You know how you find someone you like, and then you are inspired/obsessed with watching every film they have ever been in? Share your stories! Who was it, when was it, why did you get tired and stop?
Now, you probably think I am going to say “Shahrukh”. But actually, no! I never binged Shahrukh like that. I watched his top 5 movies back in 2004 when I first got into him (Kal Ho Na Ho, Main Hoon Na, K3G, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, DDLJ). And then I immediately branched out into all Hindi film. I still watched Shahrukh movies of course, but it wasn’t a “I will dedicate myself to just this one actor until I am done” thing.
I did that with Hrithik though! Maybe because he has a shorter filmography than Shahrukh? Or because it was dance focused, so I didn’t care as much about the whole plot and stuff to make me picky? Anyway, I tracked down Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Aap Mujhe Aache Lagne Lage, basically every Hrithik film pre-2006 (when I went on the kick). Oh, except Fiza. Because SAD. I still haven’t seen that. Because SAD.
Also, Prabhas! Saw Bahubali, loved it, went hunting for more. Loved Mirchi, loved Bujjigaddu, was okay on a bunch of others I saw, and I think finally ran out of steam with Billa. It’s just soooooooo bad.
And Nivin Pauly. I think I really have seen all but two Nivin Pauly movies. Including his weird first movie where he was just part of an ensemble.
Not Prithviraj, I started with Prithviraj, and then I ran out of energy almost immediately because I have no patience for horror.
Oh, and non-Indian, Fred Astaire, then Cary Grant, then Gene Kelly, then Danny Kaye, then Eleanor Powell, then Doris Day. I have seen ALL their movies.
Anyway, how about you?