Why this cover? – Day 981

By 6 December, 2016Films, Print Coverage
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Amitabh Bachchan was the undisputed choice on the cover of the book; the conflict was which film will best represent the actor. After a lot of deliberation everyone agreed that it has to be Amar Akbar Anthony. The explanation given was it must be an image that brings a smile on everybody’s face and who better than Anthony Gonsalves coming out of the Easter egg in Manmohan Desai’s creation.

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The idea made me revisit the song and I reproduce the lyrics for you to understand the spirit of the character/ nation and cinema in that era.

 

My name is Anthony Gonsalves
Mani duniyaa me akelaa hun
Dil bhi hai khaali ghar bhi hai khaali
Isame rahegi koi qismat vaali
Haay jise meri yaad aaye jab chaahe chali aaye
Rup nagar prem gali kholi number chaar sau bees
Excuse me me please
My name is Anthony Gonsalves
Mai duniyaa me akelaa hun

You see such experiment
Sasamstas for the extra bangle

Abhi-abhi isi jagah pe ik ladaki dekhi hai
Are dekhi hai aji dekhi hai
Abhi-abhi isi jagah pe
Ik ladaki dekhi hai
Jo mujhe ishaare karati hai par kisi se shaayad darati hai
Are darati hai aahaa darati hai uf
Pyaar karegi kyaa darnevaali
Meri banegi koi himmatvaali
Haay jise meri yaad aaye jab chaahe chali aaye
Rupa nagar prem agali kholi number chaar sau bees
Excuse me please!
My name is Anthony Gonsalves
Mai duniyaa me akelaahun

You see the quiet piscent of the lending is inject
Opposition by the glowing ermeshpiyarik
Prisoner is the country today

Bade-bade log yahaan hai lekin ye yaad rahe
Are yaad rahe aji yaad rahe
Bade-bade log yahaan hai lekin ye yaad rahe
Sachchaa pyaar garibokaa baaqi hai khel nasibo kaa
Dil ki ye baate jag se niraali
Ye kyaa samajhegi koi daulatvaali
Haay jise meri yaad aaye jab chaahe chali aaye
Rupa nagar premagali kholi number chaar saubeess
Excuse me please

My name is Anthony Gonsalves
Mai duniyaa me akelaa hun
Dil bhi hai khaali ghar bhi hai khaali
Isame rahegi koi qismat vaali
Haay jise meri yaad aaye jab chaahe chali aaye
Rupa nagar prem agali kholi number chaar saubees
Excuse me please

Oh yes…
Anthony Gonsalves…

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