Kahani Poori Filmy Hai…

 Kahani Poori Filmy Hai…

For those who think Indian movies are just about dancing around trees, practically impossible stunt sequences and badly placed subtitles, this is what you’re really missing. Be it due to the language barrier or cultural, but take away those melodramatic dialogues and you couldn’t imagine what Hindi cinema would become!! Some cheesy, some aggressive, but all memorable, these dialogues have become immortal. Medha Shri lists a few.
Dialogue: Jinke ghar sheeshe ke hote hain woh doosron ke gharron par patthar nahi phenka karte
Movie: Waqt
Year: 1965
Speaker: Raaj Kumar, the superstar whose quintessential style made this commonplace idiom a hit
Dialogue Writer: Akhtar-Ul-Iman
Movie Trivia: The movie is about a family which gets separated because of an earthquake, yet their lives stay inter-connected. The movie-makers originally wanted to cast the three generations of Kapoors (Prithviraj, Raj, Shammi and Shashi) but only managed to rope in Shashi. This didn’t affect the movie’s collections as Waqt became the highest grosser of 1965.
 
Dialogue: Pushpa, I hate tears
Movie: Amar Prem
Year: 1972
Speaker: Rajesh Khanna, the original superstar of Bollywood
Dialogue Writer: Ramesh Pant
Movie Trivia: The movie is a loose re-make of a Bengali flick called Nishipadma, which Rajesh Khanna reportedly watched about 24 times.
 
Dialogue: Taareekh pe taareekh milti rahi hai lekin insaaf nahin mila
Movie: Damini
Year: 1993
Speaker: Sunny Deol, the dhai-kilo ka haath (dialogue from Damini again) wala dude, who became the angry young man of the ’90s
Dialogue Writer: Dilip Shukla, Sutanu Gupta
Movie Trivia: Everyone remembers Meenakshi Sheshadri’s stellar performance which got her a Filmfare nomination for best female actor  and Sunny Deol’s angry advocate avatar which won him a National award for best supporting actor. But remember the ‘item’ boy Aamir Khan? In the song Bin Sajan Jhoola Jhulun Mai Wada Kaise Bhoolun Aamir does a cameo. The Bollywood grapevine has it that director Rajkumar Santoshi was also shooting Andaz Apna Apna at the time and requested Aamir to do a cameo for Damini. Despite being much younger to Meenakshi, Aamir agreed. Later this movie was remade in Oriya (Nari Nuhne Tu Narayani) and Tamil (Priyanka) too.
 
Dialogue: Khamosh
Movie: Badla
Year: 1974
Speaker: Shatrughan Sinha
Dialogue Writer: Jagdish Kanwal
Movie Trivia: This iconic dialogue became a cult and Shatrughan Sinha’s staple. In more recent times, his daughter Sonakshi Sinha is seen jokingly delivering khamosh papa style. In Son of Sardar, Shatrughan has dubbed ‘khamosh’ for Sonakshi Sinha in a scene.
 
Dialogue: Mere Pass Maa Hai
Movie: Deewaar
Year: 1975
Speaker: Shashi Kapoor
Dialogue Writer: Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar
Movie Trivia: The duo writers are attributed with creating the angry-young-man image of Amitabh Bachchan. Though they split ways long back, they are the ones who fought for the dialogue-writer’s cause. In times when writers’ names did not appear in credits, Salim and Javed went about town in a rickshaw writing their names on the movie posters in chalk.
 
Dialogue: Mausi ye kamaataa hai lekin,… ab roj roj to aadmi jeet nahi sakataa na? Kabhi haar bhi jaataa hai bechaaraa. Woh to bahot hi achchha aur nek ladka hai. Lekin mausi, ek baar sharaab pi li na phir, achchhe bure ka kahaa hosh rahataa hai. Haath pakad ke bitha liyaa kisi ne juwaa khelane.
Movie: Sholay
Year: 1975
Speaker: Amitabh Bachchan
Dialogue Writer: Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar
Movie Trivia: This hilarious scene where Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) approaches Basanti’s mausi with Veeru’s (Dharmendra) marriage proposal and paints a terrible picture of his friend is borrowed from the writer duo’s real life. Salim had actually described Javed to Honey Irani’s (Javed Akhtar’s first wife) mother something like this; that this boy (Javed) wants to marry her (Honey) but he has no home, plays cards and drinks…Well, they did get married.
 
Dialogue: .Rishte mein toh hum tumhare baap hote hain, naam hai Shahenshah
Movie: Shahenshah (1988)
Year: 1988
Speaker: Amitabh Bachchan
Dialogue Writer: Inder Raj Anand
Movie Trivia: Apparently Jackie Shroff was to play Amitabh’s role. In fact, his costume had been ordered too. But as luck would have it, Amitabh Bachchan said goodbye to politics and did what he does best – acting on screen!
 
Dialogue: Sara shehar haemin loin ke naam se janta hai
Movie: Kalicharan
Year: 1976
Speaker: Ajit in his peculiarly calm and composed manner pronounces Lion as Loin
Dialogue Writer: Jainendera Jain
Movie Trivia: This movie was Subhash Ghai’s directorial debut and it installed him amongst Bollywood’s notable directors.
 
Dialogue: Mogambo Khush Hua
Movie: Mr India
Year: 1987
Speaker: Amrish Puri, because a villain can be cool too!
Dialogue Writer: Saleem Khan and Javed Akhtar
Movie Trivia:The dialogue specialist duo had split but came together one last time to create this super-hit flick. Anupam Kher was first considered for Mogambo’s role, but for want of someone scarier, Amrish Puri was cast.
 
Dialogue: Haar ke jeetne wale ko baazigar kehte hain
Movie: Baazigar
Year: 1993
Speaker: Shahrukh Khan
Dialogue Writer: Robin Bhatt, Akshay Khurana, Javed Siddiqui
Movie Trivia: Because the protagonist’s role was negative, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor and Arbaaz Khan had turned down the movie. Shahrukh Khan stepped in and we call it destiny.

Kanishtha Thapa

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