Saturday, August 9, 2008

Did you know 'veracious' means 'truthful'? Sachaa Jhutha.

This is an extremely tired, picture-focused review of a 70's Manmohan Desai film I watched and screencapped on Friday. Apologies in advance.

In Geva Color! Now there's something you don't see everyday.

Rajesh Khanna ...with Salman Kha-- no, wait, Rajesh Khanna again. This is Rajesh Khanna ka Don, except Don came out 8 years after Sachaa Jhutha, so I guess Don would be Amitabh Bachchan ka Sachaa Jhutha. You know the drill. One character honest, humble, kind of a simpleton but with a good heart, the second character evil and Westernized and evil.

Yes, you have seen this bit in Om Shanti Om. Instead of Deepika, we get Mumtaz shakin' it as she's undercover to catch the Bad Rajesh, being actually portrayed by the Good Rajesh character in this song. I'm not a huge fan of Rajesh, to watch anything with two of him expectedly somewhat bored me, but the film still has its moments; Rajesh as a villain was awesome, Mumtaz was cute, it is Manmohan Desai and of course..

Oh look, Vinod! Playing a cop also trying to nab Bad Rajesh.

Heart-shaped table!

Vinod.

Vinod!


I think that about covers everything I had to say here.

5 comments:

memsaab said...

The makeup artist Ram Tipnis talks about Geva color film (http://papaajoba.blogspot.com). He says that Geva color was yellow-tinged and they had to make foundation more pink because of it. When Eastman color came along in India finally it replaced Geva.

veracious said...

Thanks for the info. :D

bollyviewer said...

OMG Rajesh Khanna, twice over! :-( But there is Vinod Kanna to offset that. Is it too much to hope that VK gets some decent screen time?

veracious said...

bollyviewer - Let's say there was enough of him for me not to walk out totally disappointed. But yea, this was when he only seemed to got smaller roles. Thank god that eventually changed..

V. Manohar said...

• Super Star Rajesh Khanna - The Truest of Actors of Bollywood Cinema :
The truest of actors is Super Star Rajesh Khanna for he has scorned illustration, overstatement and vain glory. He makes the invisible, visible; the poetic and unreal, real. He replaces an impoverished strand of words as elocuted by others suited to inspiring visions with the natural power of recalling the known. And it is thus the world explodes at his will and is whatever he has conjured. Analogy then yields to identification. That is how and why he has gained the title "Super Star". Super Star Rajesh Khanna is a lovemark as wondrous as a Homeric rhapsody.