Few things that I observed from this otherwise average episode are -
* SRK realizes that he is not on top of the BOX office game anymore. * He also said about cinema (His kind of good movies)... Hes not made those 5 classics. * He acknowledged SALMAN as the top draw -- Kal ho na ho, meri phir bhi chalegi for Salman. * He also regrets leaving 3 Idiots (called himself the 4th Idiot) * There was also a sense of satisfaction as far as achievements are concerned and he did not look like he is trying to compete really hard at the box office..Well if films work anybody will take it.
This means that -
* He is going to try and make some films that he believes are good.. This his already evident from the better choice of films for the next few years. * He will make other amends for his legacy to grow.
I loved the episode. SRK and Alia have an amazing chemistry and both were funny. Yes, the usual lame jokes were there, what can you expect with Karan. But overall I loved it especially the games they played. SRK as we all know is highly competitive but so is Alia.
Just saw it. As usual my opinion on Karan won't change. He's still one annoying sexually deprived individual. He tried his best to act that his equation with SRK didn't change and giving some kind of info about his kids to act closer to him when it is just because he is close to the wife. And may I say it that Karan also seemed scared to ask SRK any personal questions about what's going on from news/gossip regarding his love life in the recent years.
SRK was so witty and bloody charming and I love how he looks ( His body shape looks the best lately and his suits are on point!). Quite sexy face, and his voice and hair! And the way he sits! Damn!. He does seem quite confident yet so detached. Love it when he gave Karan a dig that he should stop focusing on people's personal lives and all.
Alia was quite cool and I loved her laugh. And never thought I would say that but she and SRK have such great natural chemistry. I know mainstream BW is so amateur when it comes to write love stories and its audiences as well are quite judgmental. But would love to see her with SRK in an interesting real passionate love story of her falling in love with an older sexy man and how it goes and just about them. I think she can pull it off next to him. But when something like KANK is being criticized as SRK was in love with a married woman...then it would be hard to do a film as such.
Neeran, I think you 'nailed it' about looking seperately at Karan & ShahRukh & Alia...they may have interacted in that show but they clearly appeared as three very distinctive personalities (I equally liked the way ShahRukh & Alia reacted to Karan's 'need' to go what I think of as the 'american way')...Will Karan ever be able to accept that ShahRukh just does not love him the way he (Karan) would have liked? How many hints (from ShahRukh) does he need that it would be healthier for him to just accept openly his (Karan's)nature...
I enjoyed the show for ShahRukh and Alia, not for Karan (although I like him).
This was an awesome episode, Shahrukh is such an extremely intelligent person, he can be absolutely hilarious (rofl) and I could listen to him speak all day. No one can match him, he is simply out of this world and damn he looks good, he is aging like fiiiiiine wine :-*. When it comes to Hindi cinema nobody comes close