Those who have Netflix may already know about Shah Rukh Khan from these movies. I came in with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi If you happen to wander upon this page and you want something special, then maybe you haven’t watched a movie from India. Sub-titles are worth the effort!
The films from India are jubilant celebrations of life and love. As Shahruhk says, the family in India is still together in one house and the movies are a conglomeration, a hodgepodge, a celebration of everything thrown in. They are apt to break into song or dance at any moment but with much more flare as the old Hollywood musicals. Think Paint your Wagon with modern music. It is the acceptance of modern pop music and a mixing of the modern with tradition with celebration. The new is mixed with the old not with conflict but with joy. This music sprang from the American culture and spread to the world. The conflict between the cultures of the world and Elvis continues and is evident in these films but they accept it.
We break into song and dance all the time, in the shower, as we work, it is natural and that’s the way it happens in these movies. Have we become too serious? It is refreshing to see art as joy.
Shah Rukh Khan came to Yale on April 12, 2012 as a Chubb Fellow in his first visit to an American university. The Chubb Fellowship is one of Yale’s most distinguished honors.
The speech is wonderful. The interviews afterward are so special. Do not miss the opportunity to watch this Yale video. It is the special part of this day.
Often referred to in the media as””Baadshah of Bollywood””, “King Khan” and “The King of Bollywood”, Khan has acted in over 70 Hindi films in genres ranging from romantic dramas to action thrillers. His contributions to the film industry have garnered him numerous achievements including fourteen Filmfare Awards from thirty nominations. His eight Filmfare Best Actor Award wins make him the most awarded Bollywood actor of all time in that category, tied only with Dilip Kumar. In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian cinema.