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December 2016

Life in a metro…. – Day 1000

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The last decade presents a mix of both rural and urban India, there are diverse dialects and diverse subjects and interestingly audience connects to everything that is well made.

2010: “My name is Khan, and I’m not a terrorist” Shah Rukh Khan/ My Name Is Khan

2011: “Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho toh zinda ho tum, nazar mein khwabon ki bijliyan leke chal rahe ho toh zinda ho tum…
Hawake jhokon ke jaise aazad rehna seekho, tum ek dariya ke jaise lehron mein behna seekho…
Har ek lamhe se tum milo khole apni baahen, har ek pal, ek naya samma dekhe yeh nigaahen…
Agar apni aankhon mein hairiyaaliyaan leke chal rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum…
Dilon mein tum apni betaabiyaan leke chal rahe ho, toh zinda ho tum” Farhan Akhtar/ Zindagi Na Milegi Dobbara
2012: “Thoda sperm ke upar aa kar dekho, heart naam ki cheez hoti hai” Ayushman Khurrana/ Vicky Donor
2013: “Mera sense of humour bahot achha hai, aapko dheere dheere pata chalega’ Kangana Ranaut / Queen
2015: “Kiski talwar pe sar rakhoon yeh bata do mujhe, ishq karna agar khatah hai toh sazaa do mujhe”Deepika Padukone / Bajirao Mastani.

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Love you zindagi… – Day 999

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thursdayThe spoken line changed on screen in the year 2000. Now dialogues were a happy mix of English and Hindi and it was all natural.

 

2000: “Machli…! Woh main kha gaya mast tel mein fry karke kha gaya. Tujha maila” Paresh Rawal/ Hera Pheri

2001: “Na koi maarta hai, naa koi martaa hai”Manoj Bajpai/ Aks

2002: “Kaun kambakht bardasht karne ke liye peeta hai…Main peeta hoon ki main saans le sakun” Shahrukh Khan/ Devdaas

2003: “Aye Maamu, jadoo ki jhappi de daal  aur baat khatam” Sanjay Dutt/ Munnabhai, MBBS

2004: “Who kehte hai yeh tera  deshnahi, phir kyun mere desh jaisa lagta hain…Who kehte hain main unn jaisa nahi, phir kyun mujhj aisa who lagta hain” Preity Zinta/ Veer Zaara

2005: “Yeh world hai naa world, iss mein do tarah ke log hote hain, ek, joh saari zindagi ek hi kaam karte rehte hain aur doosre, joh ek hi zindagi mein saare kaam kar dete hain” Amitabh Bachchan/ Bunty aur Babli

2006: “Ab tak jiska khoon naa khaula; who khoon nahi, wo paani hain! Jo desh ke kaam naa  aye who  bekar jawani hain”Aamir Khan/ Rang de Basanti

2007:  “Main apni favourite hoon” Kareena Kapoor/ Jab We Met

2008: “Zindagi ki khushiyo ka batwara shankh aur azaan ki awaaz se tay nahi hota” Naseerudin Shah/ A Wednesday

2009:“Bachcha kabil bano, kabil … kamyabi toh saali jhakh maar ke peeche bhagegi” Aamir Khan/ 3 Idiots.

 

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Phata Poster Nikla Hero… – Day 998

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The nineties had Amitabh Bachchan still holding fort and the three Khans and Devgn and Kumar marking their place under the sun

 

1990: “Naam: Vijay Chauhan, baap ka naam: Dinanath Chauhan, pura naam Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, maa ka naam, Suhasini Chauhan”Amitabh Bachchan/ Agneepath

1991: “For your naughtiness I will eat a papad and you will get a jhapadAnupam Kher/ Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi

1992: “Aakhri chand second hi toh haaraur jeet ka faisla karte hain” Aamir Khan/ Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander

1993: “Taareekh pe taareekh milti rahi hain lekin insaaf nahin milta, milti hain to sirf taareekh” Sunny Deol/Damini

1994: “Jab gaaon main bachchha rota hain,to uski maa kahti hain ki beta soja soja warna crime master Gogo aajayega”Aamir Khan/ Andaz Apna Apna

1995:“Bade bade deshon mein aaisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hain” Shah Rukh Khan/ Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

1996: “I hate you very much” “And you are very, very ugly” Monisha Koirala, Salman Khan/ Khamoshi the Musical

1997: “Kahi na kahin, koi na koi mere liye banaya gaya hain aur kabhi na kabhi main use zaroor milungi” Madhuri Dixit/ Dil Toh Pagal Hai

1998: “Pyar dosti hain, agar who meri sab se achchi dost nahin ban sakti, to main use kabhi pyar kar hi nahi  sakta kyunki dosti bina toh pyar hota hi nahin, simple, pyar dosti hai” Shah Rukh Khan/ Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

1999: “Sameer hawaka jhokha” Zora Saigal/ Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

 

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Jiski Biwi Gori Ya Biwi Number 1 – Day 997

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The eighties packaged formula films and Amitabh Bachchan continued to deliver memorable dialogues

 

1980: “Ishwar sab ko dhokha de sakta hail ekin maa ke dil ko nahi” Durga Khote/ Karz

1981:Hum jahan par khade hote hai, line wahan se suru hoti hainAmitabh Bachchan/ Kaalia

1982: “I can talk English, I can walk English, I can run English because English is a very phunny language” Amitabh Bachchan/ Namak Halal

1983:  “Jinke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain, who batti bujha ke kapde badalte hain” Prem Chopra/ Souten

1984: “Mooche ho to Nathulal jaise ho….warna naa ho” Amitabh Bachchan/ Sharaabi

1985: “Aapmein se Arjun kaun hain?” Dimple Kapadia/ Arjun

1986: “Ek ladki apne gale mein kissi ladke ka photo isliye rakhti hai ki wo use pyaar karti hai” Sridevi/ Aakhri Raasta

1987:“Mogamo khush hua”Amrish Puri/ Mr. India

1988: “Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naamhai Shahenshah” Amitabh Bachchan/ Shahenshah

1989: “Dosti ka ek usool hai, madam, no sorry, no thank you” Salman Khan/Maine Pyar Kiya

 

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O Mitwa Tujhko Kya Darr Hai Re… – Day 996

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The seventies belonged to great writing and dramatic dialogues, some of which we even repeat today…

1970:  “Zindagi aur maut upar wale ke haath hai jahanpana, jisse na aap badal sakte hain na main. Hum sab toh rangmanch ki katputlia hain, jiski dorr uparwaale ke haath bandhi hain.  Kaun, kab, kaise uthega, yeh koi nahi jaanta” Rajesh Khanna/ Anand

1971“Pushpa, yeh aansoo pochh dalo…I hate tears” Rajesh Khanna/ Amar Prem

1972: “Aapke paon dekhe, bahut haseen hai. Inhe zameen par mat utariyega, maile ho jayenge”/ Raaj Kumar/Pakeezah

1973: “Jab tak baithne ko na kaha jayen, khade raho, yeh police station hain tumhare baap ka ghar nahi”Amitabh Bachchan / Zanjeer

1974: “Maine revolver pehli baar uthaya hai … lekin itna jaanta hoon ki trigger dabane se goli chalti hai” Amitabh Bachchan/ Majboor

1975: “Mere paasmaa hai” Shashi Kapoor/ Deewar

1976: “Sara shehar mujhe Loin ke naam se jaanta hai” Ajit/ Kalicharan

1977: “Anthony tere ko kitni baar bola, daru mat pee, daru mat pee, magar suntan iich nahi ab dekh apni halat dekh” Amitabh/ Amar Akbar Anthony

1978:“Don ka intezar toh baara mulko ki police kar rahi hain lekin Don ko pakadna muskhil hi nahi, namumkin bhi hain”Amitabh Bachchan/ Don

1979: “Mere pitaji kehte the ki kurta toh sharer ke uprardhkilajj anivaran ke liye hota hai”Amol Palekar/ Golmaal

 

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Yugpurush- Mahatma Ke Mahatma – Day 995

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rakeshbhai-2It was an evening to remember to watch Uttam Gada written and Rajesh Joshi directed Hindi play Yugpurush – Mahatma ke Mahatma in the newly refurbished Royal Opera House in Mumbai, an initiative by Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai, visionary and founder of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Dharampur.

There are five reasons why you must watch this play: First and most important, the social context is uplifting. The play introduces the guru of the mahatma which is remarkable because not many are aware of the unsung hero. For the innumerable props and the complex structure, it is a flawless productin packaged with amazing music from Sachin Jigar. Take a bow Rajesh Joshi for weaving an imaginative play from the writings of Raichandra and introducing us to a remarkable entity history has forgotten.

Yugpurush-Mahatma Ke Mahatma shoud be watched by every self-respecting Indian to understand the significance of a relevant teacher in your life. Who knows Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi would have remained an ordinary mortal without a Shrimad Raichandra in his life.

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Aamir Khan makes you proud again   – Day 994

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http-%2f%2fo-aolcdn-com%2fhss%2fstorage%2fmidas%2fd3c325580f363f45f0929c351b410572%2f204482758%2fdangal-poster-large-listicleProducer: Aamir Khan, Siddharth Roy Kapur

Director: Nitesh Tiwari

Writers: Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain Nikhil Mehrotra

Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Saina Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

Rating: 4.5 stars

 

Aamir khan produced and Nitesh Tiwari directed Dangal grips you from the very first scene and before you know it you are involved with the protagonist and his family, be it his unsteady reception of TV set, his office colleagues, his yearning for a son or his dream of winning a gold medal for the country.

Inspired by the national wrestler Mahavir Phogat the story travels many decades, regions and emotions. What works about the film is the detailed screenplay combined with fascinating characters and their complex relationships. Add to it Pritam’s music, inspiring lyrics and path breaking message. It addresses family concerns, social preconditioning and national dreams.

There are magical montages in the film  featuring the early training…Geeta’s first dangal at Rohtak and the changing scenario…There are moments that wound you like the father-daughter fight in the akhadda and moments that choke you like the telephone scene!

It is very rare that a film addresses multiple issues and retains the plot. Dangal champions for small town aspirations, revisits male gaze and confronts gender discrimination. It exposes egoistic coaches and calamities caused by power play in sports.  The film is as much about a teacher and his protégée as about a father-daughter relationship.

There’s not a false chord in either the narrative or the performances. The supporting cast is marvelous and the film excels in every department: casting, costume, cinematography particularly the stunts choreographed to perfection by wrestling co-ordinator Bishnoi and aided by action master Shyam Kaushal.

Four outstanding actors make debut: Suhani Bhatnagar as young Babita, Sanya Malhotra as the grown up Babita Kumari, Zaira Wasim as young Geeta and Fatima Sana Shaikh as grown up Geeta travel you from district to state, sub junior to national and finally Patiala to Common Wealth absorbing you in their anxieties and victories that you are laughing and crying at the same time.

It is brave of Aamir Khan to play an out of shape old man. Khan lives Mahavir Phogat every scene, every moment.

In 2001 Aamir Khan introduced cricket to his audience in Lagaan. In 2007 he introduced Dyslexia in Taare Zameen Par and in Dangal he popularizes wrestling.

There are some films you want to pause and ponder over, some you want to debate and some, you want to experience!

 Dangal is an experience of change, strong, powerful and inspirational.

Bhawana Somaaya/ @bhawanasomaaya

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Musafir Hoon Yaaron, Na Ghar Hai Na Thikana… – Day 993

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1960: “Anarkali, Salim ki mohabbat tumhe marne nahin degi aur hum tumhe jeene nahin denge” Prithviraj Kapoor/ Mughal-E-Azam

1961:Munna arre o munna hum gharaay hi gayein… munna hum gharaayi gaye” Dilip Kumar/ Ganga Jamuna

1962: “Wohi karo jo ghar ki doosri bahuen karti hain, gehne tudvao, gehne banvao, aur kodiyaan khelon… soo aaram se” Rehman/ Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam

1963: “Ye hai Sujata humari beti jaisi” Sulochana/ Sujata

1964: “Shatale, shatale, mera bhi samay aayega” Pran/ Kashmir ki Kali

1965:“Cheenoy Seth, chhuri bacchhon ke khelne ki cheez nahi, haath kat jaaye toh khoon nikal aata hai” Raaj Kumar/Waqt

1966: “Duniya mein bahut si aaisi baatein hoti hain joh namumkin nazar aati hai, lekin agar insaan hi maat se kaam karen, aur who sachchahain, toh jeet ussi ki hoti hai” Premnath / Teesri Manzil

1967: “Zameen toh maa hoti hai aur maaketukdenahikiyejaate” Manoj Kumar /Upkaar

1968: “Hum itna din se apply apply, aap no reply … Aaj hum apply nahin, toh aap reply” Mehmood /Padosan

1969: “Marco mein jeena chahti hoon” Waheeda Rehman/ Guide

 

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Chithi Aayi Hai Aayi Hai…- Day 992

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1951: “Kalakar ko sabse pehle apni mooche mundwani padti hai” Bhagwan Dada/ Albela

1952: “Mujhe parwana bana do, main iss Deepak mein jalna chahta hoon” Bharat Bhushan/ Baiju Bawra

1953: “Mohabbat karne wale khoon ki baate nahi kiya karte” Bina Rai/ Anarkali

1954: “Aye sunn, agar gaadi theek karni naa aati ho toh driving nahi kiya karte samjhe kya…?”  Dev Anand/ Taxi Driver

1955: “Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le sakun” Dilip Kumar/Devdas

1956: “Do ghoot paani pee liya yahi mera kasoor hain aajo aap log chor chor bolkar mere peeche pad gaye” Raj Kapoor/ Jagte Raho

1957: “Tu mujhe nahin maar sakti, tu meri maa hai” “Main pehle ek aurat hoon, main beta de sakti hoon, laaj nahi de sakti” Sunil Dutt and Nargis / Mother India

1958: “Wah bhai wah gaadi bhi memsaab ki tarah bheegi billi bani hui hain” Kishore Kumar/ Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

1959: “Beimaani nahi Mrs D’sa, imaandaari kiya, beimaani karta toh naukri bhi mil jaata tumhara bhaada bhi de deta” Raj Kapoor/ Anari

 

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Aane wala pal jaane wala hai… – Day 991

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1940: “Bhagwan, tune mujh par badi dayaki… maine sansaar mein sab kuch paaliya… ab mujhe kuch nahin chahiye… Raat din mehnat karke, ek ek paisa sabka adaa kar diya…Teri kripa se ghar, gehne, baail, zameen, sab mere paas hain… Ab main tujhse kuch nahin maangti” Sardar Akhtar/ Aurat

“So jaa raaj kumari so jaa” KL Saigal / Zindagi

1941: “Tum nahi aaogi toh ye dil doobte doobte bilkul doob jayega” / Laila Majnu

1943: “Door hato door hato ae duniya walo Hindustan humara hain” Kavi Pradeep / Kismet

1946:“Jab dil hi toot gaya hum jee ke kya karenge” K LSaigal / Shahjehaan

1947: “Yeh to Chini chai hai, waise hi meethi hogi. Hindi mein shakkar ko chini kehte hain. Shayad isiliye tumhari baten itni meethi hain” Rajaram Shantaram/ Dr Kotnis ki Amar Kahani

1948:“Kya kehta? Kehta tumhare geet mein aansoon they…muskurahat thi…Phoolon ke rang thhe, usmein raahon ki garmi thi…?” Raj Kapoor/ Aag

 

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