Sunday WatchAlong: Paheli! 8am Chicago Time! For Halloween and Shahrukh Month!

Good Morning! I got coffee, I got a morning banana, I got a dog snuggled against me, let’s do this thing.

Paheli! Shahrukh, ghosts, stupid huge turbans, all the stuff. It’s on Netflix and elsewhere, and I can’t wait to watch it with you and complain about the plot impossibilities.

At 8am Chicago time I will put up an “and PLAY” comment and we will go from there. Woot!

156 thoughts on “Sunday WatchAlong: Paheli! 8am Chicago Time! For Halloween and Shahrukh Month!

  1. This has inspired me, I am buying little baby bangles for my nephews. With bells on them! So they can waggle their little wrists and make the “chang chang” sound!

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  2. Rani’s hair is so pretty in this movie. Normally it looks a little thin to me, or else I think she wears wigs. In this, she probably has extensions, but even so it is so pretty just on top of her skull.

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    • Margaret’s Canon: Human SRK is slowly growing as a person until he can comfortably merge with Ghost SRK, just as Ghost SRK is slowly becoming more and more human. They will meet in the middle at the end.

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  3. Look at the whole family eating together! Instead of the women serving the men and then eating in the kitchen! No idea if that is accurate or inaccurate, but it is a small thing I appreciate the director choosing to show.

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  4. This reminds me, one of my friends was telling about her ten year old who in her letter to Santa last year asked for “a second dog, and telekinesis”. She received NEITHER of those things for Christmas.

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  5. I want to know the history of the swinging bench. How did it become an interior design staple in India and a front porch desire in the U.S.

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    • I think of it as the inside-outside blurring that existed before air conditioning. Like, I think it was on American “sleeping porches” back when folks slept outside in super hot weather. But now you would only be outside in public open areas and never sleep there.

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      • Now the ones I see on films in India typically look to short to sleep on. But then, people are taller than they used to be, and I think the average height of an Indian male is 5ft 5in

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  6. Uh – the cloth SRK is fondling with her foot prints, have the prints of like a size 11 shoe – HUGE. Bigger than his feet as he pulled them past them. No way those prints came from Rani.

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  7. Infertility issues! What could be more human? See, Ghost is limited in his powers by his human body. Or is truly human in terms of body stuff. Or something that supports my theory anyway.

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  8. Oh, and you get that he went from just caring about Rani, to caring about Juhi, to caring abotu the camel race, and now trying to get a well dug for the whole village? Humanism!!!!! Community Feeling! Ghost Becoming More Human Than the Humans!

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    • But he has to suffer in order to grow into a proper vessel for the love of Ghost SRK when they merge!

      Or alternatively, we just laugh at him and know he will spend the rest of his life on earth trapped in a possessed body.

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      • I now am not as interested in watching the movie because it makes me uncomfortable. I feel bad for the human but I want the ghost to win. I am too conflicted. So I’ll pretend to believe your metaphor.

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  9. Yeah, no one knew how to end this movie. They should have asked me! They need a speech explaining the metaphor of love is like posession and merging and stuff!

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        • Even in America, I still hear about parents/fathers who go for the “I shall get a high paying job and live separately from my family because the best thing I can do for them is make money” logic instead of the “to heck with money, just be home every night for dinner and your kids will be happy” logic. It’s SO weird to me!

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  10. Subtle feminist metaphor, once it’s in the hands of the men of the family/village, everyone starts makign terrible decisions and being stupid. Back when it was Rani and Juhi and Ma deciding things, it was all a lot more sensible.

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  11. Okay, picture this exact same dialogue, but it’s a modern day movie and it’s between a dude who left the day of the wedding to go work overseas, and the neighbor who fell in love with the abandoned bride at first sight and convinced her to live with him as man and wife. It works better, right???

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    • It is pretty awesome. But I think I like him playing the exact same role/character in JBJ slightly better. Oh oh! Maybe it’s the same person! The spirit of folk wisdom through the years!

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  12. Again, just making sure, we all get that the first two challenges are social roles, but the final one is “who loves the woman”? The ghost isn’t the son or the husband, but he does love her.

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  13. He filled the bag with air and then took over the body of the human – merging them or enprisoning the wimp. or he just waited till they left to leave the bag.

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    • Are there Pow Wows near you that you could go to? I feel like Male Bling is totally appropriate there so the ten year old could go all out.

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      • He would be DECIMATED if he went to a local Pow Wow in Native bling when he isn’t native. Oh man. I mean I guess if we went to one far away where people wouldn’t know he wasn’t native, but well, word would still get out, probably within two hours!

        Honestly I think he can get away with some hoop earings – start there and see what else he can add. But spouse won’t let him get his ears pierced. Total DOUBLE STANDARD! I got my ears pierced when I was 7! And as 10 year old points out he can always take the earings out. My husband has gender identity issues.

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        • The Chicago area Native American Center (which is like two blocks from me) just had their Pow-Wow and they were very big on “everyone should come and enjoy!” But I am sure a general Pow-Wow in an area where there is no local tribe or reservation is way different from where you are. Come to Chicago to our Pow Wow!

          Also, you can tell your spouse that I knew a boy who got his ear pierced at 16 and he was totally manly and tough. But then, that was in the late 90s when there was that whole male earring thing. Watch Breakfast Club! Ten Year Old could be like the Bad Boy there!

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  14. Maybe the ultimate feminist statement is “sucks to be you Husband, the heroine wanted the Ghost and he rhappiness is more important than your lifelong torment”

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  15. It’s such a chipper ending tot he movie! And gives time for everyone in the theater to go “wait, so was that the ghost at the end? What happened to the husband? I’m so confused”

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  16. That was fun! And maybe now I will actually watch that Brook shields castle movie Netflix keeps trying to get me to watch because apparently it’s next! Have a fabulous Sunday everyone! Thank you Margaret!

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  17. Thank you all for joining me! And now I may take a nap because I have to be up late tonight for Rocky. SO LATE! I can’t believe I was finally talked into going and staying up past my bedtime.

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