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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Happy Songs Post! Because Sanjay is Depressing Me

I got to the icky depressing part of Sanjay’s life today, the reason that I have been avoiding writing a Hindi 101 series on him because I just didn’t want to think about it.  And I still don’t want to think about it, so I am going to put up a post of silly happy songs to sort of shake the bad thoughts out.

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Happy Birthday Urmila Matondkar! A Dozen Reasons I Love You

Another birthday!  And another one I am mostly excited about because of the song options.  There is often a secret motive behind these birthday posts, that being that I really want an excuse to dig through all the songs of the birthday boy or girl.  And Urmila has such great songs!

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Silly Songs Post: Pearl Harbor Day Antakshari

76 years ago today was a day which has lived in infamy (am I the only one who hears that in the distinctive Roosevelt East Coast twang?).  And I am using that as a jumping off point for a game of film song Antakshari, in my own random style.  Because it’s been tiring mourning Shashi, we need something fun. (in case you don’t know, antakshari is a game where you trade off songs, player B having to pick up with a new song on the same note/word/syllable as where player A left off, and back and forth)

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Happy Halloween!!!!

You ready to get spooooooooooky?  Well, kind of.  I can’t really think of many super scary Indian films.  Partly because I just don’t like scary/horror films.  And I already blew my idea for a post on not-so-scary songs that I just really like from bad horror movies back on Friday the 13th. I know there are a lot of them, especially in the last few years, but I don’t really watch them.  So let’s see what I can do with what I have. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Om Shanti Om Mini-Review, Everything is Fake But the Feelings

Well, my view counts are down!  Stupid bad Hindi new releases, ruining my blog.  Anyway, in a painfully obvious attempt to woo readers, I am putting up a tiny quickie review of one of the big hits of the past that I haven’t happened to cover before.  Om Shanti Om!

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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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Hindi Film 101: Top Box Office Hits 2000-Today!!! Shahrukh to Prabhas

Woo-hoo!  The section where we all know ALL the movies!!!!  And also, now I am done.  With this tedious somewhat obscure topic.  No idea what to cover next.  Is it time for Sanju Baba yet?  When’s that movie coming out? (Part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here)

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Hindi Film 101: Shahrukh’s Filmography, Part 3!

Happy Tuesday!  Once again, I am going through Shahrukh’s filmography film by film in chronological order.  Because it is an interesting case study for how a career progresses, and how the industry has changed, over the past 25 years. (part 1 here, part 2 here)

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Happy Dear Zindagi Week! Om Shanti Om and Relationships Beyond Gender

Om Shanti Om!  Not the most obvious comparison for Dear Zindagi.  But I’m thinking specifically of the second half, and the way Shahrukh interacts with Deepika, changing her into a stronger and deeper person.  And the way that interacts with the first half, where it is the other way around.

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Happy Halloween!!!

You ready to get spooooooooooky?  Well, kind of.  I can’t really think of many super scary Indian films.  Partly because I just don’t like scary/horror films.  And I already blew my idea for a post on not-so-scary songs that I just really like from bad horror movies back on Friday the 13th. I know there are a lot of them, especially in the last few years, but I don’t really watch them.  So let’s see what I can do with what I have.

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Happy 11 Days to Shahrukh’s Birthday! Getting Close!

Okay, favorite songs, favorite fanvids, favorite photos, saddest facts, happiest facts, time for a big one!  Top 11 movies (was going to be 10, but I couldn’t decide what to drop, so I moved it up a day)!

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International Day of Peace Post: One Day Late

Totally missed this holiday!  And it’s almost as much fun to find songs for as International day of Dance!  I think I’m going to just lean hard into the Shanti theme to start with, maybe I’ll try to do something more meaningful next year.  Also, maybe next year I will remember on the actual day.

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Alternative Hymns, Inspired By Church Service This Morning

My church did a service inspired by Krishna Janmashtani this morning.  It was nice, a sort of general message of appreciating the innocence of the child, and how that can be spiritual, with lots of quotes from Swami Vivekananda.  But I got so distracted hearing the slowed down instrumental version of all the hymns that I usually hear in movies!

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Shahrukh Week: Fan and Om Shanti Om

4 more days left to Fan!  It’s TOO LONG.  I’m going to DIE.  Although, not as long as between Om Shanti Om and Rab Ne.  I actually got into a conversation with a stranger on the bus once about how frustrating that was.  Anyway, to try to alleviate the AGONY of waiting, I am also going through Shahrukh’s filmography looking at related roles.  Saturday, Billu.  Sunday, Asoka (although that was more about meeting the royals), and today, Om Shanti Om!

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