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“Get a life!”

Saba Naqvi of Outlook asserts:

My more earnest/ideological friends and relatives grumble that Shahrukh inhabits a no-man’s bubble gum land on celluloid and has played a role in divesting movies of all social context. I say, hey, get a life! Movies are for fun and there are others who make gritty realistic movies (that are no fun for kids). My own sociological research of tiny tots at birthday parties has led me to conclude that little girls in particular are die-hard Shahrukh fans because most of his films are free of violence and even the romance is so unrealistic that it could be straight out of a fairy tale. Little boys on the other hand are often fans of action heroes like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan (must be the muscles). (link)

Groan, cringe!

2 comments

1 Just Another Film Buff { 02.11.10 at 1:27 pm }

Marvelous blog (and journal), team.

What you are doing is very necessary in a country like India, where industries kill off any scope for good cinema. I’ll be a regular here. And groan indeed for this article in Outlook. No wonder this is the quality of film criticism in India.

Cheers!

2 AMARPREET SINGH { 02.21.10 at 2:30 pm }

Ya,I totally agree with you but what will u say about monvies like welcome,hera pheri they are also for fun only.every movie has its own jonour and i think what Sharukh has done in MNIK was incredible.

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