February 7, 2011

Videos of the week

Here's Helen in 3 dancing duets. We begin with Helen and her mentor Cuckoo in the 1958 film Heera Moti. This is followed by her dance with the effervescent Laxmi Chhaya in Dulhan Ek Raat Ki from 1967. Lastly, she dances mostly freestyle with an unknown male partner in Piya Milan (1958). Enjoy!

February 3, 2011

Helen Dhamaka 2

Here's my latest collection of rare Helen videos. As far as I know, none are available on DVD and many aren't even available on VCD.

Lots of time and effort were spent assembling and producing this DVD. Many videos were remastered or fixed to the best of my ability for optimal viewing pleasure.

So, enjoy the magic of Helen!

01. Tu Milale Aaj Nigahen - Hum Tum Aur Woh - 1971 - Helen tries to entice a reluctant Vinod Khanna to drink in this highly enjoyable start to Helen Dhamaka 2
02. Kabhi Kabhi Sainyaan Sharaab Pee Ke Aaye - Rakhi Aur Rifle - 1976 - Non-stop Helen at her best!
03. Mujhko Deewaana Kar Gaye - Thief of Baghdad - 1969
04. Dil na Kahin Lagana - Gunghat - 1960 - Magnificent dancing by Helen with Gopi Krishna as Ashaji sings in four languages. Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Punjabi
05. Mohabbat Ho Gayi Jinse - Kahin Din Kahin Raat - 1968
06. Pyar Bechati Hoon - Chhalia* - 1973
07. I Love You - Raat Andheri Thi* - 1967 - Beautiful vocal by Ashaji
08. Gulabi Chehra Sharaabi Ankhein - Madhosh* - 1974 - Helen dances up a storm to one of RD Burman's best songs
09. Maine Pee Lee Mera Dil Kiya - Maharaja* - 1970 - Charming sharabi song
10. Mere Sulagte Hue Dil - Tasveer - 1966 - Helen pursues Feroz Khan
11. Mere Gesuon Se Chhankar - Ek Raat - 1968
12. Nainon ki gadi chali - Mome Ki Gudiya - 1975
13. Mera Qatil Deewana Dil Hain - Faraar - 1965 - Wonderful vocal by composer Hement Kumar's daughter Ranu Mukherji
14. Husn Aur Sharab Ka Jo - Andhera - 1975 - From a Ramsay Bros. horror film
15. Hum To Hain Sabke Yaar - Daulat ke Dushman - 1981
16. Raat Chhoti Hai Magar - Kaala Aadmi - 1978
17. Kitni Haseen Hai Mere Pyar Ki Nazar - Maharaja* - 1970 - Song uses main guitar riff from the 60's American surf music classic "Pipeline" by the Chantays
18. Honth Bhale Inkaar Karen - Bandhi - 1978
19. Kamar Patli Nazar Bijli - Kahin Din Kahin Raat - 1968 - Big production number of song by O.P. Nayyar
20. Mehfil Ka Naam Meri - Jalan - 1976 - Other dancer is Ambika Joha. Vocals by Ashaji & Minoo Purushottam
21. Dil Ka Lagaana Iss Duniya Mein - Smuggler - 1966
22. Baat Hai Zara Hai Apas Ki - Jahan Pyar Miley - 1969
23. Chale Aana Sanam Uthaaye Qadam - Dekha Pyaar Tumhara - 1963
24. Janab-E-Man Salam Hai - Elaan - 1971
25. Ham Pe Ilzam Kyon - Kahin Din Kahin Raat - 1968 - Lovely sad love song by Ashaji
26. Hamre Duniya Karela Badnam - Bidesiya - 1963 - From a Bhojpuri film
27. Yun Na Tan Ke Chalo - Dil Ne Pukara - 1967 - Mehmood pursues Helen without success
28. Aa Bahon Mein Aa - Chhuppa Chhuppi - 1981 - Helen at the disco!
29. Mujhe Dekhiye Main Koi Daastaan Hoon - Lootera - 1965
30. Tu Dar Mat Dar Mat Yaara - Mehman - 1974 - Very similar to Meri Jawani from Upaasna!
31. Pyaasaa mera dil - Ehsan - 1970 - Lovely sharabi song
32. Ek Meri Gali Ka Ladka - Milan - 1958
33. Lavleena Aa Gaya Main - Agent Vinod - 1977
34. Ajnabi Tere Liye Houn Mein - Spy in Goa* - 1966
35. Nazar Badli Zamane Ki - Tasveer - 1966 - Superb ballroom dancing by Helen with Feroz Khan
36. Khubsoorat Tu Sanam - Jurm Aur Sazaa - 1977
37. Aaj Pee Li Hai - Anjan Hai Koi - 1969 - Another fun sharabi song
38. Tuze chand Kahu Ya Phool Kahu - Suneheri Nagin - 1963
39. Tilla Langdi Koyle Haaye - Piya Milan - 1958
40. Patharon Se Dastane Dil - Aaya Toofan - 1964 - Color version!

*A very special thanks to Bwt's shafi_ms82 for uploading some of the rare rips from his VHS collection that I used for this DVD! Thank you.

Comments and feedback are always appreciated!

Get the DVD here at Desitorrents.com. Registration is required.

January 21, 2011

Video of the week

Here's a fantastically groovy and rare (unavailable on DVD or VCD) video from Tasveer (1966). It features Feroz Khan with Ted Lyons & His Cubs dancing and twisting along with a cast of thousands (not really) on one of the greatest bollywood rock songs of the 60's: Denewala Dil To Do. Imo, this song ranks right up there with Jaan Pehchaan Ho from Gumnaam, Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera from Teesri Manzil, and Aankhe Teri Hain Teri Katil from Golden Eyes: Secret Agent 077. The great Mahendra Kapoor sings with gusto this song written by the underrated C. Ramchandra. The tune incorporates tasty solos on guitar, sax, and piano backed by a steady percussive beat. One of my all time faves! I especially recommend it to all Feroz Khan and Ted Lyons & His Cubs fans. Definitely worth a replay or 2. :) Enjoy!

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Please visit Feel the love! Ted Lyons & His Cubs from memsaabstory for much more Ted Lyons!

My last Ted Lyons video discovery from Golden Eyes: Secret Agent 077 can be seen Here.

December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

To all those who visit this humble little blog:

Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man - Benjamin Franklin.

December 23, 2010

Helen of Bollywood (Vol. 1) - at Mediafire!

The DVD that started it all is now available at Mediafire!

I'm making the Helen Of Bollywood (Volume 1) 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. :)

Mary Crimble to one and all. :D

Get the DVD Here.

December 17, 2010

Video of the week

Excellent scene and song from the film noirish Passport (1961). Helen and her sister serve an unsuspecting Pradeep Kumar a spiked drink. This is followed by Helen's wonderfully seductive "Ja Raha Hai Kyun Deewane" which is expertly sung by the marvelous Geeta Dutt. Music was composed by Kalyanji Anandji with lyrics by Qamar Jalalabadi.

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.


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