Shahrukh Month Discussion Post: What Is Your Favorite/Least Favorite Shahrukh Movie?

Let’s talk! No wrong answer! Just tell us what is your favorite movie, and your least favorite. Or your favorite movie and you don’t have a least favorite. Or vice versa.

I can answer mine really easily!

Most Favorite: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

The first Shahrukh movie I saw, the one I have watched over and over again, and which really holds up, I find something new every time I see it.

Least Favorite: Jab Tak Hai Jaan

It’s far from the worst movie he has made, it’s just the one I find most frustrating. It’s so close to being good! And then, it just isn’t everything it could be.

19 thoughts on “Shahrukh Month Discussion Post: What Is Your Favorite/Least Favorite Shahrukh Movie?

  1. Most favourite:Dil Se.It IS a hard watch,but Shahrukh completely absorbs himself in the role of a love struck moth signed by the flame of love.KKKG is the one for happy viewing,but most viewers might have been overexposed to it which dampens the enthusiasm.
    Lest favourite:Not just *least*favourite,but one that I abhor-Devdas.It was a torture to sit through.Not a single redeeming feature,even the cinematography gives me seizures.I might call it SRK’s worst performance,except the direction was more responsible for the result.(ok,Madhuri was perfect,but a small mercy doesn’t make up for the rest).Was anyone else bothered by the artistic choice of coloured glittery eyeshadow in colonial Calcutta?

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    • Thank you! Another Devdas hater! The glittery eye shadow is just a symptom of the over all “glamorizing” problem so far as I am concerned. It’s supposed to be a story of the forgotten people of society (boring society woman old before her time, addict in the gutter, and aging small time sex worker) and instead it turns into fancy fancy pretty pretty.

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  2. Favorite: Paheli! And Veer-Zaara and Koyla
    Least favorite: Zero (I’m a very peaceful person but after seeing Zero I wanted to scream and slap the writer and the director and SRK also because what he was thinking? A story about an unpleasant dwarf who goes to the space? Like really? There wasn’t any better scripts in India?)

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    • I really considered Zero for my choice! But that one was such a mess I can’t even really get mad at it. JTHJ had a chance for being something more.

      On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 9:26 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • I understand your point but for me Zero is worse because it was such a waste of time (Shah Rukh’s time and ours) and money. I really don’t know why he signed this film.

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  3. Favorite: KKKG. Mostly because I saw parallels in my own family and also I was like 2 when I first watched it and it convinced me that I could only marry Shahrukh. Also so charming and I have happy memories associated with it.

    Least Favorite: Devdas. Can the movie stop being such a bloated mess that despite its bloat, never actually goes anywhere.

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    • Ha! Now I am picturing Devdas as this unwieldy floating thing that just goes in circles. That’s exactly what it is like!

      On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:53 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  4. Favorite: I can’t choose just one. I think I can say Don (both), Baazigar, JHMS, KANK. These definitely don’t get out of my mind.

    Least favorite. I don’t know if it counts as a “Shah Rukh Khan movie”, but I was never able to finish watching Dulha Mil Gaya. I thinks it’s terrible. I stopped the movie before he shows up and watched his scenes on YouTube. And … Mohabbatein. I just wanted it to end soon.

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    • ugh, Mohabattein! It’s just so long. I did manage to finish Dulha mil Gaya, and it’s closer to a good movie than Mohabatein I think. Great central story idea, just cheap execution.

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  5. I also hated Devdas and it was the one the Mumbai fan club showed on the big screen when we were there…didn’t really want to see it again. I hated the character and the glitteriness of the whole thing. He does it well enough…but yuck
    I have a real soft spot of RNBDJ. I love Suri and how Shah Rukh vanishes in him. I love how Raj is his own character but not Shah Rukh as Raj. But what I like best is how he goes between Suri and Raj so seamlessly. There he is being Raj and suddenly you see Suri and the opposite as well. And then at the end, when she “sees God in him”, he looks like Suri (hair, clothes) but suddenly he is handsome and strong. How on earth Shah Rukh could do that, I have no idea.

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    • Finally someone mentions RNBDJ!!!! It’s not my favorite, but it’s awfully good.

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  6. Chak De India! is my favorite overall movie, with Fan a close second, and yet I don’t go back to them much. JHMS is the one I’ve rewatched the most. Least favorite…Mohabbatein is a good contender but I disliked Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! more. Too much all around, too much hyper Shah Rukh, too much plot, too much villainy, even visually I found it unpleasant. Just disagreeable.

    Runners up could also be Duplicate and One 2 Ka Four, both saved in the clinch by Juhi.

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    • I also don’t like Oh! Darling Yeh Hai India. I get that it is supposed to be metaphorical and Brechtian and stuff, I just don’t like it. Not to my taste.

      Interesting that your favorites are also ones you have watched least. I can understand that, they can be your favorites in memory, have made such an impact you are happy thinking about them, without needing to rewatch.

      On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 10:46 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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      • I think it’s honestly that neither has a romance plot :). So when I’m in comfort food mode and just want to snuggle on the couch, I don’t put on the inspirational sports movie or the make you think, dark-edged action movie.

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