Shahrukh Birthday Countdown, Baazigar! Final Part!!!

THE END. At last. Although it was certainly a fun ride.

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Shahrukh Summer: Happy Endings for Sad Shahrukh Movies

I don’t actually think these are “better” endings, I just like happy endings, even if they aren’t true to the rest of the narrative. Every film should end with a marriage and a baby and a happy reprise of the title song. So in my headcanon, these are how these movies end. Happy happy!

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Shahrukh Birthday Repost: Best Dances Through the Years

We were talking in the Jab Tak Hai Jaan review about how “Ishq Shava” was such a different style of dance for Shahrukh and that got me thinking about the other songs that really showcase his dancing. If I miss one, feel free to add it in the comments.  Oh, and this is NOT “Best Songs”.  There’s all kind of amazing song sequences with perfect performances from him that are not included here, because they didn’t highlight dancing.

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Shahrukh Birthday Month Songs Post: Best Dances!

We were talking in the Jab Tak Hai Jaan review about how “Ishq Shava” was such a different style of dance for Shahrukh and that got me thinking about the other songs that really showcase his dancing. If I miss one, feel free to add it in the comments.  Oh, and this is NOT “Best Songs”.  There’s all kind of amazing song sequences with perfect performances from him that are not included here, because they didn’t highlight dancing.

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Happy Birthday Shilpa Shetty! 12 Reasons I Love You

Happy Birthday Shilpa!  You aren’t the most talented or trained of actresses, but you are definitely one of the most loveable!  In honor of your birthday, 12 reasons that I love you, one for every two years since Baazigar. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Baazigar Part 8: The End! And It’s GOOOOOOOD! Oh, and SPOILERS, whatever

Finally done with the boring pre-awesome movies!  I mean, Karan-Arjun and Baazigar are good all around movies, and they are also SRKajol movies in that Shahrukh and Kajol co-star.  But they aren’t SRKajol movies in the truest sense, that is, films which only exist because of their chemistry, which are crafted purely to highlight their connection, which go to a whole other realm of filmmaking because of that.  And also, they aren’t SRKajol movies in the sense that I don’t have them all perfectly memorized because I have watched them So. Many. Times.  So, next time!  DDLJ!  Very excited!

But for now, the best part of Baazigar!  Which isn’t even the final SRKajol scene (see what I mean about it not being a movie built around SRKajol?) but is actually the final fight scene!  Which is just ridiculous and also ridiculously entertaining.

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)

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Baazigar Part 7: So close! Basically to the End Except for the Fight Scene! Also, “Kaali Kaali Ankhen”!

Almost done!  So excited!  You realize this had more parts than my Dilwale summary at this point?  Although I think that is because I am stretching it out so much, I think most Dilwale posts were about twice this long.

But this bit is the good bit!  Lot’s of SRKajol scenes, including “Kaali Kaali Ankhen”, leading all the way up to the Epic Fight Scene.  Oh, and someone wears a T-shirt that says “Der Shirt Shop.”

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)

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Baazigar Part 6: Even More Baazigar-y!

Poor Baazigar!  I started this over a week ago, but I keep getting distracted by Sunny Deol (Ghayal Once Again opening soon!  Which means I need to track down a copy of Ghayal the first one before that somehow!), and by new movies (check out the review and synopsis of Airlift), so Baazigar keeps getting short shrift.  Plus, it is so haaaaaard to write!  Compared to the next 3 SRKajol films, which I know so well I can basically write them in my sleep.

So I am going to do my darndest to actually run this thing out to the end so I can coast through the DDLJKKHHK3G goodness, followed by the massive depression and sobbing of MNIK.  And maybe throw in some bonus friendly appearances along the way (Did you know they have a scene together in Duplicate?  Has anyone but me actually seen Duplicate?).

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)

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SRKajol rewatch, Baazigar part 5, Here Be Spoilers: I might make it past intermission!

I am moving so slowly through this thing!  And I don’t know why.  Well, I kind of know why.  It’s because the plot is soooooooooooooo complicated that I feel like I can only go through about two twists before I have to pause for everyone to go “wait, what happened?”  Kind of like Dickens writing for newspaper serials instead of novel readers.

We ended the last section on a HUGE twist, so lets move forward and see what slightly smaller ones await us here.  Oh, also, I am once again writing DVD-less at work, so forgive any slight mistakes!

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)

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(SRKajol rewatch) Baazigar! Full Movie, All Summarized, Right Here! Obviously, Spoilers: Part 4

I am going off DVD!  The last few sections I had it at hand, just in case I needed to review certain scenes as needed, but now I am at work and it would probably be a little obvious!  So, going entirely off memory (unless I make a huge mistake, in which case I will just double-check it once I get home).

Onward!

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)

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Baazigar! I am “juggling” (see what I did there?) multiple parts of this SRKajol rewatch: Part 3

So, part 1 here, part 2 here, and now…..Part 3!!!!!  Ek, Do, Teen, just like Madhuri says! (Did I forget to mention the reference to this in Wazir in my Wazir summary?  There was a reference, and it was awesome. Also, Happy Birthday Again Javed!  Only you could get away with using the lyrics “one two three, four five six seven”)

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)

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Baazigar: SRKajol re-watch moves on! Part 2

Now I am worried, because I saw something somewhere else that indicated that Karan-Arjun came out after Baazigar.  But I am pretty sure they started filming it first.  So I am going to say my re-watch is in order of SRKajol filming interactions, rather than actual release dates.

Anyway, Baazigar!  And Shilpa Shetty!

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)

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Baazigar: SRKajol rewatch continues! Full Synopsis, lots of juicy Spoilers, Part 1!

Now that I have finished with Karan-Arjun, it is time to start the synopsis of the next SRKajol film!  In chronological order!  I wasn’t actually 100% confident that Karan-Arjun was before Baazigar, but #21yearsofKaranArjun was trending a couple days ago, so I guess it was!  I’ll expect for #21yearsofBaazigar to pop-up shortly.

Anyway, Baazigar!  The film that got Shahrukh his first FilmFare Award!  Onward!

 

(part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here, part 5 here, part 6 here, part 7 here, part 8 here and bullet point version here)
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SRKajol: A historical review

So, with this new movie, there’s going to be a lot of comparisons with past SRKajol films and judgments and greatest hits lists and so on.  So I thought, why not join the party!  Before I’ve even see Dilwale, so my judgement is not yet sullied.  And then I realized, picking a #1 all time best SRKajol film is easy, but the 5 (6, now) after that are hard.

#1, of course, is DDLJ.  I say that not just because it is my favorite movie of all time, but because, objectively speaking, it is the highest quality film they have been in together, and the most beloved.  The script deals with issues ranging from structural feminism to first versus second generation immigrants to marriage as a personal or societal undertaking.  Plus, it has Shahrukh’s all time greatest acting moment:

If you don’t remember all the other awesome bits of the film, YRF conveniently put together this remix for the 20 year anniversary:

(I think I like the remix better than the original, don’t hate me!)

But what comes after DDLJ?

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New Trailer! So Violent!

 

The love and violence and love-means-violence is all tied up together in this.  My first thought was “so untraditional!  What happened to SRKajol, the happpy-go-lucky NRI romance?”  But then I remembered that their first movie together was Baazigar, which had this:

 

Even DDLJ had this:

 

So really, Kajol shooting him through the heart is just a return to their roots!  Or else, she is finally getting revenge on him for heartlessly killing her sister (always bothered me that she wasn’t more angry at him for that) (in Baazigar, not in real life.  So far as I know, he has never done anything to Tanisha)

 

Bonus, it looks like they have almost the same meet-cute as SRK and Divya Bhatya in his very first movie, Deewana:

 

Nothing more romantic that almost running someone over!

Speaking of Deewana, it also has another reminder that angry unhinged SRK=sexy SRK: