Discussion Post: (inspired by Shahrukh’s Speech) What Movies Do You Think the Critics Did Not Treat Fairly and Wish People Would Watch?

Remember, the person with the most comments before the end of the month gets a free Shahrukh-in-a-bathrobe-with-alcohol poster! It’s beautiful and I know you want it. Give a comment, or preferably many many comments (you can choose multiple movies and have a separate comment for each) on this post to help you win.

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Wednesday Watching: What Are You Watching and Reading and Thinking and Listening To the Last Week of April? (remember, most comments in April gets a poster!)

Happy Wednesday! Boy, this week is just crawling by for some reason. Probably because one of my co-workers is sick so work has been a bit busy.

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Shahrukh Critic’s Choice Award, Full Speech With Transcript

Shahrukh’s main point was that critics should go the extra mile and have respect for their profession, don’t just sink into popularity contests and click competition. And my favorite Hindi film critic working today, Raja Sen, proved why he is my favorite by shooting the entire speech. Other people there caught a minute here and there and posted the excerpt. Raja Sen paid attention and treated Shahrukh’s message respectfully and got the whole thing.

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Shahrukh Interview! The Medium is the Message

Continue to love SRK’s new PR team. I wonder if he hired Reshma Shetty, finally? Now that Salman has let her go (stupid stupid move, Salman), she must have more free time. The most important part of this interview is that it was in The Hollywood Reporter, Shahrukh is being treated seriously as a business person and studio owner because THR does not care about simple actors and is not written for fans.

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Another Silly Remake! Light in the Piazza, with Madhuri and Shahrukh as Delicately Flirting In-Laws

I like to do at least one long post a day, and with the Kalank release messing up my review schedule, and the Kalank news domination messing up anything interesting to talk about there, I’m retreating to fanfic for my long form writing. It’s that, or just a lot of Albie Dog photos. Or not writing anything, but then the words build up in my head and make me sick, so that’s no good. I need my 4,000 words a day purge!

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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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Silly Sunday FanFic: Overboard! With Shahrukh and Juhi, and Prabhas and Anushka!

I posted this late Wednesday night, but it got very very few views. I am hoping that is because people just didn’t see the post, not because they hate it. I have TV again thanks to youtube, which means I am seeing Overboard on a constant repeat, the way TV tends to play it. And I am thinking, once again, how easy it would be to fix this and make it the totally perfect plot. And so long as I am doing that, why not set it in India?

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Saturday Small Talk: Talk Amongst Yourselves While I Renew My Driver’s License

Happy Saturday! I get to spend the morning waiting in line and doing paperwork. I’m honestly a little excited because I have a whole bag of books and I don’t have to feel guilty for reading, because I’m still doing something productive (waiting in line).

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TGIF Cuddly Men and Poster Contest! Win a Cuddly SRK Poster From Me!

Ready to be shocked? One of my co-workers just returned to me her SRK themed Christmas present! To be fair, she is neither desi nor an SRK fan, so it was just a poster of a random stranger. But still!!!! Anyway, I don’t have anything I can do with it, so I am making it a prize for one of you to win in a Comments context. Whoever comments the most between now and the end of the month, gets a beautiful poster of the final image in this post.

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Silly Random FanFic: Overboard! Rewritten for India, Plus Gender-Swapped!

I have TV again thanks to youtube, which means I am seeing Overboard on a constant repeat, the way TV tends to play it. And I am thinking, once again, how easy it would be to fix this and make it the totally perfect plot. And so long as I am doing that, why not set it in India?

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Silly Sunday: Garbo Remakes! Ninotchka with SRK, Marie Walewska in Colonial India

So, TCM (greatest channel EVER) is in the middle of a Garbo fest and I caught a double bill on Friday and it inspired me. Get ready for very VERY specific narrowcasting fanfics. You know, for all those hardcore Garbo/Indian film fans. There must be more of them than just me and Maria Gill, right?

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Shahrukh Khan PR Report: The Beard is Gone, the Good Press is Back

Woo-hoo, Shahrukh’s PR team! You deserve congrats, champagne, and a nice long vacation. Shahrukh got another honorary degree and the coverage has been spun just right. It’s like a perfectly tailored suit, so well done as to be invisible and just allow the man within it to shine.

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I’m So Cold!!!! How About Some Hot Songs to Warm Me Up?

Long story short, still no dog! But I got to spend a fun 10 hours driving literally all over the city to church, the pound, a series of adoption events, and finally the movie. And then milk on the way home. But because I was planning on getting a dog, I dressed up for the dog, and it is way WAY too cold for a dress today. And now I am still completely freezing even after being home for 20 minutes. So, time to pull out some hot songs to warm me up!

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Hindi Film 101: Hegemony, Politics, and Star Studies, or the Strange Case of Shahrukh Khan

Ready to get a whole bunch of media theory dropped on you? Fun fun fun!!!! Oh well, there’s a good bit about Shahrukh too, so that’s a good time. And hopefully this is more of a “thank you, I could feel that happening but couldn’t articulate it” post and less of a “well, that’s depressing, I had no idea” post.

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20 Shahrukh Songs Outside the Standard List

I’m really sleepy. The whole “getting up at dawn to get my car fixed” yesterday really wore me out. And I’ve been sleeping weird because I still don’t have a dog (another post on that today! Fun fun! For my doggie subset of readers). Anyway, get ready for me to be lazy and give the people what they want. As Neha Dhupia says, “Only Sex and SRK sell”.

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