Tuesday, August 16, 2005

dishoom, dishoom!

Watched 'Amar Akbar Anthony' for the nth time yesterday. Know what, they don't make those kinda movies anymore. You know, the picture perfect family ending at the climax, but before that a mad 'pow wow' all out wrest fest between the goodies and the baddies. Ah, pure fun! The best part is the 'table turning' that happens so smoothly. Gun pointed at the baddy, the next minute, someone slips on a banana peel that the director's assistant carelessly threw on the floor and presto! The gun jumps to the baddy's hand. And then finally our 'hero' manages to tickle the badmaash and snatch the gun yet again. And then the rest of the heroes (don't even bother counting) take the cue and immediately start the fist-blist. Pow! Biff! Bang! Ouch! Even the oldies leaning on the villain's hands get an adrenalin rush and badger the goons who suddenly transform into circus bufoons. And then u have the court jersterish comedian who turns the entire exercise into a mime show, the buffoons all to eager to cooperate. The heroine, fresh after a bout of calisthenics and music dances happily on the villains' heads. Slap! Slap!The heavy duty 'gymmer' goon falls like hollow timber at the mere wave of her hand. Ah, what fun!

But wait, there's more. The cops who're waiting outside patiently finally barge in with the works - whistles and bullets. Good wins over evil at last. And finally - Say cheese!

Manu desai, where art thou?


Parna said...

aahhh....cannot agree with you more. :) such nostalgic, DD-sunday-movie-time memories :) (before that there was spiderman and vikram aur betaal)

also, waiting for wednesday and chitrahaar.

you are right, they do not make movies like those anymore. or days like those

Akruti said...

wah wah,someone talking abt my movie,i watched it so manytimes:) and remember all those family drams of Amithab specially,hero,villian,brothers,ma aur baap:) and wow the songs too,sure,they dont make such movies anymore:( and infact these TV channels these days dont show such movies also:( Huh,i sure miss Doordarshan and the movies they used to show:)

KJ said...

you are right, they dont make movies like that anymore.

nostalgia = phool khile hain gulshan gulshan, saptahiki, chitrahaar, hum log, buniyaad.



Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Ha ha ha... in our college hostels, we used to watch Dharmendra movies at times and used to go really wild whenever there we witnessed those 'Kutte-kamine' dialogues or his fight sequences. LOL about the heroines bashing up the baddies. :))

phatichar said...

parna: aaah, the DD days, you bet! Would trade in anything to get back 'Karamchand' 'Mr ya Mrs', 'Subah', 'Mr. Yogi'...

akruti: Mr. Bachchan has been my fav since childhood and have watched all his movies. All. :)

kj: hmmmm, those were the days, huh?

sudipta: Yeah, and when as kids we'd watch movies in our colony, all that whistling the moment we saw the name of our fav action hero on the title credits...

Australopithecus said...

Amar Akbar Anthony. amazing flick ...yup they sure don't make them like they used to. my fave line form the movie was
"like mein do ich baar aadmi aisa bhagta hai,olympic ka race ho, ya police ka case ho "

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