Wednesday, April 27, 2011

floods and vampires

As I squeegeed the rising waters of Lake Basement yesterday, I wondered why I don't have a good list of flood songs to play during such occasions. The only one I could think of is the title track from Satyam Shivam Sundaram.

Go to :55 and 4:10 for prime Shashi.
I wish the water in my basement was as candy-colored as Raj Kapoor's flood. And from the same movie, more fun in the water in "Yashomati Maiyya Se Bole Nandala." It's not technically a flood but how can we resist the steam off of Shashi and Zeenat?

And then I remembered the raging waters of Kaala Patthar,

both destructive and redeeming, washing away sins and scars alike.

And of course the gigantic anachronistic racist mess that is "Wilhelmina, Georgia" in My Name Is Khan, but who wants to think about that?

What are your favorite flood songs and scenes?

I also got a chance to write up an interview I did with Temple of Cinema Chaat about Ekta Kapoor's teen vampire soap opera, Pyaar Ki Yeh Ek Kahani. It's posted over at Masala Zindabad. Warning: we are very unkind to every aspect of the show and show way more fangs than any of the vampire characters. I should also issue a General Beverage Warning for the post, meaning that if you are drinking something you may want to put it down for awhile to avoid the unpleasant sensation of it coming out your nose.

8 comments:

Aaron Rester said...

Love the Satyam Shivam Sundaram scene.

dustdevil liz said...

Two scenes that pop into my head:
1. Sainikudu (Telugu)-the opening scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCZQ-SFP8go#t=1m0s (I was reminded of this, because I'm "friends" with Golconda, Illinois on facebook, and they'd posted about flooding.)

2. One of the early scenes of "Coolie" where the bad guy breaks the dam in order to kidnap the woman he loves. This one impresses me because I'm sure that it was fairly realistic, flood-like, and dangerous to film.

Also, I'm going to give the scene where Moses turns the Nile to blood in the Ten Commandments an honorable mention, because I was reminded again on Saturday night how much I love that film.

Beth said...

Aaron - Me too! That film has some problems, but epic flooding is not one of them :)

liz - Oooh good ones! I've seen neither of the Indian films and blocked out anything with Charlton Heston. I am so pleased that Mahesh Babu managed to keep his shirts on in all that disaster and drama!

Vinayak Razdan said...

There is end sequence from V Shantaram's Padosi.

Shell said...

Oh no, it was going to be Allah Ki Raham from MNIK. LMAO!!!!

memsaab said...

Sachaa Jhutha has a good one which washes away an entire village, and ditto for Coolie :) (you haven't seen it? You should rectify that!)...

Brandie said...

Hello, fellow LAMB. Just wanted to let you know that The LAMMYs are coming up and we are hoping for the best voter turnout for the nominations ever. Every LAMB #1-900 is eligible to vote (and to win!), and that includes you. To participate, please go to this site: http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/521956

Thanks!

Sonia said...

Mother India's flood scene!!