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Govinda a la re

Govinda ala re, ala... the signature song of Janmashtami, which is still the first song in the playlist was kicked off by Shammi Kapoor in Manmohan Desai’s Bluffmaster. The story of the fibber who turns honest (only to have no one believe him) was punctuated by a Janmashtami song where Shammi Kapoor did his trademark gyrations as crowds gathered, human pyramids were scaled and pots of milk were burst. And the Kalyanji-Anandji tune is still as popular as it was fifty years ago.

Govinda ala re, ala

30 August 2013

As dahi handis and four-storey structures take centrestage, it might be a fantastic idea to look at movies where Janmashtami and Sri Krishna have been the centre-stage of the story, scene or song.

We bring you Filmy Friday, a column by Diptakirti Chaudhuri.

Chaudhuri is crazy about Bollywood. In fact, he is crazy enough to have

written a book on Bollywood trivia. He can be found on Twitter and Blogger by his first name.

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