Jul 15, 2007

Jaan Pehechaan Ho

This may be my favorite thing in the world. It's from a Bollywood movie called Gumnaam that Thora Birch's character is watching in the film Ghost World.

It makes me smile. Every. Time. I. Watch. It.

What cracks me up is the plot outline on IMDB for "Gumnaam":

"After dancing together in a night club, seven young people (five men and two women) are told they have won the night's dance contest and are instructed to board a small plane that will take them to their prize holiday. Instead, they end up stranded on a small island with one of the plane's co-pilots. In search of shelter, the eight go to a mansion where they meet a sinister-looking butler who announces that he knows all them and has been expecting their arrival. After a few musical numbers, castaways begin dropping dead one by one. Who could the killer be, and will any of them escape his grasp?"

Yeah...that's what I thought the film would be about.

The woman in gold is into expressing herself through dance more than anyone else I have ever seen. Either that or it is an epileptic fit. I can't be sure.

I also love that the name of the band is "Ted Lyons and his Cubs". And why is that in English?

All superb examples of why Bollywood fucking rocks the house!


jiggs said...

that plot is genius level

Verdant Earl said...

Agatha Christie be turning over in her mother-fucking grave!

Slyde said...

still a favorite of ours... i watch that clip on youtube often...

Mermaid Melanie said...

It was made in '65. I MUST see this! thanks for the suggestion.

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - knew you had seen it and were a fan. Love that dancin'!

Mel - I can't see how the rest of the movie can match or exceed the 5 minutes that is Jaan Pehechaan Ho.