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I bring you one of my favorite Bollywood scenes and musical numbers. It has everything [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie loves. Basanti's (Hema Malini) dance on broken glass to save her man Veeru (Dharmendra) in Sholay (released in 1975, arguably the most famous Bollywood movie ever).

Very briefly summed up, Sholay is a 'curry Western' about two small time criminals, Jai (Amitabh Bachchan in a role that made him a supersuperSUPERstar) and Veeru, hired by a village headman to take out a vicious bandit Gabbar Singh, who has killed the headman's family. (There is a lot more there that this and it's all excellent and makes me laugh and cry but it will suffice for now. Let me just whet your appetite by mentioning that there is a scene of an armless guy killing his enemy with his steel-toed boots).

The set up for the following scene is simple: Veeru has been captured by Gabbar's men and Basanti (who is loud and hyper and pure awesome) is captured as well. As Veeru is bound and helpless (looking very manly and attractive) Gabbar makes a deal with Basanti. As long as she dances, he won't shoot Veeru ('the gun will go off as soon as your feet stop moving'). Heh. So this is where this scene starts. We get broken glass (that Gabbar's men throw under her feet), and fainting, and straining against ropes and artistic shirt tearing. Total crack. One of the coolest bits in the movie. Melodrama, I love you.



I am always amused at the thought that Dharmendra and Hema fell for each other during the movie (didn't he use to pay the crew to do extra takes with her?) and are still together. Super-awwwwwww. Though I do wish they didn't foist their talentless daughter Esha on the movie watching public. Just because your parents are super famous superstars doesn't mean you should be.

[livejournal.com profile] fivil (or anyone). I am totally in love with Dharmendra-Hema jodi and I know they made a number of movies together. Which ones are good to rec?

ETA: I saw you uploaded vids from Patthar aur Payal with them and it looks like total fun. What is it about and are the subs/dvd of it OK?
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I bring you one of my favorite Bollywood scenes and musical numbers. It has everything [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie loves. Basanti's (Hema Malini) dance on broken glass to save her man Veeru (Dharmendra) in Sholay (released in 1975, arguably the most famous Bollywood movie ever).

Very briefly summed up, Sholay is a 'curry Western' about two small time criminals, Jai (Amitabh Bachchan in a role that made him a supersuperSUPERstar) and Veeru, hired by a village headman to take out a vicious bandit Gabbar Singh, who has killed the headman's family. (There is a lot more there that this and it's all excellent and makes me laugh and cry but it will suffice for now. Let me just whet your appetite by mentioning that there is a scene of an armless guy killing his enemy with his steel-toed boots).

The set up for the following scene is simple: Veeru has been captured by Gabbar's men and Basanti (who is loud and hyper and pure awesome) is captured as well. As Veeru is bound and helpless (looking very manly and attractive) Gabbar makes a deal with Basanti. As long as she dances, he won't shoot Veeru ('the gun will go off as soon as your feet stop moving'). Heh. So this is where this scene starts. We get broken glass (that Gabbar's men throw under her feet), and fainting, and straining against ropes and artistic shirt tearing. Total crack. One of the coolest bits in the movie. Melodrama, I love you.



I am always amused at the thought that Dharmendra and Hema fell for each other during the movie (didn't he use to pay the crew to do extra takes with her?) and are still together. Super-awwwwwww. Though I do wish they didn't foist their talentless daughter Esha on the movie watching public. Just because your parents are super famous superstars doesn't mean you should be.

[livejournal.com profile] fivil (or anyone). I am totally in love with Dharmendra-Hema jodi and I know they made a number of movies together. Which ones are good to rec?

ETA: I saw you uploaded vids from Patthar aur Payal with them and it looks like total fun. What is it about and are the subs/dvd of it OK?
dangermousie: (Eklavya: Saif Vidya)
I bring you one of my favorite Bollywood scenes and musical numbers. It has everything [livejournal.com profile] dangermousie loves. Basanti's (Hema Malini) dance on broken glass to save her man Veeru (Dharmendra) in Sholay (released in 1975, arguably the most famous Bollywood movie ever).

Very briefly summed up, Sholay is a 'curry Western' about two small time criminals, Jai (Amitabh Bachchan in a role that made him a supersuperSUPERstar) and Veeru, hired by a village headman to take out a vicious bandit Gabbar Singh, who has killed the headman's family. (There is a lot more there that this and it's all excellent and makes me laugh and cry but it will suffice for now. Let me just whet your appetite by mentioning that there is a scene of an armless guy killing his enemy with his steel-toed boots).

The set up for the following scene is simple: Veeru has been captured by Gabbar's men and Basanti (who is loud and hyper and pure awesome) is captured as well. As Veeru is bound and helpless (looking very manly and attractive) Gabbar makes a deal with Basanti. As long as she dances, he won't shoot Veeru ('the gun will go off as soon as your feet stop moving'). Heh. So this is where this scene starts. We get broken glass (that Gabbar's men throw under her feet), and fainting, and straining against ropes and artistic shirt tearing. Total crack. One of the coolest bits in the movie. Melodrama, I love you.



I am always amused at the thought that Dharmendra and Hema fell for each other during the movie (didn't he use to pay the crew to do extra takes with her?) and are still together. Super-awwwwwww. Though I do wish they didn't foist their talentless daughter Esha on the movie watching public. Just because your parents are super famous superstars doesn't mean you should be.

[livejournal.com profile] fivil (or anyone). I am totally in love with Dharmendra-Hema jodi and I know they made a number of movies together. Which ones are good to rec?

ETA: I saw you uploaded vids from Patthar aur Payal with them and it looks like total fun. What is it about and are the subs/dvd of it OK?

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