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Drunken Quiz and Clever Answers

06 May

First of all I would like to thank everybody for their good wishes to my/our blog on its birthday.
The quiz got a nice response. Shashi and Samir sent me the answers the very next day. They had some sophisticated techniques to get to the answers. Samir in his feedback to the quiz elaborated on it. Samir, would you be so kind to post it also in the comments section below? It is very enlightening!
Lalitha was very industrious and worked till the last hour and sent me her answer four hours back.
Totally eight persons sent me their answers and it was fun going through them. Lomo and Andi were new for me. They told me that they usually read my posts and the comments by the readers and that they enjoy it a lot and at times more the comments than the post itself (so says Andi).
Here are the scores
Archana = 128,5
Pacifist = 126
Shashi = 124
Samir = 106
Lomo = 100
Lalitha = 93
Andi = 93
Anu = 55
Congratulations Archana for scoring the most points and thanks to all participants! The email communication with you regarding the hints and clues was a source of great pleasure for me!

Well, here are the answers!

1.
Song: Aaj Yeh Meri Zindagi
Film: Yeh Raaste Hai Pyar Ke [1963]
MD: Ravi
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Lyricist: Rajinder Krishan
Picturised on: Leela Naidu

Clue 1: Although she wondering where her life is going merrily on: aaj yeh meri zindagi dekho khushi me jhumati jaane chali kahan
Clue 2: the paths of love: Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke
Clue 3: former Miss India: Leela Naidu

2.
Song: Jhoom Bharabar Jhoom SharabiΒ 
Film:Β  5 Rifles [1974]
MD: Aziz Nazan (the other songs in the film were composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and they were also the official music directors of the film, but this qawaali is an original composition by Aziz Nazan and that is why he gets the credit for the song)
Singer: Aziz Nazan
Lyricist: Naza Sholapuri
Picturised on: Ambika Johar

Clue 1: Fire-weapons: 5 Rifles
Clue 2: drunkard dance: jhoom bharabar jhoom sharabi
Clue 3: Sound-alikes of famous film stars: The film stars among others Rakesh Khanna and Shahi Kapoor

3.
Song: Hoon Abhi Main Jawan Ae Dil
Film: Aar-Paar [1954]
MD: O. P. Nayyar
Singer Geeta Dutt
Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Picturised on: Shakila

Clue 1: She is so young: hoon abhi main jawan ae dil
Clue 2: go through: Aar-Paar
Clue 3: Is she Shakeel Badayuni’s wife or sister or any other female relative?: Shakila

4.
Song: Hum Hain Nashe Mein
Film: Sehra [1963]
MD: Ramlal
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Lyricist: Hasrat Jaipuri
Picturised on Sandhya

Clue 1: I am drunk, you are drunk: hum hai nashe me tum ho nashe me
Clue 2: This maid of jerky movements in the evening: Sandhya
Clue 3: if veiled: Sehra

5.
Song: Mujhe Le Chalo
Film: Sharabi [1964]
MD: Madan Mohan
Singer: Mohd. Rafi
Lyricist: Rajinder Krishan
Picturised on: Dev Anand

Clue 1: the happy God: Dev Anand
Clue 2: go back to the place again, where he took the false turn: mujhe le chalo aaj us gali me jahan pehle pehle yeh dil ladkhadaya
Clue 3: A man addicted to alcohol: Sharabi

6.
Song: Thodi Si Jo Pee Li Hai
Film: Namak Halal [1982]
MD: Bappi Lahiri
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Lyricist: Anjaan
Picturised on: Amitabh Bachchan

Clue 1: The illustrious one: Amitabh Bachchan
Clue 2: is not a drunkard yet, but the director will turn him into one in his next film with him: The next film with the director, Prakash Mehra is Sharabi, the film prior to Sharabi is Namak Halal.
Clue 3: that being drunk is not a theft: thodi si jo pi li hai chori to nahin ki hai

7.
Song: Tumhari Mast Nazar
Film: Dil Hi To Hai [1963]
MD: Roshan
Singer: Mukesh & Lata Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Sahir Ludhianvi
Picturised on: Raj Kapoor and Nutan

Clue 1: Neither would have you merrily glanced here nor would have the intoxicated breeze come here: tumhari mast nazar, gar idhar nahin hoti, nashe me chur fiza is qadar nahi hoti
Clue 2: the heart is like that only: Dil Hi To Hai.
Clue 3: prince and new: Raj Kapoor and Nutan

8.
Song: Chhod Mera Haath Mujhe Peene De
Film: Subah-O-Sham [1972]
MD: Laxmikant-Pyarelal
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Picturised on: Waheeda Rehman

Clue 1: When a person asks not to hold his hand and let him drink: chhod mera haath mujhe peene de
Clue 2: morning till evening: Subah-O-Sham
Clue 3: Telugu actress: Waheeda Rehman

9.
Song: Sharabi Sharabi Mera Naam Ho Gaya
Film: Chandan Ka Palna [1967]
MD: R. D. Burman
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Lyricist: Anand Bakshi
Picturised on: Meena Kumari

Clue 1: the drunkard starts wondering,why his/her name has turned to dirt: sharabi sharabi mera naam ho gaya mera naam kahe ko badnaam ho gaya
Clue 2: the sandalwood… the cradle: Chandan Ka Palna
Clue 3: born strong: Meena Kumari’s real name is Mahjabeen, which means strong

10.
Song : Abhi Toh Haath Me Jaam Hai
Movie : Seeta Aur Geeta
Music Director : RD Burman
Playback Singer : Manna Dey
Lyricist : Anand Bakshi
Picturised on : Dharmendra

Clue 1: with a vodka bottle in the hand but a still lingering bad conscience of projects unfinished: abhi to haath me jaam hai tauba kitna kaam hai
Clue 2: furrow on the brow and a song: Seeta (furrow) aur Geeta (song)
Clue 3: religion: Dharam

Now since the answers are out, I can tell you. All the songs listed above, except for the one from Sehra are listed in one way or the other in Madhu’s post on daaru songs. Thanks for the help, Madhu!

Please do tell me if you liked the quiz or not. Do tell me if I can improve it somehow. If you have any suggestions or complaints, just deposit them in the comments section below. Don’t feel shy! Apna hi ghar samjho! (Feel at home!)

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104 responses to “Drunken Quiz and Clever Answers

  1. dustedoff

    May 6, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Wah! Congratulations to all who participated – I couldn’t crack even one of the clues, so I’m very impressed that people managed to get so many right.

    And, Harvey: please, for your next blog-birthday, think of something weaker intellects like mine can handle. πŸ˜‰

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I agree madhu, that the quiz was not an easy one, if one just went about solving it only with the help of clues, but there are ways and means! πŸ˜‰
      You had a rough time going while the quiz was on. I am sure, if an when I do the next quiz and if you have enough time you will be able to solve it all in a jiffy. Jungsaab’s creator is just being very modest! πŸ˜‰
      Maybe you can also use some clues from the quiz for a Jung mystery! *wishful thinking* πŸ˜‰

       
      • dustedoff

        May 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

        “Maybe you can also use some clues from the quiz for a Jung mystery! *wishful thinking* ;-)”

        Hmmm… that just might be a thought. Let me think! πŸ™‚

         
  2. Lalitha

    May 6, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Congratulations, Archana! and Thanks, Harvey, for giving me something to do instead of just worrying and brooding! But no more quizzes for me, thank you! My poor brain is burned out – it hasn’t worked so hard since my days in college!

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      I am so glad that you liked the quiz and that it helped to distract you from your present travails.
      When the next quiz comes, I am sure you will be able to get it all in a jiffy, since you know your way about it now!

       
  3. pacifist

    May 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Congratulations Archana πŸ™‚

    @harvey
    I thought Mahjabeen means ‘beautiful’.

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Congratulations to you too!
      According to the site below Mahjabeen means strong.
      http://www.meaning-of-names.com/muslim-names/mahjabeen.asp

      But if you have any other sources please do show it to me. I am not an expert in Arabic, I don’t even know much of Arabic. In Feb. I attended a three day intensive course of Arabic, but it didn’t include the word Mahjabeen. πŸ˜‰
      Please don’t hesitate to correct me if I am wrong! I would be very grateful!

       
      • pacifist

        May 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

        No, you are right harvey (I’m not surprised).
        But I swear, when I was solving the quiz and wanted to find what clue there was I googled and it said ‘beautiful’. Though I confess to have just quickly skimmed over the two three lines that come with the links, and the word beautiful just shone.
        Hahaha. Teaches me a lesson to take short cuts πŸ˜€

         
        • harveypam

          May 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

          This happens to me quite often, when I am in a hurry, so to say harvey-hurry-hurry! πŸ˜‰

           
        • Lalitha

          May 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

          You know what? I didn’t even see the “mahjabeen” in there, I just saw “sandalwood” – chandan – and “cradle” – palna, looked up songs from Chandan ka Palna, and saw this song. Since the clue said something about “name turning to dirt”, I went ahead and decided this was the song in question. No scientific reasoning, no method in my madness, just a brain that was tired after staying awake through most of the night.

           
          • Lalitha

            May 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

            Oh, yes, I did check out the lyrics of the song also.

             
          • harveypam

            May 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm

            Getting tired has a good effect on the brain quite often. The brain is then too tired to be diverted by other diversions.
            See, you are so good and you run away at the name of a quiz! Face it girl, you are a champion!

             
      • Lalitha

        May 8, 2012 at 4:28 pm

        so does “aashiq hoon ek mahjabeen ka …” mean he is in love with a female wrestler? Mind boggling!

         
        • harveypam

          May 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

          Do you mean to say that nobody would fall in love with a female wrestler? πŸ˜‰
          Every pot has its lid! πŸ™‚

          The song goes aashiq hoon main mahjabeen ka that is why log kahen mujhe pagla kahin ka!

           
        • harveypam

          May 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm

          Well, strong women always had their admirers!

           
  4. bombaynoir

    May 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Aah Harvey, I got it all wrong anyway. Congrats to the winners! πŸ™‚

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      As far as I know you got the happy God right. With the happy God right you can’t be wrong! πŸ™‚

       
      • bombaynoir

        May 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        Yes, yes, you couldn’t leave Dev out of it. πŸ˜€

         
        • harveypam

          May 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

          I just checked you answers, which came a little bit late. You would have scored 56 points. That is not bad at all!

           
          • bombaynoir

            May 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

            Oh, cool! πŸ™‚ Never expected such a high score. πŸ˜€

             
            • harveypam

              May 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm

              You’re good!

               
              • bombaynoir

                May 8, 2012 at 5:34 am

                Thanks! The quiz was lots of fun, by the way!

                 
                • harveypam

                  May 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

                  You are welcome, Sasha!
                  I am really very glad that you liked it!

                   
  5. Arunkumar Deshmukh

    May 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Harvey ji,
    I missed out on all this fun,as I was out of circulation for some time.
    Hope next time I will surely join and try.
    Those who could get the right answers are really great,though looks difficult for me.
    -Arunkumar Deshmukh

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Arunji! If you haven’t already read all the answers, you can try to solve the quiz. It is fun!
      I often go to the old RJGK quizzes on rec.music.indian.misc. and try to solve hem all over again.
      I would love to host a quiz again. So you will have a chance soon!

       
      • bombaynoir

        May 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

        Do it! Do it! πŸ˜€ -bounces around-

         
  6. thandapani

    May 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I am amazed. Alas I wasnt able to do any de-coding, lekin kamal kar diya. Archu beti ne to jhanda gaad diye. What is the prize btw. I hope you have a special prize to those who stood by the side and watched others do all the hard work

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      πŸ˜€
      For all those who “stood by the side and watched others do all the hard work” get 20 comment space free per post! πŸ™‚
      Happy?

       
    • sunheriyaadein

      May 7, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Mujhe toh karna hi tha, khaandaan ka izzat ka sawaal tha πŸ™‚

       
      • harveypam

        May 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

        Now people will suspect me of nepotism! But that would be in a good Indian tradition! πŸ˜‰

         
  7. Shashi

    May 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Oops, I think I lost out on the clues.

    Thanks very much for the fun we had with solving the quiz.

     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Only few, Shashi!
      I am very glad that you like solving the quiz!
      I hope to come up with few more.

       
      • Shashi

        May 7, 2012 at 7:00 am

        Please do so !!

         
        • harveypam

          May 7, 2012 at 9:29 am

          Thanks for the encouragement, Shashi!

           
  8. Samir

    May 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    “They had some sophisticated techniques to get to the answers.” LOL.

    My technique cannot be called sophisticated now, it may have been 10 years ago. It is simply “googling” the lines of the song. The lyrics of many popular songs have been uploaded to various sites, and you are likely to get to the original song by searching for it using any line.

    I estimated the universe of Hindi film songs to be roughly 200,000; 75 years of songs, 4 new movies per week, 6 songs per movie, makes it 75 * 52 * 4 * 6 = 93600 songs. Assume I am wrong by a factor 0f 2, and that gets the total number of Hindi songs to be 200,000. This implies about 200,000 pages, assuming 1 page per song. I am presenting this calculation just to show how small the search space is, in reality Google has reached as high as 1 trillion pages (1 trillion = 10^12). In other words, it would be relatively trivial to find the particulars about any given song, assuming the entire world has generated 1 trillion songs to date.

    This triviality of search is assuming that an exact line from the song is known, as was the case here. Google essentially just reads all the words on a page, and creates special purpose indexes based upon those words. Hence, all one has to do to find the exact song from a constituent line, is just to enter that line into Google, and let let Google do the rest. If it is a popular song, chances are it has been uploaded onto a web-site, and therefore has been indexed by Google; and therefore can be found in a matter of seconds using Google search.

    So the moral of the story is simple string-matching quizzes should NOT be done in English. You could try doing them in Hindi for now, but even that will be made trivial pretty soon
    (if it has not already been done).

    A quiz has to be structured so that a human has to spend some time breaking a question into elemental google searches, and then painstakingly aggregates and furthers refines & filters those searches.

    Remember that IBM has already built an AI based supercomputer (Watson), that beats most “Jeopardy” human contestants.

    I am not sure if you wanted this detailed an explanation, perhaps you would prefer my comments to be restricted to wine & women & song πŸ˜‰ (& 70;’s Dev)

     
    • Lalitha

      May 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      mera sar chakkar kha raha hai!

       
      • harveypam

        May 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        Mathematics and Statistics are totally strange for me as well. I also didn’t understand much, but my admiration for Samir rose to new heights!
        If he understands even half of what he has written than he must be a very intelligent person!

         
        • Lalitha

          May 9, 2012 at 4:04 am

          Harvey, finding the answers to this quiz weren’t half as tough as it would have been to set up this quiz – hitting upon a theme, then finding songs to fit the theme, then coming up with clues to lead and mislead – really, I applaud you for setting up this quiz and then you also had the patience to cheer people like me, and drop subtle hints when I showed signs of giving up! Kudos to you, Harvey!

           
          • harveypam

            May 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

            I am not being modest, it was a tough to find cryptic clues, but it is always all easy, when you have fun. And corresponding with you and others dropping hints, was also great fun! It was like being a trainer and watching the trainees reach the goal. Hope you don’t mind this comparison!
            I had lots of fun in organising this quiz. And I like participating in the quiz. It is like being in a maze.
            Thanks to you and other participants for participating and making it a success.

            AND I still owe you a post!

             
            • Lalitha

              May 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm

              You STILL owe me a post? What is this about? I have no idea, so please refresh my memory, whatever little is left of it!

               
              • harveypam

                May 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

                Oh! Good! Then I don’t have to do that funny post, which I was thinking of doing on your farmaish! πŸ˜‰

                 
                • Lalitha

                  May 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm

                  Funny post? Then I definitely want to see it, so you do owe me that post!

                   
                  • harveypam

                    May 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

                    But you had forgotten it, so your claim is invalid! πŸ˜‰

                     
      • dustedoff

        May 7, 2012 at 6:59 am

        Same here!

         
      • Shashi

        May 7, 2012 at 7:02 am

        Quick, someone get a brandy for Lalitha ji πŸ˜€

         
        • harveypam

          May 7, 2012 at 9:31 am

          Won’t smelling salts be more appropriate? Lalitha would surely like it Victorian. But Shashi is right, since Samir is the cause of the chakkar, brandy would be perfect!
          Madhu, would you like some as well?

           
          • Lalitha

            May 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm

            Ram, Ram, what are you trying to do to me? Is umar mein brandy aur whiskey? Meri pothi kya sochegi? Mere bete kya sochenge? Dena hi hai to kisiko bataye bina to do!

             
            • harveypam

              May 7, 2012 at 2:14 pm

              πŸ˜€
              We’ll call it apple juickey. Okay?

               
              • Lalitha

                May 7, 2012 at 2:17 pm

                Mujhe duniya walon sharabi na samjho, main peeti nahin hoon pilayi gayi hai!

                 
                • harveypam

                  May 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

                  peenewalo ko peene ka bahana chahiye
                  πŸ™‚

                   
                  • Shashi

                    May 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

                    Harvey – Chor ki daadi main tinka. We mentioned only brandy and Lalithaji added whisky to it. What’s kicking Lalitaji? πŸ˜€

                     
                    • Lalitha

                      May 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm

                      Brandy ho ya whiskey aakhir peeya jaata hai …

                       
                    • harveypam

                      May 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm

                      peena bhi koi peena to nahin, quiz ke bina peena bhi hai sazaa

                      My apologies to the original song: jeena bhi koi jeena to nahin
                      (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKLN3smJ8_Q)

                       
                    • harveypam

                      May 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm

                      Chor ki daadi (grandmother) ko bhich me kyon khinch rahe ho? πŸ˜‰

                       
          • dustedoff

            May 8, 2012 at 6:36 am

            No brandy for me, thanks. And certainly no smelling salts! πŸ™‚

             
            • harveypam

              May 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

              Cold water would do you good in the sweltering heat of Delhi!

               
      • pacifist

        May 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

        Actually mera bhi sar chakkar kha raha tha.
        I was just pretending to have understood. LOL!

         
        • harveypam

          May 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

          Good acting!

           
        • Lalitha

          May 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

          Good one!

           
    • pacifist

      May 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Oh dear. Samir, that was very clever f you πŸ˜€

      But giving away your secret has spoiled it for harvey posting any more quizzez.

       
      • harveypam

        May 6, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        You shouldn’t blame Samir. I asked him to send the comment! He is just being honest and nice!

         
        • pacifist

          May 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm

          >You shouldn’t blame Samir.
          Arre baba, I’m not blaming anyone. It was just a passing idle comment. πŸ˜€

           
          • harveypam

            May 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

            Na, dann geht es ja! πŸ˜‰

             
            • Lalitha

              May 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

              Translation?

               
              • harveypam

                May 8, 2012 at 6:46 pm

                The translation like one finds one Hindi film DVDs would be:
                No, then going is yes! πŸ˜‰

                It would mean: then it is okay!

                 
                • pacifist

                  May 10, 2012 at 12:33 am

                  LOL. This translation ne DVD translations ki izzat rakh li.

                  My answer in Swiss German – Scho guet.

                   
                  • Lalitha

                    May 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

                    Theek hai!

                     
                    • pacifist

                      May 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

                      Yes, Lalitha, your translation is bilkul theek. πŸ™‚
                      Except the hindi eqivalent would be – theek hai theek hai.

                       
                    • harveypam

                      May 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm

                      See Lalitha understands Swiss German!

                       
                  • harveypam

                    May 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm

                    Well it is hard to meet the high standards they have set, but I tried! πŸ˜‰
                    Thanks for noticing it! πŸ˜‰

                     
    • harveypam

      May 6, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you Samir for sharing!

       
    • Shashi

      May 7, 2012 at 7:02 am

      I did use Google for the answers, but didn’t do so many calculations πŸ™‚ Thanks very much Samir for the analysis.

       
      • harveypam

        May 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

        Confessions right, left and centre!

         
  9. sunheriyaadein

    May 7, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Thank you everybody! It was so much fun solving it.
    Mahjabeen part was a little tricky. I had to do reverse engineering for it. I knew the answer to it was Meena Kumari. After raking my brain for a while, I googled for the meaning of Mahjabeen and that’s how I cracked it.
    I dont know how I missed the Happy God = Dev Anand reference.
    @Harvey : Batana chahiye tha na ke woh bhi miss ho gaya tha first mail mein πŸ˜›
    @Samir : Wah wah!!! Kya explain kiya hai. Google team would hire you if they see your comment πŸ™‚

     
    • Shashi

      May 7, 2012 at 7:04 am

      For the Mahjabeen part, my reply to the clue was “Being strong – Dharmendra :-)” I guess I should get 0.5 marks for its correctness πŸ™‚

       
      • harveypam

        May 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

        Do you mean to say that you should get the 0.5 because Meena Kumar was half Dharmendra and vice-versa at that time? πŸ˜‰

         
        • Shashi

          May 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm

          I meant ‘born strong – Dharmendra’, that’s correct in any case na? Who was stronger than him? πŸ™‚

           
          • sunheriyaadein

            May 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

            Wah wah!!! Kya answer hai. And it actually fits in perfectly πŸ™‚

             
            • harveypam

              May 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

              πŸ˜€
              Answer dene me Shashi sabse aage rehta hai!
              Answer right ho ya wrong ho par answer zaroor dega! Shabash mere sher!

               
          • harveypam

            May 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm

            You would have got full marks if he had lipsynched to the song.

             
        • Lalitha

          May 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

          Meena Kumari was never half Dharmendra, she was double Dharmendra and he was half MK!

           
          • harveypam

            May 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm

            You mean her talent, don’t you? πŸ™‚

             
            • Lalitha

              May 9, 2012 at 4:00 am

              Her talent, her looks (sorry, all Dharam fans – including me!) and her dancing talent – whatever little she had, he had half of that! Most of all, the expressive face of hers – Dharam looked good, but didn’t have too many expressions! (Actually, I am being kind to Dharam here)

               
              • harveypam

                May 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

                Well, double of Dharam’s dancing talent is not much, is it?
                Although Meena also wasn’t a great dancing talent. She was okay, better than Madhubala and Nargis.

                 
              • Shashi

                May 9, 2012 at 11:26 am

                I think that’s where Dharmendra scored. His performance was such that many could ape it and come out good. But his personality could not be matched to the same extent.

                That brings to my mind, how many of us ape other actors in our real life? Do we raise our hand or stand sideways a la Rajesh Khanna when admiring a pretty girl? I don’t think so. But if you have the same restraint that Dharam had in his performances (at least in the 60s and 70s), it does look more realistic.

                 
    • harveypam

      May 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

      Well done, Archana!

      On the first look it looked all so perfect, that I forgot to mention that you have missed some things!
      I thought the trickiest part of the quiz were the songs from Sehra and Subah-O-Shaam!

       
  10. Songs Of Yore

    May 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I am terribly impressed with you Harvey for your clever quiz, and all the smart people who solved it. At the first glance the answer of only #2 occurred to me. Had I got down to solving it, I doubt I could have done more than 4 or 5 – Samir’s algorithm was never in my mind, and I doubt if I would use it to solve a music quiz – if the song does not occur to me or is unfamiliar to me, I would simply give up. But complimets to Samir also for giving us the way ot.

    My only obsevation is that the clues are brilliant, what is perhaps needed is songs may be made more familiar, like they have at RMIM, which can be solved without the Google search. πŸ™‚

     
    • harveypam

      May 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Thanks for your feedback AK!
      But I didn’t understand it properly. Do you mean to say that more familiar songs should be used or songs whose text are not to be found through Google? Please excuse my fuzzy brain.
      I will try to use more well-known songs and perhaps give more clues.
      For me the quiz was all about having fun while trying to find the song through clues. If anybody wants to take the easier way out, it is also okay. For me at least it was at no time a competition. Sort of a brain fodder!

       
  11. Samir

    May 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    To those whose “sar” “chakkared” due to my comment —
    (jaane kya pilaya tune bada mazaa aaya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU7516PITbo)
    Hopefully you think of me as Dharmendra, but I will gladly accept Prem Chopra πŸ™‚

    To those who appreciated my comment, Thanks.
    I will ensure that Harvey continues to post more quizzes πŸ™‚

    Last but not least, the real clever/innovative are the inventors of Google, we all merely follow in their footsteps.

     
    • pacifist

      May 8, 2012 at 1:04 am

      LOL!
      But where were you…I mean Prem Chopra…. in the song?

       
    • harveypam

      May 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

      You are a combination of Dharamendra and Prem Chopra. Dharamopra or would you prefer Premendra?
      Dharam’s good looks and Prem’s cunningness (does that amount to much?)

      “I will ensure that Harvey continues to post more quizzes :)”
      With the wiliness of Prem Chopra or Dharam’s charm OR Hema’s drawl? πŸ˜‰

       
  12. pacifist

    May 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Here comes the wet blanket to dampen the spirits (ha) of all this peena pilana.

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJJRDbIMSYE)
    (Song: munh se mat laga cheez hai buri from JOHNY WALKER 1957)

     
    • harveypam

      May 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      You are right one doesn’t have to drink to have fun!
      AND
      Being drunk is not always funny!

      BUT a glass or two for letting the taste buds roll in a good brew and tasting the various flavours is a pleasure and not to say an art in itself!
      What say Samir?

       
      • Samir

        May 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

        Agreed on the gist.
        Just to make a point, (maybe nitpicky); wines are never “brewed”; and hence would modify your statement to
        “BUT a glass or two for letting the taste buds roll in a good WINE and tasting the various flavours is a pleasure and not to say an art in itself!”

        @Pacifist — Love both the Johnny Walker songs.

         
        • harveypam

          May 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

          Bow to my Guru Samirananda! πŸ™‚
          Of course you are right. Thanks for the correction! πŸ™‚

          One lives and learns or as I say one lives and yearns!

          Little little English comes to me!
          Walking talking Shivaji was a king!

           

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