This is really just a battle for the top between Rab Ne and DDLJ, but I am throwing in Befikre and Mohabbatein too just so they don’t feel left out.Continue reading
Thank you Kainaat! And SRK, of course. Kainaat quoted SRK describing Adi as someone who writes movies about men while his father wrote movies about women, and that started me thinking a whole thing.Continue reading
Oh boy! Aditya Chopra week! The beauty of Adi’s career is that it is so very limited. Even if I include the movies he scripted along with the ones he directed, still a tiny list.Continue reading
Spellcheck wants me to replace “Mohabbatein” with “Mountbatten”. This makes me giggle every single time. Do you think it is possible that the whole film is an allegory for Edwina and Nehru’s affair? Amitabh is Mountbatten, Aish is Edwina, Shahrukh is Nehru, the school is India, Anupam Kher is Gandhi? It TOTALLY WORKS.Continue reading
No young women really in his orbit in this one, but that’s part of what I find so interesting. That just 16 years ago, it was all about the male generations handing things down to each other (Amitabh to Shahrukh to Jugal Hansraj/Uday Chopra/Jimmy Shergill). And now we are in a space where the future is a young woman.