November 15, 2009

My Name Is Suzy

A collection of cabaret dances and other songs influenced by the west.


Starring
Laxmi Chhaya
Mumtaz
Bindu

With
Reena Roy
Sharmila Tagore
Rekha
Bela Bose
Hema Malini
Rajshree
Saira Banu
Zeenat Aman

And
Helen

Friendly Appearances by
Shammi Kapoor
Rajesh Khanna

The Monkees and Ted Lyons & His Cubs appear courtesy of Colgem Records. :D





















As usual, all videos were remastered to the best of my ability for optimal viewing pleasure.

Special thanks to PC!


Available here at Mediafire.

November 6, 2009

Hello Everybody!

And enjoy some more Helen magic as she performs Kalyanji Anandji's "Hello Hello" from Ek Shriman, Ek Shrimati.

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Visit Music From The Third Floor for more!

November 1, 2009

Song Of The Week

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Top-notch Helen performance from Man Mandir (1971). The groovy soundtrack for the movie was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Visit Music From The Third Floor for more!

October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Helen!

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Helen's character in "Prince" said "No one holds a candle to me." The following rare videos, all of which are unavailable on DVD, prove her point:
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Thanks priyanka61 for this great Helen video!

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September 21, 2009

Song Of The Week

Bollywood by way of Tajikistan as Tajik Jimmy sings "Jimmy Adja" from Disco Dancer during a coffee break!

September 9, 2009

Bollywood & The Beatles

Today, 9-9-09, marks the worldwide release of the newly remastered Beatles catalog. The Beales changed the world and Bollywood was no exception. What follows are songs that were heavily influenced by the Beatles' music. Special thanks to itwofs.com for compiling the list of songs.

First up, Shankar-Jaikishan's "Dil Use Do Jo Jaan De De" from Andaz (1971) which was inspired by "With A Little Help From My Friends" from 1967's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band."





Anu Malik's "Paagalpan Chaa Gayaa" from Jaanam (1992) is strikingly similar to "And I Love Her" from "A Hard Days Night" released in 1964.





Shankar-Jaikishan's "Dekho, Ab To" from Jaanwar (1964) draws heavy "inspiration" from "I Want To Hold Your Hand" released in 1964.


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"Jaane Bhi De Sanam Mujhe" from Around The World (1967) is another Shankar-Jaikishan song. This time they borrow some of the melody from the Beatles' "I'll Get You" from 1964.




Of course the Beatles, in particular George Harrison, were influenced by Indian classical music. In 1967, George studied the sitar with maestro Ravi Shankar.



Some would say George's "Within You, Without You" from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has elements of Naushad's "Ek Shahinshah Ne Banavake" from Leader (1963).




In 1968, The Beatles went to India and studied transendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They also wrote some of their greatest songs while there. Many of which appeared on the "White Album." The Beatles occasionally used Indian instrumentation on their songs. "Norwegian Wood," "The Inner Light," and "Love You To" prominently feature the sitar, tabla and other musical instruments.

August 18, 2009

Helen of Bollywood - Volume 3


Now available at DesiTorrents
The third volume of the series spans 27 years of Helen's illustrious career from Alibaba And Forty Thieves (below) released in 1954 to Chorni (1981). As usual, all videos were remastered to the best of my ability for optimal viewing pleasure. So, I hope you enjoy them!




Here's a brief explanation of what was done technically:

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Grain and compression artifacts have been greatly reduced thanks to application of the Neat Video™ filter!
Video has been sharpened, brightened and color corrected as needed with various avisynth and virtualdub filters.

Subtitles

Added and retimed where needed (Chinatown, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Caravan, Chorni).

Audio

Hiss has been reduced when needed and volume normalization has been applied to all.

Tested on PowerDVD and various DVD players.

Any comments and feedback are welcome.

Get the DVD at DesiTorrents Here















Before & After:



Before & After:


July 29, 2009

Song Of The Week

One Of Helen's earliest film appearances. She was around 15 years old! Lovely vocal by Lata Mangeshkar.
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