November 15, 2009

Old is Gold... Fo' Sho.

I'm an absolute lover of old school films. I'm a lover of old things in general, so to see history brought to 'life' on the big screen just warms my heart. To see the fashion, the dialogue (just re-spelled this word a good eight times and now it sounds so weird. Say it over and over 'dialogue' Ah!)just the way of life. It's also a joy to see how close they were or weren't to Western cinema/culture. According to me, beginning in the late '70s, all of the'80s (barring all the wonderful parallel films that released during this era) and the early '90s were all reallly off (that doesn't stop me from loving them).

Anyway, I got to thinking after watching the 'Zoobi Doobi' promo about how many films now have a song and dance number parodying old classic scenes/songs. Here's a list of them, which is your favorite??

Dil Chahta Hai's Woh Ladki Hai Kahan:

Om Shanti Om's Dhoom Tana:

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi's Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte:

Though the full video isn't available here's the Zoobi Doobi (3 Idiots) teaser from my previous post:

As I posted these I found myself loving all of them, but I think 'Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte' is my favorite because each era is a direct tribute to an actress and the choreography just floored me (holla, I love Vaibhavi Merchant).

Here's a fun fact for the day. Did you realize that the chorus of 'Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte' alludes to all three Khans? Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke (Aamir's film) Phir Milenge (Salman's film) Chalte Chalte (SRK's film). Well done, Jaideep Sahni (lyricist), well done.

On that note... hum hai rahi pyar ke, phir milenge chalte chalte. Cheers.


  1. awesome videos!! & referring to the fun fact of the day, ahah that is so cool! :O i never realized that.. he is pretty clever for making it like that.. oh bollywood! i LOVE it.

  2. Hmm...I would say my favorite is Voh Ladki Hai Kahaan just bcuz the tune/beat is closest to sounding like the oldies...the other ones have an upbeat/modern touch to them...but they are also good but the closest one is voh ladki...=)

    Ps. Love the choreography on all

  3. Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan fo sho. Mostly because of its comedic attitude. And because it was first (of these anyways). They're all marvelous in their own ways though.

  4. NiDA!!! wow i absolutely love your blogsite..its amazingg! hmm..i would say i like dhoom taana for its dancing..and i like woh ladki hai kahan cuz of the bird arm dance they do lol =) but i really love em all