Browsing the archives for the Bollywood tag

You Me Bullets Love – The Bombay Royale

This is from Melbourne’s The Bombay Royale. This tune is so infectious, it will get stuck in your head for days.

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Liner Notes: Todd Stadtman

Everyone loves movie music, don’t they? That fusion of images and sound can create true cinema magic regardless of genre. Maybe you’re old school, and love the swelling, bombastic scores of Max Steiner and Wolfgang Maria Korngold – or perhaps you’re a rocker and have King Creole or The Girl Can’t Help It constantly on […]

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Do Aur Do Paanch

Country: India Director: Rakesh Kumar Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Parveen Babi, Lalita Pawar Music: Rajesh Roshan – Lyrics by Anjaan If like me, you’re taking your first tentative steps into an understanding and appreciation of Bollywood film then I guess looking at the films of superstar Amitabh Bachchan is a good place […]

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Golden Eyes: Secret Agent 077 (1968)

The espionage festival continues at Teleport City.  Today however, I step back into the shadows and allow Todd to carry the ball – and carry it he has – all the way to India! And you know what that means folks! Yep, not only wild and crazy spyjinx, but wild and willfully energetic dancing. Uploaded […]

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Spy in Rome (1968)

Country: India Director: B.K. Adarsh Starring: Hercules, Rajendra Nath, Jaymala, Carolene King, Brahm Bhardwaj, K.N. Singh, Lata Sinha Music: Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar, Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma Once again I travel to the mysterious sub-continent and look at another cheap-jack spy production. Yes, despite this film’s title, it is not a Eurospy flick, but another film from […]

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Hum se Badhkar kaun (1981)

Release Year: 1981 Country: India Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Amjad Khan, Vijayendra Ghatge, Ranjeeta, Kajal Kiran, Neeta Mehta, Padmini Kapila, Ranjeet, Purnima Screenplay: Khalid – Narvi Director: Deepak Bahry Cinematography: Arvind Laad Music: Raam Laxman Producer: Pranlal V. Mehta I am going to have to hire myself a translator because there are just some […]

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Yakeen (1969)

Country: IndiaDirector: BrijStarring: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, David, HelenMusic: Shanker Jaikishen I trust that everyone had a safe and happy Christmas. I am not back on deck till mid-January, so posts will be a little light on. But please check out the other COBRAS member’s sites. It looks like many of them are blogging through, and […]

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Farz (1967)

Country: India.Director: Ravee Kant NagaichStarring: Jeetendra, Babita Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Kanchana, Sajjan, Agha, Manohar Deepak, Mukri, Mohan Choti, V.D. Puranik.Music: Laxmikant-PyarelalLyrics: Anand BakshiChoreography: I. Hiralal Although Farz was among the first Bollywood attempts at making a Bondian spy flick, it was in fact a remake of a Tollywood film called Goodachari 116 (1967). For the […]

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Puraskar: CID Agent (1970)

Country: India Director: Ram Kumar Starring: Joy Mukerji, Sapana, Helen, I.S. Johar, Abhi Bhattacharya, Farida Jalal, Ram Kumar Music: Rahul Dev Burman Lyrics: S.H. Bihari Choreography: Kamal, Surya Kumar My excursion into the world of the Bollywood spy film has only just begun — at this stage having only watched a handful of films — […]

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Surakksha (1979)

Country: IndiaDirector: Ravee Kant NagaichStarring: Mithum Chakraborty, Ranjeeta, Jeevan, Aruna Irani, Suresh Oberoi, BalajeMusic: Bhappi LahiriDance: B. Hiralal Once again, without the aid of a translator or a safety net, I travel to India in search of superspy action, and I found it in Surakksha, the first of the Gunmaster G-9 films. You may think […]

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