Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kitnay Questions Thay?

Come to think it, writing a book on Bollywood was a LOT of fun. For nearly a year now, I have been happily thinking of entries for my 50 lists, checking clips on YouTube, scouring IMDb for additional info, writing them down and re-writing them to squeeze in more jokes! It was great fun… till I hit the proof-reading stage.
Proofs are supposed to be filled with misaligned paragraphs, extra line breaks, colons instead of semi-colons and inconsistent spelling of proper nouns. Now, add all of that to a book loaded with film names, song lyrics and dialogues to get a 70-mm, Dolby stereophonic, Love Story 2050-sized disaster. 
On top of that, add an author who has no knowledge of Hindi and you are left with a book-full of decisions on whether it should be ‘hain’ or ‘hai’.

Anyway, I have finally managed to (hopefully) eradicate all such mistakes and sent the manuscript back to my publishers – leaving behind about 50 lines from the book, which have hain/hai in them. To make the best out of a tiring situation, I thought I will transform these lines into a Bollywood Dialogue Quiz!

12 fill-in-the-blank type questions on some famous and some not-so-famous lines from Bollywood!

1.      Fill in the blanks: Iss story mein ­­_____ hai, _____ hai, _____ hai. (You have to give it in the correct order.)

2.      A landmark (* T&C apply) line from a Subhash Ghai film. Again, fill in the blanks: ____ khilakey pass pass aane ki koshish kar rahi hai.

3.      Somebody said this about Aamir Khan. Woh achha chhokra hai but he is not _____. What isn’t he?

4.      Which film had these lines: Aaja Honey / Mausam hai funny / Charo taraf sannata / Koi na marega mainu chnaata. Bonus point: Who said it?

5.      The answer is: Ek aisi machine jo har sawaal ka theek jawaab deti hai. What is the question? And who asked it?

6.      Sitter. Fill in the blanks with two words: Aaj zindagi mein pehli baar _____ ki sher se takkar hui hai.

7.      Name the character to whom this is addressed: Ishwar ka ashirwaad hota hai ek chutki sindoor. Suhagan ka sar ka taaj hota hai ek chutki sindoor...

8.      Fill in the blank: Naam hai mera ____, baby humein tum nahin jaanta. Bonus Point: Name the two institutions which collaborated on this song.  

9.      Bachpan se hai sar pe Allah ka haath, aur ______ hai apne saath. – Whose saath?

10.  Daaru ki botal mein kahen pani bharta hai / Phir na kehna _____ daaru peeke danga karta hai. Who creates a ruckus after drinking?

11.  Harpreet Singh Bedi said, “Mere ____ kum hain, ____ nahin...” Complete his confident statement.

12.  And finally, a lesser known line from an all-time classic: Aurat apna farz nibha chuki. Ab _____. What?

You know where to find the answers… except that it is not coming out till June!

UPDATED TO ADD: Just to clarify, you will not have to wait for the book (ahem) for the answers to this quiz. I will publish the answers by Sunday evening IST.

ANSWERS
1.   Iss story mein ­­emotion hai, drama hai, tragedy hai. – Veeru (Dharmendra), Sholay.
One point for the words. One point for the order.  
2.   Pass Pass khilakey pass pass aane ki koshish kar rahi hai. – Isha Puri (Kareena Kapoor), Yaadein.
The Movie with the Worst Product Placements Ever. When they were not plugging Coke, they were plugging Pass Pass Mouth Freshener.  
3.   Woh achha chhokra hai but he is not an Iyer. – Mr Iyer, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.
Vaijayanthi’s father was very impressed by his daughter’s suitor but felt that he had one major flaw!
4.   Sardar Makkhan Singh (Rajendranath) said these lines in An Evening in Paris.
One point for the film. One point for the speaker/actor.
5.   Yeh computer-computer kya laga rakkha hain? – RK Gupta (Sanjeev Kumar), Trishul.
This is probably the first time a computer was mentioned in a Hindi film. I have given points to all who have identified the film/situation correctly.  
6.   Aaj zindagi mein pehli baar Sher Khan ki sher se takkar hui hai. – Sher Khan (Pran), Zanjeer.  
7.   Ramesh Babu is the person to whom these lines were addressed. “Ek chutki sindoor ka keemat tum kya jaano, Ramesh Babu…”
8.   Naam hai mera Fonseca, baby humein tum nahin jaanta.Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Queen’s College and Rajput College performed this number at the Inter-college Music Competition  of Dehradun.
One point for the names. One point for the names of the colleges.  
9.   Bachpan se hai sar pe Allah ka haath, aur Allah Rakha hai apne saath. – Iqbal (Amitabh Bachchan), Coolie.
10. Daaru ki botal mein kahen pani bharta hai / Phir na kehna Michael daaru peeke danga karta hai. – Michael (Pran), Majboor.  
11. Mere marks kum hain, dimaag nahin. – Harpreet Singh Bedi (Ranbir Kapoor), Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year.
12. Aurat apna farz nibha chuki. Ab maa apne bete ka intezaar karne jaa rahi hai. – Sumitra Devi (Nirupa Roy), Deewaar.

POINTS (out of 15) 
Excuse errors since it is done very sleepily, at the fag end of the KKR match!
Khalil Sawant – 4.5
Keeping it Simple – 9
Amit – 10
Anonymous – 1
Plaban Mohanty – 5.5
Kittam Kittu – 8
Sumit – 6
Rahul – 4.5 5.5
Abhishek Mukherjee – 9
Anon (2) – 1.5 and to answer your query, we will have a Kindle edition.
The Quark – 8 (though I would like to see the version of Sholay in which Veeru says 'kahaani’ and not ‘story’!) 

17 comments:

Khalil Sawant said...

2 - Pass Pass
8 - Fonseca, Deepak Tijori and Pooja Bedi's colleges in JJWS
9 - Allahh-Rakha
10 - Michael

KeepingItSimple said...

1. Fill in the blanks: Iss story mein _Emotion_ hai, _Drama_ hai, _Tragedy_ hai. (You have to give it in the correct order.)

2. A landmark (* T&C apply) line from a Subhash Ghai film. Again, fill in the blanks: _Mithai___ khilakey pass pass aane ki koshish kar rahi hai.

3. Somebody said this about Aamir Khan. Woh achha chhokra hai but he is not __Educated___. What isn’t he?

4. Which film had these lines: Aaja Honey / Mausam hai funny / Charo taraf sannata / Koi na marega mainu chnaata. Bonus point: Who said it? (Mohabattein/Anumpam kher)

5. The answer is: Ek aisi machine jo har sawaal ka theek jawaab deti hai. What is the question? And who asked it? (Computer)

6. Sitter. Fill in the blanks with two words: Aaj zindagi mein pehli baar _SHER-KHAN____ ki sher se takkar hui hai.

7. Name the character to whom this is addressed: Ishwar ka ashirwaad hota hai ek chutki sindoor. Suhagan ka sar ka taaj hota hai ek chutki sindoor... (Ramesh Babu (OSO))

8. Fill in the blank: Naam hai mera _FONSECKAA___, baby humein tum nahin jaanta. Bonus Point: Name the two institutions which collaborated on this song. (Rajput College/Queens)

9. Bachpan se hai sar pe Allah ka haath, aur _allah-rakha_____ hai apne saath. – Whose saath? (Movie Coolie/Bird-Eagle)

10. Daaru ki botal mein kahen pani bharta hai / Phir na kehna _Michael____ daaru peeke danga karta hai. Who creates a ruckus after drinking? (Pran/Majboor)

11. Harpreet Singh Bedi said, “Mere _Experience___ kum hain, _Akal___ nahin...” Complete his confident statement. (Rocket singh)

12. And finally, a lesser known line from an all-time classic: Aurat apna farz nibha chuki. Ab _Ek Maa Apne bete kaa intezaar karne jaa rahin hoon____. What? (Agneepath original)

amit said...

Good one Diptakirt!!

My two cents ( or chawaani chaap comments)
1) Emotion,Drama & Tragedy
2) Pass Pass
3) Chikna !!!!
4)No clue
5)" What is Computer?", Rakhi asking Shashi Kapoor in Trishul.(probably the first mention of Computer in Hindi movies)
6)Sher Khan
7)Sajan ki saheli
8) Fonseca
9)allahrakha
10) Micheal
11)Number,Dimag
12)ek maa apni beta ka intezaar karne jaa rahi

Amit Chaudhry said...

Good One Diptkirti. You have already sold one book -:). My two bit/two cents/Chawanni comments
1.Emotions, Drama and Tragedy
2.Pass Pass
3.Chikna
4.No Clue
5.“ Yeh computer kya hota hain”Sanjeev Kumar/rekha asking Shashi Kapoor in Trishul (First mention of Computer in Indian cinema)
6.Sher Khan
7.Saajan ki Saheli
8.Fonseca, Xaviers & Sofia
9.Allaharakha
10.Micheal
11.Marks,Dimaag
12.Ek maan apne bête ka intajaar…

Suhel Banerjee said...

Absolutely can't wait till June for the answers! Can you please publish them or at least email them asap:)

Anonymous said...

7.Ramesh Babu...

Plaban Mohanty said...

Answering a few and waiting eagerly for the others:
4. Chashme Budoor - Ravi Baswani
6. Sher Khan
7. Rakesh Babu
8. Fonseca. Rajput College and Queens College
9. Allah Rakha - Coolie
10. Michael
11. Mere marks kaam hai, akal nahi
12. I think this one is from Mother India, and it says something like: Ab maa ki baari hai

Akanksha said...

surprised "Hain" :)
Plus i need CREDIT for missing a brainstorming session and doing the HAI HAIN session with u :)

- She who has not been named

Kittam Kittu said...

1. Drama, Emotion, Tragedy
2. Pass Pass (just guessing)
6. Sher Khan
7. Ramesh Babu
8. Fonseca
9. Allah Rakha
10. Michael
11. Number, dimaag
12. Maa

Debasish Choudhury said...

Hain and Hai are very simple to distinguish. Hain is plural (with a dot at top while writing, and a nasal tone while speaking), whereas Hai is singular. In line with the Arabic grammar, in Hindi also, singular pronouns are replaced by plural ones when indicating respect. And I think I got eight answers out of twelve from your list, I'll verify once you publish them.

Sumit said...

I could only get these many

1. I story mein emotion hai, drama hai, tragedy hai.
2. Pass Pass ??
3.
4.
5.
6. Sher Khan (Caught these scene someday back on TV , which helped)
7.Devdas
8.Don't know the exact answer , but it is from that competition in Jo jeeta wohi Sikandar which also had song "Are yaaron , mere pyaaron".
9. Allah Rakkha
10. Michael (Pran)
11. Mere Number kam hain, dimaag nahi.
12. The line is from Deewaar. Can't complete it though. Don't remember exact words.

Rahul said...

1. Drama, Emotion, Tragedy
2. Peda (Karma)
3.
4.
5. Computer (Shashi kapoor to yunus Pervez, Trishul)
6. Sher Khan
7. Chunni Babu
8. Rajput and Queens (JJWS)
9. Allahrakha
10. Michael
11.

Anonymous said...

7 mukesh mehra
8 Anthony. Bonus answer: queens and rajput colleges
10 Michael

Will this book be available in the US?

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

Shoddy performance. :(
1. Emotion, drrrrrama, trrrrragedy.
2, 3, 4, 5. No idea.
6. Sher Khan.
7. Er, will "Ramesh babu" do?
8. Fonseca. Xavier's and Queen's. The apostrophes might not be there, though.
9. Iqbal's saath, of course. :D And if you had asked to fill in the blanks, then Allah Rakha.
10. Michael.
11. Mere number kum hain, dimaag nahin.
12. Ab ek maa apni beta ka intezaar karne jaa rahi hain.

thequark said...

1. Fill in the blanks: Iss story mein ­­_____ hai, _____ hai, _____ hai. (You have to give it in the correct order.)

Ans. I thought it was said by Deven Verma in Gol Maal is storry mein tragedy hai, comedy hai, .... but no it is similar but not same. Turns out Sholay also has a similar dialog but it has 'kahaani' instead of 'story' and lists 4 things. "Is kahaani mein action hai, emotion hai, drama hai, tragedy hai ". May be the answer lies elsewhere.

2. A landmark (* T&C apply) line from a Subhash Ghai film. Again, fill in the blanks: ____ khilakey pass pass aane ki koshish kar rahi hai.

Ans. My guess is the line was said between the Anil Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon pair in Karma.

3. Somebody said this about Aamir Khan. Woh achha chhokra hai but he is not _____. What isn’t he?

ummm ... star material?

4. Which film had these lines: Aaja Honey / Mausam hai funny / Charo taraf sannata / Koi na marega mainu chnaata. Bonus point: Who said it?

5. The answer is: Ek aisi machine jo har sawaal ka theek jawaab deti hai. What is the question? And who asked it?

6. Sitter. Fill in the blanks with two words: Aaj zindagi mein pehli baar _____ ki sher se takkar hui hai.

Ans. Sher Khan, Pran, Zanjeer

7. Name the character to whom this is addressed: Ishwar ka ashirwaad hota hai ek chutki sindoor. Suhagan ka sar ka taaj hota hai ek chutki sindoor...

Ans. Ramesh Babu in Om Shanti Om..

8. Fill in the blank: Naam hai mera ____, baby humein tum nahin jaanta. Bonus Point: Name the two institutions which collaborated on this song.

Ans. Fonseca, Queens College aur Rajput College

9. Bachpan se hai sar pe Allah ka haath, aur ______ hai apne saath. – Whose saath?

Ans. Allahrakha. Have watched Coolie innumerable number of times, always wanted Allahrakha as my pet.

10. Daaru ki botal mein kahen pani bharta hai / Phir na kehna _____ daaru peeke danga karta hai. Who creates a ruckus after drinking?

Ans. Michael played by Pran in Majboor. Never understood rest of the lyrics.

11. Harpreet Singh Bedi said, “Mere ____ kum hain, ____ nahin...” Complete his confident statement.

Ans. number, dimaag. Rocket Singh. Google is a friend.

12. And finally, a lesser known line from an all-time classic: Aurat apna farz nibha chuki. Ab _____. What?

Ans. ek maa apne bete ka intezaar karne ja rahi hai. Deewar. Google is a friend.

Rahul said...

boohoo.
i should have got 6 points as per your marking system.

Abhishek Mukherjee said...

First Bollywood quiz on this blog that I participated and did not win. :(