Archive for September 1st, 2008

September 1, 2008

Dil Deke Dekho (1959)

I can’t find words to describe this movie. Sublime? Magnificent? Classic, for sure. Fantastic romantic story; excellent debuts by “Filmalaya discoveries” Asha Parekh and music director Usha Khanna; and of course, my favorite actor of all time, Shammi Kapoor. I ask you, how can you not like a film whose credits begin with a little boy in his chaddis and a pair of wings and gladiator sandals taking aim at your heart? It’s also directed and written by Nasir Husain, who gave Shammi his first big hit with Tumsa Nahin Dekha. I’ve said it before: Nasir Husain=great entertainment.

It was such fun to watch it again! Not to mention that I ended up on the floor as a Shammi-induced puddle.

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September 1, 2008

Righting a wrong

Reader Shaila pointed out yesterday that I have neglected Parveen Babi here at MemsaabStory (Bullet being her only featured film).

Egregious oversight!

Here is a photo of her from the 1973 Star & Style Annual (she’s up and coming, they say!):

Doesn’t she look sooooo young? Reminds me a little of Ali MacGraw in Love Story. I will try to do better on the Parveen front.

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