Monday, October 4, 2010

Fantastic Neckers from Bollywood

Chor Machaye Shor is a 1974 Hindi movie. The film stars Shashi KapoorMumtazDanny DenzongpaMadan Puri and Asit Sen. The film became a "superhit" and earned the second top spot at the box office in 1974. Because of the success, the film's producer (N.N. Sippy), cast (Shashi Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Asrani, Madan Puri), and music composer (Ravindra Jain) teamed together again for Fakira (1976), which also became a box office hit. "Lay jayenge" is a very popular song from the film, which had a key tagline Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge turned into a later blockbuster film title.
The film was later remade in Telugu as Bhale Dongalu.

Vijay (Shashi Kapoor) is an engineer, who is in love with a rich girl named Rekha ( Mumtaz). Rekha's snobby father disapproves because Vijay is not wealthy, and so he has arranged for her to be married to a son of an evil politician. The evil politician is played by Madan Puri. Rekha's father and the politician frame Vijay for a crime that he didn't commit, and he goes to jail. When he's in jail, he becomes friends with three other prisoners. 
All four men escape from jail. After Vijay reconnects with Rekha, they all go to a small village called Shantinagar and help save the village from the evil politician and the bandits that terrorize the town. 

The evil politician is arrested. Rekha's father feels remorse and accepts Vijay. Vijay and his three prisoner friends go back to jail. However, the film ends in an optimistic tone indicating that their good deeds will be rewarded (i.e. that their prison sentences will be shortened and that they can be free again.)

Watch the full film online here!

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