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Friday, April 21, 2006

Maya Bazaar

Says this piece in The Hindu about Maya Bazaar, a delightful film which hit the screens in 1957, and is still invoked as one of the best mythologicals ever made in India:

If any NRI asks you to suggest ways to teach Telugu culture just ask him or her to introduce them to Maya Bazaar first. Further, if they seek to know about their uncles, aunts and cousins back home, bring in their names, "look this is your Balarama..."

This film also has one of the most memorable songs ever - one in which a giant with magical powers gets into a kitchen, and polishes off all the food there while singing the praises of the different dishes on offer - kalyana samayal sadam, kaigarigalum pramadam, andha gaurava prasadam, idhuve enakku podhum...a ha ha ha ha ha, a ha ha ha ha, a ha ha ha ha, a ha ha ha...

Synopsis and other details here.

2 Comments:

  • ok. i take issue hereu. you talk about telugu cultureu and then you dont use the telugu verison of the song. it is vivaha bojanumbu, vintheyyana vantakambu, viyala varaanindu, iyala naake mundu. hahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa -swati

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/23/2006 3:13 PM  

  • exactly! saala, thambi ;)

    H.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/25/2006 10:19 PM  

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