I am continuing my podcast binging. So soothing! So fascinating! All these crazy unexpected people with crazy friends and relatives who hire hitmen and stuff. And that got me thinking, what would be the most fascinating Shahrukh character/setting for one of these nutty “a seemingly perfect family in a perfect town, but then MURDER” stories?
The podcasts about systemic injustices and violence and stuff, blech! Don’t like them! I like the ones about family disputes over inheritance, or weird love triangles, or the seemingly perfect couple who fall apart because he insulted the self-published book she wrote. Or, my favorite, the rural British book club that was filled with murder and septuagenarians being seduced by sleazy 20 year olds.
Okay, looking at SRK’s filmography, which setting would be most super fun to have an mysterious unsolved murder suddenly happen?
For my taste, K3G! 100%. Obviously, Amitabh dies. Suspicion lands on each relative in turn. And in the end, it is Rani! Who hired a hitman, never having forgiven him for trying to force the engagement.
Alternative, Dear Zindagi! One of Alia’s exes is killed and she is a suspect, but her therapist turns into an amateur sleuth and proves it was her OTHER ex who arranged to have the first one killed in order to frame Alia, who he has never truly gotten over.
Or, final option, JHMS! This would be a romantical one, like the one I just listened to where the new girlfriend was determined to solve the murder of her boyfriend’s little sister. Anushka goes through with marrying her stupid fiance after all (maybe her Dad has a heart attack or something that pushes her over the edge). But then on the honeymoon in Europe, he turns up dead. She calls Shahrukh as the only person she knows in Europe who might be able to help, he dedicates himself to being a citizen sleuth, and solves the case and also they fall in love again.
What are your ideas? What SRK movie has a good set up for a nice juicy murder mystery?
Chak De India! Can we kill the cricket player boyfriend?
Or Swades could be amazing. I’m not going to be mean and kill Gayatri. Maybe one of the town elders? Shah Rukh is a suspect as the only outsider, Gayatri and Kishori team up to clear his name. The postman uncovers an important clue. In the end it’s another member of the Panchayat who did it over a long simmering grudge.
Love your Swades plot!
And with Chak De, the hockey player would be wrongfully accused, and noble coach Kabir Khan would be the only one to believe her and save her.
On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 11:32 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:
If Amitabh was killed in K3G it would be 100% Jaya who killed him.
I like your idea for Dear Zindagi. It would be a good movie.
Devdas – somebody kills Paro. Of course everybody suspects Devdas (he included because he was so drunk he doesn’t remember what he did last night). In the end we discover it was Paro’s little son-in-law, who instigated by his brother-in-law (Milind Gunaji) believed she is a threat to family honour and wealth.
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If JAya kills Amitabh, it would be one of those cases where the police suspect everyone else first, and then finally land on her but can never quite gather enough evidence. So she lives out her days happily with her sons.
On Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 3:30 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:
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Mohabbatein! Amitabh dies, SRK’s past is revealed, everybody is suspected and turns out the murderer is Anupam Kher because
Um. I don’t know. I just want it to be him because he’s annoying.
Because…he wants a full-time worker and he thinks the friendzoned guy won’t leave the town because the girl he loves is there and will therefore be forced to work for Anupam Kher?
Amitabh was going to cancel Anupam’s lease!
On Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 4:06 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:
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Rab ne bana di jodi. Innocent town guy takes pity and falls in love with city girl, but harbors a dark, sociopathic secret; a pastime of collecting… but what exactly?
Oh oh! He is wrongfully suspected because the police discover he had a secret identity. And then he and his wife get kink shamed when they try to explain what they were doing.
On Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 10:56 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:
Have you seen the 1960s American film Irma La Duce? Guy living 2 identities is accused of killing one of them when it disappears. That could work.
Oh oh! That was remade in India! Monaranjan Street (sp?). Zeenat Aman and Sanjeev Kumar.
On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 2:45 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote: