Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Friends! I Can’t Resist Remaking It, Even If It Requires a Massive Rewrite for the Indian Audience

This is such an indulgence of myself, even more than my Golden Girls post.  But I have now finished my dozenth rewatch of the entire run, and I can’t resist.  Partly because I want to add songs and stuff, but also because I really really want to tighten up that plot.  And make Phoebe end up with the guy she is meant to end up with, not Paul Rudd.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Persuasion! The Perfect Mature Love Story for Shahrukh, Rani, Saif, Kareena, etc.

Remember way way back when I asked for suggestions/requests for Sunday posts?  Pride and Prejudice (here) and North and South (here) were tops.  And then neither of those posts ended up getting many views, so I sort of veered off that list.  But I don’t have any fresh ideas this week, so I am veering back to it and taking the 3rd one down, Persuasion.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Jab Tak Hain Jaan, I fixed it!

I was hoping I could do this on Yash’s birthday or half birthday or something, like I did for Karan, but there’s no special occasion I could find, and I had this post idea poking around in my head, so heck, I’m just going for it.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Rocky Movies! For No Particular Reason

I looooooooove the Rocky movies.  I came to them late, my father had me watch the first one with him when I was a kid, but then I really got into them in college.  It was after my Indian period had started, but the Rocky series was one of the few American products that I could still enjoy.  I don’t necessarily want them to be remade, because they are so perfect already, but it’s kind of a fun thought experiment anyway!

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: In Honor of Karan Johar’s Birthday, All of His Movie’s Endings Fixed!

I love Karan.  Love love love.  Both as an artist and a public figure.  But I have to admit, he has a problem with endings.  Every film either drags on too long or ends too soon.  There’s always a feeling of “wait, that’s all there is?” at the end of it.  And so, as my birthday gift in advance to him, I am going to fix all that! (real birthday post will go up in a couple days on the actual birthday)

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: North and South! The Perfect Crossover Plot, Now that Bahubali Has Broken Through the Northern Markets

Happy Sunday!  A week ago I put up a post asking for suggestions/votes for classic novels to be turned into fanfic.  Pride and Prejudice was the first choice (thus last week’s post), but North and South was a close second.  Which also inspired me to finally watch North and South.  And it really is perfect for a remake!  I barely have to change the plot at all, just streamline it a little.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Pride and Prejudice! 2000s Version

Happy Sunday!  By popular request, Pride and Prejudice!  It was the top choice for most readers, followed by North and South.  Now, technically, Pride and Prejudice has already been remade, but Bride and Prejudice really doesn’t give the story the remake it deserves.

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Silly Sunday Voting Post: What Great Book/Film Should I Do Next?

Hello All!  I got such a nice response to this weeks Sunday post on Jane Eyre, partly because it was a topic that a lot of you felt deeply about and had a lot of background for.  So, I am going to take advantage of this momentum and let you vote!  This is probably a one time thing, I won’t be doing it every week, so make sure you take advantage!

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: World Book Day! Let’s Remake Jane Eyre as a Hindi Film

Did you know today is World Book Day?  I didn’t!  Amitabh had to tell me.  Amitabh’s twitter tells me about every holiday, along with every birth, death, and wedding in the film industry.  Anyway, now that Amitabh has alerted me, this changes my plans for the Sunday post!  Clearly, it now has to be book themed.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Happy Birthday Jayaji! Here Are Some Ideas for Your Next film

It’s Jaya Bachchan’s birthday!  She is 69 years old today, and semi-retired, as are most 69 year olds.  But I think she still has some great movies in her, and I would love to see her come back in a leading role.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: After the Happy Ever After

I don’t know why, but I am feeling very contrary today.  I have this strange desire to take light things and turn them dark, and dark things and turn them happy.  Thank goodness I can work it out through fanfiction instead of going to the park and throwing things at pigeons.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Rani Week Edition! What Would My Ideal Rani Comeback Film Look Like?

Someone asked on one of my Rani posts if I thought she would ever act again opposite one of her 90s costars in a rom-com.  And I think she might, but only if it was a really really good script.  And to help the scriptwriters along, here are some suggestions! (of course, she could always just do my K3G sequel idea with Abhishek, or my Taming of the Shrew idea with Aamir)

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: Shakespeare Continued! How Can We Fix and Indianize Shakespeare’s Most Difficult Comedy?

The Taming of the Shrew, obviously.  It’s a super fun play with great characters and plot and some really nice speeches.  But also a big bad misogyny section right in the middle that it is very hard to deal with without losing that “comic” touch.  But I think we can do it!  With careful casting and some gently massaging of the plot.

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Sunday Silly Speculative Post: What Happened to Naina in K3G?

Time for my silly post!  This week, I was looking at my DVD shelf trying to think of what to talk about, and my eye fell on K3G.  And I suddenly remembered the one very unfinished plot point in that movie.  Whatever happened to Rani’s character?

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: I Finished Zindagi Gulzar Hai! What Happened to Sibra?

I finished Zindagi Gulzar Hai! Full review post(s) going up sometime this week, although less detailed than I did for Humsafar.  But first, let’s talk about my favorite character whose storyline gets kind of forgotten!  And see what would happen if she was the focus instead of her grumpy older sister.

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Silly Sunday Speculative Post: If Karan Johar Were the Hero of a Rom-Com, Who Would He Marry?

I will be putting up detailed posts on Karan’s book later this week, probably Wednesday and Friday.  But in the meantime, I immediately got distracted by his declaration that he doesn’t believe in marriage any more and will never marry.  Because that’s always what the rom-com hero says at the beginning, right?  And then there are elaborate plot shenanigans and coincidences and he changes his mind?

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