With one foot in the grave and lingering in the twilight years of our life there are few solaces left us save music, movies and books.
Here are some of the tracks we’ve purchased over the last few months (all from iTunes):
* Tere Bin Zindagi Se (Hindi) – A Lata Mangeshkar-Kishore Kumar charmer from the old Hindi film Aandhi (the peerless Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen). One of the finest Bollywood songs ever.
No surprise that this song has over four million views on YouTube.
That *#&$%#@ like XXXXXX should live and Sanjeev Kumar die, we ask y’all: Is that fair?
What did JFK say: Life is unfair. Say that again. Say that a million times. 🙁
* Daddy Cool: An old Boney M favorite of ours from the 1980s.
* Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell are the duo behind this classic. The Susan Sarandon movie Stepmom gave it a fresh lease of life. We dare you chutiyas to watch Stepmom without crying. Bollywood made a sick remake of this film recently.
* Poongatru Poongatru (Tamil) – This one is from the Karthi-Tamanna Tamil movie Paiyaa. Did we tell you we love Karthi not his older chutiya brother Sori Padam Surya.
* Pretty Woman: From one of our favorite Julia Roberts movies. We never tire of Julia’s bewitching smile, the movie or this Ray Orbison song that featured in the film. How many times have we seen this movie?
Is she walking back to me, whaddaya think? 😉
* Do Deewane Shaher Mein (Hindi) – God knows, how much we used to look forward to this lovely number from Gharonda on Vividh Bharti in the late 1970s. Amol Palekar, Zaina Wahab were the key actors in the film. What a shame talents like Amol Palekar never got their due while lesser lights made it.
* Naguva Nayana Madhura Mauna (Kannada) – An absolutely mindblowing, haunting melody from Mani Ratnam’s first film as director – Pallavi Anupallavi. The movie features Bollywood star Anil Kapoor, Kiran Vairale and Lakshmi.
* Aanewala Pal (Hindi) – This fine song is from the 1979 film Golmaal (the original one) featuring Amol Palekar, Utpal Dutt and Bindiya Goswami. The movie, as we wrote in our review (Guruprasad, are you still alive), is mildly amusing nonsense.
* Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi (Hindi) – We’ve been listening to this song as far as we can remember. As we take our last breath, we’ll likely be listening to this nonpareil song from the 1956 film Chori Chori (Nargis, Raj Kapoor). Say what you will, but Nargis was a better, more natural, finer actress than her co-star Raj Kapoor. If you schmucks are curious, the singers are Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar.
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