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lunchtime poll #11: KJo's world

Now that I'm no longer buried under a pile of work, it's time to get back to important things...like "Pretty Woman" in Kal Ho Na Ho . Yesterday I was talking with Samrat about its many fascinating and glorious elements. To my eye, that song picturization is a mind-blowing combination that is far, far greater than the sum of its independently fabulous components: neighborhood dance party, cute-eyed children, orange cargo pants, SRK lip-synching to rap about sunshine, and, my favorite, the gospel choir, a feature that has of course since echoed in My Name Is Khan . "Indians love song and dance and religion," Samrat replied. "The gospel choir phenomenon speaks to us on many levels. It DOES NOT, however, speak to us on the batsh*t cuckoo level it speaks to Karan Johar." I know a good topic of discussion when I hear one, so I ask you, lovely readers, can you think of anything that speaks to the average movie viewer on the same level it speaks to Kara