I was tagged by Dhiman into doing this contest.
1. On your blog, provide a link to the Great Bong’s page, May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss. Embedding the picture in your blog would be nice but not needed.
The May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss contest
2. Then write down your top 10 Hindi movie lines or top 10 English movie lines (You can do both if you want. Only one set is required for the contest). If you cannot think of top 10, make it top 5. Cannot think of even 5? Make it top 3. No problem. Only restriction: no two lines from same movie. This is done to make it fair for other movies so that they don’t get swamped by Gunda or Loha or Sholay.
3. Tag five friends to do the same.
4. Come over to the comment-space of this post and post your blog’s link so I can go and read it.
Remember: Before starting the tag, paste points 1 and 4 on your blog so that the rules are available to anyone who wishes to pick the tag up from your blog.
Well, here’s my list accompanied by the corny English translation, which at times doesn’t really do justice to these dialogues:
- Jo Mard hota hai, usse dard nahi hota hai
He, who is a man, does not feel pain.
– Amitabh Bachchan in Mard
I remember being totally impressed by this dialog when the movie first released 🙂
- Kabhi Kabhi Kuch Jeetne Ke Liya Kuch Haar Na Parta Hai, Aur Haar Ke Jeetne Wale Ko Baazigar Kehte Hain
To win something, you have to lose something, a gambler is one who loses to win
– Shah Rukh Khan from Baazigar
This is the first of Shah Rukh’s numerous forgettable dialogues made unforgettable just by the way he delivered them.
- Bade bade deshon mein aise choti choti bathein hothe hi rehte hain
Such small, small things keep happening in such big, big countries
– Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Yet another pathetic dialog, but oh, his expressions when he uttered it. Admit it, we all girls fell in love a leetle bit 🙂
- babuji ne kahaa gaon chhod do,
sabne kahaa paro ko chhod do,
paro ne kahaa sharaab chhod do,
aaj tumne kah dia, haweli chhod do,
ek din aayega jab wo kahenge, duniya hi chhod do
Dad asked me to leave the village
Everybody asked me to leave Paro
Paro asked me to leave alcohol
Today you ask me to leave the palace
one day will come when people will ask me to leave the world
– Shah Rukh Khan in Devdas
One of the many, melodramatic, and over the top dialogues mouthed by him in this movie.
- There are two kinds of people
People who go screaming to their death
People who go silently to their death
Then I met the third kind …
Alice’s grandfather writes this in his diary in Rang de Basanti
- Sapne bhi samundar ki lahron ki tarah haqeeqat ki chattanon se takrakar toot jaate hain.
Dreams are like waves, they also crash against reality and break.
Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar
Awesome dialogues like this make Deewar my all-time favorite movie ever. In fact, almost every line he uttered in that movie was sheer poetry, especially when delivered in that awesome baritone. Sigh! why did he ever have to grow old and rich, and cynical. I want the old AB back 🙁
- Kuch log reth pe likhe hue naamon ke tarah hotein hain, hawa ka ek jhonka jinhe uda detha hain
Some people are like names written on sand, one gust of the wind blows them away
– Manisha Koirala in Dil Se
She writes this dialog in sand when she leaves him after spending a night in one of the most beautiful locales in Tibet, Ladakh? with him. The cinematography (has Manish Koirala ever looked more beautiful?), the understated acting, the dialogs, the music, all made this the perfect romantic, tragedy, terrorist movie all in one
- Main fa ko fa bolta hoon
- Yeh 70 minute, tumhare zindagi se koi nahin jeet sakta
Nobody can steal these 70 minutes from you.
– Shah Rukh Khan in Chak de India
This is part of a long inspirational speech he gives the hockey players before they go to play in the final.
- And how could I complete this list, without mentioning this crazy dialog from Sholay, which is my all-time fave and probably for a lot of you as well 🙂
Gabbar: Tera kya hoga Kalia? So, what will happen to you, Kalia?
Kalia: Maine apka namak khaya hai sarkar I have eaten your salt (in India, there is a general belief that you should not betray someone with whom you have shared some salted food)
Gabbar: Ab goli kha. Now eat bullet
Lots of hysterical laughter, three shots, stunned silence, then:
Gabbar: Jo dar gaya, samjho mar gaya. He who is scared can consider themselves dead
I pronounce fa as fa.
Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey
Struggling to explain his lisp problem to gangsters who think he is mocking them. This is another favorite movie of mine with some cracked dialogues 🙂
Based on the above list, you would have guessed I am a great Shah Rukh fan. Well, you would have guessed right 🙂
I am a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan also. His dialog delivery was awesome, but I think he had the advantage of having Salim-Javed write out such powerful dialogs and scripts for him. Shah Rukh, I think has the ability to make average dialogs sound and feel powerful. Feel free to disagree 🙂
One realization after writing out this post – the boys of Bollywood always get the best lines. I could remember only one memorable line uttered by a woman. Not good at all!
I am not tagging anyone to complete this. If you think, this sounds like fun, go ahead, complete this meme and link up to me. I would love to read your all-time favorite Bollywood dialogs.