I had originally planned to just share this fab clip from Humjoli that Sita-ji showed me because it demonstrates exactly why Mumtaz and Jeetendra are among the top five actors in my "people I want to know more about" list - the costumes! the twisting! all the circles in the set! -
V Love Movies has already agreed to go with me as this song for Halloween, so do be on the lookout for pictures of that in October.
but then alert reader Temple sent me this gem from Nagin and I couldn't not share it. You understand.
What I like about this is not its style or spectacle or scope but rather its everydayness. We, friends, could make this song. All those spazzy and mild moves are about how I dance - either too much or too little - and those outfits are no doubt what would have been in my closet had I been 25 in 1976. It also has snippets of Aruna Irani, and I have a very hard time not liking anything she does.
The great state of Illinois (new motto: no pensions for you!) does not give us a holiday today or Monday, so I may have to restrict my dance-along-ing to just one. I'm going with Mumtaz, simply because I know it will take me months to make that costume and learn those moves for Halloween and I really ought to start now.