[Note while going over this close to a year later: We lost most of these due to the old copyright violation allegations over at YouTube. But I’m pretty sure I can replace them in a fairly reasonable amount of time. I must keep the post up in any event, because of all the good stuff […]
I’ve been looking at, and listening to, a lot of stuff from Lollywood this past day (yes, looking for something a little different…), but it’s getting late now and I wanted to post something, so I’m going to cut the theme short. That is to say, I’m not going to try to post a whole […]
I may be stuck in the ’40s and ’50s where Bollywood is concerned, but I’m still happily delving into just the past few years’ worth of Pakistani stage mujras (which often use some perverse remix of a very old song anyway)… And talk about eye candy…I can never watch just one! They’re also often hilarious […]
Some people are visiting this site in a search for mujras because they’re looking for softcore porn. That’s understandable, because the mujra sort of has a double meaning. Wikipedia used to have* a pretty good description of its origins… It was a dignified dance once, but due to political and social upheaval, it did for a while become […]
In addition to watching music videos, I’ve been watching some dancing. This is Megha. She is magnificent.
Some time back, I saw information on a couple of sites, including Cineplot (via an old, reprinted article), which said that V. Shantaram’s third wife, Sandhya, was the sister of his second wife, Jayashree. It seemed a little strange to me, but considering that the story about V. Shanataram and his three wives always seemed […]
Mostly solos, a couple of great duets, half mujras, half street or theater performances, some on familiar visual terrain and some extremely unusual-looking… But all really good dance sequences from the 1940s or early ’50s, featuring the sweet, unmistakable voice of Rajkumari.
There are a lot of clips on YouTube right now from the film Nek Parveen (1946), which looks like a very nicely done Muslim social. The director is S.M. Yusuf, and the music director is the great Feroze Nizami. I would love to find this film somewhere (with subtitles!), and I like all of the […]