Thursday, September 22, 2011

Do Aankhen Barah Prashna

Taking a lesson from the fantastically bad response to the previous quiz (some 5 people participated), I have decided to do a couple more!
Now, the idea is to keep coming up with answers will people will either be able to guess or be able to remember from one fun Sunday afternoon screening on Zee Cinema. Either way, the answer should have a surprise value.
So, here is my second quiz instalment - 12 questions, answers to most of which can be found in a book on Bollywood to be released next year (ahem).

1.      Amitabh Bachchan was the first recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Who gave him the prize?
2.      Which film inaugurated the transmission of colour programming on Doordarshan?
3.      Which was the last film to give joint writing credits to Salim-Javed?
4.      In which film did Amitabh Bachchan play a motor mechanic, Vinod Khanna a police officer, Sanjeev Kumar a doctor and Mehmood a rickshaw-puller?
5.      In which film did Remo Fernandes make his screen debut?
6.      Who played Sheroo ki Maa in Sholay?
7.      What was the name of Amitabh Bachchan’s restaurant in Cheeni Kum?
8.      Who was the highest goal-scorer in the Women’s Hockey World Championship in Chak De India?
9.      Who wrote the story and screenplay for Bimal Roy’s Madhumati?
10.  What was Amitabh’s name in Aaj ka Arjun? (Helpful advice: The name they mention on IMDb is not what they call him in the movie.)
11.  Which actor dubbed for Prabhu Deva in Sapnay?
12.  What is common to Kabhi Kabhie, Anand, Manzil and Baghban – apart from being Amitabh Bachchan films? 

So, what are you waiting for? Let's go!
Moving house over the weekend. Answers likely to be on Monday!

ANSWERS:
1. Amitabh Bachchan was the first winner of the Raj Kapoor Award for Lifetime Achievement - which was handed over to him by another 'lifetime achiever' - Sunil Gavaskar.
2. Sadgati was the film specially made for the inauguration, though Shatranj Ke Khiladi was also shown on the same day.
3. I meant, Hindi film and without Googling. Since Don 2 is yet to release, the last film to give joint credits to Salim-Javed is still - quite tragically - Ramgopal Verma ki Aag (which rhymes with Bhaag DK Bose Bhaag).
Mr India, indeed, is the last film they wrote together but not the last they got credits for (1/2 points for this).
4. The star-studded film is Mehmood-directed Kunwara Baap. Dharmendra and Hema Malini also appear in the film (among the many others, whom I have probably forgotten).
5. Shyam Benegal's Trikaal had a slinky Remo as a wedding singer in the Portugese mansion. Do you remember who his singing partner was?
6. Simplest of the lot... Veeru's would-be wife is also Sheru's would-be mother.
7. Spice 6.
8. Preeti Sabharwal.
9. Ritwik Ghatak.
10. Bheema, it is. Where did Bhim Singh come from, IMDb?
11. Nobody got this... Javed Jaffrey was the voice behind the rubber-body.
12. They are all books written by Amitabh Bachchan. Does anybody know the film in which AB wrote the book 'Manzil'?

SCORES:
Khalil Sawant - 1
Rahul - 3.5 (0.5 for not remembering Preeti Sabharwal's name but describing her)
Kunal Mistry - 1
Abhishek Mukherjee - 9
Anonymous - 1
Amit - 5.5 (0.5 points docked for saying AB wrote a book in each film. He didn't write one in Manzil!)
Nilendu - 2.5 (does spectacularly badly and is recommended that he buys 10 copies of the book he almost co-wrote!)

16 comments:

Khalil Sawant said...

9 : Ranjinder Singh Bedi and Ritwick Ghatak (I do not know in which order)

Rahul said...

1. Yash chopra
2.
3. shakti
4. kunwara baap
5. pyar to hona hi tha
6. hema malini
7.
8. the pretty girl...cant remember her name...the fiance of the indian cricket team's vice captain
9.
10
11.
12. he wrote a book of the same name as the movie title in all these movies.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Awesome quiz! Unfortunately I do not know any answers...

p.s. does my reply qualify as participation in quiz?

kunalmistry said...

Not confident about any of the answer. Although, guess karne me kya jata hai?
3. Don?
5. Pyar To Hona Hi Tha?
8. Preeti Sabarwal?
12. The director of the movie?

I am not even trying the rest of the questions coz that will make me fool of the day :-D

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

1. Dimple Kapadia (Raaj Kumar was also present).
2. Sadgati.
3. Billa (if Don 2 isn't counted).
4. Kunwara Baap.
5. Trikal.
6. Hena Malini.
7. Spice 6.
8. Preeti Sabharwal.
9. Ritwik Ghatak.
10. Bheema.
11. Vikram.
12. All four are names of books written by Amitabh Bachchan in movies.

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

1. Dimple Kapadia (Raaj Kumar was also present).
2. Sadgati.
3. Billa (if Don 2 isn't counted).
4. Kunwara Baap.
5. Trikal.
6. Hena Malini.
7. Spice 6.
8. Preeti Sabharwal.
9. Ritwik Ghatak.
10. Bheema.
11. Vikram.
12. All four are names of books written by Amitabh Bachchan in movies.

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

When do the answers come out?

Blue said...

too lazy to google. awaiting answers eagerly :)

Anonymous said...

I know answer for only 1 question
8.Preethi Sabarwal

Amit said...

1. Dilip Kumar
2.
3. Silsila
4. Kunwara Baap
5. Jalwaa
6. Hema Malini
7. Spice 6 (Wiki)
8. Tie between Preeti Sabharwal and Komal Chautala (after Komal Chautala's penalty)
9. Ritwik Ghatak
10. Bheema

Joint effort by Amit Das and Suryadip Ghoshal :)
11. Vikram
12. Amitabh's character writes a successful book in each.

Nilendu said...

1. Lata Mangeshkar?
2. Shatranj Ke Khiladi
3. Mr India
4. Asrani directed film -- all guest appearances?
5. Jalwa
6. Leela Mishra ?
7. Spice Island
8. The short gal
9. Ritwik Ghatak
10. Aargh! Too many AB questions again. Jai or Bheema
11. Hrithik Roshan
12. OMG - yet another AB.

Nil said...

The last film of Salim-Javed is Mr India & either Ritwick Ghatak or Salil Chowdhury writes the story og Madhumati. For the rest, I have to buy the book.

Nil said...

The last film of Salim-Javed is Mr. India & either Ritwick Ghatak or Salil Chowdhury wwote the story of adhumati. I dont know exactly about the screenplay. For other answers I admit that I have to buy THE BOOK

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

So, do I send you my postal address?

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

When is the next of the quizzes coming out, BTW?

PS: The female singer in Trikaal was Alisha Chinai.

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

13. Is the movie "Ek Nazar"?