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nigahencover.jpgI 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 DeolAnupam 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)

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The snake seems to possess Sridevi’s Neelam by doing this:

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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:

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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.

Spoiler Alert:

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I saw Halla Bol this weekend and of course I don’t want to write a review, but do want to point out what I liked:

  • The brooding, angry, simmering, seething Ajay Devgan. I couldn’t get enough!
  • Pankaj Kapoor‘s character Siddhu. (Dosto, I didn’t know he was Shahid Kapoor‘s dad!)
  • Darshan Jariwala’s character Gaekwad
  • Ajay’s giant watch
  • Giving a kidney to pay for a good lawyer
  • Many angry mobs, so much to protest, and so often!
  • Pool party den of sin scene, ala playboy mansion. Many goris around the pool representing decadence. Yaaro, it gives me hope that I could be an extra.
  • Sikhs come out looking very cool throughout & ultra Sikh sword fight was great!
  • Ajay’s (Sameer) room of awards and its destruction
  • The The Big Lebowski moment
  • Jackie Shroff’s special appearance, so commanding!
  • Sridevi’s special appearance. She was so tentative. Come on Sridevi! Own it!
  • Glimpses of Rishi Kapoor, Shilpa and Abhishek. Was Abhishek there in the awards show section, or did I imagine it?

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I think Ajay looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger here:

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I left the theater shouting “Halla Bol!”

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hulla_bol5.jpgYaaro, click HERE to see “First Day First Show of Halla Bol,”

starring: Ajay Devgan, Vidya Balan, Pankaj Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ishteyak, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Ruby Bhatia, Pahlaj Nihalani, Neeraj Vora, Tusshar Kapoor, Ranjit Kapoor, Mukesh Tiwari, Lekh Tandon, and Sayali Bhagat.

The movie goers say some of the following: “Very good movie.” “Pankaj Kapoor, was too good.” “Good.” “It was a good movie.” “Five star movie.” “Trust me it’s awesome!” But I don’t hear my favorite thing I so often hear them say in India: “Superb!”

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After seeing Om Shanti Om200px-lamhe_113.jpg this week, I was reminded of the parody of Bollywood classics found in Lamhe (1991). I was aware of the a lot of the films parodied in OSO, but missed many. This only eggs me on to watch more and more of what Bollywood has to offer! I must add that after watching Lamhe, I considered Anil Kapoor attractive, pre-moustache era, which shocked me. Also, this movie has some AWESOME tight slaps to the face!

The film is about Viren (Anil Kapoor) who travels to Rajasthan with his governess, affectionately called Dai Jaa (Waheeda Rehman). He meets the beautiful Pallavi (Sridevi) and he instantly falls in love with her. However, she also happens to be older then him, though this does not bother Viren. During a property dispute and a court case, Paalavi’s father suddenly dies of a heart-attack. She is shattered and goes into isolation. At the wake, Viren goes to console her, when she sees him she runs towards him but runs straight past Viren and goes towards Sidhharth – the man she loves. Viren is heartbroken but to fulfill Pallavi’s father’s dying wish, he arranges the wedding between Sidhharth and Pallavi. Allowing Pallavi to live her life happily, Viren leaves for London. However one year into the marriage Sidhharth and Pallavi are both killed in an accident. It was also revealed that she was pregnant at the time and gave birth to a daughter. The girl is named Pooja and is kept in the care of Dai Jaa. A few years later Viren returns from London and meets Pooja for the first time. When he meets her he is shocked to see that she looks exactly like her mother. Eventually Viren brings them both to London and it is slowly revealed that Pooja has fallen in love with Viren, but he has not forgotten about Pallavi…. (wikipedia)

This great parody number within Lamhe, was posted by youtube user reflectionsonlife:

This is my fav part of the film. Anil Kapoor has been depressed and heartbroken for a long time, but he likes b&w classic Hindi films, so Sridevi and Anupam Kher enact old classic bollywood songs in order to cheer him up. Waheeda Rehman joins the fun in this second half. Such a natural dancer, even at this age! And she performs her OWN number from one of her movies!

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Part II:

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I’ve never seen Karz (1980), but I have seen the cool video clip here, “Om Shanti Om,” with Rishi Kapoor  (playback singer Kishore Kumar) and remember thinking the first time I saw it, “Hey, those are the WRONG kind of Indians in this video!” I was delighted to see this same tune picturized in the beginning of Om Shanti Om (2007), which I had the pleasure of viewing tonight with some BFC members: Nandini-ji, Vik-ji, Inderjit-ji, aur Lisa-ji. Here are the LYRICS so you can sing along with Rishi/Kishore.  “Hey, tumne kabhi kisi se pyaar kiya? Kabhi kisi ko dil diya? Maine bhi diya! La la la la, la la la la…”
Groove to this friends:

Video by by bearsurfer

 

Om Shanti Om stars:

See it here and now in Minneapolis: http://www.brookdalecinemas.com/

Here was the best part of the movie, the special appearances cast, and all I can keep thinking is, “How could I have missed Sridevi!? Look, Dharmendra!om11.jpg

Here’s a fellow WordPresser review of Om Shanti Om that’s worth a read:

Picture abhi baaki hai, mere dost – a First Day First Show review of Om Shanti Om

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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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