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We watched THE classic Bollywood film last night - Sholay! The year was 1975, the Big B was rocking the bell bottoms, and the time was ripe for a "Curry" Western.

In this scene Our Hero Veeru (Dharmendra) and Basanti (Hema Malini) have been captured by the evil bandits. Their leader orders Basanti to dance. When she refuses, he has a gun pointed at Veeru. Unless she dances for them, they will kill Veeru. Even more insidiously... as soon as she stops dancing, they will shoot him. She must dance to keep her beloved alive!




Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Yes, as long as I have life, oh lover
I will dance

Love never dies
It doesn't even fear death
We will be robbed, ruined, and we will die
But our story will stay alive
Oh yes, as long as I have life, oh lover
I will dance

If my anklet breaks, so what?
If my legs become wounded, so what?
Having given my heart, taken a heart, fallen in love, so
I have to give love's test
Oh yes, as long as I have life, oh lover
I will dance

These eyes cannot be cast down
This voice cannot be stopped
I will speak, I will bear pain, why should I stay silent?
I am out of control but I am not speechless
Oh yes, as long as I have life, oh lover
I will dance
Yes, as long as I have life, oh lover
I will dance...


Date: 2010-09-16 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahmichigan.livejournal.com
We watched Sholay for one of our Bollywood parties. I loved it! We've had generally better luck with more modern Bollywood and found some fairly crappy older stuff, but this one was just full of win!

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