The greatbong (you know who he is… if not go to his blog and see what you have been missing all this while) is holding a contest (chain marketing exercise actually…but what the hell, it is for a good deed. Helping the man to earn more money). Only thing to do is to write your 10 favourite lines of Hindi/English films. Why is he doing it? To promote his book, May I hebb you attention please, which promises to be as humorous and as thought provoking as his best blogposts. Well, if he can write funny things for free, imagine what he can do with the incentive of cash:) To find more details visit http://greatbong.net/book.
Enough of the free Greatbong plugging. On to the favourite lines in no particuler order:
1. Bulla!! Rakhta hoon main khulla. (Imagine this line being spoken by a snarling Mukesh Rishi) (Film – Gunda)
2. You see sir, I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English, I can run English, because English is such a funny language. Bhairo becomes Byron because their minds are very narrow. In the year 1929 when India was playing Australia at the Melbourne stadium Vijay Hazare and Vijay Merchant were at the crease. Vijay Merchant told Vijay Hazare. look Vijay Hazare Sir , this is a very prestigious match and we must consider it very prestigiously. We must take this into consideration, the consideration that this is an important match and ultimately this consideration must end in a run. (The Big B at his absolute comic best. Anyone who started watching him only in the 2000s will never get his true greatness.) (Film – Namak Halaal)
3. Rishten mein to hum tumhaare baap lagte hain. Naam hain Shahenshah. (The B again. My first film of him.)
4. Balki mein to keh ta hu ke aap purush hi nahi, maha purush hai. (Aamir Khan has never been this funny ever.) (Film – Andaaz Apna Apna)
5. Jo dar gayaan. Samjho mar gaya. (I was totally darofied. Thankfully not marofied. Amjad Khan gave me nightmares when I first watched Sholay.)
6. Use guitarophobia hua hain. (The most unintentionally hilarious dialogue ever. Kisko hua? Of course, Mithunda) (Disco Dancer)
7.Ham khairat nahin lete Veer singh. Hum tumhen marenge aur zaroor marenge. Lekin woh banduk bhi hamari hogi, goli bhi hamari hogi aur waqt bhi hamara hoga. (Vintage Raj Kumar in one of his last great performance where he overshadowed a certain Dilip Kumar) (Saudagar)
8. koi sala madar..pardon my language. par koi saala madarchod button daba ker….” (I bet no one can say that they did not get goosebumps as they watched Naseeruddin Shah say this dialogue in A Wednesday. It hits you in the heart as he says on the screen what we the common men and women have long wanted to say, nay scream out.)
9. Babu moshai zindagi aur maut uparwale ke hath hai jahapana, jise na aap badal sakte hain na main. Hum sab to rangmanch ki kathputliyan hain jiski dor us upar wale ke haathon main hai kab, kaun kahan uthega ye koi nahin janta. (This dialogue still makes me cry. Rajesh Khanna, what has happened to you??) (Anand)
10. Mere paas maa hai. (Nothing to add about this one.) (Deewar)
I now tag Mr. Panicker, Ms.Blue jeans, Karan Shah, Krish ashok and achettup to give it a try. Others not tagged, please join in the fun. Nice way to bring back fond memories about the films you grew up watching.
Basic instructions for entering the contest):
1. On your blog, provide a link to this page. (http://greatbong.net/book).
2. Then write down your top 10 Hindi movie lines or top 10 English movie lines If you cannot think of top 10, make it top 5. Cannot think of even 5? Make it top 3. No problem. Only restriction: no two lines from same movie. This done to make it fair for other movies so that they dont get swamped by Gunda or Loha or Sholay.
3. Tag five friends to do the same.
4. Come over to the comment-space of this post and post your blog’s link so that the Greatbong can go and read it.
(Instructions copies from the Bong’s page).