Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Dancing in Indian Cinema, Hindi, Indian Cinema, playback singers, Video of the Day, tagged Amrish Puri, Anupan Kher, BOLLYWOOD, Hairpieces, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lamhe, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Nigahen: Nagina Part II, Pran, Sridevi, Sunny Deol, Video or the Day, wigs on March 13, 2008|
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I should have seen Nagina (1986) first, which is reviewed very well here at the Bolly Blog, but what arrived in the mail was Nigahen: Nagina Part II (1989). This crazy snake themed movie stars Sridevi, Sunny Deol, Anupam Kher, and Pran. As an extra bonus, occasionally we get to hear the magical voice of Amrish Puri from his look alike statue, but I bet in Nagina he was a lot more than a statue. I especially enjoyed that Sridevi got to play her own daughter again in this film, just like she did in Lamhe. Stop over to Planet Bollybob for an excellent review of the film.
After the tragic deaths of his son, Ajit and daughter-in-law, Rajni, Raja Saheb decides to educate his grand-daughter, Neelam, in the city. Years later, Neelam has grown up and returns temporarily to their rural palatial home. Raja Saheb would like her to live there, and look after the business, but she refuses. Then she meets with Anand, and everything changes for her overnight. Both of them fall in love, and would like to get married. Anand is introduced to Raja Saheb, and Neelam is introduced to Anand’s mom, Shanti. Both approve of this couple and plans are set for the marriage to take place. When Neelam does not know is that Anand is not who he claims to be – but in reality was a snake kept in captivity by Tantrik Goraknath, who wants to possess a priceless diamond stone called “Mani”, and Neelam is the only one who knows it’s location. And Goraknath, unlike his mentor, Bhairavnath, has ensured that no one will stand in his way when he obtains the Mani. (by rAjOo at IMDB)
The snake seems to possess Sridevi’s Neelam by doing this:
Anupan’s character is a real jerk, and was the winner of the Best Male Wig Award, but he is no match for these powerful eyes:
Watch the snake woman Sridevi in “Khel Wohi Phir Aaj Ti Khela” with playback singer Kavita Krishnamurthy, and music by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Is she more snake than woman, or more woman than snake?
Thanks to grotesk55 for the video.
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Posted in AMITABH, BOLLYWOOD, Dancing in Indian Cinema, Hindi, playback singers, Video of the Day, tagged Aditya Pancholi, AMITABH, Amrish Puri, Amrita Singh, BOLLYWOOD, Jaya Prada, Johnnie Walker, Johnny Lever, Kumar Sanu, playback singers, Pran, Saif Ali Khan, tight slap to the face, Video of the Day on January 20, 2008|
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Today’s video is the song “Main Jaadugar” from Jaadugar(1989), starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Prada, Amrita Singh, Aditya Pancholi, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever, and Pran.
American-returned Shankar Narayan is baffled to witness his former businessman and jailbird dad posing as a soothsayer by the name of Mahaprabhu Janak Sagar Jagat Narayan in a small town called Dharampur. He comes to know that his dad has learned a few magician’s tricks from a fellow-inmate, and is able to fool the entire township with his “divine” powers. Shankar enlists the assistance of noted magician Goga, and brings him to Dharampur. Goga challenges the Mahaprabhu; is able to dethrone him; oust him from his temple, and takes over. His task over, Shankar asks Goga to leave, but power-hungry Goga, who now calls himself Gogeshwar, refuses to let go of his new-found position. Written by rAjOo (IMDB)
I don’t like magic (jaadu) or magicians, and this is a silly movie, but it’s Amitabh, so I love it! The movie is goofy, but the cast is spectacular. I start watching and there’s Amrish Puri right off, so that’s a plus, a tight slap to the face within 15 minutes, Johnny Lever as the wacky side man and even Pran! Then there’s the sensible girl who marries well from Dil Aashna Hai, Amrita Singh, who I didn’t know until my internet research was Saif Ali Khan‘s wife! It’s all part of Bollywood’s charm; learning stuff way after the fact that probably most people from Indian have known for decades. There’s even one of my most favorite things in Bollywood movies: the drinking of Johnnie Walker; in this case by Amitabh, and it’s the Black Label. It’s not quite Bollywood to me until I see a tight slap to the face and a bottle of Johnnie Walker. Jaadugar even includes the chopping off of limbs, reminiscent of other Bollywood classics, like Mother India and Sholay. Amitabh doesn’t appear until at least 30 minutes into the movie and when he does THIS is what you see:
Please note the puppet in the video. Kumar Sanu is the playback singer. Video from erosentertainment (which means it won’t be yanked from YouTube, right?)
Did you want to see more? Watch Goga tell the young starlet’s fortune.
Did I just say I didn’t like magicians? Goga!
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Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Dancing in Indian Cinema, Video of the Day, tagged Alisha Chinai, Amrish Puri, BOLLYWOOD, playback singers, Sarla Yeolekar, talent shows, Video of the Day on December 5, 2007|
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Bollywood continues to unite the world. Thanks to our Russian connection, youtuber DenMotiga, here’s a longer version of the smash hit (at least it’s a smash hit in my mind) “Zooby Zooby Zooby.”
Dance Dance is an Indian Bollywood movie released on May 29, 1987, directed and produced by Babbar Subhash. The film is a musical and stars Mithun Chakraborty, Smita Patil and Mandakini in lead roles. It also stars Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor and Om Shivpuri in supporting roles. It is about brother and sister, who try to find success and become to big singers. (wikipedia)
The song is sung by playback singer, Alisha Chinoy, and picturized on Sarla Yeolekar in the 1987 movie Dance Dance. It’s interesting to know a little of the Russian background as it relates to Bollywood. DenMotiga wrote to me:
I didn’t know that Indian films so popular in US. In Russia it is a retro style, it was very popular in USSR (about 70s and 80s) when my parents couldn’t see Hollywood films.
Who needs Hollywood when you have Bollywood? SPASIBA DenMotiga! Enjoy the Russian dubbing:
If you’d like to see some more of the same, there’s another post about it on our blog HERE.
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Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Hindi, Indian Cinema, Video of the Day, tagged Amrish Puri, BOLLYWOOD, Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, tight slap to the face, Video of the Day on November 8, 2007|
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has a great encounter with my favorite bad guy, Amrish Puri, and my favorite movie weeper, SRK. Talk about a tight slap to the face! I don’t speak Hindi, and this clip has no English subtitles, but here’s a rough interpretation of what I recall was said during this riveting scene:
Baba-ji (Amrish Puri) says stuff like this between slaps: “You bastard! Leave my daughter alone! You thought you could sneak around with her? She’s supposed to marry someone else! Don’t disrespect our family virtue, player!”
Simran (Kajol) says stuff like: “We should have run off when we had the chance!”
Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) says stuff like: “If we get married it must be with your father’s blessing. We can hide from strangers, but we can’t run from those we love. Give me your blessings Baba-ji. Ok, well bye then, I refuse to take your daughter without your blessing”
Raj’s Dad (Anupam Kher) says stuff like: “Son, you can do it! You’ll get the girl.”
All my Hindi-speaking dosto, feel free to translate the dialogue for accuracy in a comment here!
Feast your eyes on this drama! (DRATS! they pulled the clip. I’ll search for a new one and post it when I find it)
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Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Dancing in Indian Cinema, Hindi, Video of the Day, tagged Amrish Puri, BOLLYWOOD, Dancing in Indian Cinema, Kajol, Lata Mangeshkar, playback singers, Shahrukh Khan, Udit Narayan, Video of the Day on November 7, 2007|
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ (translation: Those with a Heart Will Take the Bride) is an Indian film which premiered on October 19, 1995 and was released nationwide on October 20, 1995. The film was made by Aditya Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Amrish Puri. As of April 2007, the film had set a record by completing 600 weeks of continuous play in Maratha Mandir, a cinema theatre situated in Mumbai. Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. There are fisticuffs, comic interludes, and a stern father insisting on an arranged marriage. However, there are also fresh, new elements. Filmed in Switzerland, it was one of the first Bollywood films to feature Indians living outside India. (wikipedia)
“Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna” composed by Jatin Lalit, with lyrics by Anand Bakshi. Playback singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan
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Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Dancing in Indian Cinema, playback singers, Video of the Day, tagged Amjad Khan, Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani, Feroz Khan, Natasha Chopra, Nazia Hassan, playback singers, Qurbani, Shakti Kapoor, tight slap to the face, Video of the Day, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman on November 4, 2007|
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Qurbani has some of my favorite things in Bollywood: a tight slap to the face within the first 10 minutes of the film, cool nightclub scenes, great villains and Amjad Khan! Biddu was the music director for the song “Aap Jaisa Koi” which introduced him and Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan to Indian films.
Feroz Khan plays a thief named Rajesh who is blackmailed by villain Vikram (Shakti Kapoor) and his evil sister Jwala (Aruna Irani) into staking from crime boss Rakka (Amrish Puri). Jwala is Rakka’s ex wife and has been cheated by Rakka, who has stolen her fortune and divorced her. Jwala wants revenge and will stop at nothing to get it. If Rajesh does not do the job, Vikram will kill Rajesh’s lover, Sheela ( Zeenat Aman), who is a disco club singer and dancer, and Rajesh’s best friend Amar’s (Vinod Khanna) daughter Tina (Natasha Chopra). The thief is continuously being stalled by Inspector Amjad Khan. Written by Ali Halai. (wikipedia)
Here’s the movie hit “Aap Jaisa Koi”. Which version do you prefer?
Red dress Zeenat Aman version with Feroz Khan looking on in lust:
Yellow dress Zeenat Aman version with Vinod Khanna looking on in lust:
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Posted in BOLLYWOOD, Dancing in Indian Cinema, Video of the Day, tagged Amisha Patel, Amrish Puri, BOLLYWOOD, Gadar, Sikh, Sunny Deol, Video of the Day on October 28, 2007|
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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, and 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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