Friday, February 12, 2010

Khan Saheb, you better remain Rahul

Scene one: SRK and Obama

Shah Rukh: "My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist."
Obama: "Yes I know that. Sorry for that airport incident."
SRK: "And my son in the film -- he is not a Muslim, he is actually a Rathore -- is also not a terrorist."
Obama: "I know -- I am sorry for him too.."
SRK: "But all other Muslims excluding my immediate family -- they are probably terrorists. And if they talk of Palestine or Israel, then you can be sure."
Obama: "Mm.."
SRK: "And yes, a terrorist has to be a Muslim, that everyone knows, right?"

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Scene two : SRK and Shiv Sena

SRK: "My name is Khan, and I am not a terrorist."
Shiv Sainiks: "But we are.. and it is people like us who decide who should be called a terrorist. You see, we can even execute a series of riots in a communally sensitive atmosphere and make people remember only the blasts that followed.."

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Scene 3: SRK and audience

SRK: "My name is Khan.."
Audience: "Sorry you better be Rahul. Otherwise we are not going to fill your cinema halls. No matter how much ever a good guy you try to be."

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Scene 4: SRK and me

SRK: "His name is Karan Johar, and he is not a terrorist".
Me: "You want me to believe that, after Kurbaan and MNIK?"

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[Related News: Sena terror prevails; MNIK not to be released in Mumbai
Let those who love Pak-lover SRK watch MNIK: Thackeray]

[Related fact: I went at 6:25 for 6:30 show on the opening day, and got tickets comfortably. The show was not full.]

[Related post: Where does Aamir lead us?]

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Prasad Pannian said...


xyz+ said...

thanks sudeep for this -

the constant apology in the film - i am not a terrorist - which does not in anyway question the violently constructed category of the terrorist as muslim was really sickening


xxx said...

well.... funny but so good written. particulary SRK and shivsena dialogue.


Sudeep said...

Thanks Prasad.. but as Heera said, I know I could have written it better.. But I was so irritated that I had to write it:-) Jenny, with you.

ചിത്രംസ്‌.... said...

സിനിമയെക്കുറിച്ചുളള സുധീപിന്‍റെ അഭിപ്രായം മാനിക്കുന്നു. പക്ഷേ, എന്‍റെ അഭിപ്രായം വ്യത്യസ്ഥമാണ്. അത് ഇവിടെ കുറിച്ചിട്ടിരിക്കുന്നതുതന്നെയാണ്,
നന്ദി :)

Anonymous said...

Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

Sudeep said...

Anonymous, I do the copy and graphic designing myself for my blog posts:-) You can get in touch at my gmail id sudeep dot ks (links to my facebook/orkut pages are also given on the blog, on the top right).

Heera, sorry I read your comment 'so good written' as 'not so good written', probably because I was not very happy with the sentences myself, but did not have the patience to work on them. Wanted to post it on Friday itself:-)

Anonymous said...

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A said...

one of the best reads of this year. loved it.