Shahrukh Birthday Month: JHMS, Happy New Year, Raees, Om Shanti Om, JTHJ Rewritten So He Can Play His Own Age

There are a large number of films where he actually is playing his own age, or close to it.  But for those few where he is clearly far far distant from the character age, here are my suggestions for how to fix it.  It’s not hard, I don’t know why they didn’t just right it this way to begin with!

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Shahrukh Month Review: Yes Boss, Shahrukh and Huckleberry Finn

Such an interesting movie!  A light tone and a dark story.  In keeping with it’s predecessor, The Apartment.  Oh, and don’t worry too much about SPOILERS on this one if you haven’t seen it before, everything is more or less predictable.

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TGIF: Silliest SRK Photoshoot Photos, to Cheer Us Up. Plus, Poetry!

Well, I got no sleep, and it is overcast today, and I am very much looking forward to finishing work, going home, leaving again, going to a movie, and then falling into bed for about 20 hours.  In the meantime, to keep me going, I am going to post the silliest SRK Photoshoot Photos I can find.  And please feel free to post more in the comments if you can find them. (down a line, past in the url of the photo, down another line)

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TGIF: For Shahrukh Month, Best Shahrukh Candid Photos

Why over think it, you know?  I’m not coming up with a theme or anything like that, I’m just saying out of all the candid photos I can find, these are the ones I like best.  Feel free to disagree and post your own suggestions in the comments.  Or to skip this post entirely if you can’t stand his face.

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Votes Needed! Should I Do an SRK Birthday Month, Yes Or No? (Also, remember to register to vote if you are in America)

I need your opinions!  I need to make a blog scheduling decision soon and I don’t know what the preference of the readers is.  So, get ready to answer a poll!  I thought this would be a good day for it since it is also Voter Registration Day in America (REGISTER TO VOTE or CHECK YOUR VOTING STATUS).

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Friday Classics: Swades, True Happiness Comes From Working Together to Do Good

Reflects on Life was talking about this movie in the Wednesday Watching post and suggested it for a Friday Classic.  Which made me realize I hadn’t actually written about it yet.  I think it’s one of those Big movies that I was avoiding, ones that are really good, and I also really like and I want to be careful to explain why I like them in a way that makes you like them too, not just appreciate their quality.

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Eid Report! From Aamir, Shahrukh, and Randeep Hooda

Salman didn’t give us the big family Eid photo, which is fine, it’s not the big big Eid.  Although this sounds like a nice one, remembering the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son by sharing food with the needy of your community, your friends, and your family.  And it is also a moment for one of my favorite traditions from the Indian film industry, the holiday greetings and messages to the fans from the stars.

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Quick Discussion Post: Multi-starrers, how do we rank the heroes as potential husbands? Amar Akbar Anthony to Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna

It’s Monday, I feel the need for a distraction from work.  And anonymous and I have just been discussing an important issue that I feel deserves the full attention of us all: Is Jimmy Shergill or Jugal Hansraj better in Mohabbatein?  And, on the other end, is Uday Chopra or Amitabh worse?  This made me realize that we really need to hash this out for multiple films.

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Friday Classics: Don 1 and 2, a Late Birthday Present for Priyanka

You have all been delightfully patient with my incredibly dull history of media series that I’ve been obsessed with for the past few days, but now it is all over and as a reward, I will do an intensive review of two movies that I suspect most of you have seen, and have opinions on.

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Hindi Film 101: Priyanka Chopra and Shahrukh Khan

Apparently, this is going to be a story again.  So I will try to address it again.  The first time I tried, I got so much anger in the comments (by Priyanka defenders who misread it as the strawman version below) that I had to pull down the post, but maybe it will be better now.  Mostly because I will try to be more clear in my writing.

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Autism Pride Day, My Name is Khan

I just randomly felt like writing about this movie.  I’ve been avoiding it, because this is one that is really close to my heart and I know it isn’t close to the heart of most people, which is going to be heard for me to take when you comment.  But then on the other hand, I should write about it for that very reason, so you can understand what I am thinking, and I can understand what you are thinking.  And anyway, it’s Autism Pride Day today, and it was Eid a couple of days ago, so it seems like the perfect time.  Plus, I am planning to cover Vishwaroop tomorrow and the two kind of go together.

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I Just Watched Another Malayalam Movie That Could be Remade for Shahrukh! Or Aamir or Salman

Mamootty picks the BEST story ideas for his age.  After Bhaskar the Rascal, here is another one, Pullikkaran Staraa, that is age appropriate and interesting and could so easily be translated into a Hindi film.  Especially since the Malayalam original was only moderately successful and of only moderate quality.

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Happy May Day!!!! Let’s Have Some May Flowers!

May day, in addition to being the international day of labor, is also the international day of “hanging flowers and candy on your neighbor’s doors”.  And the Maypole dance and various other obviously pagan spring rituals.  But whatever, it works!  Spring keeps coming!  And to that end, let’s enjoy some pretty spring flower songs.

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Monday Morning Questions! What is Shahrukh’s Worst Film?

Happy Monday!  I have a DOG!!!!  A real dog, that weighs more than 20 pounds and grunts in her sleep and wags her whole body when she gets excited.  So much better than the temporary dog that didn’t do any of that.  So yeah, the week is off to a good start for me!  And tonight I have the internet people over for a THIRD TIME and try to convince them that I am not hallucinating massive slow downs.

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Kal Ho Na Ho Mini-Review: The Rare Matriarchy Film

Happy 2 days after Jaya’s birthday!  I want to do something in her honor, but it’s been a bit of A Week, so I have to fall back on one of her more recent films that I have seen enough times to be able to write about it with no re-watching needed.  And I also honestly think this is a fascinating character and performance to consider from Jaya.

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