Monday, April 30, 2018

Z is for 'Zindagi main tujhi par lutaunga'

No, I have not forgotten the promise I made in my 'Gali gali mein pani hai' song. How could I end the blogathon without a song from the so-bad-it's-good Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani? In fact, how could I even think of ending a blogathon like this without a naagin song?

For the uninitiated, Jaani Dushman: Ek anokhi Kahani is a naag-naagin movie from 2002, starring...

[let me take a deep breath for this]

...Akshay Kumar, Manisha Koirala, Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Sharad Kapoor, Sonu Nigam, Arshad Warsi, Armaan Kohli, Aditya Pancholi, Sharad Kapoor, Atul Agnihotri, Jaspal Bhatti, Rambha, Raj Babbar, Amrish Puri and Johnny Lever.

Yes, you read that right. Basically, the producers just went around ringing a bell and yelling, "Role le lo, role le lo!"

This song is a love song between our Naag and Naagin. They are somewhere up on a mountain.


The fog clears, and we are introduced to producer ka beta Armaan Kohli, also our main Naag-man.


Check out his naag-eyes.


Manisha Koirala, our Naagin, is singing 'Aaa jaaaa', though the background reminds me of Frozen's 'Let it go'.


And here are our Naag-Naag-Naagin on heaven's door.
(Not my original joke btw; read 'naag-naag-naagin on heaven's door' in some joke/meme somewhere and fell down laughing)


This movie had a huge VFX budget, and the producers made sure they got every penny's worth. 

The number of background changes in this song is mind-boggling. You name it, you see Naag-Naagin dancing there. 








After dancing on many, many substrates, they finally reach the one that will bring them their doom. 


They decide to dance on top of a cave, not realising that...


Right under them is a poor sage, aka Amrish Puri, trying to meditate. 


But how can he, with these two dancing like this? 
Oh boy. Mogambo khush nahin hua.

Enjoy this song, and after enjoying it, please go and enjoy the movie too. It is amazing and has amazing scenes like this. 


I will go so far as to say that you can't call yourself a true blue Bollywood fan if you have not watched Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani. 




7 comments:

Arun said...

Congratulations, Sayesha, for completing another A-Z marathon in AmaZing style. I confess that I will never be a true blue Bollywood fan; but anything I ever want to know about Bollywood, I now know whom to ask. If you want a second (or is it third?) career, perhaps you can start your own weekly TV show about Bollywood :) :) :) I had thought Sayesha Smitten Showbiz Kitten was merely for fun, but I see that there is a lot of ज्ञान backing all that humor.

Zimply Awesome! All the best, and I selfishly hope that you will continue blogging without an extended break after the April blogathon.

Nalini said...

Wow what a series? I enjoyed reading each of them. I'm kind of sad that it ended. Looking forward to read many more from you. Please continue writing here

Unknown said...

Hi Sayesha,

I am one of the silent readers of your blogs for more than 8-9 years now.
I had to leave a comment for the amazing write-up of this A-Z blogathon.
Each of the song and your hilarious dissection of it was a gem to read.
Please continue writing and entertaining your readers. I have same aged daughter as Xena, so have taken many cues from your parenting style too.

Your fan,
Deepika

Sayesha said...

Arun,
Hehehe, thank you so much for your kind words. Hope I am worthy of them. :) And yes, I will try not to disappear completely after the blogathon. :)

Nalini,
Thank you so much. I'm seriously considering doing round 2 of this in next year's blogathon. :)

Deepika,
Thank you so much for finally commenting after 8-9 (!!) years and for your encouraging words. I will try my best to continue writing. :) Lots of love to your little one. :)

Charan Deep Singh said...

Congrats Sayesha... For completing yet another season...

I am done with my second one too...

I hope you read some of the posts I did....

My Z post is Zoom in. Would you look at your memories in a new light. Read Zoom in

thelilvoicespeaks said...

What a series this has been! Undoubtedly the best of A-Z.

Sayesha said...

Charan,
Thank you. Yes I did read some of your posts as well. :)

thelilvoicespeaks,
Thank you for your support all the way! :)