Sunday, January 23, 2022

Trivia Post 27

I am adding trivia notes for the last few weeks.

1. A few mirror scenes from the films of Mani Ratnam.
2. The ending of Ayan Mukerji's Wake Up Sid.
3. Water in Ayan Mukerji's Wake Up Sid and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
4. "Paon rukne lage, raah chalne lagi."—Chup Chup Ke, Bunty Aur Babli.

"Main thehra raha, zameen chalne lagi."—Suraj Hua Maddham, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
5. Nisha and Pooja were the names of the sisters in Sooraj Barjatya's Hum Aapke Hain Koun. These were also the names of the characters in Yash Chopra's Dil To Pagal Hai.
6. People watching Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya in films—Haider, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Heropanti, and Laila Majnu.
7. The last scene of Amit Masurkar's Sherni, as described in its script.
8. Chakbast and Bashir Badr's poetry in Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan.
9. The title of Ram Gopal Varma's Kaun.
10. The parallels between K. Asif's Mughal-E-Azam and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani.
11. Dev and Maya's similarity and incompleteness in Karan Johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
12. In NH10, written by Sudip Sharma, they talk about the story of Savitri. Navdeep Singh, the director of NH10, had also said in an interview that the film was inspired by the mythical story of Savitri. Anushka Sharma's character Meera fights for her husband Arjun's life. In Paatal Lok, again created by Sudip Sharma, Savitri comes to rescue the husband again.
13. Ranbir Kapoor and the Kapoor tributes in his films:
    a) Raj Kapoor—Barsaat and Saawariya.
    b) Shammi Kapoor—Kashmir Ki Kali and Rockstar.
    c) Rishi Kapoor—Hum Kisise Kum Naheen and Bachna Ae Haseeno.
14. The opening credits of Yash Chopra's Waqt.
15. Kaahe Chhed MoheDevdas. Choreographer: Pandit Birju Maharaj. Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
16. Four people who also turned directors at some point in their career in a screenshot from Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance—Aamir Khan, Konkona Sensharma, Rajkumar Hirani, and Reema Kagti.
17. Ardhanarishvara (as it relates to the film's theme) in Abhishek Kapoor's Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.
18. Every credit on Varun V. Sharma's Bunty Aur Babli 2 is written in Hindi. Good to learn Hindi words for technical things, such as dhvanimudrika.
19. Chandeliers in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's films.
20. All the red circles in Anurag Basul's Jagga Jasoos. One car is half a circle; two cars are a full circle
21. The famous attractions of Delhi in Bol Na Halke Halke from Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
22. The first scene of Ayan Mukerji's Wake Up Sid and the first scene of Shimit Amin's Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. In the former, Sid (Ranbir Kapoor) prepares for the exam; in the latter, Harpreet (Ranbir Kapoor) checks the examination results.
23. Fantasy turns into reality in Ram Gopal Varma's Mast and Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om.
24. Patterns in Yash Chopra's Kabhi Kabhie and Silsila.
25. The script of Anurag Kashyap's DevD also mentions the camera angles for some scenes.
26. Sriram Raghavan mentions the different versions of the story in the script of Andhadhun.
27. The different description of the song Bismil from Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider in its script.
28. A fake with a fake talking about a fake in Maneesh Sharma's FAN.
29. The ending of Aditya Chopra's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and the opening of Maneesh Sharma's FAN.
30. The French lines of Laurent (Mehdi Nebbou) translated in Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish.
31. The first words are water in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black.
32. Similar lines in Mani Ratnam's Guru and Kamal Amrohi's Pakeezah.
33. In Sriram Raghavan's Andhadhun, Simi (Tabu) reads Sujatha Rangarajan's Anita: A Trophy Wife which is about the strained relationship between a middle-aged man and a beautiful young woman and a murderer, very much like this film.
34. Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) wears a Marilyn Monroe tie in Aziz Mirza's Yes Boss.
35. Cleanliness and infidelity in Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan and Karan johar's Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.
36. The parallels between Sachin Kundalkar's Aiyyaa and Cobalt Blue.
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Other Reading:
1) Trivia Post 26—Link
2) Trivia Post 25—Link
3) Trivia Post 24—Link
4) Trivia Post 23—Link
5) Trivia Post 22—Link

Dialogue of the Day:
"O dhaage tod laao chaandani se, noor ke,
O ghoonghat hi bana lo roshni se, noor ke.
Bol Na Halke Halke, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom


  1. Came here after a long time, and going back (to my routine life) with a big smile, after going through this trivia. This man, Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, never disappoints. Keep up the good work buddy...


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