I meant to direct attention to this ages ago, and you've probably already seen it anyway, but just in case: a few months ago, it came to light that my friend Steve over at Army of Monkeys had never even heard of Disco Dancer, a problem that surely needed to be addressed, so I sent him mine. He did a full-on AoM-style article on it - with video clips too! He also gave me space to explain why I had inflicted the movie on him, so you can read that too.
Basically, he was all "I can handle frighteningly bad Bollywood films," which seemed to me to smack of hubris. He and I like very different kinds of bad movies, though, so I wasn't sure I had anything to counter his claim. But then I remembered Disco Dancer. So I tossed it out. And he knew nothing about it. So a project was born.
I believe part of our arrangement was that I'll have to watch Jaani Dushman sometime soon. Unless I'm conveniently out of the country again...any invitations? Please?
Two Disco Dancer-related notes:
1) When I asked Rajan if he had seen DD, he immediately started doing one of Sam's moves from the "Bang Bang" song. It was great.
2) One of the things I love in DD is the fight scene in which people go flying into stacks of bricks, stacks which seem to exist solely to be knocked over in the fight, preferably by the trajectory of a bad guy. AoM has a clip here, if you don't remember. But lo! In the several days I spent in Punjab and Gujurat, I saw lots of seemingly random piles of bricks! All over the place! So while they may, in the movie, serve the purpose of being scattered under the heavy blow of our hero, they also are something you see by the side of the road in parts of rural India! Although maybe all the ones I saw were also there only to be knocked over, but I wasn't out of the cities at night, so I didn't actually see the fights. So if you're ever in India and hear a distant snapping....