Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to the Second to Last Week of Shahrukh Month!

Oh, it goes so fast. It seems like Shahrukh Month just started and now it’s almost done. Oh well, next year will come in just 11 months.

I’ll start!

Watching: The Legend of Maula Jatt in my head as I write my scene by scene! Which isn’t getting much traction, but I have faith the readers will come. And anyway, the movie is so good it deserves a scene by scene.

Reading: No particular reason, I went down a blackhole of researching the South Asian Jewish communities again. Did you know Vidal Sassoon is distantly related to an old Bombay/Pune Jewish family? That helped fund, like, every public works in Bombay EVER?

Thinking: My apartment is so cozy and fall-y. I’ve got my fake fireplace space heater, I put up thermal curtains, Albie Dog has his assortment of sweaters and blankets, I also have my assortment of sweaters and blankets, and this weekend I might start a new puzzle! Only issue is, now I never want to leave my house again.

Listening: Still SRK month! Let’s get cozy

Now, question for you! Shahrukh themed, obviously. What is your vote for his most beautiful onscreen look? Please provide picture links if possible.

For me, Kal Ho Na Ho

33 thoughts on “Wednesday Watching Post: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening to the Second to Last Week of Shahrukh Month!

  1. I first heard of The Legend of Maula Jatt last week but I didn’t realize it came out already. I’ve been itching to get back to the theater and have been waiting for the Diwali releases so maybe I’ll check it out.

    So I finally watched Thalapathi, Nayakan, and Mouna Ragam this past weekend. My least favorite was Nayakan and my favorite was Thalapathi. Now the only post Mouna Ragam Mani Ratnam movies I haven’t seen yet are Thiruda Thiruda and Kadal. What is your favorite Mani Ratnam movie?

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    • Kadal is terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible! Great songs, but so bad it feels like a different director. I haven’t seen THiruda Thiruda either! It’s my final Ratnam that I am saving for a special occasion.

      I think my favorite is either Kannathil Mutthamittal, or Guru

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      • Hmm, maybe I’ll avoid Kadal then…

        I’ve always avoided Thiruda Thiruda and Jeans because Prashanth’s face annoyed me. But he wasn’t that bad in Jeans so I’m willing to give it a try now. Also an RGV-Mani Ratnam collaboration with what many consider to be Rahman’s best soundtrack is hard to resist!

        I love Guru but it still isn’t at the top tier for me. But Kannathil Mutthamittal and Alaipayuthey are my favorites! Something about Madhavan and Mani Ratnam combo that works wonders. I’m assuming you’ve seen Yuva but have you seen the Tamil version with Madhavan, Siddharth, and Suriya?!?

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        • You are right, I’ve only seen Yuva! At the last time I checked, the Tamil version wasn’t available, so I had to settle for Yuva.

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          • It’s available on Einthusan if you ever want to check it out! I love the performances by the three leads, especially Madhavan, and it’s in my Mani Ratnam top five.

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  2. Listening: Sufiyum Sujatayum soundtrack. This album has cured my anxiety and I will be using it for that purpose from this day on. It is just so utterly beautiful!

    Watched: Sufiyum Sujatayum, Naane Varuvean, and Mahaan. Sufiyum Sujatayum is so beautiful and mesmerized utterly by it. Naane Varuevean could have been better. Mahaan though was an absolute Masala fun time! Loved it and the soundtrack rocks! If you need a Chiyaan Vikram movie after PS-1 then this is a good one to watch.

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  4. Most Beautiful onscreen look is JHMS. Favorite sexy bit is in Radha song, 2 min 30 second in when Anushka does her bad sexy move and he raises his eyebrows at her and then smiles as he walks away. Love the walk away smile.

    I watched the first 40 minutes of Liger (in Telugu), and I loved it. It was over the top fun. But I want to watch it on our large TV with the kids and I can’t see einthusan on the large TV so I’ve stopped, and am waiting and hoping for it to stream on Prime or Netflix.

    I also relived the Crazy Ex Girlfriend series by watching all their songs in a row on YouTube, while playing sudoku after the kids had gone to bed. That took some hours.

    I finished reading Doctor Nellie and have now picked up a book about buffaloes. My father-in-law is very sick, and he is a history buff who spent ridiculous amounts of money on Amish bells and taught boy scouts how to make their own black powder guns. I can’t help him right now, but I can immerse myself in some history. That said, I’ll be surprised if I finish the buffalo book, I picked it out last night and have yet to read the first page.

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    • It may be hard to find, but 2 great first person western woman history books are No Life For a Lady and Letters of a Woman Homesteader. My Grandmother who lived in Montana as a little girl really loved those 2, they captured the life she knew.

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        • I have NOT read Letters of a Woman Homesteader (I read 20 miles from a match), but I do own it! (It was one the shelf right next to 20 miles from a match). So I have tossed aside Buffalo and am heading into homesteader.

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  5. Watching: some original Malayalam movies remade for Hindi Cinema (Drishyam 1 + 2, Mili)
    Reading: nothing at the moment
    Listening: still to classic music while working on my laptop
    Thinking: Did Margaret see my post at the Monday Morning Questions?

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    • I did and didn’t see the post! Something is weird, I’m not getting alerts for your comments even though I am still seeing them when I check the comments list. Trying to figure it out, but in the meantime, apologies if I don’t reply right away.

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      • Yes, it is weird… Since I’ve the new laptop, each time I write something and click on post comment I have to log in (although the details are written under my comment already). After having logged in, I have to refresh your site and go back to the thread and the comments to read it (and continue to read others)….that’s why I had to renounce to the watch along (the first time I had the opportunity to do it). Besides that, my comments seem to be seen by others later than posted.
        Don’t know how to fix that as my login even doesn’t respect the “remember me”. (Can I send you screenshots, so you see my dilemma?)

        Just another idea: what about ShahRukh’s cameos (and maybe a kind of bracket, too)…

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  6. I revisited Jab Tak Hai Jaan this week and I liked it better on the second watch. I think that was because when I knew where the plot was going it didn’t feel quite as off-the-rails. I’ve been going back and forth with my mom about Katrina and whether it’s her acting or the character that I don’t like. I think she doesn’t show enough emotion, especially in the second half, and my mom thinks that’s on purpose because the character is supposed to be conflicted and fearful. For example: the scene in the bedroom where he says something like “why do I feel like I’m holding you again for the first time in a very long time” That line was a gut punch for me and I would have liked to see more emotion on Katrina’s face than a deer-in-the-headlights stare. But my mom thinks I’m being too hard on her and that’s how the character is supposed to be.

    Oh I like this question. Right now for me it’s a tie between Yeh Ladka Hai Allah and Ishq Shava.

    Yeh Ladka Hai Allah: In my opinion, Shahrukh always looks good in traditional outfits. Always. So, of course, he looks absolutely stunning in that black sherwani. Just everything about him in that song is to die for.

    Ishq Shava: I know I’m in the minority on this but I find this look particularly cute and charming. It’s also nostalgic for me because he happens to be dressed exactly like the half Indian guy I had a crush on in high school (which would have been right around the time this movie came out). I like his hair and he’s just so playful and carefree. He looks like he’s having so much fun and he’s always the most beautiful when he smiles.

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  7. Watching and thinking: looked up this song because of a TikTok video someone shared showing a Japanese girl dance troupe dancing to it and… I miss *this*. Big fun beautiful dance numbers with movie stars like Sid and Kat.

    Also thinking: can I somehow conspire to get the family to the mall 30 minutes away on Sunday to watch The Legend of Maula Jatt, even though my dad will have just left after a quick visit and we have the usual soccer madness? Or will my husband mutiny? And if we don’t get there this weekend will it be gone?

    SRK: this KKHH scene always makes me melt, especially the last ~10 seconds.

    Also partial to Major Ram (discounting the silly outfits)

    And Billu SRK

    You can see I’m in the no beard camp. Oh, except for Raees 🙂.

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  8. The reason for the lack of traction for the Maula Jatt posts is probably the fact that people in India can’t see it.

    To me, his most beautiful look is in Swades, because that character is so close to my heart. Most of his interactions with Gayatri would make my list. The 2000s were the golden period lookwise, in general.

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  9. I watched Om Shanti Om today. I have seen the movie almost 14 years ago and never rewatched it. Today was the first time. I liked and appreciated it more now, I cried like 5 times but still Farah’s movies are not exactly my cup of tea. I don’t even know why.

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  10. Just saw this –

    How do we feel about the list? Off the top of my head, I would have included at least one of Hrithik’s from Bang Bang or War. And Tabaah Ho Gaye instead of Pardesiya from Kalank.

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    • For the most part I agree, but I think especially as the list went on, they got mixed up between good choreo/performance and a successful track/high youtube views. I definitely agree that War should have been included, specifically Jai Jai Shivshankar. The fact that Hrithik is totally missing from this list is a crime. But *spoiler* Kala Chashma as number one?? If we’re talking strictly about dancing, absolutely not. A catchy song and an easy hook step does not equal best dance sequences of the decade. I would probably throw in Illegal Weapon 2.0 and Go Go Govinda (if that counts, not sure the year OMG came out)

      Kudos to them though for doing a solid job with pronunciations.

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