The Bollywood Trivia Quiz
Anshu, sends in her set of Bollywood trivia questions.
1. The original climax of this film had the protagonist killing the villain himself. But the Censor Board couldn’t bear an ex-cop taking the law in his own hands. So the director shot a different climax, where the thoroughly beaten villain is taken away in a police van at the end. Name the film.
2. What is common to: Sarfarosh, Lagaan and Ghajini, other than the main protoganist?
3. What is common to: ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, ‘Once upon a time in India’, ‘A married woman’, and ‘The young wife”?
4. “Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress.”- Mahatma Gandhi. What’s the filmi connection?
5. What is so special about the songs ‘Moh se chhal kiye jaaye’ and ‘Kya se kya ho gaya’ from the film Guide?
6. What is common to: Ram Sharma, Sue McKinley, Raj Kumar Santoshi and Jagdish Gautam?
7. At the age of seven, he played Shashi Kapoor’s child role, but unfortunately the film was never released. In his days of struggle MS Sathyu signed him for his first film. He also worked in Telugu and Kannada films. In his first release, he claimed to be inspired by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Raj Kapoor-a look he repeated later as well. He went on to win the National Award for Best Actor. His three production ventures have been flops. Who are we talking about?
8. What is common to the numbers: ‘Pretty woman’ (Kal ho na ho), Jaane kyun tanha ho gaye (Bhram) and ‘It’s a good day’ (Aamir)?
9. What is common to the films: Pickpocket, Mudh mudh ke na dekkh mudh mudh ke, Nau do gyarah and Jhumroo?
10. Her surname is Richardson Khan. Merchant Ivory Productions made a documentary on her in 1973. A book on her called ‘The Life and Times of an H Bomb” was also published. She adopted a girl called Arpita. She is half French, one fourth Spanish and one fourth Burmese. Who is she?