Category — Hindi Music
May 7, 2009 3 Comments
PTI reports that the world’s oldest frog has been discovered.
Scientists in New Zealand claimed to have found the world’s oldest frog — aged 37. The Maud Island frog, nicknamed Wellington by researchers, also has two other geriatric friends, a male, Gollum, 35, and a female, Xena, 34.
I wonder if the Wellington the frog can still croak as it could when it was younger. That somehow reminds me – how old is Himesh? Aah, 35 says the Wikipedia. Another record missed.
April 2, 2009 2 Comments
The Indian National Congress outwitted the BJP by getting the rights of the ‘Jai Ho’ song – for its election campaign.
Seeing new promise in the runaway success of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, Congress has acquired the exclusive rights of the film’s number, ‘Jai Ho’ for the summer campaign. According to sources, the party has secured the rights of both the lyrics and tune of the hit number for use in its campaign for the general election.
Sensing interest shown by its rivals in the film’s title song, Congress moved fast to clinch the deal.
Last heard, the BJP will be going for ‘Lut Jaaon, Lut Jaaon’ for its election campaign.
March 4, 2009 2 Comments
…at the Golden Kela awards.
More later, I need to get back to voting for Himesh for now.
March 2, 2009 1 Comment
The two HBs – Himesh Besharmiya and Harsha Bhogle now have a lot more hair to show off. Check them out.
February 20, 2009 No Comments
Yesterday as I walked into a local multiplex to watch Slumdog Millionaire, I was amazed to see almost every employee sporting an extremely short haircut. When curiosity couldn’t resist, I grabbed an usher with a similar hairdo and asked him why was everyone sporting the Obama cut? What the new Prez such a huge hit?
Nothing to do with Obama, he said. Three weeks ago the management had forced all its staff to go for the Ghajini cut as part of the promotional act. Thankfully, Ghajini is gone, the hair is getting back – and it now resembles Barack Obama’s hair cut. Splendid timing, I thought.
Just in case they let the hair grow interrupted for six more months, it would grow into the Himesh Reshammiya hairstyle – probably just in time when his next release comes along. As if one Reshammiya wasn’t enough for the world, imagine several Reshammiyas all around you. A chill runs down the spine.
January 24, 2009 2 Comments
A couple of Gujju musicians – Chirag and Jayesh – have gone on to create an Obama anthem in hindi. Check out the video.
Not sure if the video will get them an easy visa into the USA, but can somebody like Bruce Springsteen stand up and return the favour by composing “Modi, O Modi..”
January 21, 2009 2 Comments
January 17, 2009 1 Comment
Reuters reports on how a man from Andhra Pradesh paints with his nose.
Sachivalu Rambabu of Hyderabad, the capital city of the southern state, has been painting using his nose for the past eight years. Rambabu says that he wanted to do something different and this is how he came up with the idea of nose painting.
And we all know a singer who wanted to do things differently and sang with his nose.
January 12, 2009 3 Comments
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?
January 6, 2009 39 Comments