Posts tagged ‘Bairaag’

July 19, 2011

My ten favorite 70s B-Funk songs

A lot of westerners (although not me) are introduced to Hindi movies through the fantastic music of the 1960s and 1970s. There are a number of CD compilations out there: Bollywood Funk, Bollywood Funk Experience, Bombay Connection: Funk from Bollywood. You get the picture! If I knew anything about music I would ramble on here about how funk is what happens when you mix rock with Motown and James Brown and then drop too much acid before getting on stage. All I really know for sure is that during the 1970s while I listened to George Clinton and Parliament sing “We Want the Funk” I had no idea that a bunch of music composers in India were listening to them too and incorporating their sound into Indian film songs that I would one day also truly love.

I  had no idea either that Indian costume designers were at least as sartorially adventurous as George Clinton, but there you have it!

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October 23, 2007

Trivia time #9

In what film did Dilip Kumar play not one, not two, but three different characters?


v9y is our winner! The movie is Bairaag (1976). Dilip plays a father who goes blind; when twin sons are born to him and one of them is blind, he leaves that son at a temple and keeps the sighted one. Of course, this is a bad decision, as the blind son grows up to be a good person, and the sighted one is not and treats his father with disrespect. Dilip’s wife Saira Banu costarred, and Helen had a small role as well.

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