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December 24, 2011

Asha Bhosle: One Two Cha Cha Cha...

The time has come to put this humble little blog into hibernation.

I leave you all with my favorite singer doing one of my favorite songs. Enjoy!

Btw, Mrs. Naidu and I will be attending her concert:
Asha Bhosle: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow at the legendary Carnegie Hall (Practice...Practice...Practice* :D) on February 17, 2012.
Is there any chance that Helen will be one of the celebrity guests? :D

Finally, to anyone who stumbles upon this blog: all the Mediafire links should work as long they don't expire due to inactivity. The Bwtorrents links will also be good as long as someone is left to seed them to you.

It's been fun :D

All things must pass, all things must pass away - George Harrison

*How do you get to Carnegie Hall? :)

Merry Crimble and a Happy Goo Year - John Lennon

December 23, 2011

She was just 17 ♫

Helen dances in Hatim Tai (1956) to "Hum Azaad Hoon Jahan." It's her 2nd color film. Mayur Pankh (1954) was the first.

Enjoy the magic of Helen!

December 22, 2011

Helen Dhamaka 3 (Screenshots)

Here are some screenshots from my Helen Dhamaka 3 DVD. Above is Helen in a heretofore uncredited appearance in a film from the early 50's. You won't find any mention of this in any filmography or book :)

This DVD is a work in progress and isn't yet ready for public consumption. Volume 3 features lots of rare videos and upgrades that are very hard, if not impossible, to find on DVD, VCD or Youtube. Many audio synching problems have been properly adjusted on these videos so that the choreography matches the music exactly. And various video enhancements have been applied as well to some of the videos. I think most Helen fans will be very pleased after viewing the finished DVD :)

December 21, 2011

The Inner Light

In 2002, a group of George Harrison's friends put together a wonderful concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the first anniversary of his death. Here's a lovely rendition of George's "The Inner Light" performed by Anoushkar Shankar and Jeff Lynne.

Helen appears as a judge on the "Boogie Woogie" TV show

In a rare television appearance, Helen judges the dancers on Boogie Woogie's "Cabaret Special" in 2006. Enjoy!

Albela (1951) - Remastered by Tom Daniel

Here's another DVD by Tom Daniel: Albela (1951). And, once again, he's done amazing work on this remastered DVD. It features restored video and audio with subtitles for the first time on all the songs (thanks to his translator Ava).

Albela stars Geeta Bali, Master Bhagwan and Badri Prasad. The memorable music is by C. Ramchandra with lyrics by Rajendra Krishan.
Get the DVD for free Here.

November 13, 2011

Helen of Pollywood

During her long and storied career, Helen danced in a number of songs for the Punjabi (Pollywood) film industry. Here's one that I think my friend Asli Jat should enjoy. It's a catchy little ditty called "Lak Patla Te Rang Mastana" from the film Yamla Jatt. Mohammed Rafi shares the vocals in his native language with Suman Kalyanpur. And Helen, as usual, shows why no one is her equal. Be it Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood or now Pollywood, Helen continues to amaze us all with her talent and versatility. Long live Helen! :D

October 21, 2011

Helen: The Next Lux Girl?

Oh, wait a minute. She was one 50 years ago!

And 50 years later she appeared on the LUX Dance India Dance TV show and was given an award for her long and illustrious career. Yea! :)

Happy Birthday Helen!!!

Coming up:

Helen Dhamaka 3 DVD

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