Saturday, October 5, 2013

Albela (1951).... A Real Gem

If you want the who and the why and the what, please go to Google or Wiki. I am here to tell you how these movies lift us up and help us deal with drudgery of our lives. Ok here I go... 



First things first - Bhagwan is just not hero material. Short. Stocky. Never again and never since did he meet with the wild success like this movie did. Great sense of humor and cool dancing steps though.

The heroine is the opposite end of the spectrum. The gorgeous Geeta Bali.  

But together they set the screen on fire.



I saw this movie early 1990's. It was on Doordarshan. I had heard good things about the movie and was keen to see it.  


Wow. This movie was mind blowing. In fact it was the sound track that was mind blowing. A simple straightforward story, a bit too melodramatic for my tastes but with some great songs. A dozen at least. Need to thank C. Ramachander here. He was also the male voice in this movie using the alias Chitalkar.    





We have all seen how a dream sequence works in movies. Whatever goes. This movie had a similar idea. The made the lead pair stage actors and this made it easy to add a song. 

Even after so many years these songs are so fresh. Here they are.. enjoy.  





Isn't that a lovely innovative set.  







An almost sad love song. Girl trying to tell something. Boy not getting it.
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Reminds me of Paanch Rupaiya Baara Aana..








Deewana Parwana

 
What cool music here. Just hear the varied instruments used. 








A lovely  life lesson.










Finally boy understands. And heres the result.







And these are my top three likes from this movie....




A teasing love song, which shows why no means yes...










A boy-girl tug of war song.










You wont believe it... but this song is after the movie ends. Sone pe suhaga type song...









What makes this movie so lovable is the fact  that the underdog wins in this rags to riches story... and in great style.



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