lundi 21 avril 2008

Action Beat

Le groupe anglais Action beat en tournée en France :

20 avr. 2008 : El Inca, Bordeaux
21 avr. 2008 : The Raymond’s Bar Clermont Ferrand
22 avr. 2008 : Mondo Bizarro (K-Fuel) - Rennes
23 avr. 2008 : Grnd zero - Lyon
24 avr. 2008 : Instants Chavirés at MONTREUIL - PARIS
25 avr. 2008 : l Embobineuse Marseille, France
26 avr. 2008 : La movida Nimes

dimanche 20 avril 2008

Karz (1980)

Karz is a 1980 Hindi film directed by Subhash Ghai. Laxmikant-Pyarelal won a Filmfare Best Music Director Award for this film. The director admitted that Karz was based on the 1975 American film The Reincarnation of Peter Proud mixed in with Indian beliefs on reincarnation. More info here

Marijuana aka "Marihuana!" - 1930's

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samedi 19 avril 2008

babra Sharif

Babra Sharif (Urdu: بابرہ شریف, Baabra. born 1954} was the foremost figure in the Pakistani film industry during the 1980s and late 1970s. She started her career with some commercials. She worked with many famous names of her time, namely Shahid, Nadeem, Waheed Murad, Ghulam Mohyedin and even Muhammad Ali. She had great success in Urdu films in Pakistan. She did a variety of roles which proved her versatality as an actress. Some critics have also considered her as the best actress of her time in Pakistan.

She worked in more than 100 movies.

Her first film was Intezar in 1974. She moved on to a supporting role in Bhool, then to Haqeeqat, Shama, Shabab Kiranvi's Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat, which was a super hit. This led to a string of films culminating in Salakhain, which proved to be one of her best works. She also worked in Pakistan's first sc-fi movie Shaani. In 1978 she married to film star Shahid, but the couple soon divorced.

Babra received a Nigar Award for Shabana, a super hit, and another Nigar Award for Tina and has received this Award 8 times. Presently she is semi retired.

She temporarily resumed her career as a model and currently owns a jewellery shop in Karachi. She also worked in Nadan Nadia, a Pakistan television comedy play by Anwar Maqsood.

Recently, she appeared in Lux 50 years celebration commercial.[wikipedia]

Aap ka Khadim (1977)

Naukar (1975)

Naheed Akhtar who sings for babra sharif in above videos was discovered by veteran musician M. Ashraf as a teenage sensation in the mid 70s. She became a threat to Madam Noor Jehan and for a while she dominated Urdu film music.
Naheed Akhtar was a successful replacement for Runa Laila who left Pakistan same year. Inaugural released film was "Nanha Farishta" in 1974 and in the same year she climb to the top with super hit songs in film "Shama", as:
Kisi meharban ne aa ke meri zindgi saja di..
...and that "Meharban" was journalist Asif Ali Pota who married her in the mid 80s and then she left the film scene.

jeudi 17 avril 2008

Kaala Sona (1975)

Kaala Sona is another example of the Basmati Western, that Bollywood take on the Western that seems to draw more on the European model than the American for its inspiration. Of course, the Amitabh Bachchan classic Sholay, released at roughly the same time, is considered the gold standard of that genre, and Kaala Sona follows along much the same pattern. Like Sholay, for instance, it's a Western in feel rather than period, setting its action in the present day while taking advantage of some of the still relatively untamed regions lying within India's borders. Such an approach allows both films to highlight a favorite Bollywood theme: the urbanized ne'er-do-well who, in being called upon to defend a rural community from a destructive outside force, has his soul awakened to the simple and essential virtues embodied by that community. (In more recent films, that urbanized ne'er-do-well tends to be, more specifically, a Westernized product of the Diaspora, but same idea.)

Music By: R.D.BURMAN


Liquid Liquid was a New York City band that was active from 1980 to 1983. Their track "Cavern", from the Optimo EP, recorded by Don Hunerberg was sampled (actually played by the Sugar Hill house band) on Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel's "White Lines (Don't Do It)". Since the band’s inception in 1980, the sounds of Liquid Liquid have haunted the clubs. The original records were pressed in very limited quantities on the 99 label, and can now fetch high prices. Though the pressings were small the impact the music has made is lasting and far reaching. The first three EPs, plus live material, were reissued in 1997 by Grand Royal (US) and Mo' Wax (UK). Their music was essentially groove based, influenced by the many different sources, funk, dub reggae of the 1970s, and primarily punk in its do it yourself garage approach. [wikipedia]

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jeudi 10 avril 2008

Mere Jeevan Saathi (1972)

Mere Jeevan Saathi is a 1972 Hindi movie produced by Harish and Vinod Shah. It's directed by Ravikant Nagaich, and it stars Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, Sujit Kumar, Bindu, Helen, Utpal Dutt and Rajindranath.

The movie was made at the height of the Rajesh Khanna popularity wave and as with Aradhana the combination of R.D. Burman's great music and Kishore Kumar's legendary songs sung for Rajesh Khanna contributed to the film's success. This films music also had a very notable song by Asha Bhosle. The songs of this film still stand out. [Wikipedia]