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100 years of Indian cinema: Bollywood Bioscope

Indian Cinema is 100 not out.

Bollywood Bioscope

Indian Cinema is 100 not out. Tough to recapture all the highlights of this epic journey so I opt for Free Association. So here are (some of) the sights,sounds,lines,songs,moments that come to mind when someone says ‘Hindi films’.

Dilip Kumar – Madhubala and that feather. Balraj Sahni pulling the rickshaw in Do Bheega Zameen. Balraj Sahni’s eyes in Garam Hawa. Rosie in the cave. Marco main jeena chahti hoon. Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh. Meena Kumari playing the piano in Miss Mary. Kalyani on the streamer with Ashok Kumar. Guru Dutt and yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye toh kya hai. Sahir and yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye toh kya hai. Lag jaa gale.

Jaane kya tune kahi. Geeta Dutt,the soundtrack of my life. Choti Bahu. Tum pukaar lo. Raj Kapoor ¯ Nargis- umbrella – rain. Nargis with the gun. Shehenshah ke inn behisaab bakhshison ke badale mein yeh kaneez Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar ko apna khoon maaf karti hain. Kaagaz Ke Phool.

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Rajesh Khanna-boat-Howrah Bridge-Sharmila-Chingari. Lymphosarcoma of the intestine. Amitabh Bachchan drunk and Mili screams at him. Shammi Kapoor in a blanket. Pran Kasme Waade. When Rafi sings Din dhal jaayeKishore Kumar everyday. The musical lighter of Hum Dono. Shashi Kapoor in Kabhi Kabhi. Sholay. Rishi-Neetu Khullam khulla pyaar. Saate Pe Satta Attack!! Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron.

Gulzar. Ijaazat. Asha. Masoom when Rahul called her Mummy. Sanjeev Kumar in every role. Dina Pathak squeezing through the window. Philomena Aunty. Umrao Jaan. Helen. Smita Patil. Karz Rani Sahiba. Pancham. Jaidev. SD Burman. Salil da. Mithun in Disco Dancer. Miss Chamko. The pink water in Mogambo’s den. Tezaab‘s Mahesh Deshmukh. Munnabhai– Gandhi-Circuit best triangle. Bakhtawar. Why did she lose her baby in Abhimaan?! Tabu in Maqbool. Govinda’s Dolly Dolly Dolly. Haan main, magar wo,suno to,tumne to,lekin main,kabse keh.

Sridevi. Madhuri purple sari. Main toh unse tab se pyaar karti hoon jab main paanch saal ki thi. Tridev. Salman Khan devastation – iodex and I love you so much it hurts. SRK’s Naa main nahin aaunga. Juhi to Aamir aa jaayen hum aapke paas? Dil Se’s music. Hrithik Roshan dancing. Main apni favourite hoon. Ranbir sings main bhi hoon nature. Aap broker hai ya party? Akshaye Khanna’s taandav. Rang De Basanti. Dil toh bachcha hai ji. Kuch kuch hota hai tum nahin samjhoge. Hum sab rang manch ki kathputliyan hain. Hema Malini sitting on a ceiling fan. Oranges khaaiye na Doctor saab… Agar bhai bhai ka pyaar beech mein aaye toh goli maar de… Bhuvan. Black Friday chase.

Badi bewajah zindagi jaa rahi thi. Tadap Tadap. Hum mein tum mein kuch toh hai kuch nahi hai kya. Jeena yahan marna yahan iske siwaa jaana kahan.

harneet.singh@expressindia.com