some tweets on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Indian feature films

  1. By the thighs of Dharmendra, I shall tweet some things I love from Indian cinema on this very historic day.
  2. Actors in sweaters and jaunty pompom hats frolicking in Kashmiri/Alpine snow.
  3. A fine bromance, like Amitabh and Shashi, or Vinod and Dharmendra, or Danny and whomever his long-lost brother turns out to be.
  4. Wide-eyed, arched-eyebrow Rekha in anything gold. Fortunately, Rekha seems to also really love Rekha in gold, so this is easy to find.
  5. The popular, willing, soi-disant delusion that there's no sex in Hindi films. DESIS PLEASE.
  6. Badtameez Dil - Full Song - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani | Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone
  7. The music, obviously, if we may generalize. Usha Uthup and Vasundhara Das and the Burmans and Rafi and Sukhwinder Singh.
  8. Aami Shotti Bolchi - Kahaani
  9. Chale Jaise Hawaien [Full Song] Main Hoon Na
  10. Asha - Baithe Hain Kya Usike Paas - Jewel Thief [1967]
  11. "Mehbooba Mehbooba" (Sholay)
  12. Pyaar Kiye Jaa - Kehne Ki Nahin Baat - Mohd.Rafi & Chorus
  13. Disco Dancer - I Am A Disco Dancer Zindagi Mera Gaana - Vijay Benedict
  14. Adalat - Dance The Kung Fu
  15. Pyar Karne Wale song - Shaan
  16. Delhi Belly - Aamir Khan's Sensational Disco Number - I HATE YOU (LIKE I LOVE YOU) - Utvgroup
  17. The way filmmakers seem to enjoy, as @sunnysingh_nw3 once quoted to me, the tendency for hot pink to be India's navy blue.
  18. Dhadak Dhadak - Song - Bunty Aur Babli
  19. As someone else has said (I forget who, so please attribute), Satyajit Ray's humanity.
  20. (Excuse the typo in the next one - I was under the influence. What I meant was "Shashi Kapoor's curls. Soumitra Chatterjee's eyes. And the varied effects and deployments thereof.") 
  21. Shashi Kapoor's curls. Soumitra Chatterjee's eyes. And the varied and effect deployments thereof.
  22. Manmohan Desai. I might love him most of all. The thought and the complexity and the WHEEEEE!
  23. That it is perfectly fine, and probably delightful, to go to a hilltop and fling out your arms and say you're in love if you want to.
  24. Woh Ladki hai kahaan - DIl Chahta Hai - OST
  25. That via movies is is very easy to learn the Hindi words for ghost, love, tiger, and corpse.
  26. That because of the movies I can in Hindi accuse someone of lying or swear on their mother, but I can't ask what time it is.
  27. Explaining a masala plot to someone who hasn't seen the movie and then realizing what that sounds like.
  28. Parveen Babi. Rani Mukherjee. Madhabi Mukherjee. Helen. Bindu. Asha Parekh. Padma Khanna. Bela Bose. Nadira. Konkona Sen Sharma. Gitali Roy.
  29. Namak Halaal - Jawani Janeman Haseen Dilruba - Asha Bhosle
  30. Rafi & Lata - Ni Sultaana Re - Pyar Ka Mausam [1969]
  31. Dhadkan Har Dil Ki - Bollywood Song - Shashi Kapoor & Hema Malini - Abhinetri
  32. Simultaneous generalized truths in Bollywood overall: You know exactly what will happen. You never know what might happen.
  33. Maybe one of Indian cinema's greatest love stories is these great global friendships we've found and nurtured through the movies. +