DDLJ Part 50: Karwa Chauth Party Party!!!!!

I’m back! I just took about 200 more screenshots and it got me slightly less than 5 minutes farther into the film. So even if I do a post a day, I think we still have a month or more before I end this thing. Which is good news or bad news depending on how you feel about it.

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DDLJ Part 49: The Romance of a Fight

An SRKajol scene! Always the most interesting ones to discuss. Although by this point in the film/my analysis, I’m not sure if there is that much new for me to pick up between them. But I will try because Rachel said she was depressed last night and I want to cheer her up!

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DDLJ Part 48: Father and Son Comedy Team

I’m back! I am starting fresh, with a sprinkling of Christmas cheer and happiness, and a new system for pulling images that hopefully makes this less horrible of a process for me, so let’s see how I do. UPDATE: oh right, I forgot the other reason I stopped these posts, it’s been an hour and this post only got 4 views so far. Not a lot of interest for intense scene by scene discussion.

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Month of SRK: 8 SRK Movies To Learn His Life Story

Thanks for the suggestion Emily! Shahrukh (as most celebrities/actors do) has used his real life trauma to support his performances and promote his films. Which also means we can easily find 8 movies to watch if you want to get a sense of the emotional journey of the “real” SRK!

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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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Director’s Week: Aditya Chopra, Businessman First and Artist Second

Adi! Such an odd director, unpredictable and yet predictable. And always achieves the goal he sets out to achieve. I forgot, I already covered Aditya’s personal life in a Hindi Film 101, so if you want to learn more after reading this post, click here.

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NRI Week: The Soiled NRI Woman, Purab Aur Paschim, DDLJ, Befikre, and My Name is Khan

Another common NRI trope! I was thinking these films didn’t fit because the hero is still desi, and then I realized it only doesn’t fit if I consider the national identity as residing in the man. It doesn’t of course, a woman can just as easily be an NRI.

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Discussion Post: How Did You First Find/ReFind Indian Film/A Particular Language of Indian Film?

I know I have asked this question many times before, but it is a fun one. And one that everyone should be able to answer, even if the answer is “I was born and it was there because my parents are Indian”. Although I am also expanding it, so if you spent your life watching Indian movies and not really thinking about it, and then as a teenager really really fell in love with one movie that got you seriously into the films, tell that story. Or if you have already told your Hindi film story, tell your Tamil or Malayalam or Telugu film story instead. Remember, I am giving away an SRK poster at the end of the month to the person who makes the most comments!

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Marshmello Video Translated! All About Shahrukh

I have really and truly never heard of this artist. But some nice person in the comments told me that he is really really famous even outside of India? So now I get to do a post that maybe/hopefully gets picked up outside of my Indian blog by people who are the opposite of me, having heard of Marshmello but not Shahrukh Khan.

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Valentine’s Week, Humpty Sharma and DDLJ Part 2!

I already compared and contrasted the first halves of DDLJ and Humpty.  And that got so long that I decided to break at intermission and talk about the second half today.  This may be slightly too much thought to put in to Humpty (although it is a very good movie.  With a terrible title), but it is interesting as an example of how DDLJ has forever changed and influenced the Indian romance film.

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Shahrukh Birthday Month Discussion Post: How Did You Become a Fan?

I am probably going to be busy at work again today, and I will definitely be sleepy because I woke up at 5am for no reason, so I am going to put up a post that will give me something interesting to read (I hope) while I try to stay awake and field phone calls. (don’t worry, there is also a Shahrukh themed TGIF going up later)

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DDLJ Part 47: Like Father Like Son

I’m back!  Sorry, it was the screenshots I didn’t have time for.  Takes about two hours steady work on my home laptop, and I haven’t had two hours straight at my home laptop in a while.  But tonight I did, and I got enough screenshots for two posts, so I should be good for next week too. (full index of DDLJ here)

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Hindi Film 101/DDLJ Part 44: The Rescue of Amrish Puri and the Tragedy of the Fearful Immigrant

Well, this turned into a whole thing!  I started just wanting to establish Amrish’s character journey at this part in the film, and I just ended up going on and on until it went way beyond the usual Scene By Scene and turned into a screed on the tragedy and trauma of the immigrant (full index of DDLJ posts here)

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DDLJ Scene By Scene Part 43:”Mehndi Laga Ka Rakna” Ends and Amrish Puri Spoils Our Fun

It only took a month, but I have now finished “Mehndi Laga Ka Rakna”!  There’s really a lot in that song, much more than in the other ones.  It’s also, I think, only fully “real” song, even “Ruk Ja” feels like it has some fantasy in there, and certainly all the other songs are a mix of real and not-real. (full index of DDLJ coverage here)

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DDLJ Scene By Scene Part 39: Mehndi Lagake Rakna Continues!

What, you thought it would be over in one entry?  Nope, this things gonna continue for another 2 parts at least!  Anyway, it’s a really important song!  And I think the last song of the film?  Am I forgetting something?  If I’m not forgetting something, that is even more reason to appreciate it, that this is the last glorious burst of song before the rest of the movie plays out. (full scene by scene index of DDLJ here)

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