Happy Monday! I have allergies like crazy, my weekend was way too busy, and it was one of those Mondays where I had to hit the ground running at work. Blargh!
Here is where you get to ask me any question you want from “tell me more about your allergies!” to “what is the one Yash Chopra film I should watch?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of new things you want to ask!
Now, question for you: Can you rank in order of personal preferences the Yash Chopra/Shahrukh Khan movies?
For me, it’s strictly chronological. Yashji really kind of lost his touch as he aged, the plots become increasingly wandering and confused, and his grasp on Shahrukh’s performance does as well. So,
Just a brilliant film, perfectly using Shahrukh as an anti-hero contrasted with the too-heroic hero Sunny Deol and fully questioning all romantic tropes.
Dil To Pagal Hai
There’s just nothing new to say about love triangles by this point in Yashji’s career, plus the SRK-Madhuri chemistry is lacking, and it is just so loooooooooooong. The hero and heroine don’t even meet until over an hour in!
I find the plot completely frustrating in this one, and the old age make-up is terrible, but the SRK and Preity chemistry is excellent. If I can just enjoy their moments together and ignore everything surrounding them, it is good.
Jab Tak Hain Jaan
UGH! Plot is as frustrating as Veer-Zaara, but the chemistry just isn’t there, and Shahrukh is miss-cast (at least in the first half) and UGH!