Monday, September 24, 2007

ZEENAT AMAN BUSTS MOVES BLIND in HEERALAAL PANNALAAL (1978)

What better way to greet the week than with a spot of day-glo Bollywood insanity - courtesy of Heeralal Pannalal, a loopy buddy movie from the late 70s scored by that masterly maestro R.D. Burman?

Here we have lovely heroine Zeenat Aman feigning blindness in order to track down her dear-departed father. This being Bollywood, the trifling matter of life-and-death subterfuge doesn't stop here engaging in an eye-popping song & dance number, (vocals via the legendarily ubiquitous Asha Bhosle).


Watch in wonder as a girl gang of grouchy guitarists groove away, under the watchful eye of a mustachioed crime lord - sporting the most hellbent headgear ever conceived!!



70s bombshell Aman hit the ground running after her sultry (and award winning) performance in Hare Ram Hare Krishna. Life hasn't provided her with the easiest of rides, but she was recently ear-marked as the All Time Sex Symbol of Bollywood Cinema - and who I am to argue with such wise judgement..?

If you were wondering who provided the grunting, growling male playback - (and if not, you should have been) - it was none other than Burman himself, proving once again to be one of the most unique forces of nature nurtured by the motion picture screen!

Many thanks to Symaster for posting this, along with gaggles more glorious Bollywood clips on Youtube ;)

4 Comments:

Anonymous mike said...

That guy has a voice like velvet sandpaper-so soulful.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

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1:59 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Keith over at Teleport City just told me about your site - clearly I have a lot of catching up to do. In the meantime, I will be forever grateful for learning about this gem, which I'd have to watch even if it didn't star my beloved Shashi and Neetu. Rock on. I've heard Burman do that voice before but never knew who it was.

- Beth Loves Bollywood (friend of Paint It Pink, whom I will now chastise for not informing me of your presence)

2:02 PM  
Blogger symaster said...

Feeling bored at work, so googled my YouTube username and came across your site. Thanks for the kind words... and for watching!

7:13 AM  

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