Director’s Week: Aditya Chopra, Meastro of the 2 Minute Video, His Greatest Hits

I don’t know for sure that Adi did these. I know for sure he made the Darr trailer, which is instantly recognizable as something a little bit different and better than anything else. And there are other YRF trailers that have that same feel which I am choosing to credit for Adi.

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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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28 Shahrukh Romances, Part 1: Trickster SRK

This came up because of a comment in our JHMS discussion yesterday.  About how it felt like in some ways the happy ending for “Harry” resolved a lot of unhappy endings for similarly noble Shahrukh lover characters.  Which got me thinking about what might be the same and different in how SRK romances play out.  So, let’s look at an assortment of romances.  7 at a go, because I want to discuss them in depth and then discuss them cumulatively.

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Happy Birthday Yash Chopra! Part 3, my final reasons to love you (plus Ravi’s Birthday too): 55-84

No one is reading these posts, but I don’t care!  It’s Yash Chopra’s birthday, I love Yash Chopra, and watching his songs and reading about him for this just cheers me up.  Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.

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Dilwale and Darr: Both Start with D! And other simalarities

So, Darr, the first time the world sat up and went “Hey!  That Shahrukh guy can ACT!  And is also cute.”  But what does it have to do with Dilwale?  Well, for one thing, it is one of Shahrukh’s few Christmas releases (the anniversary falling today).  Which is actually kind of important, Christmas (in Indian film practice) is a time for slightly darker films.

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