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 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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I’m Back at Work! Let Me Share With You My Inspirational Working Songs

It’s really not fair to all us account manager types that the end of the year accounting close period comes right after Christmas.  I’m still drinking eggnog for breakfast!  I’m not emotionally or mentally ready to be back at work!  Luckily, Indian soundtracks are here for me.  Let me walk you through the soundtrack of my work life.

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I’m cleaning!!!! And Going on a Treasure Hunt

Hello blog people!  I have nothing to say to you today.  Normally Saturday is when I put up reviews of the movie I saw the night before, but my friend Dina was busy this week, so I didn’t see anything.  And now I have to run around doing a million things so there isn’t really any time for me to write a full blog post on something else.  Well, not yet.  Maybe tonight.  In the meantime, you can have what is now becoming traditional, the weekend post that just describes my day and maybe shows you a song you haven’t seen in a while.

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Wednesday Watching Post, What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking This Week? With a Question For You!

Happy Wednesday!  I had SUCH a productive weekend!  Didn’t clean or cook or do laundry, but I did finish the Anu Aggarwal autobiography and watch a ton of movies, which is a kind of productivity.

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Hindi Film 101: Shahrukh’s Filmography Continues! Where Do You Go When You Reach the Top?

Happy Thursday!  Welcome back to our journey through SRK’s filmography.  Not to see which films are good and which are bad and so on, but as a case study for how a career can grow.  (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here)

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Happy Guru Purnima! Let’s Look at Some of the Teachers of Indian Film!

I half considered doing a “serious” post for this day, people who taught me about Indian film, but then it just would have been a dozen SRK songs, and that’s not fair to the non-SRK people!  So instead I’ll do teachers in general, and only half SRK songs.

And, as always, if there is a song you like that matches the theme, just mention it in the comments!

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Deepika: How Furious is she?

So, for Christmas, I gave my Dad Furious 7, an excellent movie.  We watched it together Christmas afternoon (my second time, his first), and naturally, I started thinking about Deepika Padukone.  Because, rumor has it, she was offered a role and turned it down for Happy New Year (or Ram-Leela, but the timing makes more sense with Happy New Year filming).

Now, Happy New Year is not the greatest film, and Furious 7 is excellent, but I still think Dips made the right decision.

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Dilwale news-missing song

So, if you happen to have obsessively listened to the Dilwale soundtrack on Saavn.com, you probably noticed that when you went to see it in the theaters, one of the songs was missing.  And if you happened to have obsessively followed the filming news, you may have noticed that they filmed in Iceland (check!) and Bulgaria (check!) and Goa (check!), but also Hyderabad (no check!).  So, where is the missing song and the missing Hyderabad sequence?

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