Fun Discussion Question: What Movie Would Work For Women of Ages 3, 19, 29, 36, and 37?

I am doing an person movie night for the first time in 16 months!!!!! On a much smaller scale. But also, with a lot more pressure. Help me plan!!!!

My friend with the 3 year old suggested after her household (minus the three year old) was fully vaccinated, I could come over and watch a movie. And then after that, I realized another friend who lives literally half a block from her house would be a good possible cat-sitter for her, and suggested that the other friend walk over, join the movie night, meet the cats. We finally picked a day when everyone will be vacced and “marinated”, and I suggested it to my catsitter friend who said, coincidentally, her 19 year old little sister will be in town that week, also fully vacced and marinated, and can she come too?

So now I have my First Real Movie Night, and it is the very difficult social group of a 3 year old, a 19 year old who has possibly never seen an Indian movie before, the 19 year olds’ big sister who has seen lots of movies, and the 3 year olds’ mother who has also seen lots of movies. And me. Oh, all female of course, my movie nights are always Girls Only.

I have 3 goals here, as I see it:

  1. Embarrass the 19 year old in some harmless way because it is good for teenagers to be embarrassed.
  2. Simultaneously Not-Bore the 3 year old, and also encourage her to still go to sleep on time because it is a school night
  3. Provide an enjoyable film experience for the rest of us.

I am leaning Bahubali or Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. They have some nice singing and dancing and fighting for the 3 year old, and semi-sex scenes to nicely embarrass the 19 year old. Only downside is, all the adults have already seen them.

The perfect song to watch with your big sister and her weird friends

What other movie would be enjoyable for a teenage girl, a little kid, and 3 people who have probably already seen it? Bang Bang? Kaho Na Pyar Hai? Kuch Kuch Hota Hai? Happy New Year? Om Shanti Om?

15 thoughts on “Fun Discussion Question: What Movie Would Work For Women of Ages 3, 19, 29, 36, and 37?

  1. Bahubali is a good choice. Rajamouli’s movies are special because they are good for all ages.
    But if not Bahubali – Godha. Great choice for female audience because it has a strong female character and very pretty Tovino. You can also invite a 60 years old lady and so she can cheer for Renji Panicker (obviously everybody can cheer for him, I’m not 60 and I found him very sexy).

    A good movie to embarass 19 y/o – Irudhi Suttru. Not exactly a movie for 3 y/o but being honest I don’t think she/he will watch it.

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    • Oooo, I like Irudhu Suttu! And then we could discuss useful things about Respecting Yourself and Always Being Aware of Your Surroundings and The Importance of Self-Defence. Although we could discuss those same things with Godha.

      On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 4:18 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Om Shanti Om is always my answer to everything. Is there ANYONE who doesn’t like that movie? It’s lighthearted and funny and you could get up to get snacks or talk in between and it would still be fine. I don’t like watching movies that require a lot of concentration when in a group.

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    • The concentration is an excellent point! Especially since I think my two friends have both already seen it, so they can relax.

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  3. If the three year old was not there I would have said a Jackie Shroff where he appears in his small shorts to embarass the teen. Eega is entertaining for all age groups. Why is a three year old in school?

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  4. I’m ignoring the 3-year-old because I don’t believe she’ll watch. Focusing on first time teenager (probably no tolerance for the patriarchy) and fun rewatch.

    Jab We Met
    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
    Fidaa
    Bangalore Days
    OK Kanmani

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  5. I vote for The Notebook. It has cute kids, a star crossed romance and beautiful scenery. And the acting us so good, it’s a rewarding re-watch.

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  6. When I heard 3 year old the first thing I thought of was Thugs of Hindostan. I could see Baahubali working as well (even though I never saw the whole thing).

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    • Ooooo, Thugs of Hindostan could be real good! For the 19 year old too.

      On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 6:35 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • I’m not showing the 3 year old Lust Stories! But I love the idea of showing it to the 19 year old and then forcing her to have healthy conversations about sex with older women before we send her back to college.

      On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 6:49 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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