Posts tagged ‘Hindi film trivia’

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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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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August 25, 2008

Trivia time #30

Can anyone name all the actors (mostly comedians) in the two pictures above? One actor is in both photos. These are also from the 1973 Star & Style Annual.

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May 23, 2008

Trivia time #22

I was thrilled to spot one of my favorite actors in an early movie the other day. Can anyone tell me who he is?

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May 22, 2008

Memsaab on YouTube

Thanks to reader Sumanth, I have links to my humiliating stellar appearance on Bollywood Ka Boss which is now on YouTube…Here you go, and thanks Sumanth!

Part the First
Part the Second

If the links above don’t work, Atul has been kind enough to upload it here:

Part One
Part Two

Mercifully, I’m only on for about five minutes.

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May 19, 2008

Trivia time #21

In which film do Dharmendra and Rajendranath pose as husband and wife for the sake of a baby?

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May 10, 2008

Trivia time #20

In the film Namak Halaal (1982) there is a funny scene in the hotel club where Arjun (Amitabh Bachchan) has food spilled on one of his shoes; when he tries to clean it off in the canal that goes through the club, he loses it, and then spends the next 20 minutes or so trying desperately to get it back without being noticed (this naturally involves a drunk man falling in, Amitabh almost falling in, and general mayhem).

Which Hollywood film is this scene copied (almost exactly) from?

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April 30, 2008

Trivia time #19

Can anyone tell me who the female singer in this song from the film Chandni Raat is? She sang in a handful of films in the late 1940’s, before becoming much better known as an actress in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s (she stopped singing).

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April 20, 2008

Trivia time #18

In which film does my beloved Shammi Kapoor meet a gruesome death, when he climbs into a large urn to escape detection by his beloved’s father. Her father, suspecting that he’s hiding in there, orders the firewood underneath it to be lit, and he roasts to death as his spineless beloved sings a sad song (needless to say, not my favorite film; it breaks my Cardinal Rule Number One for Hindi films: Shammi should never ever die).

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