Monday, September 26, 2011

12 O'Clock

Have you ever heard of anything called Duology? Neither have I. 
So, to complete the Trilogy of Bollywood quizzes, here is my third instalment.
The title of the post is taken from a Guru Dutt-Waheeda Rehman starrer, with an OP Nayyar soundtrack (including the song Tum jo hue mere humsafar...)

1.      In Omkara, every character was named with the same initial as their original name in the play (Othello = Omkara, Desdemona = Dolly, Cassio = Kesu etc) – except one. Then why did Iago become Langda Tyagi?
2.      Which film is the famous pose of RK Studio’s logo taken from?
3.      Who played Murarilal in Anand?
4.      To which two people was the film Johnny Gaddaar dedicated?
5.      Which film was advertised as ‘Ageless as Asia, Exciting as Europe’?
6.      In Bluffmaster, what was the number of the taxi Abhishek Bachchan used to chase a thief stealing his car?
7.      In the film Traffic Signal, in which year Kunal Khemu’s character born?
8.      Between which two stations was the ‘1:40 ka Last Local’ supposed to ply?
9.      In how many films have Amitabh Bachchan and Rakesh Roshan appeared together?
10.  From which state was Anamika Kapoor’s brother selected for the National Swimming Championship?
11.  In which of his films has Yash Chopra made an on-screen appearance?
12.   Of the films whose titles have been taken from songs of other films (e.g. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, taken from Chor Machaye Shor), which is the first to have a Filmfare award for Best Film?

1.  His name was indeed Ishwar Tyagi. In the film, Vivek Oberoi called him 'Issu-bhaiya' and the end-credits mentioned it as well.
2. Barsaat was the film with the wilting Nargis and tilting Raj Kapoor.
3. No-one. Asit Sen, Johnny Walker and an unknown soul were charged with 'Qutab Minar pe beer pilake out kar diya tha...' but they were not guilty.
4. Vijay Anand and James Hadlee Chase. The former's famous film name was borrowed while Neil Nitin Mukesh read the latter's book in the film.
5. Sangam - Raj Kapoor's pan-European, Eastmancolour masterpiece.
6. The taxi was indeed the one driven by Nana Patekar in Sippy Films' next venture - 9211.
7. Kunal Khemu's character was called Silsila because he was born in 1981, when the film released.
8. Kalyan to Kurla, shown on the train quite well. 
9. They have done each other a good turn and appeared as a guest in the other's films. AB was a guest in Preeti Ganguly's dreams in Khatta Meetha while RR was a guest in the John Jaani Janardhan song of Naseeb.  Nobody has got this one.
10. Anamika Kapoor told us the story of her brother, Nikhil - who represented Goa in swimming.
11. Yash and Pamela Chopra appeared as a love-struck couple in the opening credits of Dil To Paagal Hain.
12. Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke is the first, beating DDLJ by a couple of years. And Maine Pyar Kiya can hardly be a unique song line, no?

Abhishek Mukherjee scores 10.5 and makes it bit of an no-contest. I think I will give him a Lifetime Achievement award and bar him from participating.
Tejaswi - 1.
BollywoodDeewana - 7.
Shazia - 4.
Ketan - 2.
HijiBijBij - 2.
Ilina - 3
Sumit - 4.
Kunal Mistry - 2
Pallavi - 4
Sandeep Padia - 2.
Bits of Chocolate - 3
Amit - 8. 
Sudeshna - 1
M - 7.
Last Anon - 2.

All in all, a fantastic participation this time. Almost all the readers of this blog participated!
Normal programming will resume soon. Coming up: Random Movies I Like: Toofan!


Abhishek Mukherjee said...

1. Langda wasn't the first name. It was Ishwar, which was perfectly in accordance.
2. Barsaat.
3. No one.
4. Vijay Anand and James Headley Chase.
5. Sangam.
6. MH-01 C-9211 (title character in another movie).
7. 1981 (Silsila was released).
8. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Kalyan via Kurla, where the train was missed at 1.40 AM.
9. One. Khatta Meetha.
10. Goa.
11. Dil to Paagal Hai.
12. Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

For 12, does Maine Pyar Kiya count? Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behta Hai had this song:

Tejaswi said...

3. Johnny Walker.
4. Vijay Anand and James Hadley Chase

Apologies for being so clueless otherwise.

bollywooddeewana said...

2. Barsaat
3. Asit Sen
4. Vijay Anad & James Hardley Chase
5. Sangam
6. 9211
7. 1983???
8.Kurla & Vikroli
9. One - in Naseeb Rakesh had a special appearance
10. Goa
11.Dil to Pagal Hai
12.Hum Hain Rahin pyar ke

Shazia said...

2. Barsaat.
3. There were many or no Murari lals in Anand. But Johny Walker was the only one who responded when addressed as Murari Lal (sorry for the subjective answer for an objective question)
9. I remember a glimpse of Amitabh Bachchan in Khatta Meetha. :)
10. Goa
11. Dil to paagal hai. In the title track 'Ek duje ke waaste...'

Manan Singhi said...

Is there an email ID to which answers can be sent to?

Diptakirti Chaudhuri said...

@Manan - Submit answers as comments, please. They are moderated currently and will be revealed in a day or two.

Ketan said...

Without the services of the internet :)

1. Lagnda was his nick name. His first name is Ishwar, so the rule applies
4. James Hadley Chase and Hitchcock
5. Must be either Hiss or some other disaster like it
6. Guessing it would be 9211. Bollywood can be predictable
8. Kurla to Vikhroli
11. I think he did the narration in Veer Zaara

HijiBijBij said...

1. Iago didnt become langda tyagi...his full name was ishwar tyagi (nicknamed langa)...this one was a trick question.

2.the emblem has Raj kapoor and nargis in one of the most cliched romantic poses...from the movie New Delhi. :)

3.Murari lal played by 3 characters as Anand will randomly call people on street 'murari Lal'...Asit Sen, Johnywalker...i know only two names...

6. just a guess 666?

8. i know this....since is my fav abhay deol's film...its kurla to vikhroli. :)

9.guessing this one: no movies.

Ilina said...

Hi... i simply loved this series, the first two were complete bouncers, I am happy i know few answers here :)

1 - for the limp in his leg. I think his actual anme was ishwar?
2 - Barsat
3 - Johny Walker
4 - Vijay Anand. I don’t know the second one :(
8 - vikhroli and andheri?
10 - Goa

Sumit said...

2. Barsaat
3. No one.
4. Vijay Anand and James Headly Chase
8. Kurla to Vikroli
10. Goa. My Brother Nikhil
12. I think Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke. Not sure about this though.

kunalmistry said...

2. Aawara
4. Vijay Anand and James Hadley Chase
8.Panvel and CST

Anonymous said...

2) Barsaat
3) Asit Sen
4) Vijay Anand & James Hadley Chase
5) Sangam
8) Kurla to Vikhroli
10) Goa


SPadia said...

2. Barsaat
3. Jhonny Walker
4. Goldie Anand & James Hadley Chase ?
5. Kamasutra ?
6. 420 ?
9. 0 ?
11. Chandni ?

All answers have been attempted without fingering Google Dada. Intelligent guesses are marked with a question mark. Looking forward eagerly to the answers.

Sandeep Padia

bitsofchocolate said...

1) Iago -> Ishwar - Langda was a nickname
3) Johnny Walker - played the character named Issa Bhai - who was called Murarilal in feigned familiarity by Anand
8) Kurla and Vikroli
11) Yash and Pam Chopra in the titles of Dil To Pagal Hai
12) Cool question ! Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke - though juxtaposing Kishore's rendition on the AK-JC soundtrack seems funny

Amit said...

1. Langda Tyagi's full name is Ishwar Tyagi, so it is, in fact, starting with the same alphabet as Iago.

2. Shree 420 (Pyaar hua iqraar hua)?
3. No-one. Murarilal is a fictional character. Though Johnny Walker was the first one to accept (implicitly) that he is Murarilal :)
4. James Hadley Chase and Vijay Anand
5. Sangam
6. 9211
7. Kurla to Vikhroli
9. Just one?
10. Goa?
11. Dil to Pagal Hai (title sequence)?
12. Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke

Sudeshna said...

Goodness, know only one. Murarilal was IS Johar, right?

Sudeshna said...

Of course I meant, Johnny Walker

M said...

Hi Dipta,

Long time reader of Calcutta Chromosome, delurking for this quiz :D

Here's my shot at the answers
1. They read the I as L :P
2. Barsaat
3. No one. Just an invention of Anand Sehgal to meet new people.
4. Vijay Anand and James Hadley Chase
5. Sangam I think
6. 786 ??
7. I'm guessing 1981, that's when silsila was released !
8. Kurla and Vikhroli
9. None come to mind
10. Goa
11. Both Yash and Pamela Chopra in the opening credits of Dil To Pagal Hai

Anonymous said...

1. Character name was Ishwarchand Tyagi

4. James Hadley Chase and Vijay Anand

HijiBijBij said...

shit!!...i was hopeless...i must must bollywood with a microscope....

Sumit said...

Hi Dipta..
I was not credited on scoreboard?? Why ??

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

Do I receive an autographed edition of the book that would come out next year? Shall I send you my postal address?

Diptakirti Chaudhuri said...

@Abhishek - Was that the announced prize? I said all the answers are in the forthcoming book... for which you have no use since you got almost everything :-)
*runs and tells publisher one copy sale dropped even before launch*

@Sumit - now added. Published the incomplete post by mistake.