Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Raksha Bandhan and the Day Before Kishore Kumar’s Birthday?

Happy Monday! I had a terrible horrible no good migraine most of the day yesterday (thus my poor response rate on comments). I’m still feeling slightly headachey, but better, just in time to go to work. Why do you get sick on weekends? Why is the universe so cruel?

This is where you get to ask me anything you want from “have you seen this trailer” to “did you know so-and-so got engaged” to “I’m lost, why do these two actors hate each other?” Just keep swinging back all week as you think of new questions!

And now, question for you! First, for my classic film fans, favorite Kishoreda song?

In my totally unmusical way, “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas” from Blackmail:

For less classic film fans, let’s celebrate Raksha Bandhan! What is your favorite brother-sister pair, onscreen or offscreen?

Onscreen, I am NOT going to pick Dil Dhadakne Do! I’m gonna look beyond that and go with, hmm, oh! Koode! Yes, totally Koode.

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Off-screen, Farhan Zoya. I love that she tolerates his Farhan-i-ness and gives him fun roles in her movies, and I love that he produces all her movies and welcomes her partner Reena as part of the family.

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19 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on Raksha Bandhan and the Day Before Kishore Kumar’s Birthday?

  1. Favorite onscreen brother-sister outside of DDD, is Genalia D’Souza and Prateik Babbar in Janne Tu Ya Janne Naa.

    Favorite real life siblings (I am going with siblings instead of brother-sister) are Kriti and Nupur. Check out their raksha bandhan intagram posts. It warmed my heart.

    And of course Rhea-Sonam! I love their relationship and support of each other.

    Favorite Kishore Kumar songs: Ek Ladki Bheegi Baagi See, Mere Sapano Ki Rani, and Roop Tera Mastana.

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    • Awwwwwwwwwwwww! I love Kriti and Nupur now too.

      And also Sonam and Rhea of course. And baby Harsh, with their names on his shoulders.

      I was gonna pick Roop Tera Mastana, but then thought I had already used it too much. But it’s so good!

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 9:13 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. My brother moved to Sydney last year & I miss him terribly😭 I think Anushka Sharma & her brother make a great sibling pair. It wknt br easy living with a famous sister & ultra famous brother-in-law but he seems to be her secret ingredient behind the success of their production house. I fully approve of Koode as the brother-sister movie to feel love. Especially the scene where Prithviraj tears up on seeing the photos of Nazriya gets me everytime.I’m also watching a Korean series where the major plot point is the hero having to take care of his autistic,high functioning elder brother. Their relationship is so warmly depicted and has me crying buckets.

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    • Sydney! That’s, like, over an ocean away! That’s terrible.

      Like your Anushka and brother suggestion, I didn’t even know her brother was involved in things until some of the Bulbbul coverage mentioned it.

      And thank goodness someone else has seen Koode! I suggested it and then thought “wait, has anyone else even seen it? will they know what I mean?”

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 10:40 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. There are too many Kishore songs I love, so going with one off the top of my head – Khilte Hai Gul from Sharmilee. I can’t decide what’s more beautiful – the song, Rakhee or Shashi!

    I keep trying to avoid all Kangana related news for peace of mind, but her latest post just made me laugh and laugh! She mocked the people wishing Taapsee for her birthday, including Hrithik, Anushka, Katrina, Alia and Dharma. I swear this is high school antics – getting jealous of someone for being in with the popular kids, all the while hating on popular kids!

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  4. Farhan and Zoya are kind of obvious, but I haven’t managed to come up with a better alternative. Maybe I don’t follow behind the scenes stuff enough.

    On screen, I might suggest Kangana and her little brother from Queen. Not every brother is old enough to realistically protect his sister. Doesn’t mean he can’t love her.

    Or from both the original and the remake of Don, Roma and her dead brother. We don’t really get to see the relationship, but we know it’s strong enough to drive her to revenge.


    • Oh! You mentioning Queen reminded me of Dear Zindagi! Another younger brother who can’t really protect his sister from being hurt, but tries.


  5. Favourite Kishore Kumar is this. It’s so simple, but such a catchy tune that it is a wonder if will ever leave my head.

    I can’t take a break from Jesus Christ Superstar 2014 Swedish Arena tour that I’ve listened for the past few days, somehow the songs are so much more addicting in Swedish and Peter Johansson’s Judas being topless fanservice (and knows it) in the ‘Superstar’ number and having an amazing voice and acting skills isn’t helping and Jesus being Bi and played by a Bi actor/singer (they play it that Judas and Jesus are basically in love) and Mary Magdalene played by an older woman (about the late 30s or maybe early 40s) makes it an amazing production.

    Not that I’m personally religious or anything, the music is just THAT good! So sorry to go about it here, I just rarely get THIS addicted to musical production’s songs and I have it BAD for this one now. Of all the years of learning and failing Swedish (obligatory second language here in Finland) and THIS is the thing that gets me into appreciating the language once more…just didn’t see it coming…

    And favourite siblings in Indian film on-screen…just perhaps the main ones from HAHK since I can’t mention DDD and I haven’t seen many movies that I would remember the sibling dynamics from other than Sooraj films

    And off-screen…Rhea and Sonam, nicely balancing each other out

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  6. You are stuck in bed-ish. You should really see Bhangra Paa Lee now. And in the sibling theme the lead character is cursed / blessed with a famous brother in real life.


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