November 27, 2010

John Lennon - India, India

Here's a lovely and seldom heard song that John Lennon wrote in India when the Beatles were studying transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968.

And here's "India," a beautiful and unreleased gem from fellow Beatle Paul McCartney.

Finally, here is an early Crimble present for all Fab4 fans! It's a wonderful video of a very rare and unreleased Lennon song written in the late 1970's. The name of the song is "Now and Then."

November 23, 2010

Helen - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

Here's video of Helen's 1998 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony. The award was presented to her by her stepson Salman Khan and his 2 brothers Sohail and Arbaaz.

November 19, 2010

Night is Lovely - Lost and Found!

Night is Lovely, the long lost Helen video from Pyar Ka Sapna has been found on an old VHS tape. Long live Helen and her fans...and damn the VCD and DVD makers who butcher the films of our favorite performers.


November 13, 2010

Sholay Remastered

 Tom Daniel's latest remaster has been released and it's superb. Video has been significantly improved and encoded in 16:9 widescreen as was originally intended by the filmmakers. Also, for the first time, subtitles have been added to all the songs. A must-have version of  an Indian film classic! Highly recommended!
Get it and the pdf  (which describes in detail what Tom has done)

October 21, 2010

Helen Week - Happy Birthday Helen!

Welcome to Helen Week - Day 7

First of all, I want to wish on behalf of all the readers of this blog and fans all over the world a very, very happy birthday to Helen - the original Dancing Queen! We Love you!!!

Since this is the last day of Helen Week, I'm going to end it with two special posts rolled into one. First, I'm making the Helen Of Bollywood (Volume 2) DVD available at Mediafire for the very first time. So, if you don't already have it you can grab it by clicking on the link provided below. If you're patient and persistent you should be able to get the DVD in a day or 2. :)

Helen Of Bollywood (Volume 2) is now available for the first time
Here at Mediafire.

Helen vs Vyjayanthimala - Dance Competitons

Coming up next are exciting videos of  Helen's two victorious dance competitions against the mighty Vyjayanthimala. Both videos were remastered by Tom Daniel.

First up is "Aaye Haaye Dilruba" from Dr. Vidya (1962). It now has subtitles and much improved video quality. This is followed by "Muqabla Humse Na Karo" from Prince (1969.)

So, enjoy the dance competitions as the underdog (our Helen) defies the odds and twice defeats the heroine (Vyjayanthimala). Long live Helen! And may she have many more birthdays to come! :)

Hope everyone enjoyed Helen Week. ;)

The End

October 20, 2010

Helen Week - Hong Kong (Special Edition) CD

Welcome to Helen Week - Day 6

We may never see a VCD or DVD release of Helen's tour de force performance in Hong Kong, but at least we now have a CD. This is a special edition CD of O.P. Nayyar's brilliant soundtrack for Hong Kong. The first 8 songs are not my rip and are shortened versions of the originals. The next 8 are the longer movie verions taken from the Youtube videos. The original vinyl soundtrack released in 1962 has yet to surface. O.P. Nayyar's soundtrack for Hong Kong can almost be thought of as an Asha Bhosle solo album. She sings on all 9 songs including the 2 duets with Mohd. Rafi and has never sounded better. Get the CD Here.

October 19, 2010

Helen Week - Videos from Hong Kong (1962)

Welcome to Helen Week - Day 5

Hong Kong is probably my most favorite Helen movie that I've never seen. I've only been able to watch the 8 videos taken from a VHS tape that were posted on Youtube. The videos are all excellent and Helen performs in 5 of them! The soundtrack was composed by O.P. Nayyar (The Rhythm King) and its magnificent. Hong Kong has never been released on VCD or DVD and its not even listed on IMDB.

So, what follows are all the Youtube videos plus the audio of one lovely song (Honolulu) whose video wasn't uploaded. First up is a swingin' Nayyar song called "Hong Kong China Meena." And its a superb showcase for showing Helen's dancing and comedic abilities. Enjoy!

Another favorite of mine is the snappy "Kenya Uganda Tanganyika." Helen shows her Latin roots and plays a little bit on the conga drum at the beginning of the song. Look for a very young Sanjeev Kumar among the dancers.

And here's the audio of the song that wasn't among the 8 videos that were uploaded to Youtube. Its a beautiful song called "Honolulu" and it features a flawless vocal by Asha Bhosle.

October 18, 2010

Helen Week - Helen in Indonesia

Welcome to Helen Week - Day 4

Helen didn't perform only in Bollywood films. She danced in a couple of songs for an Indonesian Aladdin film in 1982. Enjoy!

And here's a bonus video. This time, Helen dances in a Tamil Aladdin film.

October 17, 2010

Helen Week - 2 rare And groovy videos

Welcome to Helen Week - Day 3

In this video, Helen and Jeetendra dance the Frug (a popular dance of the 60's) while a version of one of the biggest surf music songs of all-time "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures plays! Can anyone guess the name of the movie?

The second video is a rare Helen song edited out of the VCD for Maharaja (1970) - Kitni Haseen Hai Mere Pyar Ki Nazar. Its an ultra cool song that borrows the intro from one of the top surf music classics of the 60's - "Pipeline" by the Chantays!...and then around 1:20 into the song we hear Pipeline's famous guitar riff! Nice! Many thanks to shafims72 for uploading this to Youtube. :). Btw, the high quality picture at the top of this post is a movie photo still from the song.

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