Monday, April 03, 2006

Gunda: The obsession continues..

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A partial screenshot is provided below. Check out the IMDB rating of 9.9/10 (well, even Gunda isn't perfect!)
















This weekend, I also fulfilled another childhood dream of mine - watching "Paap ko jala kar raakh kar doonga" at midnight with rowdy junta, with a litre of beer safely inside my tummy to make my experience truly out of the world. Have to admit that although a 60-year old Dharmendra makes a real crap lead-hero, this movie did have the guts to hold a candle to Gunda. Now don't get me wrong. Sure, Dharmendra doesn't have half the sophistication to rub shoulders with Mithun-da, but pair him with Anita Raj (30 years younger than him) and you got some serious competition!

Although the dialogues were a far cry from the literary genius on display in Gunda, the story and (lack of) logic is what made PKJKRKD real fun! Saudi Arabia has more religious tolerance than this celluloid masterpiece had coherence. Excerpts:

Kulbhushan Kharbanda is a very rich and honest engineer. He has a daughter, Farah, of marriageable age. Deepak (played by Govinda) is KK's PA.
KK (to his wife Tanuja): Ab Roopa ki shaadi karne ki umr ho gayi hai. Meri nazar Deepak par hai. Sharif hai, imaandar hai, steno ki naukari kar raha hai...apni Roopa ke liye theek rahega.
(An exec engineer marrying his daughter to a steno! What the funk!!)

All in all, a good paisa vasool.

11 comments:

solzaire said...

Good stuff man. Remeber to copy and get it :)

Asterix said...

Oh they were showing this on Sahara One or some such channel. Agar LAN par milegi to rakh loonga..

shan said...

From where the hell do you get these "Classics". It sounds amazing. I have always wanted to watch them (you know, during discussions people quote these movies and I'm completely clueless). Is there a site from where I can buy them (with my fake card) ?

Asterix said...

@shan: Na, I just keep an "open ear" when people talk about such timeless classics :-) ofcourse, random incessant channel surfing also helps ;)

Anonymous said...

I guess you are now eligible to graduate from Dharmendra and Mithun da to Rajnikath movies...(B to the A to the B to the A....thats BABA..!!)
and no, you don't need to know Tamil/Telugu to enjoi those...i hope IIT B has channels like SUN etc.

Asterix said...

@anon: But I still think I have a lot to catch upto in the Mithun era. Classics like Military Raaj and Dalal still await my eyeballs.

Tara said...

Hi Asterix,
Another one huh? I checked out the link.. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read what Shakti Kapoor's character was called in this movie... Jokes apart, I wonder what goes through the minds of the actors when they star in such movies.. and do rehearsals ..read dialogues etc.. hmmmmmm :0)

Asterix said...

@tara: Yeah :) Shakti Kapoor's name was based on the lock of hair he kept tied up ;-)

Anonymous said...

apne to hila hi diya!!

ek bar ko laga ki ap iten bade fan ho gaye mithun da ke ki 200 naye user accounts IMDB pe create kar ke nam roshan kar diya mithun da ka!!!

- #M
btw: just to clarify.. Mithun da was not the main hero of the muvi.. it was the all time great Ishrat Ali

Anonymous said...

U saw PKJRKD with rowdy crowd? Offended......Guess two of us witnessed wrath of Dharam paaji inflicted on Gundaaas and soul stirring performance of ANita Raj.
But rowdy wasnt good at all ...

Anonymous said...

U saw PKJRKD with rowdy crowd? Offended......Guess two of us witnessed wrath of Dharam paaji inflicted on Gundaaas and soul stirring performance of ANita Raj.
But rowdy wasnt good at all ...