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Indian Movies

Discussion in 'INTERNATIONAL MOVIES, TV & CELEBRITIES' started by vince, Feb 20, 2004.

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  1. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    Anybody into them here?I used to love them big time back in the days.
    What is your best indian movie list?
    How can i forget movies like:
    Sholay
    Jugnu
    Trishul
    Dus Numberi
    Shaan
    Amar,Akbar,Anthony
    Muqadar Ka Sikandar
    Man,i can go on and on.:D
     
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    Dun-du, Dun-du, ke-ke!
     
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    That was Sola trying to do an indian movie song.:D
     
  4. vince

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    LOL!
    I can't watch them here in austria because they are not subtitled.
    I enjoyed LAGAAN sha!
     
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    Amar Akbar Anthony was my favourite.
    I also loved Henna, and when I met this Indian beauty also named Henna, I developed a soft spot for her based on the film :shock

    I also remember telling an Indian colleague we used to watch their films in Naija. Next day he brought a walkman in for me to sing the Jugnu song (As well as dus numberi etc), which he recorded and took home to play for his wife and mother-in-law. :eek:

    The last Indian film I watched was the 2001 feature monsoon wedding, which was subtitled. I loved it. Vince, in the UK as well, Indian films on video do not generally have English subtitles, unlike Chinese films.


    ciao
     
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    Lafem The Last Lion

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    Oh vince, pls don't get me started ooo. Those Indian movie titles wey you list be classics FOR REAL and remembering dem dey give me nostalgia -- takes me back memory lane :D. Any naija pesin wey never watch dem and memorize dia theme songs don miss oo.

    Even now sef I be member of an Indian video club in my area, so I still dey see dem watch. And dia movies dey subtitled in english [especially the ones on DVD], and a lot of them have been remastered digitally. Dharmendra is now old -- I think in his early eighties-- and he doesn't act as much anymore, but his two sons, Sonny and Bobby Deol, are now major stars in Bollywood -- Sonny looks SO MUCH LIKE HIS FATHER it's unbelievable!. Amitabh Bachan still be the don of Bollywood! Even though im don dey age small -- I think he's in his early sixties -- he's still the most respected and I believe the highest paid, and surprisingly enough he doesn't look that old and can even pass for a young middle aged man -- like he did in 'Soora Va shan', a movie shot in '99, and his son, Abhishek, is also now an actor. One of his (Amitabh's) most recent movies, "Khabi Kushi Khabi Gham", is the highest grossing Indian movie ever made (I believe the movie came out last year). I go recommend that movie. It's an all-star cast of Bollywood's leading actors (Amitabh (and his wife, Jaya), Shah Rhu Khan, and Hrithick Roshan). The movie na classic. His latest movie I saw, that came out early this year, is titled, "Baghban", in which he featured alongside Dharmendra's wife, Hema Malin. Na good movie.

    I don also see 'Lagaan', starring Aamir Khan (Aamir is one of the highest paid Bollywood actors today, the guy na major bollywood star), and that movie na classic too. His latest movie I saw is titled "Dil Chata Hai" and it was released early this year. Na very sweet movie. And lest I forget, their theme songs are still as catchy and racy as ever, and IMO even better than the ones of old.

    For me, I see Bollywood [and more recently, 'Nollywood':D ] movies as a better alternative to their Hollywood counterpart. I can't remember the last time I went to the movies to see a Hollywood flick, that's how 'out-of-touch' I am with the Hollywood scene.
     
  7. vince

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    Abegii,you be real Krishna o!:D Chei!
    Thanks for all those infos.I can't watch them here because of no subtitles and that sucks big time.
    Yeah,there rythms are still catchy as ever.I go to shopping malls just to listen to bollywood soundtracks and they just bowl me over.God bless india with music no be small.
    I've seen KHABI KHUSHI KHABI GHAM,great movie.I've seen LAGAAN too.
    Dharmendra na my guy now!Chei!He and Amitabh were my most fav indian actors.
    Hema Malini is still acting?!:confused: :eek: How old is she now?That woman been fine in her youthful days ooooooo!!!Kai!
    Is she still married to Dharmendra?
     
  8. Lafem

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    Guilty as charged o, I be Bollywood fan :D. Dharmendra na the main man o, only say im don old. Hema Malin still acts, though not that much, and she's still very pretty -- though not as pretty as she was back in the days, due to ageing, but nonetheless she's still a beauty to behold. I think her latest flick, alongside Amitabh, is one of the few movies she's featured in, in recent times. And yeah, she's still married to Dharmendra [though she be im second wife], and she and her husband have groomed their beautiful daughter, Esha Deol ['Deol' is Dharmendra's last/surname], into a rising Bollywood star. As for her (Hema's) age, I'm not sure, but I suspect she's in her sixties. You know Indian women, dem dey fine, even when dem old sef -- another example na Amitabh wife, Jaya.
     
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    Vince and Lafem,
    Good to know that you guys are abreast with the goings-on in Indian films. You guys bring back great memories...the main Indian movie theatres ("Rainbow and Sheila") in Lagos were the places to be. I bet you guys know that the first founders of Bollywood got together to agree that all their films must have at least 10 indigenous indian songs. This critical move established the personality of the Indian films genre. My question though is: Twenty years from now, when we look back at the beginings of "Nollywood," what will we say characterised the genre?
     
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    Broman, to that I say 'Gone are the days':grin
     
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    All the kids around here have no idea what we're talking about. Probably the most haunting scene for me in any movie anywhere is in The Burning Train - where those kids cried and sang and cried and sang... I still see it some 20yrs after I saw the movie. Na wa o! Bollywood na one of a kind.
     
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    You guys are freaking me out with this discussion. I had totally buried memories of those films in my mind. Do you know my mum still has copies of those films in naija. The day i told a firend at work that we watch indian films in naija and even sang the song, she was so excited:D
     
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    The one and the most clastic is MAIN CHUP RACUNJI( That has to be before your time).
     
  14. Lafem

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    Almost everybody I know has seen that movie, 'The Burning Train'. Very deep movie.

    Who for here still remember 'Dharam Veer'? My friend wey dey Delaware borrow me 'Sholay' and I never gree the movie rest since. That music number by Amitabh and Dharmendra, sung in the beginning of the movie as they were both riding on the motor-bike, na all-time classic. Then there's that one particular song in 'Dus Numberi', dat sweet song. I can go on and on........
     
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    I wish I knew what happened to our Indian movie tapes in naija, I no even know whether we lost them while moving ni, abi dem thief dem. But sha, I remember that we had atleast 10 of them, including that movie about the snake girl, what's the name again o... yeah! 'Nagin', and 'Mard', and 'Dharam Veer', and one wey one babe called 'Sunita' dey in [I don forget that one name, maybe na 'the promise' or something like dat]. Right now I no remember all dia names again, but I remember say we dey always exchange movies with our friends, relatives and neighbours. Oh, gone are those days :D
     
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    Ha, the good days, saturday night after our warm baths, we say goodbye to our parents who go partying or whatever it is they do, and we seat by the black and white TV, waiting for BCOS to show an Indian movie.
    And eventually we started to get the tapes with the pictures glued to the jacket....haha

    The funny thing is, I don't remember the names of any of them movies.
    I remember A.A.A from the song, and isn't sholay the one about the twin sisters that were separated from birth and one was good the other was bad, the good was turned into a maid, finally ran away and was replaced by her bad sister who taught the family a lesson.


    They still show Indian movies here in canada, every sunday afternoon, and it lasts for like 4-5 hours, so I hardly watch them. But the last one I watched was about this dude that was brought from the states to marry his dad's secretary, they made a pact that if after one yr he doesn't fall in love with her, he'll divorce her, sha sha, after the one yr he let her go and he found out he loved her and tried to get her back, in the end sha they got back together. Oya Vince and co wetin b d title of that one?
     
  17. Abulu2000

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    Guys... now I go surprise all of una. Una no go believe say for 1977 my brother Joe got completely obsessed about Indian films after watching every single one, he travel go india to join Bollywood. After reading scores of "Photoplay" bollywood movie magazines, and learning some basic Indian words and phrases like "Nehii" (No!) Joe buy one way ticket at 19 years old and hit Bombay. O' boy...wen he see all the beggars, he tear race back quick into the airport...but he no get enough money for return ticket to naija. He den go bollywood shooting studios and ironically dem dey look am like big shot because wen he exchange i'm small naija money he be like millionaire for india. Joe was there for one year before checking to Yankee. Bottom line he met Hema Malini, Rejesh Khana, Amitabh, Shabana Azmi, Dhamendra and finally Jagu the ultimate bad man!!! Joe was shocked that all those Indian movie sets na CARDBOARD O!!! and Hema Malini dey ride Volkswagen bus. Vespa motorcycle was the Mercedes of the day. Joe befriend all of the stars. Na Wah! But guys una never still answer my original question. When we reminisce about early Nollywood days in the future, wettin we go remember o! Wettin go stand out as special and nostalgic about our own movies?
     
  18. Lafem

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    :bouncy :roll

    My guy, I honestly don't know:confused:
     
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    We definitely will laugh at the way we do things now. When people reminisce, t can be over the good and the bad. We will laugh at the emergency contractor way we shoot in 4 days now, market aggressively for a week and move on to the next one. We will marvel at our own insanity and energy. We will watch some of those stories and wonder how some of them were still so enjoyable, considering the conditions under which they were produced. We probably will use some filmmakers' whole body of work as campfire fuel.

    Oh yes, we will have a lot to look back on. Pur energy alone is incredible. See boys on location shouting round the clock - only the cast get to rest cos of scheduling. The crew is always at it. I remember shooting To Save A Falling Angel for Telemovies with Tade Ogidan and we we're also so wiped out...We had deadlines for transmission and Tade would stand behind the camera and doze off on his feet while the actors rehearsed on set. No make me go dia o! I fit tell you tori o.

    Our ingenuity is incredible. The boys are constantly thinking of how to reduce the time between a script and the product in the marketer's hands. Believe me, we go remember...Even if na our mistakes we remember...
     
  20. vince

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    They still show Indian movies here in canada, every sunday afternoon, and it lasts for like 4-5 hours, so I hardly watch them. But the last one I watched was about this dude that was brought from the states to marry his dad's secretary, they made a pact that if after one yr he doesn't fall in love with her, he'll divorce her, sha sha, after the one yr he let her go and he found out he loved her and tried to get her back, in the end sha they got back together. Oya Vince and co wetin b d title of that one?

    I don't have a clue.No be my fault you don't know the name of the movie wey you watch!:p
     
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