Saturday, July 30, 2022

Trivia Post 29

I am adding some trivia notes for the last few months.

1. Missing trains in Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met and Aditya Chopra's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
2. Parathas in Subhash Ghai's Pardes and Kunal Kohli's Mujhse Dosti Karoge.
3. The message of taking a chance in life Anurag Basu's in Life in a... Metro.
4. The contrasting light in Atlee's Jawan.
5. "Madad chaahti hai ye Hawwa ki beti,
Yashoda ki hamjins, Radha ki beti,
Payambar ki ummat, Zulaykha ki beti,
Jinhe naaz hai hind par wo kahaan hain
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi pays tribute to Guru Dutt's Pyaasa.
6. "Tune thama aaj yeh aanchal hai" in Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan.
7. The colors of Tabu in Yeh Rishta in M.F. Husain's Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities.
8. A lovely still from Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin.
9. Lovers in the snow in Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera, Abhishek Kapoor's Fitoor, and Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider.
10. The colors in Siddharth Anand's Anjaana Anjaani.
11. The first and the last scenes in Mani Ratnam's Raavan.
12. Hindi pulp fiction writer Surender Mohan Pathak is mentioned in Navdeep Singh's Manorama Six Feet Under.
13. A beautiful line from Gulzar's Aandhi.
14. The title design of Anubhav Sinha's Anek is nice. NE (North East) is a part of the word ANEK just as it is a part of the different states of India. Also, the word Anek reminds me of the unity poem—Ek Anek Aur Ekta—(Ek Chidiya, Anek Chidiyan) that was telecast on Doordarshan. 
15. Some mirror shots from Satyajit Ray's films.
Pather Panchali
16. R. Madhavan's debut as an actor was a cameo in Sudhir Mishra's Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin.
17. In the charming Tera Mera Pyar, the lead guy (Bhanujit Sudan) comes to watch the film all by himself.
18. Shah Rukh Khan in his interview with David Letterman on Netflix.
19. Arun Lal in Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.
20. Aamir Khan is credited for the screenplay of Mahesh Bhatt's Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke. Robin Bhatt is the half-brother of Mahesh Bhatt.
 Urmila Matondkar in Chandraprakash Dwivedi's 
22. Never forget your old friends in Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance and Gully Boy.
23. There is a beautiful scene in Nagesh Kukunoor's Dor where Zeenat (Gul Panag) gives a teardrop to her husband Amir (Rushad Rana) and says, "Aakhri aansu. Jab tak laut ke nahi aayoge, main nahi royungi." She never cried till he returned.
24. Random similar moments in Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai and Subhash Ghai's Pardes.
25. The lovely 'Bijli' scene from Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades.
26. Shashi Kapoor in similar roles in Gulzar's Ijaazat and Yash Chopra's Kabhi Kabhie.
 27. Subhash Ghai has made films with the titles — Hero and Villain.
28. The beautiful sand choreography by Brinda in Fitoor from Shamshera. He throws the sand, and they both get engulfed in it. The song is shot in the desert, under the sea, and near the mountains.
29. A lovely still from Ji Huzoor from Shamshera.
30. Rishi Kapoor's characters meet the children of the women he loved in Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Delhi-6.
31. Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) watched Varun (Ranveer Singh) from behind the curtains in the first and second half of Vikramaditya Motwane's Lootera.
32. Aishwarya Rai plays Nandini in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan: 1.
33. The 'Friend' cap from Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya in Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om and Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider.
34. Amar Akbar Anthony in Om's (Shah Rukh Khan) locket in Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om.
35. In Abhishek Kapoor's Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, the shirt says Ki Farak followed by an emoji of a panda. They used a panda for painda.
36. In Chaitanya Tamhane's The Disciple, the reality-TV-show contestant becomes famous by singing more popular songs. She completely transforms, almost becoming unrecognizable. Sharad (Aditya Modak), however, refuses to compromise with his art but doesn’t achieve her level of fame.
37. Baggages (emotional) and women in Vikas Bahl's Queen and Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai.
38. In Aaja Mahiya from Khalid Mohammed's Fiza, the first few lines are—"Aa dhoop maloon main, tere haathon me." In the initial moments of the song, Amaan (Hrithik Roshan) plays with the sun and gives life to these lines
39. Famous fashion photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha in Khalid Mohammed's Fiza.
40. Jaya Bachchan played the mother of misguided sons in Khalid Mohammed's Fiza and Govind Nihalani's Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa. The son is missing in the former while dead in the latter.
41. The lovers' gaze in Subhash Ghai's Taal.
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Other Reading:
1) Trivia Post 28—Link
2) Trivia Post 27—Link
3) Trivia Post 26—Link
4) Trivia Post 25—Link
5) Trivia Post 24—Link

Dialogue of the Day:
"Har ishq ka ek waqt hota hai, woh hamara waqt nahi tha, par iska yeh matlab nahi ki woh ishq nahi tha."
—Imran, Jab Tak Hai Jaan