It's that most wonderful time of the year! ~ one for them, one for me ~ when, while shopping for others, I throw in a little (or a lot) of something for myself! I have an extensive wish list of movies on Amazon, so just slid these over to my cart nice-n-easy while shopping for the family. It's been many many months since I've allowed myself to indulge. All oldies, all Hindi this go round.
Boot Polish (1954) Mem-Didi (1961) - a Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie Tere Ghar Ke Samne (1963) - Dev Anand, Nutan Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965) Nanda, Shashi Kapoor Teen Devian (1965) Dev Anand, Nanda, Kalpana, Simi G. Raampur Ka Laksman (1972) Randhir Kapoor, Rekha, a Manmohan Desai film Suhaag (1979) Amitabh, Shashi (Manmohan Desai film) Fiffty-Fiffty (1981) Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim Disco Dancer (1982) Mithun Chakraborthy Mard (1985) Amitabh, Amrita Singh (another Manmohan Desai)
Hey Emily - This is a few months later but where did you get your copy of Lagaan and have you been able to play it? (I assume you're in the US) I've had bad luck with getting a copy of Lagaan I could play in the US, at least on my old-ish dvd player. I've got two copies, neither of which I can currently watch. The second one I purchased the seller insisted I could play it in the US, but alas...
Okay, yeah, so I bought my copy of Lagaan on Amazon, but it turns out I couldn't play it on my DVD player, either. I had to play it on my computer and hook it up to the TV with an HDMI cable. Sorry, I can't help you on this one
Old is gold, though new is pretty good, too. Filmi music obsessive. Hopeless romantic. Amateur Raj Kapoor scholar. I have a blog; click here to read it.
About Lagaan, I bought mine at induna's. Although it comes from India, this double DVD is in PAL format, so I think you wouldn't be able to watch it either in the United States. You've got to convert your versions from PAL to NTSC. It is rather easy with Video to video for example. It's worth a try.
Each clip is preceded with a complete presentation of the star, but you can also find these informations on any website or specialized book. And the clips are not of great quality. The old ones are not remastered, and the new ones have a small format, so you have four black strips on the edges. It's a pity. The good thing is that you nearly have a sample of every actor.
Great work, dancelover! Congratulations for your lists.
Sadhana was born in 1941, September the 2nd.
And about their omissions (in their choices of 101 stars), I deplore the absence of Sushmita Sen. I find her so elegant, she has such class! But I admit the movies in which she appears are second-rate (ecxept a rare few ones, such as Main hoon na).
Bought, received and watched the disappointing Dhoom:3. For once, I found Uday Chopra to be the best actor in the movie. He brings a breathe of freshness in this heavy movie, played too toughly by aamir khan, and too seriously by Abishek Bachchan.
Just got back from India...and wish I could have stayed longer. Absolutely loved it, and managed to get to a DVD store the last day before the flight! My friends limited me to 23 dvd's though >.> I so would have bought more...I would have lived at that store. Believe it or not, most of the movies at Indian DVD stores...actually have english subtitles? What's that all about?! Anyway, here's a list of most of what I bought, I'll list the others later
- Khatarnak - Mirapakai - Bhadra - Nippu - Venki - Kick (Teja) - Balupu - Krishna - Avunu Valliddaru Istapaduru - Vikramarkudu - Bhageeratha - Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai - Neninthe - Naa Autograph - Dilip Kumar collection - Nayak - Amar Akbar Anthony (restored edition) - Ashok Kumar collection - Racha - Chirutha - Yevadu - Special edition of Shahenshah
IF it isn't obvious, I raided the Telugu section first...
...Was going to buy Maghadeera, but my friend took the last copy. If it goes missing from her collection, I swear it wasn't me...
For those of you who have used myindiashopping, how long does it usually take? I ordered two DVDs on Jan. 9 and they still aren't here yet.
I waited 3 weeks before contacting them, and so I received 2/3 of my order 3 days later. Then I had to re-contact them, and I received nearly all the missing DVDs 2 weeks later. But 5 months later, one DVd is still missing...
My own policy on myindiashopping is to wait 3-5weeks to see what shows up, if they don't send you at least some of the stuff by then contact them. If they do send part of your order, sit tight for another couple weeks and if nothing else shows up, contact them. If they don't get back you in a timely fashion after that, mention it here.
In my experience they're well-meaning but somewhat disorganized and the only stuff they are guaranteed to have in stock are Malayalam films and recent or extremely popular Hindi/Tamil/Telugu releases. Most of the the things you ordered seem like things they are likely to have, FWIW.
dancelover: Finished Madhu, thru the film he is working on today!
Mar 18, 2019 18:52:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Madhu's lists
Jan 14, 2019 20:33:12 GMT
dancelover: Finished lists for Devika.
Jan 11, 2019 19:31:54 GMT
dancelover: beginning Devika, the Telugu-Tamil star.
Dec 31, 2018 14:29:32 GMT
dancelover: Now finished using a new website about Sivaji Ganesan to revise my jodi-lists for him.
Dec 26, 2018 19:50:24 GMT
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Nov 1, 2018 12:28:15 GMT
dancelover: I now have 5 of the 6, but The Kapoors is missing pages 327 through 350.
Sept 21, 2018 17:28:57 GMT
dancelover: Ordered 6 books from Amazon-linked stores. Dilip Kumar's autobiography arrived. Using it to x-check my records on him.
Sept 18, 2018 20:04:56 GMT
dancelover: Done Sukumari; now working K. R. Vijaya
Sept 11, 2018 20:48:59 GMT
dancelover: Finally completed Lists for Sukumari. Still must cross-reference.
Aug 22, 2018 14:43:14 GMT
dancelover: While still working Sukumari's lists, I have added several Malayalam writers and lyricists, and filled in much data for others.
Jul 16, 2018 13:59:04 GMT
dancelover: Still doing Sukumari; took time to add Malayalam writer Muttathu Varkey.
May 22, 2018 15:22:01 GMT
dancelover: Finished Girija; now working Sukumari (Malayalam actress).
Mar 26, 2018 15:12:18 GMT
dancelover: Now working Girija, a Telugu actress.
Mar 9, 2018 21:53:14 GMT
dancelover: Mona went on to be a Producer of TV. Sridevi worked for her at least once. IMO, Sri was indeed a Great Artist, and Mona was even Greater!
Feb 25, 2018 16:03:19 GMT
dancelover: It was Mona's great artistry, in moving with her 2 kids into father-in-law Surinder's home, that ensured her kids would know Sri's kids as their siblings!
Feb 25, 2018 16:01:17 GMT
dancelover: Now Sri has died while her oldest, Jhansi, is shooting for her debut. Will Arjun comfort Jhansi, and Khushie?
Feb 25, 2018 15:58:21 GMT