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Weekend rumination: Where has all that magic gone?

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Hindi movies
Stopped watching the Raajneeti DVD after precisely nine minutes (My head would have burst into tiny pieces if one more character had been introduced and an already complex story made more complex).
I had to do something quick to recover.
For the next 165 minutes, in a single, non-stop sitting, I enjoyed the Kishore Kumar masterpiece Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi. And I was seeing it for the fifth time!
Also read: The making of Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi


Hindi movie song lyrics
…Kis ko sunaaoo haal dil-e-bekaraar ka
Buztaa hua charaag hoon apne mazaar kaa
Aye kaash bhool jaoo, magar bhoolta nahin
Kis dhoom se uthha tha, janazaa bahaar kaa

Yeh duniya, yeh mehfil mere kaam kee nahi…*

And nowadays they write: Chaahoge jitana paaoge utana, kaabu mein rakhana dil

*Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi, Music: Madan Mohan, Film: Heer Ranjha

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Written by Raju Bist

July 5, 2010 at 11:07 am

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