Wednesday, June 03, 2009

This week's Cha Cha Cha! Bahut Achcha! Award for Song Discovery goes to...

alert readers Temple, Red, and their eagle-eyed friends for this 1985 find featuring Kamal Hassan and Madhavi.

(from Mangamma Sabatham, 1985)
I like learning about major stars of whom I am largely ignorant. I like interesting concrete architecture. I like the 80s. I love escalators. VoilĂ !

8 comments:

Temple said...

Hey Beth - So pleased you enjoyed this:) Kamal Hassan is a brilliant dancer, but oh dear God some of the choreo is dire. I do like the bit in this song where she uses her teeth to tear part of his vest off. Classy!

Nilanjana said...

There are more than a few shades of Billie Jean there.

shell said...

Hmmmmm, interesting. Love the Freddy Mercury outfit that Kammal is wearing though.

gebruss said...

I like it, such fun!

Richard S. said...

I agree that Kamal Hassan is a great dancer, and that he was especially great back in the 1980s, but that this was apparently not one of his finer moments. :)

A little while back, I posted a great dance that he did in 1983:

http://roughinhere.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/kamal-haasans-kitchen-bharatanatyam-in-sagara-sangamam-telugu-1983/

Temple said...

Richard - that song you linked to is one of my all time faves. I love the simplicity of his performance, and the joy he shows in his dance. Thanks for the reminder :)

tamilpenn said...

that's the anna nagar tower in chennai - an 80's landmark, i think!

Beth said...

Richard's song is indeed wonderful! I wish I knew the story surrounding it.

tamilpenn - Cool! Thanks for the ID. Found some great pictures of it on flickr now that I know what to look for :)