Monday, October 31, 2011

Ravichandran


If you were born in the seventies or eighties, I bet you would have enjoyed this song immensely every time it was shown on TV:


The movie was "Premaloka". It had a non-existent (wafer thin at max) storyline, with terrific songs. It had outrageous sets and even outrageous dialogues, which the conservative Kannada films was not accustomed to. It was the first Kannada movie to have a budget of over a crore rupees. It captured the public's imagination and went on to become a huge blockbuster. Apart from introducing mini skirts and the adorable Juhi Chawla to Kannada films, this was Kannada's first (and perhaps only) musical.

Ravichandran as an actor was always below par. This is true even today. But there is one thing you cant take away from him. For showing that you can make profitable Kannada films with bigger budget also. He is hailed in the film industry for his technical proficiency and lavish sets for picturizing songs. Like many Kannada heroes, he also holds some ridiculous titles like "Crazy Star" (not sure about the reason for this title), "Kanasugara" and "Rasika". His most important contribution is his collaboration with Hamsalekha, which churned out lovely numbers with amazing regularity. Apart from catchy songs, they brought about a very casual, conversational style to the lyrics, whose effect can be seen even today. All you wow-wowing Yograj Bhat and his ilk should know where it originally started.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Enivaaga


A ನೀವಾಗ?

A variant of Eniga, that I remember, featured in a Kannada song also called "Enivaaga Enivaaga".

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Customer Is King

ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಅನ್ನದಾತರು  

ಪ್ರಯಾಣಿಕರೆ ನನ್ನ ದೇವರು 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shivarajkumar

The eldest son of Rajkumar, Putta Swamy entered the Kannada films in the eighties by taking the screen name Shivarajkumar. The people who were born in the seventies-eighties would remember the song Tuvvi Tuvvi from Anand.


Shivarajkumar owns two ridiculous titles, that would have been more appropriate for a cricketer. "Hat trick hero" since his first three movies turned into silver jubilees. "Century Hero" since he completed acting in 100 films recently.


His first three movies were "Anand", "Rathasapthami", "Mana Mechchida Hudugi". He acted in cult hits like "Om" (regarded the best underworld movie in Kannada) and "Jogi".



Saturday, October 15, 2011

200th post


One of the amazingly funny slogans, makes it to the 200th post:
A/C NO HAND SIGNAL

Ah, the Bangalore weather, makes you say slogans like that!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Translation


The Kannada translation of this is found here:
ನನ್ನ ಸನ್ನಿಧಾನವು ನಿನ್ನ ಸಂಗಡ ಹೋಗುವುದು 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Andaz Apna Apna


Real life friends Salman Khan and Aamir Khan played memorable 'taplu-paplu' called Amar-Prem in that hilarious movie called Andaz Apna Apna. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Proactive


ಇನ್ನೊಬ್ಬರು ನಿನಗೆ  ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾಯಬೇಡ 
ನೀ ಮಾಡಿ ತೋರಿಸು  
  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Aashqui

Remember 'Aashiqui'? This musical hit of the ninetees features two of the slimmest lead actors ever in the Hindi film industry. The poster showed a couple doing something behind a coat what their parents did behind flowers and bushes.

After 20 odd years, it makes a reappearance on the backside of an auto.