1/09/2008

Nostalgia

Do you remember this? It is a dance clip from the Indian movie, Sholay. Though I don't care much about Indian movies, I remember this one fondly, because of what life felt like around watching it in Iran in early 1980's. This clip is for Leva. I thought you might also appreciate the nostalgia.

12 comments:

Leva said...

Dear Nazy
Believe ma or not, I have never watched Shole, but I remember one of my mom’s cousin got arrested for having this movie and a video player on his home. I remember this movie because of that accident. Even that time, Bollywood movies were not my type. But thank you. I m learning to enjoy different kind of music and movies and I know how much cheesy media help us to stay happy and not taking life to serious. I bet your visitors have lots of memories with this clip and movie. Have a great night and stay warm.

Nazy said...

Salam Leva Jan: You talked in your post a few days ago about this movie's video and this scene, "dancing on glass," which is why I remembered it. Now you have seen it my friend. You have a good evening, too.

Marzieh said...

یادمه بادوستم از مدرسه بدون اجازه
.رفتیم به تماشای این فیلم
فیلم های هندی فاقد محتوی( به نظر من )هستند .این یکی برای من فرق داشت اون زمان البته
مررررررررسی نازی جان
......:)!!

jeerjeerak said...

i recognized the song, infact some older girls used to sing it in our school bus when i was a first grader! but i can't remember if i have watched the movie too, maybe i just watched the clip only. You remember that those days the Filmi's in Iran had those collection tapes of Indian movie dance clips... Anyways as i was watching it tonight, i had a vague memory that any minute one of those bad men is going to break a glass under the girls feet and she would dance no matter what:)

Nazy said...

Salam Marzieh Jan:

Thank you for commenting. Some Indian movies have really touched me. Have you seen Kama Sutra? I loved the cinematography in that movie, which albeit I was recently reminded by an intellectual that it wasn't a "real Indian movie," because it was made by a British Indian Director, Mira Nair. She has also directed a fabulous movie, named "The Monsoon Wedding," which is a sweet and very funny movie, and I watched it with my nieces. She also did "Bend It Like Beckham," which I didn't particularly enjoy. Anyhow, I am not a film expert and I can only relate to what is truly entertaining to me. This movie (Sholay) was special because all Iranias watched it during the ban on video players and video cassettes, over and over and ovr again! Very nostalgic.

Nazy said...

Jeerjeerak Jan:

Yes, I guess that's why people love Indian movies, they are so predictable! I must say, though, that I am always impressed by their huge casts and amazing choreography, with all those elaborate costumes. Dances in Indian movies are the real appeal, I guess. Be good Jeer Jan.

bayramali said...

hahaaaaa,:))) this is hilarious :) nice nostalgia. I watched this movie 3 times. first time when I was 8 second time when I was 14 and last time about 4 years ago in IRIB (do you believe that?) of course with deleting HEMA MALINI 'S dance part. I don,t like bollywood's movies but I always watched them just to find some points to laugh with friends. thank you to remind us sweet old memories. SHOLAY was one of the first movie of AMITABH BACHAN Indian super star . it was a black buster in Iran( I know some one who had watched it 18 times!!! ) in 1999 BBC declared it the "Film of the Millennium" and the director Ramesh sippy passed away about 1 months ago
OK. watching of this video made me exited and I talked too mach. nice nostalgia nazy jan. thanks again :D

bayramali said...

I mean BBC INDIA !!!

nimshab said...

Gosh Nazy! I loved this movie! A couple years ago in Toronto I borrowed the movie from UofT library after a long waiting list, and then watched it a couple times, then invited friends over to watch the dance together :)

Nazy said...

Marzieh Jan:

It tickles me to know that you have memories of this clip! Hee Hee, kheili sheitoon boodi ha! I was, also, and someday soon I will share some stories about those times with you. Thank you so much for sending me those emails, too. You are very thoughtful my friend.

Nazy said...

Salam Aghaye Baramali!

Ha Ha, Film of the Millenium, ha? Good going! I think after Sangam, Sholay is probably the best known Indian movie in Iran! Your knowledgeable "movie-buff" comments were appreciated as usual. I will give you the Takmil Homayoun movie when I see you next weekend. Shad o sar boland bashid Aghaye Bayramali!

Nazy said...

What fun Nimeh Shab Jan! I loved watching the Moonsoon Wedding with my young nieces, too! I think as Bayramali and you said, Indian movies should be watched in groups,so that we can comment on them and have a good time! Have a good weekend my friend.