January 14, 2010

Video Of The Week

Here is the video of the opening credits for Caravan (1971). The groovy title music by RD Burman features a mesmerizing vocal by Usha Iyer aka Usha Uthup.

Caravan is classic Bollywood masala starring Asha Parekh, Jeetendra and Helen. The film is greatly enhanced by the quintessential RD Burman soundtrack!
Visit Music From The Third Floor for the original vinyl soundtrack album! And add the mp3 of Caravan's title music here to complete RD Burman's brilliant score!

January 4, 2010

Bombay Superstar

Fascinating BBC documentary from 1973 on Rajesh Khanna with interesting interviews and behind the scenes footage. The source is a 2nd generation VHS copy that was recorded and converted by our friend Asli Jat.

Here is part 1:

Watch the rest on YouTube and subscribe to Asli Jat's channel!

December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

To all those who visit this humble little blog:

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.

December 20, 2009

A Bollywood Christmas

Asha Parekh (Lata) sings a Christmas favorite...then follows it with the hauntingly beautiful "Aao Tumhe Aa Chand Pe Le Jaye."

And Helen celebrates with Santa!

December 12, 2009

Minoo Mumtaz Compilation DVD

Mister Naidu Proudly Presents...

A DVD (Including DVD-ROM PDF file) created by Tom Daniel.
All videos were remastered by Tom Daniel.

What is known about Minoo Mumtaz?
She's Mehmood's sister. And that's it. We don't know when or where she was born, anything about her family, childhood, dance training, early acting experiences, marriage (if any), children (if any), or even if she's still with us in the land of the living. All we have to go on is what remains in the films. That's a lot, for sure, but it's not nearly enough.She appeared as a fully mature actress and dancer in 1955 and appeared in 47 films, if IMDB's record is to be trusted. 1959 was her peak year when she appeared in 10 movies.

After 1964 her career was just about over, appearing in only 6 movies afterwards, and in no year more than one movie. So, effectively, her career lasted only 10 years. In some films she only acted, 1958's Yahudi, 1960's Bindya, and 1961's Chote Nawab being three examples. She often was paired with the male comic, and provided quite a bit of comedy herself, in dialog and sometimes with the dancing. She was often the female lead's best friend. And at least once she was the baddie (1959's Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan). But she's best known today for her glorious dancing. Whether a mujra, dancing as part of a qawaali, an item number or cabaret, classical or filmi, she mastered them all, and it's mostly for these dances that this DVD is being created. - Tom Daniel.

With brother Mehmood

With Kishore Kumar

With Johnny Walker

With Helen

Now available here at MediaFire. Can also be found at Bwtorrents.com in the "Music Videos DVD" section.

November 15, 2009

My Name Is Suzy

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

Laxmi Chhaya

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


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.

Visit Music From The Third Floor for more!

November 1, 2009

Song Of The Week

Kahiye Ji Kya Loge

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!
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