Three Sentence Remake Ideas for Sid M, In and Out With Sid-Varun, Christmas in Connecticut with Jackie-Sid, The Bishop’s Wife with Shahrukh-Alia-Sid

Christmas remakes! Okay, one of them isn’t technically Christmas, but it’s all family love and stuff, so it could easily be Christmas.

In and Out

Small town high school teacher Sid M. is “outed” by a former student in his award’s show acceptance speech, only small town teacher is engaged to a woman and doesn’t think he is gay. Big city gossip reporter Varun Dhawan comes to the small town to report the story and starts flirting with Sid M. and making him feel feelings. In the end, Sid M. realizes he is gay and comes out to his family and fiancee who accept it, and he and Varun get together.

Was It Good For The Gays: 'In & Out' | Decider

Christmas in Connecticut

Sid is an army hero whose biggest wish is to spend Christmas with the perfect homemaker columnist Jackie. Only Jackie is actually a single woman who has created a fake life and can’t cook at all. Her publisher helps her get a fake house and fake family for the publicity of Sid visiting her, but of course she and Sid start to fall in love which is complicated since Sid thinks she is married with kids.

Christmas In Connecticut (1945) - Ruthless Reviews

The Bishop’s Wife

Sid M. is a young priest who is going through a crisis of faith, and is married to sweet loving wife Alia. Shahrukh is an angel who comes down for Christmas to help Sid M. get his faith back, only while he is hanging around the household in his human guise, he and Alia start building a love connection in an unspoken way. In the end Sid M. finds his faith again and his marriage improves, and Shahrukh goes back to heaven.

Crazy Film Guy: The Bishop's Wife (1947)

13 thoughts on “Three Sentence Remake Ideas for Sid M, In and Out With Sid-Varun, Christmas in Connecticut with Jackie-Sid, The Bishop’s Wife with Shahrukh-Alia-Sid

    • It would be so good!!!!

      So long as you are also interested in this, do you think we should keep it a national hero? Like, a soldier who was lost in a flood and then rescued? Or should it change to be a movie star who just wants an average holiday? Definitely someone kind of sweet and naive and sentimental, but also really hot. And our heroine is cynical and tough and experienced, total opposite. And Daisy Irani is the real cooking genius who provides the recipes while our heroine is the Front. Who would the heroine be?

      On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 12:19 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Yes yes, he should be a soldier. And for the heroine maybe Sahher Bambba, who was in Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas with Karan Deol. She was good, and gorgeous and would make a wonderful pair with Sid. Or if not her what about Swara Bhaskar?


        • YES!!!! SWARA!!!!! And Sid can be the son of a working single mother, Ratna Pathak, who grew up with take out and instant food in a tiny apartment and dreamed of the grand meals he saw on TV shows in the nice houses. Swara hosts a cooking show in a fake beautiful Kerala house and talks about her (fake) husband and loving three children. Sid got addicted to her show while recovering from his dramatic heroic helicopter rescue thing that made him a national hero. He mentions loving the show in a TV interview on her channel, the channel boss insists that Sid should stay with Swara and be part of her holiday special. So Swara has to rush from her Kochi apartment to an old Kerala mansion that she has rented, and borrows a baby, and lies that her husband and older two children are visiting his family. And Ratna comes with Sid and is very suspicious of everything and cynical, but in the end when the truth is revealed, Ratna is the first one to speak up for Swara because she was also a young working woman and she knows how hard it is. She convinces Sid to forgive Swara and propose. And they adopt the baby.

          On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 2:03 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  1. Your “war hero who just wants a normal holiday” gave me an idea.

    How about White Christmas, if that’s the one with Bing and Danny Kaye and Rosie Clooney and that dancer with the skinny legs? (Vera Ellen?)

    SRK and Saif are huge Bollywood superstars with failing marriages to, ah, Vidya Balan and Rani. To get away from it all, they book a fishing trip and the dinky hotel they stay at has this super girl act: Alia and, I don’t know, Ananya, doing a dance retrospective from kuchipudi to bangara. Back in Mumbai, SRK and Saif get big deal director to make a film with the girls and themselves as the heroes. But the director says they’re too young and hires, um, Ranveer and Varun instead. The young girls and young guys fall in love and start to mess up. SRK and Saif try to keep them apart for the sake of the film. They pretend to romance them and there’s a lot of confusion. But in the end, they see how wonderful true love can be and reconcile with their wives.
    Extravagant closing number with trees and lights and fur-trimmed red costunes and SRK, Saif, Alia, Ananya, Ranveer, Varun, Vidya and Rani singing and dancing to a great new holiday song.

    Or not.


    • Oh, I am SURE I’ve already rewritten White Christmas!!!! I love White Christmas!!!!

      But I also love your rewrite. I would make it slightly more harmless, have something like Alia and Ananya have a crush on Saif and Shahrukh, and when the boys start to distract them, they work less hard. And then an Evil Person, like Boman Irani as the evil assistant at the production company or something, starts causing misunderstandings so the girls think that Saif and Shahrukh are in love with them but really they are just being nice. It all turns into a hilarious farcical misunderstanding, which includes Saif and Shahrukh’s wives (Kareena and Juhi, of course) nicely pretending to take it all seriously and graciously thanking Alia and Ananya for “returning” their husbands to them. The young people are all very earnest, Varun and Ranveer think they are breaking up some grand romance, and Alia and Ananya feel terrible conflicted about breaking up Saif and Shahrukh’s marriages and then leaving them, but in reality it was nothing at all and the old folks are just indulging their fantasy.


  2. Margaret. I just had a crazy idea (and those are usually the good ones) – what if one of my show segments was a cut together hindi remake of a classic us film scene? You have to write it. Producer credit!


    • Oh, ABSOLUTELY!!!! Can you imagine Jaya and Shashi in Silsila with the Casablanca good-bye dialogue?

      On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 3:54 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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    • I love In and Out. It’s so warm and happy, everyone gets a good ending. Also, Sid M. as the shy teacher and Varun as the out there media guy? How perfect is that????

      Who can be the vacuous movie star? Tiger Shroff? Or Shahid Kapoor maybe? And Sid M.’s fiance is Sonam Kapoor.

      On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 3:55 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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