Archive for ‘Trivia time’

October 31, 2011

Trivia time #42

While I muck around with Edwina making faces that scare the dogs and learning how to Twist (it’s easier than I thought! and even more fun!!) here is more trivia for you to entertain yourselves with.

Can you name the male child actors “singing” in each of the following two video clips?

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July 29, 2011

Trivia time #41

It’s been a while since I posted one of these, and I can’t resist this cute little girl! Who is she? Bonus points for film name and other trivia associated with it!

And thanks to Surjit Singh for the source!

April 5, 2010

Trivia time #40

Can anyone tell me who this actress is? This is a film still from 1940; by this time she was already well-established (she had begun acting in the silent era) and she went on to have a long and illustrious career in Hindi cinema.

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January 24, 2010

Trivia time #39

Can anyone tell me who the actress in this screencap is? Bonus points for film name and year! Another screencap has been added as a further hint.

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September 24, 2009

Trivia time #38


This is the voiceover spoken as the emblem for Mehboob Productions is shown at the beginning of Mehboob’s films.

Can you tell me whose voice it is? Hint: He was a music director-composer.

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May 8, 2009

Trivia time #37


Ramanand Sagar made many “Jubilee” hits in the 1960s, including Geet, Aarzoo, Aankhen and Kohinoor. He also made a television series out of the Ramayana, which became such a smashing success that the streets were empty when it aired.

Can anyone tell me the name of his younger brother, who is still active in the film industry today?

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February 22, 2009

Trivia time #36

Who can tell me the singer, music director and film name/year for this song?

And also: all my fingers, toes and eyes are crossed for good luck at the Oscars tonight, especially for AR Rahman!

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January 23, 2009

Trivia time #35


In what film does Hema Malini sing a song holding a little doll, which then comes alive (as a miniature Hema) and sings along with her?

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January 21, 2009

Trivia time #34

In what film do Helen, Laxmi Chhaya, Jayshree T, Bindu, Faryal and Padma Khanna all appear as dancing girls (not all in the same song; there are three songs in which they appear)?


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December 14, 2008

Trivia time #33


The 2001 Hollywood film Ghost World made this song and dance number from Gumnaam famous in the non-Hindi film fan world. Laxmi Chhaya’s verve and enthusiasm coupled with the lively tune and Boy-Wonder-masked backup dancers make for compelling watching. And of course, the singer’s ultra-cool style is the juicy cherry on top of this confection. Much speculation has issued forth as to his identity (is he the eponymous Ted Lyons?).

So today’s trivia question is: who is the manic front man in this wonderful song (the voice of course is Rafi’s)?

You can watch “Jaan Pehchaan Ho” here.


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