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Men, who are not afraid to be a woman

26 Jan

My ten favourite men-in-drag songs

Men in drag has me always in splits. It is one thing, which guarantees a laughter from my side. I know it doesn’t show much of a depth for my character. Yeah, how to put it much better than: I am like that only!

Men wearing women’s clothes is nothing new. In the early films of the Indian film industry boys would often take up female roles. Men in drag is all the same a more ancient phenomenon. The reasons behind it can be different ranging from transvestism to transgenderism. I can imagine that during times or in societies when and where homosexuality was looked down upon, it was one of the ways for men to approach men. For heterosexual men, I can think, it is a means to make fun of women and in this way digest the rejection by them. At the same time it can also be seen as a rebellion against the society and attempt to break away from the roles imposed by the society based on gender. All the same, it is not these deeper thoughts that go through my mind, why I love these songs.

Here are my favourite 10 songs from Hindi films with men in drag. Since it all is supposed to be fun, no rules this time, except for the quite obvious ones like one song pro actor. ;-)

1. Aake Sidhi Lagi Jaise – Half Ticket [1962]
MD: Salil Chowdhury; Lyrics: Shailendra; Singer: Kishore Kumar

This is the earliest song, that I have seen in Hindi films, which features a man singing in women’s clothes. Mumtaz Ali, Mehmood’s father, is supposed to have danced in women’s clothes in some films, but I couldn’t find any such videos or references to specific films. Maybe Richard, who has a profound knowledge of Hindi films from the 40s and early 50s, comes up with some such jewel.
I find it hard to suppress a laugh at any funny Kishore Kumar song, however he may overact. This one is a double laughter dose with KK in sort of gypsy girl costume. To make things funnier, he also sings in falsetto, which is at times out of tune AND in a duet with himself. You just can’t have more Kishore Kumar in one song than this. The funny thing is that he doesn’t even try to act coy or do any feminine gestures, he is just being his clowny self, only thing is that he has clothes on from the other gender.

2. Oy Chali Chali Kaisi HawaBluff Master [1963]
MD: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan; Singers: Shamshad Begum & Usha Mangeshkar

With this duet Shamshad Begum embarks on nearly a decade full of singing for men. Shammi Kapoor also sets a tradition of Kapoor men in drag. A lovely duet!

3. Patli Kamar Nazuk UmarLootera [1965]
MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singer: Shamshad Begum & Kamal Barot

Dara Singh gets the opportunity to don ghagra-choli to get unto the villains’ ship and charm (!) them with his and his colleagues’ assets. Groovy!
One would think that Mehmood would be having the maximum songs in drag, but I come up with three such songs for Dara Singh and only one for Mehmood. The latter surely has more scenes in drag than anybody else, but only one song to move his lips to in drag. Maybe I am wrong, if yes, please do correct me. Can you come up with the other two Dara-in-drag songs?

4. Suno Suno – Haseena Maan Jayegi [1968]
MD: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: Qamal Jalalabadi; Singer:Mohd. Rafi

Well this is not much of a song but rather a parody of four popular songs of the 60s. Shashi does cut a good figure here with his slimmer figure, which suits the skirts and anarkalis and what not he wears in it. Eight years afterwards he would don a nautch girl’s attire in Shankar Dada and sing jooti lungi sitaronwaali,but I couldn’t find the video to it, but here is the audio to it.

5. Kajra Mohabbat WalaKismat [1969]
MD: O. P. Nayyar; Lyrics: Shailendra; Singers: Asha Bhosle & Shamshad Begum

One would say nobody is more suited for a drag song than Biswajeet and he does it with quite a panache. He would get more screen space and time for wearing a sari in Biwi Aur Makhan, but it hardly has any good songs, although the music is by Hemant Kumar and the lyrics by Gulzar. Even the film, although directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, hardly elicits any laughter from me.

6. Teen Kuwareeyan… Hathon Me Mehndi – Parde Ke Peechhey [1971]
MD: Shankar-Jaikishan; Lyrics: Rajinder Krishan; Singers: Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar & Shamshad Begum

One year back I hadn’t even heard of this movie leave alone the song. Vinod Mehra is of the opinion that a ghagra-choli is an essential gadget to catch a thief. Since I don’t have much to do with the police department I can’t verify it but he does seem to have fun dancing with Bindu and Yogeeta Bali. The C.I.D goes to any length to protect the citizens of India from crime!

7. Nathaniya Hale To Bada Maza – Johar Mahmood In Hong Kong [1971]
MD: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: Qamal Jalalabadi; Singer: Shamshad Begum

At last, at last, at last, Mehmood gets to lip sync to Shamshad Begum’s voice while wearing a sari and false hair and dance as well as seduce I. S. Johar. The song is full of double entendre, but all the same it is so full of joi de vivre and the fact that not only Mehmood but also Shamshad Begum seems to be having fun with the song, saves us from feeling embarrassed.

8. Malmal Me Badan Mora Chamke – Five Rifles [1974]
MD: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: ?; Singer: Asha Bhosle

I. S. Johar in turn gets to dance in a courtesan’s dress in his own film Five Rifles and makes for the ugliest of all men in drag in this list. Fooling the police has never been more crazy than this.

9. Bombay Se Baroda TakRafoo Chakkar [1975]
MD: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: Gulshan Bawra; Singers: Asha Bhosle & Usha Mangeshkar

The third scion of the Kapoor gets to wear a mini and jump around with his best friend in a train while trying to woo his then real-life girl-friend Neetu Singh. The excuse for wanting to wear the mini-skirts? They are witnesses of a heinous (how I love this word!) crime. Some Like It Hot in Hindi!

10. Sar-E-Bazar Karenge Pyar – Kaatilon ke Kaatil [1981]
MD: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: ?; Singers: Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle

Even macho Dharmendra gets to frolic in a Victorian sort of costume while declaring his love for Zeenat Aman. What’s more he also gets to move his lips to Asha Bhosle’s voice. Alas, the joy is short-lived!

By the way, did you notice the dominance of Kalyanji-Anandji songs in this list? Do you have some favourite songs in the category of men-in-drag?

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427 responses to “Men, who are not afraid to be a woman

  1. Lalitha

    January 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Terrific post, Harvey! I am in the middle of making dinner so I will come back, listen to a couple of songs tonight (if I don’t fall asleep!) and then a couple more tomorrow and so on! Incidentally, how do you come up with such great ideas that make me laugh even before I start reading the whole post? Just by looking at the pictures you have posted, it looks like Shashi Kapoor and Biswajeet were the best looking women!

     
    • harveypam

      January 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you, dear Lalitha! I had been planning this post since June last year and gathering songs for this. It was fun to watch the videos and watch the antics of men fumbling with their sari and artificial hair! ;-)
      The song teen kunwariya was totally new for me, when I heard it in September last year for the first time. I came upon it accidentally through an article on men in drag in Hindi films. As for the Dharmendra song, I knew that it existed but couldn’t recollect which it was till I saw a still from the song somewhere in Internet and then I searched thorugh the songs of all movies with Dharmendra and Zeenat in it. Thank god, there are not so many films with both of them.
      I found the I. S. Johar song quite accidentally while searching for an Asha Bhosle song on you tube.
      I hope it gives you many mirthful hours, which may brighten up your duties in the hospital. All the best and hugs to you!

       
  2. Anu Warrier

    January 27, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Harvey, how could you forget the most iconic of them all?? :(

    (mere angane me tumhara kya kaam hai from Laawaris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRC9SAquepA)

    And a very pretty ‘heroine’, riffing off the ‘Come September’ theme:

    (Aamir in drag – dole dole dil dole from Baazi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY6BK-cwmlQ)

    Kismat proved what I always thought – that Biswajeet makes a very pretty woman, and that Babita makes a very good-looking man! The gods have a strange sense of humour, no?

     
    • harveypam

      January 27, 2012 at 9:51 am

      Thanks for the tips, Anu!
      You are right, how could I forget Amitabh and mere angane me. No, I didn’t. Of ocurse I didn’t forget or better said, unfortunately I can’t forget! ;-) *shudder*
      This way you could post it! :-)

      I had also thought of adding Aamir’s dole dole dil dole from Baazi. But then it has nothing to laugh about. Aamir does it all so perfect. One can’t really think that it is a man. No fun! Don’t you think that the men in drag of later years are all so perfect, no tumkhas and jhatkas, they look all, like real women. A bit too made up, but still! ;-) It is more fun, when it is obvious that they are men. Even Biswajeet managed that.

      Speaking of Biswajeet, I really admire his guts to do such roles twice. You are right, he does look pretty in women’s clothes! ;-)
      You know, I would have loved to see the the triumvirate of the 50s and 60s do a drag act.
      The nearest Dilip Kumar comes to it is in the song mere pairon me ghunghroo bandha de from Sunghursh
      (mere pairon me ghunghroo bandha le from Sunghursh (1968): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCYCIVXCz10)

       
      • Anu Warrier

        January 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

        harvey, I *hated* the picturisation of Mere angane mein; I saw Laawaris when it released, and remember thinking to myself “Why did he want to cheapen himself so?” I still think that, so I’ll reflect your shudder. :) I only posted it because it was probably the most famous of drag acts, since Rishi’s in Rafoo Chakkar.

         
        • harveypam

          January 28, 2012 at 12:37 am

          You are right, when I think of drag acts in Hindi Cinema then this is the first one that comes to the mind. Everybody who grew up in India in the 80s had to go through this song. We need a purgation of sorts for this, don’t you think?
          I don’t mind him in drag, but it takes a special skill to present oneself so ugly!

           
        • shyamanuja

          February 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

          Filmfare did a special issue in 1988 on 75 years of Indian cinema. The last page carried a picture of Amitabh in mere angane mein with the caption something like this: In his early years, as an angry young man, he threatened the villains; when he took to comedy, no comedians laughed. The only role that he has not done in his phenomenal career is that of a heroine. I too hated it then but I think just did that for the sake of experimentation, which an actor should try always.

           
          • harveypam

            February 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm

            That is an interesting anecdote, which you relate!
            Of course it is okay that he did the Laawaris act, it is just that it is not one of my favourites.
            It is good all the same that he tried it. He maybe needed a better make-up! ;-)

             
  3. @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

    January 27, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Dara Singh in drag. Now I have seen everything! Love all these songs, well most of them. It is so funny that every single person in the audience knew it was the hero in a girl’s get up. Only the villain and his henchmen were fooled.

    Johar Mehmood in Hongkong is hilariously funny.

    The prettiest of the lot is Aamir in Baazi and the ugliest is Amitabh.

    Or if we pick from your list, Johar is the ugliest and Rishi is the prettiest.

     
    • harveypam

      January 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Dara in drag is a revelation, isn’t it? D-in-D so to say! Quite explosive! ;-) I just can’t stop watching his acts in drag. Has me ROTFL everytime!

      “It is so funny that every single person in the audience knew it was the hero in a girl’s get up. Only the villain and his henchmen were fooled.”

      That is what makes it all the more comic, doens’t it?

      Nathaniya hale is not only hilariously funny it is also such a good song! And Mehmood, it seems has inheirted the dance genes from his father.

      Amitabh does look ugly in mere angane me and Aamir does look very pretty! Yeah, they get the awards!
      Rishi also looks lovely and his then slim figure did look good in the minis, but the make-up at times does make him look as if he was part of the team of Mera Naam Joker. Oh yeah, I forgot, he was part of Mera Naam Joker! ;-)

       
  4. Samir

    January 27, 2012 at 6:02 am

    This is one category that stumps me, I really do not know many songs except the most iconic one suggested by Anu. In fact, I did not know many of the songs you presented, and did not know that so many male actors had appeared in drag. I thought it was just Amitabh who did it, and some other actors like Mehmood. Anyway, one is always learning.
    And, for once I do not have a 70’s song to present ;); even though I know you always like my 70’s selections ;)

     
    • harveypam

      January 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Kya yaar, leaving me high and dry like that! You were one, who I thought would flood me with (for me) unknown songs with bollywood heroes in drag! :-(
      But one lives and learns! ;-)
      It is okay. But maybe you can come up with one of the other two songs with Dara in Drag.
      All the same, you will always remain my encyclopedia for rare Dev songs in the 70s and the expert for Dev fashion and not to forget the geometry and algebra expert for Hindi songs! :-)

       
      • Suhan

        January 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

        What! Can’t malign the 70s thus! Here’s one for your delectation from 1977 though I must admit the only reason I sat through it was because of the apparition in red ;-) from minute 2:30.

        (hamara kaam hai ham to sar-e-baazar nachenge from Hatyara: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8PHKiNaBVI)

         
        • harveypam

          January 28, 2012 at 12:04 am

          I can’t believe my eyes! Suhan, I am speechless! For once I am speechless. I can’t believe what I saw right now!
          Wait, the only thing I can say is that Vinod khanna looks dashing as usual and RK looks cute in his red kurta lungi. Do you think he borrowed it from Dimple?
          Yeah another positive thing: There are no losers at the end, instead they make up and dance together. So that is a peace ehlaan, no?

           
  5. dustedoff

    January 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Offbeat idea for a post, Harvey! Enjoyed reading it, a lot.

    Even though I’m not particularly fond of men-in-drag songs, Kajra mohabbatwaala and Aake seedhi lagi are delightful! I love those. :-)

    The one song I was thinking of while I was reading your post was the second one that Anu posted – Aamir Khan dancing to Dole dol dil dole.

     
    • harveypam

      January 27, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Glad you liked it although the category is not after your own taste! :-)
      I also like these songs not only for its song value but also for the acts of the leading men in it. And when Shamshad lends her voice for it, she imparts also a certain standard to it, which doesn’t make it sound vulgar!

       
      • Anu Warrier

        January 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

        Which makes for another coincidence since that is a post I’ve been working on for many days. Only, I still can’t look at a computer screen for too long, so it’s taking longer than usual.

         
        • harveypam

          January 28, 2012 at 12:18 am

          “Which makes for another coincidence since that is a post I’ve been working on for many days.”

          Which one? So curious!! Do you mean Shamshad Begum song list?

          I am so sorry that you can’t look at the computer screen for long! I hope this thing gets better soon. I will pray for you. Can’t you promise God that you will do a certain post for him/her/it on the blog or something similar so that he/she/it eliminates your sickness? Something like my 10 favourite nayaa meri paar laga de bhagwan post.

           
          • Anu Warrier

            January 28, 2012 at 5:56 am

            Which one? So curious!! Do you mean Shamshad Begum song list?

            Bingo! :-)

            Can’t you promise God that you will do a certain post for him/her/it on the blog or something similar so that he/she/it eliminates your sickness?

            Am not much of a believer. So double thanks for praying for me. I probably need *all* the prayers I can get. :)

             
            • harveypam

              January 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

              Shamshad List! Arre waah! Jiyo Anu! Jiyo!

              “Am not much of a believer”
              You don’t have to be a believer to pray, nor you don’t have to pray to be a believer.
              I don’t know if it is done in Kerala. In Mahrashtra there is this tradition of black mailing God. They put the idols in water and threaten God that they will take him out only when the wish goes in fulfillment. There surely is some spiritual idea behind it, but I love the blackmail version more! :-)

               
  6. dustedoff

    January 27, 2012 at 7:28 am

    BTW, this one is an absolutely ghastly one, with Mithun in drag:

    (aankhon se pee le from Roti Ki Keemat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWx3XKtNfU0)

     
    • harveypam

      January 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

      ‘Ghastly’ is the word, which describes it the best!
      Thanks all the same, because it was totally new for me. Do you know which film?

       
      • dustedoff

        January 28, 2012 at 5:00 am

        Roti ki Keemat. Now you know one film you should avoid like the plague! :-D

         
        • harveypam

          January 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

          Thanks for the warning, Madhu! But you know how I am wary of any film from the 80s. Roti Ki Keemat the name alone shouts keep away!

           
          • dustedoff

            January 29, 2012 at 7:04 am

            :-D

            I wonder what the keemat is… having Mithun dress up as a woman and try a seductive number on you? *shudder*

             
            • harveypam

              January 29, 2012 at 3:39 pm

              That is roti hard earned indeed! :-)
              If that is the keemat I will settle down panch bhog! ;-)

               
  7. pacifist

    January 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    :-D
    Nice idea!!
    Like Samir, this stumps me. Can’t think of any further songs to add to this.
    Like DO not particularly fond of these, but really like Amir in drag from Baazi. How pretty he looks. Which means, if they looked pretty, it wasn’t bad. Its the ghastlyness that’s puttng off.
    Like ava I’ve seen everything now – Dara Singh in drag) LOL

    Well a song comes to mind :-D
    This one

    (dhadakne lagta hai mera dil tere naam se from Dil Deewana (1962: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA0_-kskLDQ)

    Ah another one too. I’ll see if I can find it.

     
    • harveypam

      January 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      This theme stumps you? Can’t believe it! Maybe you can come up with one of the two missing D-in-D songs.

      I love dhadakne lagta hai as well, particularly the scene after this, where he is confronted by his father.
      Aamir is a perfectionist! Everything he does, he does it good!

      I am very curious to what you are going to come up with!

       
      • pacifist

        January 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

        I cheated actually. You have the picture at the beginning of your post but not the song so I posted it. :-D

        The other one is a Johny Walker song where he dresses as a dancer, but not so elaborately. Rather in a badly worn plain sari. The woman whose place he takes is Shyama (IIRC) and actually it’s she who sings for him hiding in the background (never mind that it’s actually Lata/Asha), making it more authentic unlike many dressed in drag singing in female voices.

        >Aamir is a perfectionist! Everything he does, he does it good!
        LOL! I?m not an Amir fan, and don’t find him a perfectionist.
        It was his pretty looks as a woman that I was admiring.
        Somehow, while in other songs a woman is being caricatured (especially Mehmood’s) he isn’t (or the director told him not to, because unlike Mehmood and others it’s not for laughs (I think).

        I hope someone will find this Johny Walker song.

         
        • harveypam

          January 28, 2012 at 12:13 am

          “I cheated actually.”
          Tumhari cheating hamare sar-aankhon pe! :-)

          The Johnny Walker thing made me real curious and I went in search of it with the clues you gave and here it is: gori gori raat hai from Choo Mantar [1956]
          (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKmr9ddILOs)

          This predates aake sidhi lagi dil pe jaise katariya from Half Ticket by six years, thus the earliest song in this post. Thank you, dear pacifist!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          As for Aamir, you are right he didn’t make a caricature of the whole thing. But it is fun to see it as a caricature.
          You are not an Aamir fan? I just saw the trailer of his film Talaash! Wow, I am looking forward to it!

           
          • pacifist

            January 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

            Well done, harvey!!!!
            I tried too, but lost patience after a while because I kept getting distracted with the various songs that would come up and start listening to them instead. This way I spent/wasted too much time and had to give up.
            Oh, I’m looking forward to Taalash. Love that genre.

             
            • Anu Warrier

              January 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm

              Looking forward to Talaash too. And Agent Vinod. Both look promising.

               
              • harveypam

                January 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm

                I didn’t have a look at the trailer of Agent Vinod as yet. Aamir stands for quality control, at least for me, so Talaash is going to be fine. I am not sor sure of Agent Vinod, though! Isn’t it funny that both of the films have Kareena in it.

                 
            • harveypam

              January 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

              I had luck in the sense that I started with Choo Mantar and this was the first song which looked like that it would meet the criteria. Thanks to you for suggesting this!

               
            • Anu Warrier

              January 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

              harvey, Agent Vinod is by Sriram Raghavan – he made Ek Haseena Thi and Johnny Gaddar, both good films, both original – which is saying *a lot*, and both well made. That is why.

              Talaash has Rani too – she’s one of my favourite actresses.

               
              • harveypam

                January 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

                Sriram Raghavan, is it?
                I like him too. I liked both the films he has directed. I didn’t know that he has directed Agent Vinod. Then I am looking foreard to it as well. Thanks for the info!

                 
          • Richard S.

            April 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

            Hi, there. A few months down the road, but I found this again and had to send it – the Pakistani version with Madam Noor Jehan:

            (song: tu ki jaane be qadra; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRnt9dMEkuw)

             
            • harveypam

              April 22, 2012 at 1:01 am

              How nice of you to remember! It looks like as if everybody there knows that it is a man in drag and also about the playback! Fascinating!
              Moreover, the haunting and grief stricken voice of the nightingale! Beautiful!
              Thank you, Richard! :-)

               
  8. Shilpi Bose

    January 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I know your post is about songs featuring male actors in drag, but how about extending the theme to scenes. Have a look at this scene from Biswajit- Kalpana starrer Biwi Aur Makaan, it was quite a funny film and after watching this scene I am sure you will agree that Biswajit looks pretty convincing as a lady here, I guess his voice has been dubbed by actress Shammi. Keshto Mukherjee too was seen in a saree in this film
    Biswajit makes an entry at 47seconds.

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph8hZC34xIY)

     
    • harveypam

      January 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

      Hey Shilpi! Thanks for the videos! Of course you have full license to extend it to men-in-drag scenes as well. I have seen the film. The plot was basically funny and also some scenes, but the whole film as such didn’t have coherence. That is why I didn’t like it much. Biswajeet was good in the bhabhi role. I was wondering, why his voice sounded so naturally female. Thanks to you now I know that it was Shammi! How did you know that?

       
      • Shilpi Bose

        January 30, 2012 at 7:26 am

        I think I know, cannot be absolutely sure, actually I am quite familiar with the voices of some of the actors and actresses of the sixties and seventies, so having said that, I think I will change my absolutely not sure to well…. quite sure. Shammi used to also dub for number of actresses from the south who occasionally acted in Hindi films, one of them being Malyalam actress Sharada who acted in a few Hindi films.

         
        • harveypam

          January 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

          I also think it is Shammi’s voice. I recognised it after you told me. I was wondering why it sounded so natural and not a falsetto voice. I didn’t think the obvious! Interesting to know that Shammi also dubbed for actresses from south. It is a pity that such things are not mentioned in the credits. After all they give credit to the playback singers as well.

           
  9. Shilpi Bose

    January 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Here is the scene featuring both Keshto and Biswajit in sarees.

    (Kehsto and Biswajeet in drag in Biwi Aur Makaan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc0pgQuptuU&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL1E2DB1284E0154DE)

     
    • pacifist

      January 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      This was quite a funny film and the masquerade was serious and believable. Keshto Mukherji looks quite good as a woman, and of course so does Biswajeet.

       
    • Anu Warrier

      January 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      I must admit that Biswajeet has done a fantastic job – can’t believe that he could act so well. :) He’s got the jhatak-mataks down pat. And is actually emoting quite well in these scenes. Maybe I wronged him?

       
      • harveypam

        January 28, 2012 at 12:27 am

        Of course you wronged him! Now as a prayschit, you have to make a list of your ten favourite Biswajeet songs! ;-)

         
        • dustedoff

          January 28, 2012 at 5:04 am

          … which (at least in my opinion!) wouldn’t be terribly difficult! Whatever else he may have lacked in acting skills or whatever, Biswajit had some fabulous songs picturised on him. :-)

           
          • Anu Warrier

            January 28, 2012 at 5:57 am

            So right, Madhu! Ten Biswajeet numbers should be a snap. Think of all the lovely, lovely songs Rafi sang for him!

             
            • harveypam

              January 28, 2012 at 10:28 am

              So Anu: pukarta chala hu mein, gali gali bahar ki….

               
            • dustedoff

              January 29, 2012 at 7:07 am

              Besides Pukarta chala hoon main (which harvey’s mentioned below), also all those awesome songs from Bees Saal Baad; Yeh nayan dare-dare, and some more fabulous ones from Mere Sanam. Yes, that would be a snap. :-)

               
              • harveypam

                January 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm

                So Anu doesn’t have any good excuse left anymore! To kabh aa raha hai Biswajeet ka number?

                 
          • harveypam

            January 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

            @ Madhu: I am a benevolent person! ;-) I give only easy prayschits!

             
    • harveypam

      January 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

      @ pacifist: Because of his slim body and small stature, Keshto makes a very convincing woman. He reminds me of a kaamwali bai (household help), who used to work at our neighbour’s place in Bombay in the 80s.

       
  10. @v@ (@ava_chandigarh)

    January 28, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Very funny Harv. Hehe. Rishi wore plenty make up even when he was not in drag. Or maybe he had naturally red lips.. who knows.

    All the funny men, Mehmood, IS Johar, Keshto, Johnny Walker were fabulous in drag. Maybe they didnt need to keep up the image of a ‘hero’ so they could be as crazy as they wanted.

     
    • harveypam

      January 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      That is ture one always remembers Rishi’s red lips, doesn’t one? That was his trademark of sorts. I always thought that it was his natural colour. But who knows. Int he 60s every hero worth his salt had this thick pan cake on.
      Yeah the comedians were much more bindass in their drag scenes, most probably they didn’t have the huge weight of ‘hero’ to carry. Particularly Mehmood in his drag scenes! He was fabulous. He also seemed to have a major sympathy for the hijra community, see the above scene with Vinod Rajesh and Kunwara Baap. I think they need whatever sympathy, they can get, though I myself was and am very wary of them when in Bombay.

       
  11. Arunkumar Deshmukh

    January 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    harveypam ji,

    A very interesting collection of drag songs.Well done and congratulations.
    Usually-90% times- the purpose of such songs in the films used to be to make the public laugh heartily.There are songs like this in films since a long time.
    For the benefit of the readers,I would like to mention an unique song,featuring Kishore Kumar and Chand Usmani in film BAAP RE BAAP in 1955.
    Unique in the way that Kishore kumar was a playback singer himself,but he received playback from Rafi in as many as 6 songs,but in this song he gets playback from ASHA BHOSLE.
    The song is ‘ jaane bhi de,chhod ye bahaana….’
    The song and the picturisation is very funny and one can not stop laughing.
    It surely is worth featuring here.
    -Arunkumar Deshmukh

     
  12. harveypam

    January 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Arunji!
    Thanks for your kind words!
    Wow the song jaane bhi de chhod ye bahaana… is wonderful! After you suggested it and I had a look on you tube, the song sounded familiar to me. I had seen it some months back, but I had totally forgotten it. It is interesting in the fact, that it does feature Kishore in a sari but not at all pretending as a woman. So I don’t know if it counts as a drag. But who cares it is funny and KK’s moves and jumps and facial expressions are a hoot! ROTFL!!!
    Thank you very, very much for reminding me of this song!
    The visitors to this blog will surely love it too.
    So, till now this is the earliest song in the list. KK pushes Johnny Walker to come to the first position again!
    Wonder if more men-in-drag songs will come in, which pre-date this one.

    (jaane bhi de chhod ye bahana from Baap re Baap (1955): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4aiBc_N-Y4

     
  13. lomo

    February 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The two other Dara Singh in drag songs,.

    sabse ho alaa meri jaan – The Killers (1969)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScLDrKQgh00)

    haye mere dil pe from Thief of Baghdad (1968)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYeeqVb_bSw)

     
    • harveypam

      February 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Welcome to my blog, lomo!
      You got them right, the D-in-D songs! Congrats!

       
  14. MinaiMinai

    February 2, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Very entertaining post! I enjoyed seeing all these men-in-drag songs and had no idea there were so many! Hilarious. :) My favorite would have to be the Choo Mantar one, probably because it’s the oldest. :) I also have to add the male version of “Choli Ke Peeche” from Khal Nayak which is from a much later Hindi film and doesn’t have men in true “drag” but gets me everytime when Sanjay Dutt tries to mimic Madhuri’s signature leg swings. :)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfVO_F6FQik)

     
    • harveypam

      February 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Welcome to my blog, Minai! I am glad that you liked the post. It is so funny to see men imitating women and do a sort of parody of it. Particularly the jhatkas and mataks! Some just can’t do it.
      Arunkumar Deshmukh has posted a song earlier than the one from Choo Mantar. It is a song from Baap re Baap (1955): jaane bhi de chhod ye bahaana…. It has Kishore kumar up to his old pranks and jumping around and making a nuisance of himself. Hilarious!

      Thanks for the male version of choli ke peechhe kya hai. Didn’t know it. Sanjay Dutt dancing to Madhuri’s moves IS funny! I like particularly the moves by the side-kicks.

       
  15. Chris

    February 4, 2012 at 2:20 am

    I’m sure PRAN also did a song in drag with a child (?) in early 70’s.

     
    • harveypam

      February 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Pran in Drag? Really? That must be interesting! Do you remember more of it? I know he played a hippie with long hair in some film with Kiran Kumar. He in fact had a double role in it. You are not mistaking it for that, are you? I will try to search for it.

       
      • Chris

        February 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

        Here’s one of Pran (film: Raja aur Rana)
        (aji sunte ho, haan sunta hoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvMf-PfOurA)
        but there is another one and Pran is wearing a white sari there.
        wasn’t there a Mrs.Doubtfire remake in India?

         
        • harveypam

          February 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

          Thank you, Chris for this hilarious song! ROTFL!
          I could never imagine Pran in drag. He does it real fine!! And so typical of the 70s it also ends with a call for family planning and having only one child.
          Now, I am real curious which this song is where Pran wears a white sari and from early 70s!

          Yeah there was a Mrs Doubtfire remake in Hindi – Chachi 420. It also has a nice song from the pen of Gulzar, describing the stress the main character has to go through while leading a double life.
          The song is dauda dauda bhaga bhaga sa. I had considered it for my list but since Kamalhassan doesn’t really mouth the song, I didn’t take it in. Here it is:
          (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPTbFNtzkds)

           
  16. Richard S.

    February 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Harvey, sorry I am so late to this very fun post… Not only can I say I have been busy but, also, my computer broke down and was held for a while for repair under the warranty. (So anything you saw by me online for the two weeks before yesterday was on borrowed computers and borrowed time. :) ) Anyway, thank you very much for the comment about my “profound knowledge.” I have, indeed, seen clips of Mumtaz Ali dancing in drag in the 1940s. Now I just have to find out where. But I will get back to it. Also, there is a nice Pakistani film drag scene that I have actually posted in other places. (And chances are very likely that the vocalist was Noor Jehan :) .) Hopefully, I will get back to you on both of these things soon.

     
    • harveypam

      February 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      Yeah, I read it on your blog, that your computer crashed and that you were offline for days. I hope everything is in order again and you haven’t lost any precious songs.
      I am so happy to read that you have indeed seen Mumtaz Ali dancing in drag. I was going thorugh Mehmood’s biography few days back and what I read about him in that sounded very fascinating and tragic. His living together with a man, whom he didn’t tell that he had got married and their life-long friendship…
      I would be very happy if you could find those videos of him again. I will search for them myself again. Do you remember the names of the films by any chance?

      You say there is Pakistani men in drag song as well and sung by Noorjehan? Wow! Looking forward to it!
      Do post them!

       
      • Richard S.

        February 12, 2012 at 7:15 am

        Here we go, Mumtaz Ali dressed as a woman in Shehnai (1947):

        (PEHLI HI MULAQAT MEIN DIL AAPKA HUA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53xvHFLBijg)

         
        • harveypam

          February 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

          Drag queens and butch kings! All in 1947!
          Such a funny song! Lovely!
          The song was worth to see the look of shock on the face of the man in the first row!
          I have to see this movie!
          Thank you, Richard!
          Today is Easter and Christmas together! First Samir posts my farmaish and then you fulfill my other wish! Great Sunday!

           
  17. Lalitha

    February 7, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Here is one of Sheikh Mukhtar in drag, and Kishore Kumar sings to him:

    (suno jana suno jana mere pehloos e mat jaana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7mPDpSsJ2A)

    This is from 1965, so the one from Chhoo Mantar is still the earliest. There is another one of Kishore Kumar, where he sings in both the male and female roles, and acts both roles himself, The song talks of how girls need cosmetics and the latest fashions, but I cannot remember the song for the life of me. It will probably come to me at some odd moment, like the one above, which came when I was driving back from the nursing home tonight. I even have the song on one of my VHS tapes, which I cannot view any more, because I don’t have a VCR any more! Does any one know this song that I am talking about?

     
    • harveypam

      February 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      After I searched under ‘Kishore Kumar singing on fashion’, I found this song at Atul’s site. The song is is duniya me pyaare from Shrimanji (1968), but neither does he sing in a female voice nor dons female clothes, that is why I am not sure if this is the one, which you meant. But there is a junior artiste in drag playing Heer.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wqGBZQ5uMQ)

      The song is a good satire on the consumerist society.

       
      • Lalitha

        February 8, 2012 at 3:39 am

        It is a nice song, but the one I am talking about is a stage song, with Kishore kumar painting one side of his face to look like a girl, and he walks from one side to the other, then when he turns, he is a man again, and I think the girl is waiting to see him in a restaurant (I could be wrong here!). That man was so versatile, he deserved world wide recognition, and it is a pity that Hollywood didn’t know about this talented man. I love the way he sings and dances and struts about in the song you have posted, and then goes about sprinkling talcum powder, talking about the necessity of fashion! Don’t worry, I will keep looking and post it when I find it!

         
        • harveypam

          February 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

          KK was really very versatile! Good that Hollywood didn’t recognsie his talent. This way we had him only for ourselves! :-) If he had gone to Hollwood, we would not have got good songs like chingari koi bhadke and yeh sham mastani or nadiya se dariya! Their loss is our gain!
          Iam sure KK did that with the talcum powder spontaneously. Did you se ehow the juniour artiste was surprised with that move?
          Wonderful guy!

           
  18. harvey

    February 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    This is so funny! Sheikh Mukhtar in drag and KK serenading him! This is a hoot! ROTFL

    Now I am really curious about this song, which you mention with KK singing alternatively in a female and a male voice. I do hope you remember it! I tried searching for it on you tube and in the net, but couldn’t find anything. Maybe you can find someone with a VCR! I know, I sound real desparate, don’t I? What with you, Chris and Richard lalchaoing me with songs! ;-)

    So I see you still have to do your daily trips to the nursing home. I hope and pray that your Dad gets well soon!

     
    • harveypam

      February 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      This reminds me of another song with I. S. Johar in drag, but he doesn’t get to sing in this. It has Jeevan (!) singing praises of I. S. Johar’s beauty. The song: yoon chal na chalo matwali from Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya [1966]
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqFvGg3_g7s)

       
  19. Lalitha

    February 8, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Got it, got it, got it! It is the craziest song ever!

    (suniye suniye aaj kal ke ladkiyon ka program from Ladka Ladki: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkH5u5TuoyE)

     
    • harvey

      February 8, 2012 at 8:47 am

      You got it, yes you got it!
      That is really crazy. It is a long long time since I heard it!!!! :-)
      THanks!

      It is very misogynist AND crazy!

       
  20. Shashi

    February 17, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Aamir Khan did it in “Baazi” (1995) and in recent movies, Riteish Deshmukh did it in “Apna Sapna Money Money” (2006).

    Memsaab would go ballistic if you didn’t include Bhushan Tiwari from Chingari (shot in 1971 but released in 1989) What say, Greta? :-)

     
    • harveypam

      February 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Who is Bhushan Tiwari?
      I think i have missed something!

       
      • Arunkumar Deshmukh

        February 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

        harvepam ji,
        BHUSHAN TIWARI was the son of Ramayan Tiwari the original Bad man of Hindi films.Like his father,Bhooshan was also a Badman in 75 Hindi and 30 Bhojpuri films. Bhooshan Tiwari had 4 sons,but none of them are in films.
        -Arunkumar Deshmukh

         
        • harvey

          February 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

          Thank you, Arunji!
          I will have to check them both out. I presume that the father-son pair is represented in Greta’s artist gallery.
          It is always amazing to see how much you know of history of Hindi cinema. Have you also published any books on it?

           
          • Arunkumar Deshmukh

            February 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

            harvey ji,
            Thanks for your kind appreciation.
            I never thought of writing a book.
            -Arunkumar Deshmukh

             
            • harveypam

              February 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

              Arunji! You never thought of writing a book?
              What about this immense knowledge you have. It will all be lost if you don’t give it to the next generation in a book form or something similar. Sorry, if I sound too fresh. I hope you do consider this option.

               
            • Arunkumar Deshmukh

              February 25, 2012 at 5:40 am

              harvey ji,
              Similar advices were given to me by many friends and it is gathering strength in my mind.
              only the other day,one reader had suggested that I publish a book of the 300 old,obscure and less known films,the details (story,cast,stories behind their making,anecdotes etc) of which I have given in Atul ji’s blog so far,spreading the over 200 other comments which I have written, on diff. film related topics, in between them.
              This is a suggestion which can be considered.
              Thanks for your motivation.
              -Arunkumar Deshmukh

               
              • harveypam

                February 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

                Arunji,
                That is a very good idea. Maybe you can pepper it with info about supporting actors as well. That is if time and space allows it.
                don’t forget to inform us of it! ;-)
                As soon as I get my hands on it I will review it on my blog.
                Arunji that is a big service for the Hindi cinema as well as for its fans.

                 
    • kd

      March 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Shreyas Talpade and Javed Jaffery have don drag in Paying Guests.

       
      • harveypam

        March 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        Yeah, they looked quite good in it!

         
  21. harveypam

    February 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    (dil dena buri bala hai from Raffoo Chakkar (1975): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5C2JHVH4vM)

     
  22. yoman

    February 22, 2012 at 6:26 am

    (gori mujhko hua hai pyar from Jangal Me Mangal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H-uwzvnfkQ&feature=related)
    the other video of pran in drag in a white saree!..

     
    • harveypam

      February 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks yoman!
      I would never have found it by myself.
      That is a funny one!
      It not only has Pran in drag but also Kiran Kumar. I couldn’t recognise the other two men.

       
  23. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

    can you imagine sanjay dutt in drag??..lol..here it is

    (Film: Mera Faisala Song:O Allah Meri Laag Bacchana Sara Zamana; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7WNxUvryVo)

     
    • harveypam

      February 23, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      We had Sanjay Dutt in drag above. The song was Choli ke peechhe kya hai. Here he looks totally different. This song was totally new for me although I had seen a still from this song somewhere.
      Thanks yoman!

       
  24. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    lol…there are loads and loads of them….here is sharukh and ranbir at recent 51st filmfare awards 2011

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxfyiTxVfDA)

     
  25. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    govinda in aunty no 1 did a hilarious job!..

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijRRyLuNbL4)

     
  26. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    This one is hilarious …kadar khan and shakti kapoor ..lol
    (Eena Meena Deeka (1994): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmu8mS-CX84&feature=related)

     
  27. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    And , how about this?!!, Anupam kher!…hahaha
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KROd-B62fcc)

     
    • harvey

      February 23, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      I knew about SRK and Ranbir at the FF awards, but the rest were new for me. Quite funny!
      :-D
      Anupam Kher is superb in everything he does!

       
      • kd

        March 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

        You cal also add Sameer Dattani’s drag act in “Dhoom Dhadaka”

         
        • harveypam

          March 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

          I tried to look for it on you tube, but couldn’t find it. Thanks for the info.

           
  28. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    lol..i guess we are done wid this stuff, because am not seeing any interest from anyone here for the remaining videos i posted, well, like you ppl ,actors in drag have always had me too in splits!..and i often keep looking for such stuff!..:P…yoman from india!..:)

     
    • harvey

      February 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Just because nobody is writing comments, it doesn’t mean that nobody is watching them yoman! :-)
      Many just enjoy in silence!
      So if you further find any videos with men in drag from hindi cinema, do post them here. I from my side would enjoy it for sure! Thanks for your research!

       
    • pacifist

      February 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      No, no!!! I’m sure many like me are watching.
      They are funny.
      Anupam Kher is the best. :)

       
      • harveypam

        February 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

        :-)
        How nice of you to say that!

         
  29. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    haha…thanks for the encouragment people!..:P…after such kind of researchs..whos gonna say am a software engineer whos gnna embark upon the mba career now!..:P..anwys ..here you go…villian rajnith in drag…and a very funny dance he did!..:P,..lol

     
    • harvey

      February 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      being a software engineer doesn’t exclude watching hindi film songs with men in drag. so there!

       
  30. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    (Film: Sharaabi, Ranjit in drag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wvxUN7A_wI)

     
  31. yoman

    February 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    what you guys do??..the blog owner seems to be a total bollywood movie buff!!

     
    • harvey

      February 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      khuda ke bande hai, khuda ka kaam karte hain.

       
  32. yoman

    February 24, 2012 at 6:29 am

    IS johar and rajinder nath

    (hame to maar diya kasti topiwalo ne from Nasbandi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HbTQR8Ib6k&feature=related)

     
    • harvey

      February 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Leave alone the song, I hadn’t even heard of the film.
      Lovely, It seems that I. S. Johar loved to be in drag!
      lol

       
  33. yoman

    February 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    lol..okay harvey!….well just for a change…this one is not from bollywood , its from tollywood!(haha..tamil cinema..:P)…..anyone remmbr aishwarya’s first movie??……it was calld JEANS….she had a south costar PRASHANTH in that movie, and he is the one in drag here in a tamil movie of his…posting this one because this is actuly one of the best performances i have ever seen by any male actor in female role!…heres a song frm the movie!,,tell me hows it!
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkSqbP256gs)

     
    • harvey

      February 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      He does the act good. It is as perfect as the one by Aamir. If I understand right, he is acting pregnant right? Funny! Wonder about the context in the film!

       
  34. yoman

    February 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    how old are you people?…you all seem to much be elder to me!…is it?..:P

     
    • harvey

      February 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      :-D
      Old! Very Old!

       
  35. yoman

    February 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    ohh ..okay ..i shall try to behave more decently and properly from now on!…i kind of got that impression after seeing the majority of videos posted here earlier..!…sorry if i misbehaved in any way!…this one is a marathi movie video , but it has Sachin pilgaonkar(satte pe satta fame) and comedian Laxmikant berder(hum aapke hain kaun fame!..)……….Am not sure about the earlier , but this one is related to pregnanacy !…berde is pregnanat!..:P..lol

     
    • harvey

      February 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      No, yoman. You didn’t misbehave at all.
      Just be your normal self!

       
  36. yoman

    February 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    here is the video

    (kuni tari yenar yenar ga from Asi Hi Banva Banvi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwxu4S-BLck&feature=related)

     
  37. harveypam

    February 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    That was funny! What with Berde dancing in the middle of the song! Sachin, Laxmikant Berde and Ashok Saraf were often seen in the Marathi movies of the late 80s and the 90s, weren’t they? I think I have seen Dhoom Dhadaka. It was a remake of Pyar Kiye Jaa.

     
  38. SK

    February 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Asrani in Uljan , Chunkey Pandey in Lottrey, chk songs

     
    • harveypam

      February 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      thanks for the info, sk. what is chk?

       
      • yoman

        February 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm

        Harvey, it means check* i guess…:P

         
  39. yoman

    February 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    well, this one is having a number of drag acts , notable being Salman khan in jaaneman movie , and shahrukh in Duplicate movie. Dont get mislead by the name of the video , it doesnt have akshay kumar anywher in drag!..:P..though akshay has done it once in the movie khiladi !..but i cudnt find the video of that one!..

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO_nr9q8Dk4)

     
  40. harvey

    February 26, 2012 at 12:04 am

    That was funny!
    from which movie was the last scene from?

     
  41. SK

    February 27, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Asrani in Uljan , Chunkey Pandey in Lottrey, check the songs in both the movies.

     
  42. SK

    February 28, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Try to search movies of Chunkey Pandey , in that you will get Loterey, in one of the songs you can check. Others is Sunney Deol in a scene from the movie “Izzat Ki RotI” and Anil Kapoor in the movie ” Jhoot bole Kava Kate” a movie of Hrikesh Mukherjee.

     
  43. SK

    February 28, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Few more, Shekhar Suman in the movie ” Chor Machaye Shor” in diffrent characters andi in the movie “Thelka” , Nasseriuddin Shah, Aditya Pancholi and Javed Jhafery in bikknins

     
  44. yoman

    February 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    nice harvey!..:)..these two songs ver totally new for me!…yea SK, naseeruddin in tehelka was an interesting one ..tho i cudnt find on youtube, but i have watched the scene…well…here is anoder one of chunkey pandey(lol, people are talking about chunkey ..haha)…..this one has got chunkey as well as two other actors in drag, they are often seen on tv!

    (Chunkey Pandey and Rakesh Bedi in drag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vsK7ZpR8oU)

     
    • harvey

      February 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      This is the first time I am hearing about this film. I recognised only the guy in the pink dress. It is Rakesh Bedi, who was in the serial Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi

       
  45. yoman

    February 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    this is shekhar suman..though there are multiple drag acts of him in d movie..this one is quite funny!

     
  46. yoman

    February 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

     
    • harvey

      February 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      that was funny. but the loud comedy can only be consumed in small doses! :-)

       
  47. yoman

    February 28, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    please sumone post the sunny deol one!…it wud be totally new!…:D

     
    • harvey

      February 28, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      sunny deol is one guy, I can’t imagine in drag.

       
  48. yoman

    February 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    the one in red is chunkey , and the other one is inderkumar, am sure you would have seen him somewher…he was there in salman’s wanted too…dont confuse with indrakumar the director…hez inderkumar!..

     
  49. harvey

    February 28, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I thought it was inder kumar, since I checked at imdb for the cast, but I wasn’t sure if I knew him! Thanks for the clarification about inder and indra kumar.

     
  50. yoman

    February 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    this one is hillarious…its paresh rawal aftrall!,,.watch it from 1.04!…scene frm a nice movie mohra! , raveena tandon looked so pretty in the movie!..:)..lol..yea..even i am findin difficult to belive that sunny paaji actuly did a drag!..:P

     
  51. SK

    February 29, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Sunney Deol in the movie ” Izzat Ki Roti” in youtube, i think so its part 10, it a shot in resturant.

     
  52. harvey

    February 29, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for the tip, SK! Got it. Wonder who is dubbing for him?
    Begins at 3:00.
    (Sunny Deol in drag in Izzat Ki Roti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2y02AebL6Y)

     
  53. yoman

    February 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    haha ..its true!..sunny paajio in darg ..lol..awsum !..

     
    • harveypam

      February 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      He looks exactly like Dara Singh, when he is in drag! :-D

       
  54. SK

    March 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Check the movie “Jhoot bole Kava kate” in which Anil Kapoor becomes a lady, its mostly in the second half of the movie.

     
  55. SK

    March 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    other movie of Govinda is “Chotte Sarkar” , “Shola aur Shabnam” and “Raja Babu” and Amjad Khan in the movie “Pataal Bharavi”

     
  56. harveypam

    March 5, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Here is the one from Pataal Bhairavi. Not very amusing, it is the normal 80s fare
    (Amjad Khan in drag: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GosG73G-zQw)

     
  57. MV

    March 6, 2012 at 6:44 am

    here’s srk in tripati, akshay, saif and tehelka n lot more desi girls..
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1ap4nEnzs8)

    i remember a 90’s movie with a villain in drag, not good though. i guess it was one of the “khans” or akshay but not sure.. he had big eyes n he kils someone by seducing, lol… anyone?

     
    • harvey

      March 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      That was a whole variety of hindi heroes in drag.

      “he had big eyes n he kils someone by seducing, lol” :-D

       
  58. yoman

    March 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Some nice and new videos!..good work!..here is hrithik roshan as juliet!…:P,,not a proper drag but the act is funny!..:)..watch it from 6.28

    (Na Tum Jaano Na Hum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRvO56jxTI8&feature=related)

     
    • harveypam

      March 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      That was cute and funny. You do come up with some good ones, yoman!

       
  59. yoman

    March 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    And its actuly very short..just for few seconds!..

     
  60. yoman

    March 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    thanx harvey !..:)…heres another short one…watch it from 5.49…..its having chandrachud singh, johnny lever, and govinda’s cousin in full drag….just for few seconds from 5.49!…

    (Song from Film Aamdhani Athani Kharcha Rupaiya; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33jwKHAWLMc&feature=related)

     
    • harveypam

      March 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Had never even heard of this song. Though the title was a song in the 50s or 60s.

       
  61. yoman

    March 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    wonder where chandrachud has disappeared!..:P…i hope people know him here…!

     
  62. harveypam

    March 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I know him from Maachis, then I think he acted in some film Aishwarya Rai and then… kya pata kya huwa?

     
  63. yoman

    March 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    this one is having naveen nischol in drag …this was rekha as well as naveen’s first movie Savan bhadon(1970)…..enjoy

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bj2KAmV9rE)

     
    • harvey

      March 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Where did you find this?
      Navin Nischol in drag! He can’t dance to save his life, can he? ROTFL!!!!!
      really funny!
      I knew the film, but the song was unknown to me.
      Thanks for this discovery, yoman!
      You have an encyclopaedic knowledge on this topic!

       
  64. yoman

    March 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    watch it from 3.53

     
  65. yoman

    March 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Hhaha…i told you harvey that i keep looking for such stuff every now and then!..:P..one of my favourite pass time on internet!..wierd no??..:P..but thats the way it is….this is one is having ashutosh rana and vijay raj(delhi belly fame) in drag playing the roles of enuchs

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD5OzMMJ42I&feature=related)

     
    • harveypam

      March 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      I don’t know both of them since I hardly watch any new films. But this video is funny. The very name of the film sounds like a name of a drag queen. Or is it a serial?

       
  66. yoman

    March 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Before stumbling upon this blog, i was in an impression that i have seen almost every drag act/scene in bollywood history, but many new videos (especially old ones of dara singh nd all) made me realize that i had missed some of the most funniest and interesting ones!..:D… i have even extended my search to hollywood too..lol..and i can post whole lot of videos from hollywood ..:D..but lets keep this one to bollywood only….yea that one is a movie named shabnam mausi based on the real life story of a enuch with the same name who became a politcal leader in india!

     
    • harveypam

      March 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you, yoman. That is very nice of you to say that. It is good to see that people who come here get to see something new and in turn when people leave their comments, I learn somehting new! Thanks to this blog, I have got to listen to many new songs and hear more facts!
      Shabnam Mausi sounds very interesting. Maybe I can get a VCD of it, when I am in India. Thanks for the info.

       
  67. SK

    March 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Sadashivrao Amrapurkar in the movie ” Hum Hai Kaamal Ke” one song, you can check on youtube.

     
    • harveypam

      March 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      I couldn’t find the scene. :-(

       
  68. SK

    March 12, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Name of the movie is ” Hum hai kaamal ke” in this movie there is song in which Sadashivrao Amrapurkar , becomes a lady. its a movie of Kader Khan, Anupam Kher and Sadashivrao Amrapurka. you can check in you tube with the name “Hum hai kamal ke , songs.

     
  69. SK

    March 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

    just type in youtube ” Hum haiN kamaal ke – Part 6″

     
    • harveypam

      March 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Got it, thank you!
      You are contributing a lot to this growing collection of men in drag! :-)

       
  70. MV

    March 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    “yaar gaddar part 11″ that’s what i was talking about

     
    • harveypam

      March 30, 2012 at 9:52 am

      I will check it! Thank you! :-)

       
  71. SK

    April 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Have not posted any songs or scence……

     
    • harveypam

      April 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      I couldn’t find any. If I do I’ll surely post.

       
  72. yoman

    April 16, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Well, cudnt find anythng worth all this while except for this rajnikanth video!…watch it frm 2.30!..it wud have been a lot convincing without the mouschtche!,..:P…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6IWIJSnotg&feature=watch_response

    you know you have watched all drag acts in bollywood when you have seen even naveen nischol in drag…!…:D..

     
    • harveypam

      April 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Well, well, rajni in drag is surely a sight. What a pity that it is so short.
      Navin Nischol in drag, that sounds funny! Where?

       
    • yoman

      April 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      I know hez more known for his singing skills..!…but he did try his hands in acting too..(both his films were utter flop tho..:P)…but he does well in a comedy skit here…heres sonu nigam at an awards function!. doing three different drag acts!….,,
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxoRD5EC4oQ…….)

       
  73. yoman

    April 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    harvey ji…i was just talking about the that sawan bhado video. tht i posted above..:)..

     
    • harveypam

      April 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      How could I forget that! Sorry!

       
  74. SK

    April 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

    just type in youtube ” Hum haiN kamaal ke – Part 6″

     
  75. pacifist

    April 24, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I just remembered this song (dekh idhar dekh tera dhyaan kidhar hai) from bewaqoof.

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4re4IxkYG4)

     
    • harveypam

      April 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

      Hilarious! Completely mad this song!
      I. S. Johar did seem to love to dress up!
      The song is completely new for me. Have never ever heard of the song nor the name of the movie.
      Thank you, pacifist for making me laugh before going to sleep!
      thanks!

       
  76. SK

    April 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Can check new movie Mayamonini, its a Malyalam movie,

     
  77. SK

    April 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

    yes name of the movie is “Mayamonini”, its a Malyalam movie, you can check on youtube.

     
  78. tinku

    May 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Javed Jaffery in Mr. Shrimati & Kumar Gaurav in either Phool or Teri Kasam have done drag. can anyone upload their video.

     
  79. yoman

    May 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    .got this song from mr.srimati having jaffery in drag…did not get the kumar gaurav one…javed jaffery also appeared in drag in a recent m,ovie called :paying guest…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POMk5rjXFNo

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      I also tried to see if I could find anything with Kumar Gaurav in it but couldn’t find anything. Thanks for the Mr. Srimati song. It was nice to see Tabassum after such a long time!

       
  80. tinku

    May 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Harish in drag in telugu movie Oho naa Pellanda and in Hindi movie Raavan Raaj & Gaddar.

     
  81. SK

    May 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Can watch this one, Sachin Pilgaonkar, in drag in a TV show, doing a Marathi dance (Lavni), type this on Youtube “Eka Peksha Ek Apsara Aali April 21 ’11 – Sachin Pilgaonkar”

     
  82. SK

    May 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Harveypam, I think so you have the largest and the best collection of Men in Drag on NET. keep it up and keep posting. Good luck….

     
  83. Michele

    May 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm

     
    • harveypam

      May 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Yoman has posted a song from this film above. Thanks for posting the whole film here, Michele! It looks like as if the drag part begins very early in the film.

       
  84. Michele

    May 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm

     
    • harveypam

      May 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      I don’t understand Telugu, but it looks as if the film is based on similar lines like Biwi Aur Makaan, where four bachelors are searching for a flat in Hyderabad and have to disguise themselves as a family.
      Funny!
      Thank you Michele!
      The drag sequence begins at 09.00

       
  85. Michele

    May 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

     
    • harveypam

      May 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      I neither knew of this film nor did I ever hear this song!
      Thanks Michelle!
      The Govinda-in-drag song starts at 08:30 in the above clip

       
  86. yoman

    May 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    woah!..that was quite a new collection by michelle!.thanks..jeetendra one was totally new…although i have seen govinda many a times in drag, but this one was new!…and IS johar was new too!…i have seen chitra bhalare and anaghazan both..those are some of the greatest work in this prticular field!..:P..and i couldnt agree with SK more…this has to be the greatest collection of indian actors in drag ever!

     
    • harveypam

      May 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Michele surely has provided us with completely new fodder! :-)

       
  87. SK

    May 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

    South star CHIRANJEEVI in lady getup. can type “Chiranjeevi in Lady Getup” and try …..

     
  88. tinku

    May 12, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Upload Harish’s video from Oho naa Pellanda and Raavan Raaj

     
  89. Michele

    May 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlxR2214k6M)

    Famous Marathi Actor Dilip Prabhavalkar (at 01:02:30)

     
  90. Michele

    May 13, 2012 at 1:27 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyXVD8CBdA4)

    Dilip Prabhavalkar (in a Marathi play: Vasuchi Sasu)

     
    • harveypam

      May 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      I saw this on DD long long long time back! It is one of the best remakes of Charlie’s Aunt! I once saw Laxminkant Bherde in the auntie’s role in Bombay.

       
      • harveypam

        May 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        Sorry, I got confused. I thought this was Moruchi Mausi!

         
  91. Michele

    May 13, 2012 at 1:31 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia8jJWrw1vk&feature=relmfu)

    Sachin in Marathi Movie (Ashi Hi Banva Banvi)

     
    • harveypam

      May 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      This looks like the Marathi remake of Biwi aur Makaan! Very funny! I will surely watch all the parts of the film when I have more time. I am bookmarking it!

       
  92. Michele

    May 13, 2012 at 1:38 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahBCRh54hKM)

    Harish in Gaddar on 1.39 second of this video

     
    • harveypam

      May 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Tinku requeste dthis one too. Today both of his request are fulfilled!

       
  93. Michele

    May 13, 2012 at 1:39 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk4vkPPno6A)
    Harish (in Raavan Raaj)

     
    • harveypam

      May 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      So you found the video which tinku requested! He will surely be happy!

       
  94. Michele

    May 13, 2012 at 1:53 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6skxuO-B-OQ)
    Mahendra Sandhu and Amjad Khan in Paanch Qaidi
    (Song: Dil kaise sambhalo ge lala)

     
    • harveypam

      May 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      Quite amusing, this song!
      Above all I was fascinated by the playback for Amjad Khan. That was indeed a beautiful voice!
      I had heard about this film, but never ever heard this song, at least as far as I remember!

       
      • harveypam

        May 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        Do you know by any chance who the playback singers are?

         
  95. Michele

    May 13, 2012 at 1:55 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es1t8fEU74w)

    Shakti Kapoor in Maidan e jung shakti plays Kadar khan’s love intrest in half of the movie

     
    • harveypam

      May 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Wearing women’s clothes doesn’t help much in Making Shakti Kappor look any good, does it?
      Do you mean to say that KK and SK carry on this game throughout the film?

       
    • harveypam

      May 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Thank you for all the clips, Michele!
      You have enriched the collection here!

       
  96. mehta

    May 13, 2012 at 2:25 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZDmWL5X-6s)

    Sharman Joshi & Saahil Khan from 1:26:00 onwards.
    (Film: Style) (full movie)

     
  97. Michele

    May 14, 2012 at 4:17 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YyPyqV3SNg)
    vivek Mushran in Manchala

     
  98. yoman

    May 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    wow…awsum work there by mischelle..mostly new ones!..:)….well, i guess most of you have seen these two funny adds of aamir long back…..just thought of sharing it…no wonder he is mr .perfectionist!…this one having aamir as an indian bahu…coke add!….

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMIKIRnsZvg)

     
  99. yoman

    May 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G1x_BAdrcA)
    this ones having aamir as both husband and wife..tata sky add

     
    • harveypam

      May 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      I knew both the ads, but it is a pleasure to watch them again and again!
      Thanks yoman!

       
  100. tinku

    May 15, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Good Work by Michelle. if anyone can ad the video of Shashi Kapoor in drag in movie “shankardada’ and Shreyas Talpade from the movie ‘Bombay to Bangkok’

     
  101. Michele

    May 16, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    here is a kanadda movie called masala

    Masala is a fun-filled film with dashes of action, songs and romance. Three friends, land in trouble on a murder charge. This film is about how they will escape from the prison and forced to hole up in ladies hostel, and how they will get out from the murder charge on them.Don’t forget to visit ShemarooKannada for more such Hot Movies

    Cding by four heros starts in middle of the movie and continues till the end

     
  102. Michele

    May 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Scene from a telugu movie
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yosp39VHPmo)

     
  103. Michele

    May 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

     
  104. Michele

    May 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

     
  105. Michele

    May 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Another Rajendra Prasad movie Madam full movie he is in lady getup

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rksfs-fcVSU&feature=related)

     
  106. Michele

    May 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    http://www.filmshowonline.net/videos/90736/

    Olu Saar Bari Olu another kannada movie

     
  107. Michele

    May 16, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Navvule Navvulu – Pruthvi & Anju Asrani

    I cant find the link but in this movie pruthvi is full movie lady role

     
    • harveypam

      May 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Thank you Michele for allt he links, They all sound to be very interesting, but I don’t understand much of Telugu or Kannada.

       
      • Michele

        May 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

        its ok dear the language men in drag is common, these were interesting links so i thought it would be good idea to add them

         
  108. Michele

    May 17, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Here is Vinod Mehra in Parday Kay Pecchay Dancing

     
    • harveypam

      May 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      I have included this song above in my list, Michele!
      Thanks for it all the same!

       
    • harveypam

      May 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      This has also beena lready posted, Michele, thank you!

       
  109. Michele

    May 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm

     
  110. Michele

    May 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzAmhkUiDC0)

    Ashish Chowdhary in Double Dhaamal (full movie)

     
  111. Michele

    May 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Javed Jaffery in Mr. Shrimati full movie cding

     
    • harveypam

      May 20, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      This also has been posted, that is why I will delete this, otherwise it takes too long to upload this page.

       
    • harveypam

      May 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      a new version! nicely made!

       
  112. michele

    May 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

     
    • harveypam

      May 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Mehmood seems to go often in drag! Had totally forgotten about this!

       
  113. yoman

    May 20, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Once again great work by michelle…to add to sachin’s list…here is another one..a short add ….where he is in drag..
    (Sachin in drag in REd Label Dust Tea ad.)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7QQTSt73jY&feature=related)

     
  114. michele

    May 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    http://www.filmshowonline.net/videos/91934/

    Jagdeep doing a mujra with Jeetendra in Dil aur Deewar in 1he.39 minutes

     
    • harveypam

      May 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Didn’t know about this film, the scene begins at 1:26.

       
  115. harveypam

    May 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks to Richard S. here is Yakub doing inhi logon ne in Aabroo (1943)

     
  116. Michele

    May 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkllzMO8fKQ)

    Harish in Oho Naa Pellanta

     
  117. Michele

    May 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm

     
  118. michele

    May 22, 2012 at 1:26 am

     
  119. tinku

    May 22, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Michelle is doing good work. keep it up

     
  120. tinku

    May 23, 2012 at 11:17 am

    hey michelle you can also add drag act of Naseer, Javed Jaffery and Aditya Pancholi from the movie “Tehelka’

     
    • harveypam

      May 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Michelle does provide us with some good videos, doesn’t she?

       
  121. Michele

    May 25, 2012 at 5:09 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcZCvWUOy1k&feature=relmfu)

    Jagdeep in Sas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

     
  122. Michele

    May 25, 2012 at 5:12 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4E75nRrYAA)

    Bhramchari see jagdeep at excatly on 1.08 hrs

     
    • harveypam

      May 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      It is funny, again the same mode of tricking Dhumal to get to his daughter. It looks like Mehmood didn’t have dates.
      Thank you Michele!

       
  123. tinku

    May 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Well no updates on this blog from last 4-5 days.

     
    • harveypam

      May 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      see tinku! michele has posted new videos especially for you!

       
  124. tinku

    May 30, 2012 at 8:14 am

    thanks michele and harveypam. carry on

     
  125. Michele

    June 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3HWy057Zyc)
    This is a very old malayalam movie where multiple heroes acted as female for a song special item is Prem Nazir see the vido on 3.55 minutes

     
  126. Michele

    June 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    hindi movie yaara dildara hero and multiple actors as hijras

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQsN8Bcr2kE&feature=relmfu)

     
  127. harveypam

    June 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you Michele for the funny videos. The Malayalam sequence was new for me and also the song from Yaara-Dildaara, though I couldn’t recognise the hijras. Any idea who they are? I delete the 5 Rifles song since it is included above.

     
  128. tinku

    June 4, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Surprsingly no one has uploaded the famous and one of the best drag act by Vishwajeet in the song Kajra Mohabbat Wala from the movie “Kismet”

     
    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      It is in the list, tinku!

       
  129. Michele

    June 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCNwe0_tKe0)
    Mehmood in drag in Tum Say Acha Kaun hai

     
    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      It is fun to watch this everytime!

       
  130. Michele

    June 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm


    V Gopal with mehmood in badla

     
    • harveypam

      June 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Is that V. Gopal?
      Funny!

       
      • michele

        June 6, 2012 at 1:52 am

        yes that is late actor v gopal

         
  131. michele

    June 6, 2012 at 1:54 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njo4KNJumRc&feature=related)
    South indian actor Vishal – Dia Dia Dole- avan ivan

     
  132. michele

    June 6, 2012 at 1:56 am

    VIVEK AS FEMALE COMEDY SCENE IN GURU NAMMALU

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VWe3HRwj5o&feature=related)

     
  133. michele

    June 6, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Actor Vivek dressed as female in HD Double meaning super comedy part 4 THE CLIMAX
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2DGNAgJeko&feature=related)

     
  134. michele

    June 6, 2012 at 2:06 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUiuLTMZk8&feature=related)
    kandhasamy vikram in lady getup tamil movie

     
  135. tinku

    June 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I think michelle is having the biggest drag collection. He is enriching this blog day by day. Good Work Michelle

     
  136. SK

    June 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Its a Malyalam moview ” Maya Mohini” actor Dileep, can check the link on youtube Malayalam Film “Maya Mohini Song Ullil Kothi Vidarum HQ Cinema Petti “

     
  137. gaddeswarup

    June 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Related. There seems to be a case of aman playing a woman’s role. From

    http://dawn.com/2012/06/06/must-twice-be-as-nice/

    “…in 1917, Anna Salunkhe ended up played the first double-role in Indian films. No, this wasn’t the tale of good brother/bad brother, or the meek one saved by the braver. Salunkhe actually set the bar very high by playing both the roles of Ram and Seeta in Lanka Dahan (1917). “

     
    • harveypam

      June 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      That is an interesting anecdote, gaddeswarup!
      I think Anna Salunkhe was the first man in drag in Indian cinema. He played Taramati to Raja Harishchandra in the first feature film of Indian cinema.

       
  138. Michele

    June 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

     
  139. Michele

    June 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

     
  140. Michele

    June 7, 2012 at 6:09 pm

     
  141. Michele

    June 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0MyyiS8pIg&feature=related)
    Chandini in Tamasha Chhodham Randi

     
  142. Michele

    June 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm

     
  143. harveypam

    June 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Wonderful new videos, michele!
    I deleted the sachin video, since it is featured here as it is.
    The others are funny.

     
  144. Michele

    June 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxbB6v9tHAU)
    Dara Singh and Mehmood in drag as hijras in Guru Suleman Chela Phelwan

     
  145. Michele

    June 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zWR5XUPt0I)
    Movie Darmiyaan – Actor Arif Zakaria he plays a hijra in the entire movie

     
  146. SK

    June 9, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Michele , good collection ,you can upload ,Its a Malyalam moview ” Maya Mohini” actor Dileep, can check the link on youtube Malayalam Film “Maya Mohini Song Ullil Kothi Vidarum HQ Cinema Petti “

     
  147. michele

    June 11, 2012 at 12:41 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPrl0JghpIw)
    Movie Naami Chor – Various actors dressed in lady getup

     
  148. michele

    June 11, 2012 at 1:07 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=722raCqhky0)
    Aslam Khan & Nauheed Cyrusi in drag in the new movie Rafoochakkar

     
  149. michele

    June 11, 2012 at 1:08 am

     
  150. michele

    June 11, 2012 at 1:11 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqLTBmpcDJk)
    News flash of Shahid Kapoor in drag in Milenge Milenge

     
  151. tinku

    June 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    hey Michelle you can also add Govinda’s drag act from the movies Coolie No.1, Shola aur Shabnam, Dulaara, Chhote sarkar and u should also add venkatesh’s drag act from the movie telugu movie Bodyguard

     
  152. michele

    June 12, 2012 at 1:17 am

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfC9j3OzdGg&feature=fvwrel)
    Govinda in drag at 6:10 in Shola Aur Shabnam

     
  153. michele

    June 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

     
  154. harveypam

    June 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    interesting videos, michele, thanky ou!

     
  155. tinku

    June 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

    hey Michelle You can upload Sharman’s drag act from the movie Golmaal and also the drag scene from the movie Golmaal Returns where all the four heroes appear in drag.

     
  156. SK

    June 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

    HARVEYPAM ,you can upload actor Dileep,Its a Malyalam moview ” Maya Mohini” , can check the link on youtube Malayalam Film “Maya Mohini Song Ullil Kothi Vidarum HQ Cinema Petti “

     
  157. michele

    June 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB4Lm0FxAOs)
    Golmaal returns (full movie)

     
  158. michele

    June 15, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uDDEwlnTEI)
    Rakesh Roshan in Aap Ke Deewane

     
  159. michele

    June 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi64H4yKpXY&feature=relmfu)
    Rakesh Roshan in drag in Aap Ke Deewane

     
    • harveypam

      June 16, 2012 at 12:03 am

      aap ke deewane videos were hilarious!

       
  160. michele

    June 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7GwSIdQ4y8&feature=mv_sr)
    Hum hain Kamal Ke (full movie) – Sadashiv asa bai

     
  161. michele

    June 18, 2012 at 4:05 am

     
  162. michele

    June 18, 2012 at 4:23 am

     
  163. tinku

    June 21, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I think now michelle is running out of new videos. Nowadays less videos are uploaded on this blog. Michelle you can add videos from the movies like Golmaal (New) (Sharman Joshi), Coolie No.1 (Govinda & Harish), Dhoom Dhadaka (Samir Dattani), Hum Tum pe Marte hain (Johny Lever), Teri Kasam (Kumar Gaurav)

     
  164. michele

    June 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

     
    • Narayan

      October 10, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Hi Michele, Nice collection. But where is comedy star GOPE? I seen GOPE was dressed as a lady in a song but not remember movie and song..somebody remember…?

       
  165. michele

    June 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiglwdF50gQ)
    Song: Munne ki Amma
    Rajendranath in Tum Haseen Main Jawan

     
  166. michele

    June 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

     
  167. michele

    June 22, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jjar3m3KpA)
    Jagdeep in Jaani Dushman old (at 1 he and 42 min point_

     
  168. michele

    June 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

     
    • harveypam

      June 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you for the many videos michele!
      To ease the page download I have put the link in brackets. The embedded videos made it very difficult to download the page. Thus answering the comments has become much easier that way.

       
  169. michele

    June 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm

     
  170. michele

    June 24, 2012 at 8:18 pm

     
  171. michele

    June 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    (Chor Machaye Shor 2002: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOCSy7eWzb0&feature=fvwrel)
    Shekhar Suman

     
  172. tinku

    June 27, 2012 at 7:28 am

    hey Michelle, Teri Kasam video is not playing. can u upload another video for the same

     
  173. yoman

    June 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    well awsum work by michelle…had been off for quite a long time…am back with few new videos…this one is having johnny lever in full drag ..watch it at 5.20
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73eQx85IiGc&feature=fvst)

     
  174. yoman

    June 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    tv artist of jassi jaisi koi nahi fame and comedian gaurav gera often appears in drag…here is one of his many videos that can be found on net…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJJoGtG184o&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL490E33553EF75A6E

    how are you harvey?..:D

     
    • harveypam

      June 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      I’m just in awe of this huge collection! :-)

       
  175. yoman

    June 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    haha…harvey in my opinion this blog of yours contains the largest bollywood drag video collection on internet..!..:)…just struck with this hindi movie “army” scene that i saw long back…luckily i found the movie on internet…not that great though…its having bhojpuri superstar ravi kishan in full drag for a brief period…watch it from 55.36!..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAqKvkmIl20

     
  176. yoman

    June 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Posting this one not because of govinda but because of monish behl, we have already seen so much of govinda in drag, this ones having serious actor monish behl in drag for a brief time., he doesnt look that great though but the scene is funny from the movie aunty no1,,….watch it from 6.01…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuEFprAz36U

     
  177. tinku

    July 2, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Can anyone upload the video of Shashi Kapoor in Drag from the movie “Shankardada” and Rishi Kapoor’s drag act from “Shriman Aashiq”.

     
    • michele

      July 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Shriman Aashi2 I posted long backut shasi kpoor sog ca find

       
  178. yoman

    July 2, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    i guess shriman ashiq rishi kapoor hasnt been posted here….here it is….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbeft0a7dPs&feature=relmfu

     
  179. yoman

    July 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    i too desperately wanna watch shashi kapoor one in shankar dada!…have just seen a still , a pic of that song with shashi in full drag in google images…you can type shashi kapoor in drag in google images…but really wanna watch the whole song!..searchd a lot but couldnt find it!..:(

     
  180. tinku

    July 5, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Well you can also add drag acts from some old TV serials like “Dil Vil Pyar Vyar” (Sony TV), “Hum Sub Ek Hain” (Sony TV), “Dekh Bhai Dekh”, “Mrs. Tendulkar” (Sab TV)..

     
  181. michele

    July 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXsU5Vtij4&feature=related)
    Ek hazaron mein mere behna hai (episode 42) Monday 28th November 2011 PART 2 Daboo dressed as bua ji

     
  182. michele

    July 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm

     
  183. michele

    July 5, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    (Lagwadi Raja Jee Humra lahanga mein meter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQKZnomv0yM&feature=related)

     
  184. michele

    July 8, 2012 at 12:16 am


    Tamil movie

     
  185. michele

    July 8, 2012 at 11:24 pm


    Harish and johnylever

     
  186. michele

    July 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm


    queens destiny of dance

     
  187. michele

    July 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm

     
  188. michele

    July 8, 2012 at 11:33 pm

     
  189. cdcd555

    July 9, 2012 at 3:52 am

     
  190. tinku

    July 12, 2012 at 7:32 am

    The collection in increasing day by day. I think now its the biggest collection of drag videos ever.

     
  191. michele

    July 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

     
  192. michele

    July 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm


    Tamil movie

     
  193. michele

    July 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm


    Bhojpuri

     
  194. michele

    July 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm

     
  195. SK

    July 24, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Michele you can upload a episode from serial in Sab Tv ” Main Kab Saas Banoongi Episode 86″ all men are dessed in saree, and you can also upload Malyalam movie ” Maya Mohini” in which actor Dileep is dressed as female.

     
  196. vrns

    July 27, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Television and Film Actor Apurva Agnihotri as Drag Queen in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin in the episode below and few episodes after.

     
    • vrns

      July 27, 2012 at 1:25 am

      Sorry its this one below:

       
  197. cdcd

    August 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

     
  198. Michele

    September 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm


    Maya Mohini

     
  199. SK

    October 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

    No new uploads since long time

     
    • harveypam

      October 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

      I think we have covered enough material, maybe that is why!

       
  200. Narayan

    October 7, 2012 at 11:44 am

    But where is comedy star GOPE? I seen GOPE was dressed as a lady in a song but not remember movie and song..anybody remember…?

     
    • harveypam

      October 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Really, I can’t remember that!
      It would be nice if somebody came up with that!

       
      • Narayan

        October 9, 2012 at 11:50 am

        See Kishore kumar after 1.40 Min.

         
        • Narayan

          October 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

          And Check this old one too…

           
      • Narayan

        October 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

        If somebody remember, Please upload or mention movie name/song of GOPE as a lady costume.
        Thanks.

         
  201. Narayan

    October 8, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I also remember that song act by GOPE and sing by Shamshad Begum or Geeta Dutt.

     
  202. nikunj

    October 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    i would like to change my look like Drag Man

     
  203. tinku

    October 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    i think the list is over now ar are there any new updates?

     
  204. frk

    October 31, 2012 at 5:31 am

    men performing lavani….

     
  205. frk

    October 31, 2012 at 5:33 am

    sid vs varun episode 5 bindass

     
  206. frk

    October 31, 2012 at 5:36 am

    bharat jethwani performing lavani..

     
  207. frk

    October 31, 2012 at 5:37 am

    fun th sets of rang badalti odhni star one

     
  208. frk

    October 31, 2012 at 5:41 am

    India’s Got Talent Season 3 – Amrapali’s group ‘nautanki’ flavor (Ep.10, 12/13)

     
  209. frk

    November 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

     
  210. yoman

    June 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    What has happend to this page!! …Actors have stopped dressing up in drag or people have no interest left to post !!..anwys…here is one i got which has Kishore kumar and Is johar from the movie akalmand 1966!…Please post people!!

     
    • harveypam

      June 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Just as I thought there aren’t any songs left with men in drag in Hindi films. You come with one more. How wonderful!
      the song is nice. KK and I. S. Johar are fabulous!
      Thanks yoman

       
  211. SK

    June 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    This is new movie of Rajpal Yadav, “Balvinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya”, in this movie in Rajpal Yadav, Mika Singh, Vindu Dara Singh and Shaan, have don in female costumes. link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVKF61L3hgk

     
  212. yoman

    June 21, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Thanks harveypam..credit goes to you for creating such page!…here are Two videos of Amjad Khan in full drag, ..both hilarious!…common people..keep it alive!…here is the first one

     
  213. yoman

    June 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Here is the second one!

     
  214. tinku

    July 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    tusshar kapoor in kya super cool hain hum

     
    • harveypam

      July 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      the link is up there somewhere in the comments.

       
  215. Canasya

    August 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I do not know whether this qualifies. But in “Jaane bhi do yaaro” you can see the entire male cast (including Nasiruddin Shah, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Satish Kaushik, Pankaj Kapoor, and others) in “burqua” (veil) (from 4:50 onward in this video)

    The Mahabharat scene from the movie is particularly interesting with Satish Shah draped as Draupadi (and later as Anarkali as the backdrop changes):

     
    • harveypam

      August 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Somebody has already posted them canasya.
      But it is always nice to rewatch these scenes!

       
  216. teena

    August 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    govinda and harish in climax scene of coolie no1 , ajay devgn in meri jung , and atif shiekh in haseena maan jayegi… if ne1 has a link thn… post thm also

     
    • harveypam

      August 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      thnx for the tip Teena!

       
  217. tinku

    August 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

    i think the list is over now

     
  218. tinku

    September 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Actor Taha Shah in the movie “Love ka the End” ( The Mutton Song)

     
    • harveypam

      September 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Did you mean this song, tinku?
      (http://youtu.be/-sbDH3OwfAw)
      I hardly know any new songs, thus this was the first time I saw it.
      Thanks for the contribution, Tinku!

       
  219. tinku

    September 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Actor Prithvi in movie “Nuwele Nuwulu”

     
    • harveypam

      September 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Is this a song, tinku?
      I couldn’t find anything under this rubrik.

       
      • tinku singh

        September 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

        nuwele nuwulu is a telugu or tamil movie. try some another spelling

         
  220. SK

    October 21, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Song of Shakti Kapoor in “Do Fantoosh” old movie Lelo Lelo Ji Paan – Do Fantoosh – Shakti Kapoor, Amjad Khan

     
  221. Tinku

    December 5, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Actor Ravi Kishan in Bullet Raja

     
  222. anonymous

    January 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    here is a song from Tum Haseen Main Jawan, which fits in quite well.
    Rajendranath in drag.

     
    • harveypam

      January 24, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Very funny song, Anon!
      Thanks for the contribution!

       
  223. yoman

    July 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Heres ranbir kapoor in drag in filmfare 2014….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIn7lTfBmVs….what happend to this page??!!!….keep on posting people!..

     
  224. mhalder

    August 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    i have seen one movie in etv telugu, where harish dressed up as a girl and resides in girls hostel
    it is not oho na pellanta, can you name that, actually harish looked very gorgeous in that movie, please give me information about this movie

     
    • thinku

      August 31, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      daddy daddy 1998 movie is shown in etv telugu..i havent got any proof yet

       
  225. mhalder

    August 12, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    eagerly waiting for the movie name & clipping

     
  226. thinku

    August 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    @mhalder Was that Harish for sure?..or Madam movie of rajendraprasad?..Can you give a brief storyline?

     
    • mhalder

      September 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      @ thinku, thanks for response
      actually in the climax of the movie there are two thief (thieves) who enter into that girls hostel, but finally they got caught.

      i am not sure about harish, but not rajendraprasad, it is confirmed.

      there were scenes, like harish changes his dress and convert into beautiful girl in a lonely road.

       
  227. Tinku

    September 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Saif Ali Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh & Ram Kapoor in Humshakals

     

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