dont know why its been buzzing in my head since yesterday...
jingala la hum, jingala la hum
Jingala la hum hurr hurr, hurr hurr
hum bewafaa hargiz na the, par hum wafaa kar na sake
tried to give george and aj an 'on-the-spot' quiz- guess this film, the first song of the film is ,
one two cha cha
lets do cha cha cha
you and me cha cha cha
mr. naidu gir mat jaana
yahan tumhe kal bhi hai aana...
these are films i have not seen since my growing up years. but the lyrics have stayed in my head.
and probably moulded my morality...
pyar ka vaada, fifty fifty
kya hai iraada, fifty fifty
aadha aadha, fifty fifty
tara rum, para rum.....something something
i used to croon...
aap jaisa koi meri zindagi main aaye
to baap ban jaaye (my blasted parents did not correct me and let me sing on)
satyam shivan sundaram was the height of erotica and completely sans any religious sentiment.
and vijay and anita smoking a cigarette in bed, in their hotel bedroom, seared into my brain. pre-marital sex, and the non chalance of it.( ofcourse these films re entered my world with the entry of the VCR and the VHS tape. i was five when the film released, could not have made sense of the premarital sex bit then. but with the VHS, and the replay button -i was thirteen!* smoking and smokers- this scene is what made them sexy! (i became a non smoker and married a non smoker -why? i will tell you in a bit)
but soon films began to muddle the wonderful ambiguity that the 70s films dished out to me. its true, i wept quietly as i watched
dekho maine dekha hai yeh ek sapna
phoolon ke shaher mein yeh ghar apna
main yahan hum
tu wahan hai
main aaya aaya aaya
blame my tame, staid life on those damn tears. thats why the smoking in bed remained only an important moment that i replayed over and over!!! to quote a 60s film," pushpa, i hate tears..."
luckily, i was steadfastly turning into a snob so i missed the wonder of
tohfa tohfa tohfa
laaya laaya laaya
i am happy i missed
kabootar ja ja ja
but in the process i also missed
ek do teen
sridevi's delightful drunken dance
but i soon woke up to the madhuri wave, and i was back, baby!!!
but alas, not like my growing up years, when as a family of three we watched a film every friday, 9pm show!
i had practiced dancing on one foot to the song
parvat ke us paar
parvat ke is paar
goonj uthi chham chham
meri payal ki jhankar
damn, no evil step mother had put a burning log on my foot, but i would still learn to dance limping on one foot!
and i often sang in my head
tumne kabhi kissi se pyar kiya
tumne kabhi kissi ko dil diya
maine bhi diya...
yes, it gladdens my heart that sanah sings
dil me mere hai dard-e-disco
and it cracks me up when she sings
doli mein sajake
zamaane se chura ke
saawariya, oh ho ho...
may her morality be muddled!
oh damn, then i will have to ban the bollywood films of today. after johnny gaddaar there is nothing!
*prakash mehra has taken the scene from breathless. its true, watch the film and you will find this sequence. very different dialogues(for sure!)but the same nonchalance