Archive for October, 2007

Sridevi and Rajnikanth wish you Happy Halloweencb1.jpg with the song “Koi Pataye” from the movie Chaalbaaz. The movie stars Sridevi, Sunny Deol, Rajnikanth, and Anupam Kher. This spooky song is fit for Halloween. Enjoy!

Anju and Manju are twins separated when babies thanks to their mentally retarded nanny. An evil uncle Tribhuvan gets their parents killed in a car accident. He brings up Anju as a coy and easily frightened girl. Manju grows up in a basti as a happy-go-lucky club dancer. After a lot of terrifying days in Anju’s life, one day she runs away from home. On that very day, Manju has a fight with her childhood companion and neighbor Jaggu, a friendly beer drinking taxi driver. With twist of fate, their paths cross but they never meet. They somehow end up at each others place. Sooraj is the love interest in Anju’s life who is actually Manju and Jaggu is… There is the usual confusion of identities. (wikipedia)



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main.jpgShahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao, and everyone’s favorite mom, Kiron Kher, star in Main Hoon Na.

Main Hoon Na, (2004) tells the story of Major Ram Prasad Sharma (Shahrukh Khan) and his efforts to foil the terrorist Raghavan (Sunil Shetty). Major Sharma is simultaneously attempting to mend relations with his father’s estranged first wife and his half-brother Lakshman; complications ensue.

Playback singer is Sonu Nigam. Thanks to kitybity  for the video.

And if you think that there’s a Bollywood movie without a train scene, or one starring Sharukh Khan without crying, well there’s NOT! Here’s bummer remix of the same song, with crying and trains, this time sung by playback singer Abhijeet, who will be performing at Jefferson High School in in Bloomington, MN on 11/11/07 :

LYRICS in Hindi & English provided by BollyWhat?

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“Baat Meri Suniye” from Kuch Naa Kaho 

Happy to be single, Raj (Abhishek Bachchan) finds himself urged into marriage by his overzealous uncle (Satish Shah). At the uncle’s urging, his employee Namrata kuch.jpg(Aishwarya Rai) begrudgingly plays matchmaker for Raj. However, eventually Raj reallizes he has eyes for Namrata, and not her potential brides. He finally gets the strength the tell her but to his shock he meets her son, Aditya, and reallizes she is already married!!!!!! (wikipedia)

Also stars Arbaaz Khan  as the scary husband He’s the same guy as the scary husband in Daraar, and also Salmaan Khan’s real life brother! Each time I watch this video I think “How can his sandals be so cool and hers so un-cool?”

Sing along, here are the lyrics!

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SatSriAkal! This happy pre-partition jam session, shows Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims and even Catholics getting down to “Main Nikla Gaddi Leke” from Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, gadar.jpgand once again in the evil role: Amrish Puri.

“Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a son. The happy family, now living in Amritsar, gets the shock of their lives when Sakina learns that her father (Amrish Puri), whom she previously believed died in the riots back in Amritsar, is still alive after seeing his picture in a tattered, old newspaper. Upon contacting him, Sakina’s father, now the mayor of Lahore in Pakistan, arranges for his daughter to arrive in Lahore to see him. Sakina leaves for Lahore minus Tara and her son, and upon reaching the city, learns of her father’s plans for her – plans that include forcing Sakina to forget about her family and start life anew in Pakistan. Then begins an extraordinary journey which will lead Tara to cross the border into Pakistan to find his love Sakina.Made at a budget of 18 crores, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha grossed around 70 crore rupees at the box office, making it one of the highest grossing Hindi movies of all time.-wikipedia

Lyrics in Hindi and English from BollyWHAT?

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Bunty Aur Babli (2005) bab.jpgstars  Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji. Watch Aishwarya Rai ‘s special performance from the movie in Kajra Re with playback singers Alisha Chinai, Shankar Mahadevan, and Javed Ali, and lyrics by Gulzar.

Thanks to luvinlyf for the youtube video.

Thanks to BollyWhat? for LYRICS in Hindi and English.

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laawaris.jpgWatch Amitabh Bachchan perform in various forms of drag in the 1981 movie Laawaris. The song, “Mere Angene Mein, Tumhara Kya Kaam Hai,” started playback singer Alka Yagnik’s career.


Now look at Big B. reprising the same song, courtesy of youtuber yaf55, who writes,

Amitabh Bachchan Mere Angane mein in the Jumma Chumma 1990 Concert with girls from the live audience at Wembley Stadium in London, the biggest concert ever.

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fftrophy.jpgCheck out Shahrukh Khan at Filmfare 2005 awards tearing thru many hits, including “Chura Liya Hai”—from Yaadon Ki Baaraat with Zeenat Aman. He also performs with Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, and Rekha. Watch how Amitabh Bachchan looks on as Rekha dances and wife Jaya Bhaduri politely applauds. Classy.

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Here’s the title song from Yaadon Ki Baaraat. Sing along to R.D. Burman’s song with playback superstars Kishore Kumar & Mohammed Rafi.

Yaadon Ki Baaraat Nikhali” courtesy of Hindi Lyrics:

Kishore: Yaadon Ki Baraat Nikjli Hai Aaj Dil Ke Dwaare, Dil Ke Dwaareyaadonkibaaraat.jpg

Yaadon Ki Baraat Nikjli Hai Aaj Dil Ke Dwaare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Sapnon Ki Shehnaai Beete Dinon Ko Pukare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Ho Chhedo Taraane Milan Ke Pyare Pyare, Sang Hamare

Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Ho Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Rafi: Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Ho Badle Na Apna Yeh Aalam Kabhi

Jeevan Mein Bichhdenge Na Hum Kabhi

Yoon Bhi Jaaoge Aakhir Kahan Hoke Hamare

Both: Yaadon Ki Baraat Nikjli Hai Aaj Dil Ke Dwaare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Sapnon Ki Shehnaai Beete Dinon Ko Pukare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Rafi: Aage Bhi Hoga Jo Uska Karam

Kishore: Yeh Din To Manaayenge Har Saal Hum

Rafi: Apne Aangan Nachen Gaayenge Chanda Sitaare

Both: Yaadon Ki Baraat Nikjli Hai Aaj Dil Ke Dwaare, Dil Ke Dwaare

Sapnon Ki Shehnaai Beete Dinon Ko Pukare, Dil Ke Dwaare

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Today’s song is “Chura Liya Hai” – from Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973).  I saw this film within a film (Swades) and was more curious to see it, so I did and loved it!yadon.jpg

The film uses the familiar Bollywood theme of siblings separated by fate. Gangland killers assassinate an honest man who defied them, killing his wife as well. The couple’s three sons flee the massacre and lose contact with each other. They grow up in entirely different circumstances and are re-united only when one of the sons, played by Dharmendra, sets out to find the villain who killed their parents….Their only hope of reuniting is by remembering the song their mother had taught them… Yaadon Ki Baaraat. (wikipedia)

Enjoy this easy listening, yet passionate R.D. Burman tune, with Asha Bhosle singing playback and  Zeenat Aman pretending to sing. Male playback vocals by Mohammed Rafi.

Thanks to  jazzyaj  for the video.

“Chura Liya Hai”  Lyrics in Hindi with English translation

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With Bhool Bhulaiyaa under my belt, I tracked back to see its real source and to compare the rajini5.jpgclimax scenes in the 3 other movies on which is was based

1. 1993, Malayalam = Manichitrathazhu

2. 2004, Kannada = Aaptamitra

3. 2005, Tamil = Chandramukhi starring Rajnikanth

4. 2007, Hindi = Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Stars in the films:



Aaptamitra (Kannada)

Chandramukhi (Tamil/Telugu)

Bhool Bhulaiya (Hindi)

Mohanlal Vishnuvardhan Rajnikanth Akshay Kumar
Suresh Gopi Ramesh Aravind Prabhu Ganesan Shiney Ahuja
Shobana Soundarya Jyothika Saravanan Vidya Balan
Vinaya Prasad Prema Nayantara Amisha Patel

In the Malayalam original, Shobhana enacted the role and it was a National Award winning performance for the Best Actress. In the Kannada version (Apthamitra), Soundarya one of the top South Indian actresses, played the key role, unfortunately, her last film before her fatal accident. In the Tamil version (Chandramukhi), Jyothika donned the role and was awarded best actress award by Tamil nadu Government. (wikipedia)

I like the Malayalam version for Shobhana’s dancing. I like the tragic dramatic aspect that the actress in Aaptamitra died, so this was her last role. And I like the crazy head rolling end of Chandramukhi. I like the production values of the Bhool Bhulaiyaa version. Which do you like the best?

Watch these 4 and compare, and enjoy:

1. Manichitrathazhu:

2. Aaptamitra:

3. Chandramukhi:

4. Bhool Bhulaiyaa:

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