Thursday, July 29, 2010


ಚಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮೇಷ್ಟ್ರೇ
"Chamayya Meshtru" and "Ramachari" are two of the most iconic characters in the history of Kannada cinema. Considered to be among Puttanna Kanagal's best works, "Nagarahaavu" also marked the debut of two major stars - Vishnuvardhan (portraying the rebellious Ramachari) and Ambareesh (in a superb cameo of Jaleela, whose "Bulbull..." became the most common form of eve teasing in the seventies) This is perhaps one of the earliest instances where the place (Chitradurga) was one of the principal characters in a movie.

Trivia Time: This was remade into Hindi as "Zehreela Insaan" which was Rishi Kapor's second film after the phenomenally successful Bobby. Though the movie tanked at the box office, it is remembered for that superb Kishore Kumar song "O Hansini".

Monday, July 26, 2010

One More 'Theru'

ಇದು ಗಜನ ತೇರು
ಮುತ್ತಿಟ್ಟು ಏರು
A very similar one from an old post here.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bole To Sanju Baba...kya


Sanju Baba appears here, his looks suggests that this must be from the Saajan days. Yes, long hair and before the always-walk-in-slow-mo post-Sanjay-Gupta era.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Venus of Indian Cinema

Mumtaz Begum Jehan Dehlavi, popularly known as "Madhubala", adorns the backside of this lucky auto. Also called the "Venus of Indian Cinema" among millions of other adjectives, she is perhaps the most luminous and alluring face Indian Cinema has seen till now! It is so ironically tragic that the beauty who stole millions of hearts, had to die of a heart ailment at the age of 36.

Watch this gem, where the ethereal Madhubala creates celluloid magic in a divine Bade Ghulam Ali Khan classic:

Trivia time:Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, who was known to have utter disregard for cinema songs, demanded an exorbitant amount of Rs.10000 for this song, as he found no other way to avoid a very tenacious K Asif who used to pester him relentlessly. To his surprise, he found K Asif agreeing immediately to pay that amount, at a time when the top singers of that generation like Rafi and Lata were getting Rs. 500 for a song. Listen to this song by closing your eyes and you will realize that it was worth every single paisa!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

No Pain - No Gain

ಕಷ್ಟ ಪಟ್ಟರೆ ಫಲ ಉಂಟು. ಈ ಥರ ಹೇಳೋದು ತುಂಬಾ ಹಳೆ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್ ಆಯ್ತಾ?
ಹಂಗಿದ್ರೆ ಹೇಳಿ - No Pain No Gain

Monday, July 5, 2010

So What

So What...?
This reminded me of the slogan "ಏನೀಗ" that Vedu had on his bike.