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amarakbar25rishi.jpg Dosto, today I present you with the songPardah Hai Pardah from the 1977 film, Amar Akbar Anthony. I enjoyed this song so much I added 4 versions for you. At the Bollywood Food Club, we don’t really do true film reviews; why bother when there are already so many great bloggers out there doing it so well? So I refer you to Bollywood 501, Filmiholic, Filmi Geek, and Philip’sfil-ums for some great insights into Amar Akbar Anthony. I will simply deal with the more superfical and say that any movie that starts out with Pran and a suffering Nirupa Roy instantly wins my heart. I have to add that I liked the patches Anthony wore on his clothing and Akbar’s array of sheer colorful shirts. Amitabh’s Anthony made me proud to be a Catholic, and Vinood’s Amar made me yearn to be a Hindu, while Rishi’s Akbar had me praising Allah. I LOVED this movie. And in particular I loved Rishi Kapoor‘s performance in Pardah Hai Pardahas well as the voice of its playback singer, Mohammed Rafi.

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This is the kind of suffering I’m talking about! A blinded mother, not realizing she’s touching her very own son! Nirupa Roy suffers so well.

 

amarakbaranthony.jpgAmar Akbar Anthony (Devnagari: अमर अकबर एन्थोनी) is a 1977 Bollywood film about three brothers separated during their childhood who grew up in three different homes, adopting three different religions. The film was directed by Manmohan Desai and starred three actors, of them included Amitabh Bachchan (as Anthony Gonsalves), Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor. Each of the three heroes had an affilitian with a heroine, which included Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi and Neetu Singh. Nirupa Roy, Pran and Jeevan were supporting actors. The music was written by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Kishore Kumar sang for Amitabh Bachchan, and Mohammed Rafi sang for Rishi Kapoor. The soundtrack was one of Mukesh‘s last soundtracks with Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Anand Bakshi was the was the lyricist. A ex-convict must flee his mob boss, leaving his family to fend for themselves. The ex-convicts wife in a fit of bad luck turns blind and inevitably his children are abandoned. They are adopted by a Hindu policeman (Amar), a Muslim tailor (Akbar), and a Catholic priest (Anthony). The Hindu raised son becomes a policeman in his turn; his Muslim-raised brother becomes a singer; and the last brother, played by Amitabh Bachchan, becomes a happy-go-lucky Catholic who lives on the edge of law. The boys meet again and their lives become entangled in an incredible twist of unlikely coincidences and furious action sequences interspersed with songs. (wikipedia)

So here are the video clips of the addicting tune, Pardah Hai Pardah:

 

1. Original version starring Rishi Kapoor, with playback singer Mohammed Rafi. It’s fun to know that he’s singing to Neetu Singh, who he married a couple years after this movie. I mean who wouldn’t marry him after this performance, hain na?:

Thanks to sikkbreman for the video. Makes me want to rush to a mosque!

 

2. Here’s a crowd favorite, from SaReGaMaPa Challenge, Amanat Ali. I especially like how he substitutes his own name in the “Akbar” part of the song:

I’ve already posted about my favoritism for the Indian singing talent search shows, so click here to see that and some more of Amanat. Thanks to shesthebest for the YouTube video.

3. Here’s Vinit Singh, another contestant from SaReGaMaPa Challenge:

Thanks to sachinscs for the YouTube video.

4. Here’s Irfan, from Star Voice of India. Not only is he great but how fun to see the movie’s real stars, Rishi Kapoor & Neetu Singh (I think that’s her) judging along with playback singers Alka Yagnik & Abhijeet:

Thanks to AmulStarVoiceOfIndia for the video.

 

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I loved this song “Ajab Si” originally performed by playback singer Kay Kay, lyrics by Vishal Dadlani,  from the 2007 movie Om Shanti Om.  I’ve tried to upload the song from the actual the movie here, but noticed the videos keep getting removed from youtube once they’re up, due to copyright infringment. This one video of the song has remained because it’s not from the actual movie, but from the show  Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007. I must make the point that India kicks our collective American asses in the music competition shows, like Idea Star Singer and  SRGMP .  The Indian shows have better sets, better themes, a better respectful and often weeping audience, and judges who actually listen to the singers on headphones!  They have raised the bar indeed. I want American Idol outsourced! Here contestant Amanat Ali  performs “Ajab Si” for guest judges from OSO: producer Farah Khan, actors Shreyas Talpade and Deepika Padukone, and the song’s writers, Vishal-Shekhar

AMANAT ALI, a contestant of the Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma Pa musical show, brought tears not only in the eyes of all the judges and guest stars present there in the show, but also in the eyes of all television viewers with his song “Tujh se Naaraaz Nahi Zindagi” from the movie Masoom. His soulful song absolutely mesmerized everybody. (amanatali.net)

deepika.jpgHere Ali brings tears to Deepika as he sings the beautiful “Ajab Si” and she is so moved by the intensity of the emotion he evokes that she must remove her headphones. Enjoy how Farah Khan tells Ali, “You are looking so much like Shah Rukh Khan.”

 

Thanks to zagoo2000  for the Youtube video!

Lyrics in Hindi with English translation.

For some more Amanat on BFC, click HERE.

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