCE.

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          • Just wait for the post-interval songs. Big and dumb and sunny. The non-song stuff is kind of dark and sandy, but the songs are a blast.

            And how much do you love Mandira Bedi?

            On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 3:32 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • I love her a lot, actually. She’s not in the first bit much though. If that gets better I will be very happy. Is the sand blue? Just the sight of something orange will cheer me up.

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          • lol oh god. I think it was this movie where I said the trailer was for Orange and Teal: The Movie, and I stand by that, except it is GrayBlue and Tan: The Movie. I will take Mad Max over 00s X-Men for colour though.

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          • Good, then you have something to look forward to in the second half beyond the songs! “Baby Won’t You Tell Me” is insane, but I think “Bad Boy” is even crazier.

            On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 1:08 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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        • Popka! Please join us, even if it’s for just a little bit. What time will it be there 11:00 pm?! We need your color commentary, especially the snarky stuff! Also, I still haven’t watched Mahlaal but I loved your review of it. And of Ek Ladki!

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  1. This makes me so happy! I was about to suggest this movie for the same reasons you mentioned when you asked from the chosen group where mothers are present movies and also took suggestions. I thought you had already thought about it and rejected it so I didn’t write it up.

    It’s not on Netflix here, but it is on Eithusan and I love this movie so much (my depression mood cure-all movie along with Amar Akbar Anthony) it really doesn’t matter. I love this movie so much I couldn’t be happier that you just chose it! πŸ˜€

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    • I am so glad!!!!! I’m pretty happy too! This is the first weekend I can’t go home to my apartment (because someone else is there right now), so I wanted something to really blast out the cobwebs and make me happy again. Obviously, OSO is the best choice.

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      • Obviously!

        And yeah, I have a messy sleep schedule since I am a Night Owl and since I am writing/studying my attention or inspiration to do important stuff comes at night anyway. Maybe it is the quiet, the silence in the house and just the relaxed mood that enhances it all, but it makes watching these movies at 23:00 PM so much easier than it would be during the day when there would be so many interruptions in between.

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        • Oooo, now I am jealous! Maybe instead of a 10am watch, I schedule a midnight watch sometime for my non-Americans.

          On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 3:36 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. This is really tempting. I’ll see how I feel at 5 am tomorrow morning. (Most likely, like Anushka in JTHJ, I will say β€œI love you Shahrukh but I must let you go,” and roll over and get three more hours of sleep).

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    • Well, you could see how you feel at 7am and just watch the last hour?

      On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 10:42 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  3. The kids have started to recover this movie…first only through some songs, then through scenes preceding or following the songs…and soon, we will watch it…and I’m immensely happy that they tell me that they don’t need subtitles – I just should tell them what they need to know πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    As always ( *sigh* ) I’ll not able to be with you… however, I already know that it will be a pleasure to read your comments…to follow your cinematic & thinking journey πŸ™‚
    Lots of pleasure πŸ™‚

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  4. Help Margaret! Remind me how I join in. I am planning to watch at least part with you but I can’t remember how to join the party.

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    • Just like this! They’ll be another post going up in about an hour specifically for the watchalong. At 3pm, you hit play on your TV or DVD or whatever and then go to that post and just start commenting. Nothing fancy, regular DCIB comments.

      On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 1:38 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • Oh that simple! I thought it was on Twitter. Maybe you used to do it that way, or I’m thinking of something else. “See” you later!

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        • I used to do it on twitter, but since I started these weekly lock down ones, I switched to just DCIB comments, and it is sooooooooooooooooo much easier.

          On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 1:48 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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