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Happy Birthday, Parveen!

04 Apr

My ten favourite Parveen Babi songs


Parveen Babi would have turned 63 today (4th April). She was a wonderful actress and a beautiful one at that. Born in Junagadh, Gujarat, she made her film-debut with Charitra [1973] opposite the cricket player Salim Durrani (is he related to G. M. Durrani, the singer?). I couldn’t find any video from Charitra but here is a song and here another one from her second film Dhuen Ki Lakeer [1974] opposite Ramesh Arora. Both the films flopped but she got noticed and had her major hit with Amitabh starrer Majboor [1974]. From then on there was no looking back. She not only had looks and sex-appeal but also good acting skills. If it were not for her impulsiveness and her illness, she would have reached heights, which other actresses could only have dreamt of. Instead she got reduced to playing the seductress and heroines in multistarrers like Shaan [1980], Do Aur Do Paanch [1980], The Burning Train [1980] and Mahaan [1983] or playing bit roles in Kranti [1981] and Razia Sultan [1983]. Nonetheless she left a big impression on the viewers and is still remembered for her mesmerizing looks and fabulous screen-presence.


I won’t go on about her sad end to her life and other tragic details of her life. These things can be read about in internet. Here is a post dedicated to this exceptional actress. Ten of her solo songs, which I like. Enjoy!

1. Ek Bar Jaan-E-Jaana – Kala Sona [1975]
MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhosle

Ravi Nagaich’s Curry-Western with Feroz Khan as an avenging angel, has good numbers by Pancham. This song sees Parveen Babi doing the seduction act on a group of dacoits, so as to enter their den to steal something. Quite interesting are the special ‘special effects’. The last part of the song also plays with Hindu mythology from different avatars of Shakti to Draupadi’s vastraharan (disrobing). Another good song from the film with Asha in duet with herself and filmed on Helen and Parveen Babi is koi aayaa aane bhi de.

2. Jab Tum Chale Jaaoge To Yaad Bahut Aaoge – Bullet [1976]
MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

She is again on a stealing spree, but this time the reason seems to be disappointment with her lover, (chand log dhokebaaz hote hai). That is a reason enough for her to steal Dev’s passport (aaj mujhe tum apni tasveer dete jaana) in this song. After her elaborate bee-hive hairdos in Rangila Ratan [1976] and Majboor [1974] it is soothing to see her raven-black straight hair. This look would accompany her till the end of her film career. Samir would be delighted to see Dev’s salmon coloured full-sleeved shirt. And what a pleasure it is to see Dev dance!

3. Main To Beghar Hoon – Suhaag[1979]
MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi; Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

No disappointments, no stealing, no international espionage here. This was a very famous song in 1979. It is sort of a female version of aati kya khandala. The lyricist makes her mouth the locations where a boy would like to persuade a girl to come with him for some private moments. Her drunkenness acts as a good excuse to let a bharatiya nari say such things

4. Pyar Karne Wale – Shaan [1980]
MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhosle

Parveen Babi mouths the opening lines of the song and her appearance and her phenomenal screen presence give the lines a conviction, which few actresses would have accomplished. I remember my cousins being totally in awe of her at that time and bemoaning the fact that they didn’t have her tresses. She is on a stealing trip again and as usual (in Hindi films) it is a diamond necklace of Ranisahiba (Bindu).

5. Yahi Hai Tamanna – Ek Gunaah Aur Sahi [1980]
MD: Jaidev; Lyrics: ?; Singer: Asha Bhosle

Quite an unusual song this! I hadn’t even heard of the title of this film some days back. I came across it last week and this was the song which inspired me to make a Parveen Babi song list. It is such a simple and sweet song.
One of the few films, to which Jaidev gave music to. Maybe Sunil Dutt’s presence in the film helped him get the assignment. From the looks of Sunil Dutt and Parveen Babi, the film must have been a long time in making.

6. Raat Baki Baat Baki – Namak Halal [1982]
MD: Bappi Lahiri; Lyrics: Anjaan; Singer: Asha Bhosle

Playing the seductress again, with an aim to kill the Rajkumar (prince). No, she is not evil, her mother is being kept hostage by Ranjit and co. and they are forcing her to do such bad, bad things. Well usually it is the younger brother for the heroine and the mother for the hero. Prakash Chopra must have got the will to be revolutionary and change the landscape of story-telling in Hindi cinema. Maybe this was also his aim, when he made his next film, Sharaabi [1984]! 😉

7. Tumse Milke Zindagi Ko Yun Laga – Chor Police [1983]
MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Nida Fazli; Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

A completely new avatar for Parveen Babi, that of a loving and caring housewife, which she would repeat in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Rang Birangi. A forgotten music-score by Pancham; although this song was very popular on radio at that time. I remember my sister humming this song at all the time.

8. Khwab Ban Kar Koi Aayega – Razia Sultan [1983]
MD: Khaiyyam; Lyrics: Nida Fazli; Singer: Asha Bhosle

I don’t know what role Parveen Babi plays in this last magnum opus by Kamal Amrohi, with which he wanted to win his last glory. The song is moving, slow and very seductive.
This song made a stir in the last decade, when people started talking openly of the lesbian angle of the song (see 2:05 and the admonishing looks given by one boatswoman to the other).

9. Har Ek Rasta Sajaa Ke Chal – Ameer Aadmi Gareeb Aadmi [1985]
MD: R. D. Burman; Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri; Singer: Asha Bhosle

Parveen Babi makes a special appearance in what one would call now an item number. This was the next directorial venture by Amjad Khan after Chor Police. It was an equal disaster at the box-office like its predecessor. Pancham gave music to this film as well. This song survived the travails of time and is popular with RDB fans.

10. Main Hoon Tujh Pe Kyun Fida – Telephone [1985]
MD: Rajesh Roshan; Lyrics: ?; Singer: Asha Bhosle

Parveen Babi doing the seduction act again. I think she must have been able to do such roles in her sleep. It must get boring, when one does the same moves in film after the other. The beats are all the same groovy with tabla mixed in for good measure. It makes it sound more like late 70s rather than 80s, but in mid 80s, one was thirsting for anything which sounded approximately like good music.


Which are your favourite Parveen Babi songs? Please do share.

For playlist click here.

 
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148 responses to “Happy Birthday, Parveen!

  1. Anu Warrier

    April 4, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Heh! I liked Parveen Babi. Nice list, harvey. I thought her first film was called Charitraheen? I like the songs from Suhaag, Shaan, Razia Sultan and Namak Halal the best, though my favourite from Namak Halal is this one:

    and this, from Khuddar

    AB is so sartorially elegant in this, don’t you think? 🙂

    And this very unusual one from Arpan

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 1:06 am

      Thanks Anu!

      “I thought her first film was called Charitraheen?”
      Really? Quite possible, that she signed it first and it got released in 1974 after Charitra, which was released in 1973. I couldn’t find any clips of Charitraheen with her, therefore I can’t really say.

      It sure was a hard to choose between jawani jaaneman and raat baki. I chose the latter because of her looks. 🙂

      You are right, for a change Amitabh looks sartorially elegant for those times. I read somewhere that Khuddar also took quite a long time to finish. It was produced and directed by a close friend of his, who wrote a book on his friendship with him. I must be having a digital copy of it somewhere. Being such a die-hard fan of Amitabh, you must have read it already.

      The Arpan song is different, for a chang eshe is not bent on seducing somebody. The song is sort of a Reena Roy type ka gaana.

       
      • Anu Warrier

        April 5, 2012 at 4:01 am

        Harvey, I don’t know for sure, either. I had heard that her first film was Charitraheen, but according to IMDB, it was Charitra. Maybe someone else can enlighten us.

        harvey, harvey, harvey, I was kidding about Amitabh’s sartorial elegance! That red coat is the outside of enough, even for me. I remember blinking in the theatre – it was that blinding!

        Khuddar was made by Ravi Tandon, Raveena Tandon’s father. I wonder if you’re talking about Tinnu Anand? He made Kaalia.

         
      • Arunkumar Deshmukh

        April 8, 2012 at 7:47 am

        harvey ji,
        As far as I know,Parveen’s debut film was CHARITRA-1973.
        CHARITRAHEEN-1974 had Sharmila Tagore and Sanjeev kr. in the lead.Parveen was not a part of this film at all.
        -Arunkumar Deshmukh

         
        • harveypam

          April 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

          Thank you, Arunji for confirming this! I haven’t seen Charitraheen, therefore I couldn’t say for sure. I thought maybe Parveen Babi plays their daughter or something in the later part of film, just like Vinod Mehra plays Sharmila’s surrogate son in Amar Prem.

          Coming from you it is like patthar ki lakir! 🙂

           
  2. Ava Suri

    April 4, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Wowie – Parveen Babi. I loved her,. and grew up watching her movies. Such a lovely face, beautiful bod and nice voice too. She looked really fab in Yeh Nazdeekiyan.

    Salim Durrani belonged to Jamnagar, the same town I grew up in, his family and mine were close. I met him just once, but my brother knew him pretty well, as they were both in the cricket circuit. This was his only attempt to make a film.

    But back to Parveen. Wowie

    Yenjoy!

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 1:15 am

      Parveen Babi did look good.

      You knew Salim Durrani? Wow! Not that I know him but all the same! Your brother must be knowing all the cricket players of the 70s till now, no? Good for you! You could use it as a good opening line! 😉

      I wonder Marc Zuber is doing now, his white hair puff must be gone now. He worked exclusively in such ‘bold’ films of the early 80s, didn’t he? Somehow disgusting to see Rakesh Pandey (?) salivating there, Parveen looks fabulous as usual!

       
      • Anu Warrier

        April 5, 2012 at 4:04 am

        Ava, you knew DUrrani. You may be interested in this first person account.

        http://www.write2kill.in/first-person/reminiscences/22.html

         
        • thandapani

          April 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

          Thanks for the link Anu. My brother told me he had fallen on bad days. I am not sure how his family is doing now, as I have lost touch with the Jamnagar crowd. I can tell you a funny story. When I was in school, Salim Durrani’s brother started a dairy business and supplied milk to our house. As a joke, I told a classfellow of mine – Salim Durrani hamara dudhwala hai. He was miffed and said Rajesh Khanna mera dhobi hai. I was able to in some way, quality my comment, of course, he could not.

           
        • harveypam

          April 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

          Anu, thanks for this interesting but sad story. The fall is always so steep!

           
      • thandapani

        April 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

        Oh yes. I knew Salim Durrani, or rather, his family. Oh ye, my bro knows all the cricketers, as he covers the Ranji circuit extensively, he winds up knowing the cricketers when they were bachchas.

        Use as an opening line with who? Imran Khan to boodha ho gaya, I am not interested in any other cricketer. And for your KIND info, the guys have to think up opening lines to talk to ME.

        That salivator is Sudhir Pandey, and yes, he looks disgusting. Marc Zuber looked much better later, I have a feeling I have seen him here and there.

         
        • harveypam

          April 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

          Well, there must be more interesting men than Imran Khan out there.

          “And for your KIND info, the guys have to think up opening lines to talk to ME.”
          sorry for that! *looking sheepishly* AND I am sure that they do and hope that they have interesting opening lines.

          Thanks for the name. I knew it was a Pandey but was not sure which. Rakesh was that guy with a baby face in off-beat films, na?

          “I have a feeling I have seen him”
          Live or in films?

           
          • Ava Suri

            April 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

            Apology accepted hehehe.. yep Rakesh Pandey was kind round faced. Sudhir Pandey was in Buniyaad, got famous after that.

             
            • harveypam

              April 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

              He was already famous in Bombay before Buniyaad. He was a regular on Bombay DD dramas and serials.

               
      • Shashi

        April 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

        Hey, what a co-incidence !! Even I know Salim Durrani, its another matter that he doesn’t know me

        /* ducking for cover */

         
        • harveypam

          April 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

          You are a lucky guy, Shashi! I don’t know if it is a good thing to be known to Salim Durrani. kya patha how he is? 😉

           
        • thandapani

          April 11, 2012 at 8:50 am

          Shashi, waise to poor Salim Durrani is a has-been now. Only people of my gen know him as a cricketer of some repute. Koi aajkal ke cricketer se jaan pehchan banao to jaane.

           
          • harveypam

            April 11, 2012 at 11:55 am

            I think I won’t be able to recognise anybody except Dhoni and Tendulkar. Dhoni just because he is good-looking. Such shallowness!

             
            • thandapani

              April 12, 2012 at 8:43 am

              Koi baat na, me too v v shallow. Who cares about cricket scores vagaira yaar! I saw a pic of Dhoni when he had just landed up on the scene and was maroing chauke chakke everywhere, and used to wear his tinted hair in long locks, He was shirtless and man, that pic made me swooooon. Let me see if I can find that on net somewhere.

               
              • harveypam

                April 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

                🙂
                looking forward to your dhoni pic!
                BTW dhoni means boat in Konkani. Maybe it is a hint towards ‘whatever sails your boat’.

                 
                • thandapani

                  April 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

                  I looked high and low and got to look at quite a few other shirtless fellows as I had typed ‘shirtless M S Dhoni’ in the google images keywords. hehe. Then I had to reluctantly give up my search because I am in the office. Thank god I didn’t type topless Dhoni. My browser would have flooded with x-rated images of girls also.

                  Dhoni – in a way- can mean ‘washed’ in hindi punjabi. So if we mingle konkani-punjabi it would mean a washed boat.

                   
                  • harveypam

                    April 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

                    A boat to be washed or a boat washer! 😉

                     
                    • thandapani

                      April 13, 2012 at 4:37 am

                      Is this comment dirty?

                       
                    • harveypam

                      April 13, 2012 at 10:26 am

                      Good pun!
                      mirth is mostly full of dirt!

                       
                    • thandapani

                      April 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

                      dirty har(v)ey!

                       
                    • harveypam

                      April 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

                      You are right, I have to take a shower. 🙂

                       
                    • thandapani

                      April 14, 2012 at 9:51 am

                      hehe

                       
  3. Samir

    April 4, 2012 at 7:05 am

    WARNING : This comment contains an excess of 70’s-80’s Masala, and while it has not (yet) been proven to be injurious to health; proceed with caution :))
    1) Just to prove that Dev’s salmon shirt was one of the sober outfits; here is Parveen with Jeetendra wearing what can charitably be called a “fire-retardant-snake-outfit”.
    (Song: Mehmanon Ko Salaam Hai Mera – Meri Awaaz Suno; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlCkdxm9Ah4&feature=related)
    2) Parveen with Hema Malini in “The Turning Brain”, another take on just how mindless things can get.
    (Song: Meri Nazar Hai Tujh Pe; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCemp_hR2_Q)
    3) Both Parveen & Shashi wearing a different shade of “salmon” in Kaala Patthar
    (Song: Bahon me tere masti ke dheere; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QNPnT-ZDVc)
    4) A cheesy Amitabh-Parveen duet from Kaalia. Anu took away my favorite from Khuddar, just goes to show if you are late you miss the bus, and are left with this 🙂
    (Song: jabse tumko dekha; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I87VJB4LIlQ&feature=related)
    5) Another “gruyere-comte-stilton-brie-roquefort-gorgonzola-manchego” Amitabh-Parveen duet from Mahaan. (I really need to order some pizza)
    (Song: yeh din to aata hai; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0tpsJqM0M&feature=related)
    6) Finally found a Parveen solo,
    (Song: Tauba Kaise Hai Nadan Ghunghroo – Arpan; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSRRGXOygI)

    Really liked your write-up, like #1-b (Koi Aaya), #2, #4 & #6.. Also, liked the other solo from Namak Halaal, but Anu took that away again 🙂
    There are some other Parveen songs with Randhir Kapoor in Bhanwar (music by RDB ), a friend went to see this film because it was advertised as “Ben-Hur”. 🙂

     
    • dustedoff

      April 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

      Bhanwar (music by RDB ), a friend went to see this film because it was advertised as “Ben-Hur”. 🙂

      ROTFL!!!

       
      • thandapani

        April 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

        Ben Hur haha! But there are a couple of pretty songs in it.

         
    • Anu Warrier

      April 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      I’m so-o-o sorry that I took away the songs you wanted to list, Samir, but you should have known that I would have put in anything to do with Amitabh, no? Besides, I left you the Mahaan song, so you shouldn’t complain. 🙂

      Ben-Hur 🙂

       
      • harveypam

        April 5, 2012 at 2:11 am

        So from now on all songs with Amitabh or Raj Kapoor in it are sole amanat of Anu! 😉

         
        • Anu Warrier

          April 5, 2012 at 4:05 am

          *poking tongue out at harvey*

           
          • harveypam

            April 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

            *poking tongue out back*

            *wondering when was the last time he did this and saying to himself ‘I am loving it’*

             
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 1:40 am

      Good masala has never harmed anybody, but Jeetendra’s costume can blind people.

      ROTFL at “fire-retardant-snake-outfit”. He seemed to have been inspired by Helen’s costume in maine dil abhi diya nahin from The Train [1970]
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPX8k_uVLtM)

      Mindless and the Burning Train? You must be kidding. What is so mindless about Dharam and Vinod playing college students? or for that matter dancing in Kathiawadi costume to bharat natyam sounds? Yeh filmi bijnez hai bhai! 😉

      I could never understand masti ke dheeren. What does it mean? It sounds so…, let us say euphmestically, naughty.

      Cheesy duet! you said it! I hate when kids go about singing L-O-V-E or for that matter papa ko mummy se pyar hai. *groan*
      😀

      “Anu took away my favorite from Khuddar”
      I thought, you being from the Dadar area, mach gaya shor sari nagaari re from Khuddar would be your favourite. I know I am playing with clichés, but what is a blog post without some provocation! 😉
      (Song: mach gaya shor sari nagari re; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-u4VdG064I)

      Isn’t a manchego too good for a pizza? stilton, yeah, roquefort, okay, manchego NO! If you are about to order a pizza, one for me as well, please. con salmone? 😉

      “Finally found a Parveen solo”
      It is indeed hard to find Parveen solo songs, since she mostly acted in multi-starrers, she seemed to have got a poor share of solo songs.

      My fav song from Bhanwar or should I say Ben-Hur is picturised on Aruna Irani: rang le aayenge roop le aayenge
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tymgj97Cic)

       
      • Samir

        April 5, 2012 at 4:20 am

        You are right!!! I should have remembered “Mach Gaya Shor Sari Nagri Mein”, ekdum jhakaas for a Dadarite (or is it Dadarwala, I just went to school there, live in Sion, this song is more suited to Sion-Koliwada). And I like “Rang Le Ayenge” too.
        LOL @ “Gun-War” & “Worries”.

         
        • harveypam

          April 5, 2012 at 10:23 am

          I knew I would muddle up my knowledge of Dadar and Sion area. That is why I cautiously said Dadar area. My mother spent her childhood there, in the area of Hindumata, I think and she gets all nostalgic about the chawls and neighbourhood. It sounded like something out of Pu La Deshpande stories.

           
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 1:43 am

      “it was advertised as “Ben-Hur”. :)”
      Reminds me of Gun-War with Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayanthimala
      (Song: hamse to achhi paya teri from Gunwar; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlEBN9JpNSc)

      or Worries with Jeetendra and Hema Malini
      (Song: lehrake aaya hai from Waris; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmI8Y7pZKa0)

       
  4. dustedoff

    April 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Lovely post, Harvey – and such a nice tribute to Parveen Babi. I always liked her a lot: so radiantly beautiful. She seemed to light up the screen, and so much oomph too. 🙂 I remember reading – very, very long ago – an interview with Bob Christo in which he said that he first learnt about Hindi cinema when he came across a magazine back home in Australia. On the cover was a bikini-clad Parveen Babi, and he was so completely bowled over, he decided he had to come to Bombay and try to get into the industry! 🙂 Don’t blame him, actually.

    I like the songs you’ve selected. Some were new to me (that one from Ek gunaah aur sahi was a new one for me – she looked so sweetly pretty there!). Of the ones you’ve listed, my favourite is Raat baaki baat baaki. The one song I did want to contribute was the first that Anu listed (now does that surprise anyone?!) – Jawaani jaan-e-mann haseen dilruba. Can’t think of any that nobody’s already listed…

     
    • Anu Warrier

      April 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      The one song I did want to contribute was the first that Anu listed (now does that surprise anyone?!)

      Not me! 🙂

      I seem to have spoilt everyone else’s day – first Samir accuses me of ‘taking’ away his songs, and now you!

       
      • harveypam

        April 5, 2012 at 2:09 am

        I am sure they are going to put up your name and photo on the WANTED list now.
        something on the lines of:
        Song Chorni
        Wanted dead or alive! 😉
        Would this be a vocation-song for you?
        (Song: chorni hoon me from Chorni: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhFhxYphG7I)
        😀

         
        • Samir

          April 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

          ROTFL!!!!!

           
        • Anu Warrier

          April 5, 2012 at 4:07 am

          Okay, how much am I worth? After all, Gabbar Singh was worth poore pachas hazaar. Even adjusting for inflation, and considering I’m not much into murder and dacoity (I’m only a seedhi saadhi chorni, milord!), I should be worth something, no?

           
          • harveypam

            April 5, 2012 at 10:29 am

            Anu dear, your worth can’t be measured in money! Jazbaton ko tum rupyon me mat tola karo Anuuu! *putting on his best Rajesh Khanna voice*
            tumhare yeh neeli aankhen do gehre samundar hai, samundar ki kya keemat hoti hai?
            tumhare ghane baal saawan ke barkha badal, badalon ki kya keemat hoti hai?
            tumhare hansi pani ke jhanre, pani ke jharno ki kya keemat hoti hai?
            tumhare baatein gyan ka saagar hai, gyan ke saagar ki kya keemat hoti hai?
            🙂

             
          • Shashi

            April 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

            Anu – do you have a sidekick called Aliya? Gabbar did have one called Kaalia 🙂

             
        • dustedoff

          April 5, 2012 at 6:33 am

          :-))

           
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

      I knew Samir would like the post, but I wasn’t so sure if you would like it much, what with half the songs from the 80s. Therefore, I am really glad that you liked it.
      ‘Radiantly beautiful’ is the right word to describe Parveen Babi’s beauty.
      I had never heard about the Bob Christo anecdote. You could have saved it for a quiz! *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*
      So we have to thank Parveen Babi for Bob Christo’s appearance in Hindi films. If you had asked me I would have said that he appeared before her on the scene. This just goes to show how one can be mistaken.
      By the way, how do yo manage to get the italics in your comments?

       
      • Anu Warrier

        April 5, 2012 at 4:10 am

        The word without the spaces between ‘i’ and the . As in harvey – thus: harvey

         
        • Anu Warrier

          April 5, 2012 at 4:12 am

          Aargh, WordPress ate my demo. word – only don’t use ‘letter’ and avoid all spaces within the angled brackets.

           
      • dustedoff

        April 5, 2012 at 6:38 am

        You could have saved it for a quiz! *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*

        No, not really – he’s not pre-70s. And since I restrict myself to that period, no. Anyway, bit of trivia for other people to enjoy!

        As Anu explains, use HTML tags. They’re easy for simple emphasis like italics, bold or underline. Here is a short and simple page which explains it:

        http://webdesign.about.com/cs/beginninghtml/a/aabg112198.htm

         
        • thandapani

          April 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

          You mean you take the trouble of using html tags?
          wow

           
          • harveypam

            April 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

            Great, na?

             
            • dustedoff

              April 6, 2012 at 6:14 am

              Simply a vestige of my days doing instructional design for NIIT. We had these very strict style guides on using italics for non-English words, for emphasis, etc. And, often because the programmers would muddle up everything and didn’t have the brainpower to conduct their own QAs, we’d take over and correct the HTML ourselves. The very basic HTML commands are very easy, so now they come naturally to me – occasionally even in places (like facebook) where it doesn’t work.

               
              • harveypam

                April 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

                I never learnt the basics. Till I started with homepage and all, they had the active thing-bing there. So neverr hada chance or inclination to learn it. That is why I am most grateful to you!

                “even in places (like facebook) where it doesn’t work.”
                😀

                 
        • harveypam

          April 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

          Thank you, Anu! Thank you, Madhu!
          To quote Madhu: Boodhu became Buddha

           
        • harveypam

          April 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

          Does that mean there is a quiz in the offing? 😉

           
          • dustedoff

            April 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

            Arre, kahaan. Give me a break, boss! I’ve only just finished posting the last of the prize posts for that, and – God help me- it took the mickey out of me.

             
            • harveypam

              April 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

              A bit disappointed, but have poora understanding and empathy!

               
  5. bollywoodvelvet

    April 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I absolutely love Parveen Babi 🙂 She’s my favourite actress of all time. So nice to see others who love her!
    Love all the songs others have listed, but one of my favourite songs of hers, which is not very well- known is ‘Humse Muqabla Karoge’ with Sanjeev Kumar from the film ‘Bad Aur Badnam’.

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 1:58 am

      Thanks for visiting my blog, velvet!
      So you are a big fan of hers too! Parveen was a class in herself!
      humse muqabla karoge is a nice song indeed. I will put in the video for who don’t know the song.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Vp1vTPuao)

      The other song from the film: Bad Aur Badnam, which I had considered to include in the list was hume tumse mohabbat hai, but since it seems to be a background song, I didn’t take it in.
      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sgQxXJNCIw)

       
  6. bollywoodvelvet

    April 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I absolutely love Parveen Babi 🙂 She is my favourite actress of all time, and I’m always collecting magazines and photos of hers and looking for more! So nice to see others who love her as well!

    I like all the songs others have posted, especially the ones with Amitabh. They were the best jodi ever! But one of my favourite songs of her, which is not very well-known is ‘Humse Muqabla Karoge’ with Sanjeev Kumar from the film ‘Bad Aur Badnaam’.

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 2:00 am

      She did made a good pair with Amitabh. I see they feature in your header too. Looking forward to your posts on your blog.

       
      • bollywoodvelvet

        April 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

        Yes I’m a very big fan of hers, thanks for posting the video. Yes, I must get around to posting.. but glad to know that you are looking forward to it! 🙂

         
        • harveypam

          April 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

          do please inform me, when you do it! 🙂

           
          • bollywoodvelvet

            April 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

            Will do 🙂

             
  7. Samir

    April 4, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    @All (especially 70’s Dev fans Anu, Harvey & Ava)
    Sorry to go off-topic, but just now (on Fox Movies Channel) I saw the last 15-20 minutes of a Dev Anand 1970 Hollywood movie — “The Evil Within”. Was absolutely surprised, pleasantly I might add. What little I saw had Dev mouthing a few English language dialogues (it was him alright, no dubbing), and engaging in Indiana Jones/James Bond style action. I wonder if anyone has seen this movie, or even heard about it (Anu ??). I had vaguely heard about it, but always thought it was never made. Now I know it is a real movie, I am going to try and see if I can get it. Looked quite OK, lots of action, and a reasonably restrained Dev. Apparently Zeenat Aman also acts in the movie. :)))

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 2:04 am

      I didn’t know that Dev acted in a Hollywood movie. Wow, that surprises me. Anu normally knows about such things, maybe she can inform us more about it!
      Thanks for the info, Samir!

       
      • harveypam

        April 5, 2012 at 2:22 am

        I looked up ‘The Evil Withing’ on imdb. It seems be a Filipino film in Tagalog. It looks like as if this was Zeenat’s first film to get released. Funny, that no biography of hers mentions it or for that matter Dev’s. Anu has read his autobiography, I wonder if anything is mentioned in that about this film.

         
        • Samir

          April 5, 2012 at 3:55 am

          I too read his autobiography, but I do not remember it being mentioned. Of course, Anu will be the final word on this; she has probably forgotten more about Bollywood than I am likely to know.
          And Dustedoff as well, for that matter.

           
          • Anu Warrier

            April 5, 2012 at 4:17 am

            harvey, Samir, thank you for those kind words (I think! If you’re making fun of me, a pox on you both!

            The Evil Within was Zeenat’s first film; she had just auditioned for Hare Rama Hare Krishna; her confidence made Dev ask to have her cast in the Hollywood movie he was shooting for then; the heroine was Vietnamese. I haven’t seen it, but here’s the movie poster:

            https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DXoPj_4Y7mg9q1TfiNeSp_WQxloICx7jRBDlKXGYHiE/edit

            (ps: Harvey, there is a plug-in for WordPress that allows us (the commenters) to post images into the comments directly, much like we post videos. *hint, hint*)

             
            • harveypam

              April 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

              naturally,w e weren’t making fun of you, apun ko tumhare film journalism pe poora confidence hai, kya?
              Are you sure it was a Hollywood movie?
              On imdb it says it was a Filipino movie, not that imdb can be trusted always.
              Thanks for the hint. I will go and search for it. To search for something on WordPress is like taking up an expedition to the Amazonian rainforest.
              Aaj sham ko okay? Today is spring cleaning day, that is why I am sitting and would rather answer your comments than start doing jhadoo-poncha.

               
            • harveypam

              April 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

              I couldn’t find it. Do you know where to find it and what it is called?

               
          • dustedoff

            April 5, 2012 at 6:40 am

            I have heard of it, but have never had so much as a glimpse… would like to!

             
            • harveypam

              April 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

              Don’t worry, Madhu! As soon as the film makes a reappearance on Samir’s TV, he is going to record it and put it up on youtube for us to watch or send us a DVD each! Ho ki nahin re Samir?
              I hope he reads this!

               
          • harveypam

            April 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

            Anu aur Madhu ke saath reh-reh ke ham bhi kuchh thoda woda seekh jayenge

             
    • thandapani

      April 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

      I did hear of it, actually. We have an archives section and they often ask me if they come across photographs of any actor they cannot recognise. Some time back they brought me pictures of Dev and a firang girl on sets of some film and wanted me to help them identify the girl. I looked through Dev’s filmography and managed to identify her. That’s how I came to know Dev had acted in a film called The Evil Within. You are sure v v lucky to have seen the film. It may be horrible (like most of post 70s Dev) but still.. Dev is Dev. I remember sitting through Warrant. It was hilarious to see Dev call Iftekar Daadddiiiee, like a little 10 year old boy.Hehe.

       
      • Samir

        April 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

        The first time I heard about this film was when Ava sent out the Dev Anand filmography,
        Here are my answers, Harvey, you should attempt as well.
        http://www.oenophile-samir.blogspot.com/2008/10/avdis-dev-anand-tag.html
        Note, I did put “????” in front of “The Evil Within”.
        I got to see just the last 10-15 min, and not the whole movie. Most of it was a lot of action & gunfights, there may have been 5 – 6 sentences said during that period. Dev looked like he looked in Johnny Mera Naam, and the director had him pretty restrained; i.e. no Dev style walk, no Dev style dialoguebaazi, no Dev style romance, no Dev 70’s colors, no mufflers. He wore a blue shirt & dark pants, and were it not for the action, could have passed as a regular IT/Finance/Business Executive/Mgr. (Perhaps that is why this movie flopped, who wants to see an IT Mgr doing dishoom-dishoom-dishkyaoon). However, that poster from Anu holds out some hope, even though he is in a relatively sedate blue suit, there appears to be a lot of Masala around him.
        I will update if I can find this movie.

         
      • harveypam

        April 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        “It was hilarious to see Dev call Iftekar Daadddiiiee, like a little 10 year old boy.”
        I wonder, how many times Dev has called his contemporaries Daddy or Uncle. His HKHR father Kishore Sahu was also surely the same age as him.

         
        • thandapani

          April 11, 2012 at 8:54 am

          Kishore Sahu was born 1915, Dev -1922. so there is a mere 7 year gap between them. It was Iftekaar who was born in the same year – 1922. Daddieee

           
          • harveypam

            April 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

            Iftekhar was born in the same year as Dev. I didn’t know that, but it doesn’t surprise me. If he could say Maaa to Nirupa Roy (*1931), who was eight years younger, he could say Daddieeee to Iftekhar who was the same age as he. 🙂

             
  8. Samir

    April 5, 2012 at 4:27 am

    @Anu
    Thanks for the poster, that is cool.

    Oh no, absolutely no fun, mean it all; just a quick perusal of your excellent & informative blog should settle the issue.

     
  9. thandapani

    April 5, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I wonder why no one posted My name is Anthony Gonsalves? Parveen looks pretty as a picture in this movie. But my favorite has to be her cameo as the Girl gone Wrong in Deewar. Ham jaisi ladkiyon ke naam nahi hote (or something similar). Wo! she sizzled with Amitabh there.

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Well, you did and I am so happy about it! My name is Anthony Gonsalves was my favourite song in the year of its release. I still remember I and my brother going to the movie. We walked about an hour so to the cinema hall, so that we could save the bus fare. What happened though to the saved bus fare is still a mystery!
      (Song: My name is Anthony Gonsalves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl2T-Itb7WQ&ob=av3e)
      Parveen Babi appears in it only as an eye candy, she doesn’t even mouth a few lines. It is a poora Amitabh show!

      I haven’t heard about ham jaisi ladkiyon ke naam nahi hote. Now I am very curious to know more about it.
      What somewhat comes near it is I have fallen in love with a stranger.
      (Song: I’m fallin in love with a stranger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnScPqDI1dc)

       
      • Ava Suri

        April 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        O? Deewar nahi dekhi?

         
        • harveypam

          April 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm

          (sheepishly) No, I didn’t. I think I must be the only Indian guy on this earth, who hasn’t seen Deewar. *seeing his stock falling down at Ava stock market*

           
          • Samir

            April 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

            Yes Harvey, your stock has come into the category of “penny-stocks”. That “I am falling in love with a stranger”, although not technically a Parveen solo, has to be among the best songs filmed on her.

             
            • harveypam

              April 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

              “your stock has come into the category of “penny-stocks””
              Do you think I should consider the option of jumping out of the window? 😉

              I would like to see the “I am falling in love with a stranger” song NOW!!!
              I will get myself the Deewar DVD, when I am next in Bombay.

               
          • thandapani

            April 11, 2012 at 8:44 am

            Bullish Harvey becomes Bearish

             
            • harveypam

              April 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

              I am sure this makes sense somehow but I am a total ignoramus as far as stock and exchange are concerned! 🙂

               
  10. pacifist

    April 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I like Praveen Babi (I’m repeating what everyone is saying here 😀 I know).
    She was often compared to Zeenat Aman, but I think she was better, in the sense – not stylised like Zeenat. Her pronunciation was better than Zeenat too.
    I loved her with Amitabh. They really sizzled together.

    Her later films of the 80s are unfamiliar. So the song list was quite refreshing. Some I knew, some I didn’t.
    I like Yehi Hai Tammanna. Being late to the party I’m not left with much choice, but ther’s a film no one has mentioned, Rang Birangi. A Hrishikesh film. To be cacting in his film, proved her talent.

    This song starts with a bad print, but gets alright after some seconds.

    (Song: kabhi kuchh pal jeevan ke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ktlirQ9IoE)

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Hey, pacifist! Nice to see you!
      You are right, she was often compared with Zeenat, but in contrast to her, Parveen could act and her Hindi didn’t sound like Swahili.

      I am glad that you liked it. I was wondering, who you and madhu would receive a post which is not based in the pre 70s.

      I was also wondering how come no one mentioned Rang Birangi as yet. Thanks to you it does make an appearance. I wanted to include this song in my list but it the song is also filmed on Deepti Naval, so it can hardly be called a solo. Thank you for including it! 🙂

       
      • pacifist

        April 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        >I was wondering, who you and madhu would receive a post which is not based in the pre 70s.

        Well, I do know about the post 70s songs. It’s just that I’m not very fond of them.
        Firstly, because both Lata and Asha were beginning to lose that sweetness and melody in their singing voice.
        Secondly, the music was getting loud, noisy and and unmelodious.

        But Amitabh is one of my favourites and I would know his films and songs.
        And also, Kishore Kumar was in top form, and so the men profited frm his re-emergence. Their songs were likeable as compared to the heroines who had to make do with the shrill voices of Lata and Asha.

         
        • harveypam

          April 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm

          In my opinion, Asha was having her best years in the 70s and RDB composed tunes and melodies, which suited her voice the best and Pancham’s music transports me to another sphere. But tastes are so different and varied, thank God for that!

          KK was indeed in top form and he sang some of his best songs with Pancham in that era.

          So, Amitabh is one of your favs! Nice to know! 🙂

           
          • Anu Warrier

            April 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

            But Amitabh is one of my favourites and I would know his films and songs.

            I *love* pacifist!

             
            • harveypam

              April 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

              We all love pacifist! 🙂
              but not only because she likes Amitabh! 🙂

               
    • bollywoodvelvet

      April 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      Yes, she was much better than Zeenat in terms of acting, and in my opinion better looking than her as well.
      She and Amitabh made a wonderful pair. Apparently, they had an affair in real life too.
      I love that song from Rang Birangi. Parveen looks so good, even playing a traditional housewife 🙂

       
      • harveypam

        April 8, 2012 at 10:20 am

        Yeah,it seems that this affair, which disappointed her, made her spew venom on him in the later years. There is a video on you tube whee she is interviewed by Shekhar Suman, where she makes funof his popularity.
        Parveen Babi’s elegance and beauty came through in every role she molded!
        She was surely better looking (for my eyes) than Zeenat and had better acting abilities but what she lackedd was discipline, which made her lose plumm roles to Zeenat.

         
        • bollywoodvelvet

          April 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm

          Yeah, definitely seems that way. I have seen that interview of hers with Shekhar Suman. She seems to be making fun of him completely, which was a great change from previous years. I have read an article (from around 1979) where she praises him a lot, saying amongst other things that he is “the most virile and sexiest man in the film industry”! Surely this was before their affair.
          Indeed Parveen Babi could carry off almost any role, she never really reached her full potential. Yes it does seem that Zeenat sometimes got roles with more scope for acting.

           
          • harveypam

            April 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

            I would love to read that interview! Was it online?

             
            • bollywoodvelvet

              May 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

              Sorry for the long time in replying, I think it was a magazine scan on a forum – I can send you the link if you like.

               
              • harveypam

                May 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

                Oh, please do, I would love to read it! Thank you, nice of you to remember me and my query!

                 
                • bollywoodvelvet

                  August 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

                  Hello, very sorry for the (very) long time in replying! That’s all right, I think this is it, there are other article scans and this one is there along with it. 🙂

                  http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1625997&TPN=11

                   
                  • harveypam

                    August 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

                    Thank you bollywood velvet for the scan. It was not of the interview but there were juicy bits of gossip there. But one wonders how much of that is true.

                     
  11. pacifist

    April 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    And harvey, I’m SHOCKED!!!!!
    You haven’t seen *Deewar*?
    To justify your existence here is the film. Watch it!! 😀

    (Deewar full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkUU_nN6YsU)

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      THANK YOU!!!!!!! Pacifist. That is a nice Easter egg!
      *hugs*
      I tried to search for it few days back and couldn’t find it. Yeh kaisa jaadu kiya?

       
      • Anu Warrier

        April 6, 2012 at 5:15 am

        harvey, I am so disappointed in you. After all the trouble I took to list it in my Amitabh post, and then do a complete review of the film, you still haven’t seen it?? Now that pacifist has given you the link, you have no excuse. You have to watch it as soon as possible (to do prayaschit) and then write me a vishesh tippani on Parveen in the film. *tapping foot imperiously*

         
        • harveypam

          April 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

          Sorry ma’am, main bhool gaya ma’am! Please ma’am don’t write a remark in my calendar! Daddy bahut marenge!
          Vishesh Tippani, that is good!
          An essay on Parveen and the role of modern woman in Deewar as a reflection of changing role of women in the post modern society of India in the 70s?
          Would that be okay?

           
          • Shashi

            April 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

            I guess the writing is on the ‘wall’, Harvey 🙂 Better watch it soon !!

             
            • harveypam

              April 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

              It is lined up for Easter Monday! 🙂

               
          • Anu Warrier

            April 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

            LOL. Yes, ‘The Changing Role of Women in the Post Modern Society of India’ sounds just about the sort of course that feminist studies in the US would teach! Jokes apart, I would dearly love to read an essay about that from you, with regard to Parveen in Deewar. 🙂 Or maybe, you could do a post on the changing role of women in films.., (See how nice I am? Not only no remark in your calendar, but an idea for a post too!)

             
            • harveypam

              April 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

              Of course Anu, you have always been nice to me!
              Dekhte hai! How I like the film, when I watch it on Monday, if it inspires me neough, you might get the post say after gestation period of one or two months. 🙂

              Changing role of women in hindi films? That is easy. Yeah, it is changing! 🙂

               
      • pacifist

        April 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

        You’re welcome, harvey 😀
        But watch it, and let not your thanks be empty ones.

         
        • harveypam

          April 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          Of course I’ll watch it! It is lined up for Easter Monday.
          AND
          my thanks are full of gratitude! 🙂

           
    • harveypam

      April 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you, pacifist. I watched it at last.
      A movie, which lived up to the expectations!
      They just don’t make them like this anymore!

       
  12. pacifist

    April 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I didn’t know html worked on your blogs.

     
    • harveypam

      April 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Wonderful, na?
      Everyday I learn something new!

       
  13. Shashi

    April 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

    RIP Parveen….

    “Meri Tarah Allah Kare” from Sitamgar (1985) would have made it to my top 10. Anyways, the songs you chose are pretty good too, Harvey.

    I had read somewhere that “Arth” (1983) was based on a real-life love triangle between Parveen, Mahesh Bhatt and his wife. Unfortunately, she wasn’t in it, otherwise a song from that movie would also have made it to the list.

     
    • harveypam

      April 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Shashi for your nice words!

      I thought of including meri tarah allah kare, it is such a nice one, but since it is a duet it didn’t make to mine. Personally I think it would have managed to stand alone as a solo. I wonder why Pancham made it a duet.

      You are right Mahesh Bhatt has often said in his interviews that Arth was based on his affair with Parveen Babi. He was on an autobiographical-film phase in the 80s. Remember Naam & Janam?

       
  14. raja

    April 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Lovely to see a post on Parveen. I was very fond of her in the late 70s. In 1977 or so, I remember reading an article in the Filmfare or Star & Style which ranked heroes and heroines of the time. The hero list was #1 Amitabh, #2 Dharam, #3 Vinod Khanna. The heroine list was #1 Hema, #2 Zeenat-Neetu #3 Parveen.

    I was very surprised because Parveen had hardly registered in my mind at that time. I had seen more of the likes of Moushumi, Vidya Sinha, Sulakshana Pandit and Reena Roy – but very little of Parveen.

    I remember her in Rangeela Ratan opposite Rishi, in Aahutee opposite Shashi. I liked her in both these movies though she really made her presence opposite Amitabh in AAA, She looked absolutely gorgeous in that movie – I think I fell madly in love with her at that time. 🙂

    I also liked her in “main to beghar hoon” (Suhaag) and “baahon mein tere” (Kaala Patthar). And then jawaan jaaneman (Namak Halaal).

    But these are all famous songs from well-known movies. For me she will always be the girl from Rangeela Ratan and Aahutee, when she was still just another actress and not “the Babi”. 🙂

    Here’s a song from Aahutee. There are also a couple of other songs I remember from this movie “jugni ek ladki ka naam” and “naukri sau ki hazaar ki”. I quite liked her opposite Shashi Kapoor.

    (Song: kaash aisa hota; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxU9g6r23e4)

     
    • harveypam

      April 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Those are some nice memories, Raja! It is so nice to read them. Thanks!

      In 1977 Hema was indeed ruling the roost. Late 70s, I remember, my father got a wall calender from Air India with filmstars on it. And one of the filmstars on it was Parveen Babi and I thought to myself, Wow! SHE is beautiful! The other pic I remember is that of Helen, and Shashi Kapoor was the December guy. It wasn’t calender like the ones which one gets now of pin-up girls and boys. The pictures were all close-ups of the star faces.
      I forget who else was on the wall calender.

      Wonder what Vidya Sinha and Sulakshana Pandit are doing these days. The last I heard of Vidya Sinha was in the late 80s, when she said in the press that she was planning a TV serial on Krishna to be directed by Gulzar. The njet from Gulzar arrived soon after and that was it.

      I saw Rangeela Ratan in the 80s on DD and got damn bored by it. the only thing I remember from it is Parveen’s dress with a cut at the waist. I never saw Aahutee but rediscovered kaash aisa hota on youtube.Thanks for bringing it up.
      She was paired opposite Shashi in many films. I think he should come second afthose were er Amitabh. She was opposite him in Kranti, Aahuti, Suhaag…
      The age of multistarrers!

       
      • Prakashchandra

        April 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

        I have seen recently Vidya sinha as an elderly lady in a Suit case advertisement(picturised with another elder model man, in a railway station) and she had also appeared in 2011 in a doordarshan serial in a mother`s role.(Must be MAA KI AGNIPAREEKSHA OR something)I am not able to recollect correctly the name of the serial. She has became very fat,It is very difficult to recognise her.But from her smile we can recognise her. I think she was settled in Pune City, ten years ago.

         
        • harveypam

          April 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

          It seems the TV serials give many actors and actresses a new lease of career-life. I think Isaw Zarina WAhab also in some serial and Neena Gupta as well.
          Thanks for the info, Prakashji!

           
    • bollywoodvelvet

      April 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Oh wow, lucky you to have read those magazines! Parveen looks gorgeous in Rangeela Ratan, my favourite song is Tumhi ho tumhi ho jaan e jaan… she looks so cute there.

       
  15. Prakashchandra

    April 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Dhuein ki lakeer:1974:Vani jayaram,Nitin Mukesh
    Must be her 2nd movie (after charitra with Salim Durrani, the cricketer)
    (Song: teri jheel si ghehri; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KAFH5nthyU)

     
    • harveypam

      April 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      It is a nice song, isn’t it?
      Till I saw this one, I would never have thought that Vani Jairam had given playback to Parveen.

       
  16. Prakashchandra

    April 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Sorry I have provided link to Dhuein ki lakeer , which you have already provided.

    Rang Birangi:Rahuldev Burman
    (Song: Kabhi kuch pal jeevan ke; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ktlirQ9IoE)

     
    • harveypam

      April 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Quite an unusual RDB composition, isn’t it?

       
  17. Prakashchandra

    April 8, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Again Sorry, I have provided rangbirangi song, which already appeared in this post.
    Hope this song is not there in the post:
    AVINASH:annumalik:Anupama deshpande:

     
    • harveypam

      April 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Annu Malik with a Pancham and Bappi hangover!
      Lovely song, wonder why he didn’t compose more such music.

       
  18. Prakashchandra

    April 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    (Song: meri tarah allah kare; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2Ly97IEDA)
    Sitamgar:R.D.Burman

    Taqat(1982):
    (Song: Ikkad Dukkad Bamba Bo; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDmFdOtML8k)

    Aakarshan:1988
    (Song: O Mere Yaar O Mere Pyar; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VruRbMCPDjM&feature=related)

     
    • harveypam

      April 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Shashi already mentioned the sexy, groovy number from Sitamgar!
      Other than this song the songs from Sitamgar weren’t that good, no?

      The bus from the song of Taqat reminded me of the school picnics. thank God,w e didn’t go around singing songs.

      Parveen Babi opposite the third Khan brother! Mumtaz also starred opposite three Khan brothers, but not Akbar Khan.
      Nice one!

       
      • dharamgaram

        April 9, 2012 at 7:45 am

        “Other than this song the songs from Sitamgar weren’t that good, no?”

        I think “Mausam Pyar Ka”, “Pyar jab na mile” and “Hum Kitne Naadaan the yaaro” from the movie were also equally good and the last one was very popular too….

         
        • harveypam

          April 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

          They werre nice too but I prefer this one to the others. Thanks for reminding me of them!

           
  19. Prakashchandra

    April 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Teri Baahon Mein (1980)(guest appearance)
    (Song: Money, Money, Money; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dlW8X4v9EI)

     
    • harveypam

      April 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      The Teri Baahon Me song was totally new for me.
      Is that Vijeta Pandit among the hotel guests, sitting between Navin Nischol and Prem Chopra?

       
      • Prakashchandra

        April 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm

        No she is not Vijayeta Pandit, I don`t know her name, But had seen in many movie in sisterly roles.
        I will inform you , If I came across with her name. The lady actress who was slept in the picturisation of song must be Neelam mehra or Padmini Kapila.

         
        • harveypam

          April 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

          I thought so, that she is not Vijayeta Pandit, but was not sure. Thanks for the confirmation and info!

           
  20. Prakashchandra

    April 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Dil aakhir dil hai:Suresh wadkar,Lata:Khaiyyam
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5rW6t69HSk)

     
  21. harveypam

    April 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Dil Akhir Dil Hai had some nice music by Khaiyyam. Early 80s he had a sort of renaissance with his music for Umrao Jaan becoming a hit!
    The music of this film also ran well.

     
  22. pacifist

    April 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I come back to find the same old post.
    A new post, harvey…a new post!!!! 😀

     
    • harveypam

      April 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      Bahut jald aa jayega!
      Puri tayari chalu hai.
      At the latest on Tuesday. Pakka!

       
  23. Mr Miah

    September 27, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Can any body please help me! I’m trying to search for a bollywood movie which I used to watch in the past. It stars Parveen Babi as a teacher (I think!). There’s a scene where she’s singing with a bunch of children doing some sort of a dance. There’s a fat boy involved and a little kid who watches in the distance before having confidence in approaching them. It’s got Vinod Kannah as a police officer (I think), who rides a motorcycle and there’s a scene where he’s trying to light a cigarette with matches but fails after 3 or 4 attempts. And also starrs Pran Sikhand as a bandit on a horse wearing black head scarf I think! I know it’s not much to go on but I do remember how the movie starts with people singing in a bus that’s driving down a hill (possibly down a mountain), it stops as there are bandits outside who start shooting at the bus, but there are shooters hidden in the bus that appears shooting from the window. Any ideas?

     
    • Mr Miah

      September 27, 2012 at 4:40 am

      It’s okay people, I’ve managed to do a lot of research and found that the Movie in question is ‘Taaqat’!

       
      • harveypam

        September 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

        I am sorry Mr. Miah, that I couldn’t read your query earlier. I was out of town, thus I couldn’t “approve” it and it could appear on the blog.
        Nice to see that you found the answer to your question.
        Thank you for visiting!

         

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