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The filmi Holi quiz!

March 24, 2005 15:32 IST
Holi and Bollywood have a long-standing love affair.

We are sure you connect Holi with Amitabh Bachchan, and his immensely popular songs Range barse (in Silsila) and Hori khele Raghuveera (in Baghban).

But let's see just how much you know about the bond between the festival of colours and the Mumbai film industry. Take the rediff.com quiz on five brilliantly shot Holi sequences.

1. 'Bura na mano, Holi hai' is a dialogue from which movie?
a. Phagun
b. Sholay
c. Navrang

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
The scene: It appears in flashback when Thakur's (Sanjeev Kapoor) servant Ramlal (Satyen Kappu) tells Jai (Amitabh) how he met Radha (Jaya Bachchan). Ramlal had visited her home before she became Thakur's daughter-in-law, when she was a bubbly and chirpy girl.

It was Holi, and Jaya ran across the village, smearing everyone with colour and shouting, 'Bura na mano, Holi hai.'

Correct!
The scene: It appears in flashback when Thakur's (Sanjeev Kapoor) servant Ramlal (Satyen Kappu) tells Jai (Amitabh) how he met Radha (Jaya Bachchan). Ramlal had visited her home before she became Thakur's daughter-in-law, when she was a bubbly and chirpy girl.

It was Holi, and Jaya ran across the village, smearing everyone with colour and shouting, 'Bura na mano, Holi hai.'

2. While Damini's family plays Holi in the garden, what happens to the maid?
a. She commits suicide.
b. She is murdered.
c. She is raped.

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is C.
The scene: Damini (Meenakshi Sheshadri)'s brother-in-law and his friends rape the maid. Damini and her husband (Rishi Kapoor) are the only witnesses.

Damini tells the truth in court. But her family, including her husband and parents, do not support her. Instead, they get her admitted to a mental asylum.

Correct!
The scene: Damini (Meenakshi Sheshadri)'s brother-in-law and his friends rape the maid. Damini and her husband (Rishi Kapoor) are the only witnesses.

Damini tells the truth in court. But her family, including her husband and parents, do not support her. Instead, they get her admitted to a mental asylum.

3. The song Holi aiyee re kanhai appears in which film?
a. Mother India
b. Zakhmi
c. Phool Aur Pathar

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
The scene: In the song, heroines Chanchal and Kumkum sing and show off their bangles to Sunil Dutt.

The bangles belong to his mother in the movie, Nargis, who has mortgaged them to a moneylender. Sunil Dutt tries to snatch the bangles from Chanchal's hands but she calls Rajendra Kumar, Dutt's elder brother. At the end of the song, Nargis intervenes and stops the fight.

Correct!
The scene: In the song, heroines Chanchal and Kumkum sing and show off their bangles to Sunil Dutt.

The bangles belong to his mother in the movie, Nargis, who has mortgaged them to a moneylender. Sunil Dutt tries to snatch the bangles from Chanchal's hands but she calls Rajendra Kumar, Dutt's elder brother. At the end of the song, Nargis intervenes and stops the fight.

4. Fill in the blank: Longa elaichi ka ____ banaye
a. Pan
b. Bida
c. Pida

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
The scene: Sanjeev Kumar invites Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan to celebrate Holi with him and Rekha (who plays Kumar's wife) in Silsila. Amitabh and Rekha, who play former lovers, get high on bhang and start singing Rang barse.

Amitabh forgets Rekha is married, and starts flirting with her.

Correct!
The scene: Sanjeev Kumar invites Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan to celebrate Holi with him and Rekha (who plays Kumar's wife) in Silsila. Amitabh and Rekha, who play former lovers, get high on bhang and start singing Rang barse.

Amitabh forgets Rekha is married, and starts flirting with her.

5. Name the Holi song in the film Kaam Chor.
a. Ali re ali Holi
b. Piya sang khelo Holi phagun aiyo re
c. Malde gulal mohe aiyee Holi aiyee re

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
The scene: Rakesh Roshan tries to woo Jaya Pradha. The reason for his serenade is not love, but an astrologer's prediction that Roshan will be rich someday. Pradha plays a rich girl, and appears to Roshan as a shortcut to destiny.
Correct!
The scene: Rakesh Roshan tries to woo Jaya Pradha. The reason for his serenade is not love, but an astrologer's prediction that Roshan will be rich someday. Pradha plays a rich girl, and appears to Roshan as a shortcut to destiny.

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