To my knowledge, there are very few skeleton suits to be found in Bollywood. I can think of only three: Pran and some of his friends in Karz,
just read all about on Teleport City because therein Keith delivers one of the funniest pieces of writing of the decade,
which Memsaab has written up with her usual aplomb.
However, given my love for villain lairs and 70s and early 80s masala (and its descendants), I have seen many skeletons and skulls as prominent decor or visual motifs.
|the original Jaani Dushman|
|Mr. India (both above)|
|Ajooba (look on the wall of rocks for two skeletons and the big stone skull)|
I also like these computer-generated skeletons in Naag Lok. They rise out of graves, bounce up and down (maybe they were backup dancers back in their day?), and whoosh towards the camera.
By leaps and bounds, the most enjoyable Bollywood skeleton I have ever seen is in Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani. I mean, look:
here. And if you've never seen this film, I would actually recommend reading my friend Steve's writeup of it (you remember Steve—he wrote Army of Monkeys) instead because the film is dreadful.
What skeletons have you found hidden in the dark recesses of the filmi world? Share in the comments!