Dosto! I’m working my way back from the world of Iranian cinema through Pakistan films, before I eventually land again in Bollywood. I have only seen two Pakistani (Lollywood) films, one was Khuda Ke Liye (2007) and the other, Dupatta (1952). I read about Dupatta at Dances on the Footpath where Richard did a great write up HERE. I’d heard of singer/actress Noor Jehan, who of course I like to call Mallika-e-Tarranum, the queen of melody.
Now that’s really and achievement to be a playback singer and actress all in one. The song that sticks in my mind still months after viewing the film is Chandani Raatein:
Then I found a more recent version of the song and Noor Jehan is really the Queen of Melody in this rendition:
Chandani Raatein is not all that stuck in my head from the film. If you read this blog, you may have seen me fixate on the use of balloons in Bollywood films. I love it! Well this scene from Lollywood surpasses almost all balloon scenes I’ve seen in Bollywood, except for maybe this one from Hum Kisise Kum Nahin. Enjoy this sweet little murder by balloons scene and keep it in mind in case you need to murder a small child, or anyone easily fascinated by balloons: