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The Ganesha Quiz

Last updated on: September 06, 2005 13:28 IST
The good-vs-evil drama is omnipresent in Hindi cinema, and festivals have always played an important part in our films.

The metaphors are obvious, the symbols in-your-face. God favours the good, and our directors chose to announce that with full directness. As Ganesh Chaturthi approaches, here's a quiz to take you down memory lane about Bollywood scenes involving the god of wisdom.

1. During the Ganesh aarti in the Mithun Chakraborty starrer Humse Badkar Kaun, which song plays in the background?
a. Deva ho deva
b. Mera man mandir
c. Ganapati bappa maurya

2. In the 1982 film Dard Ka Rishta, who carries the Ganesh idol for the immersion ceremony?
a. Vinod Khanna
b. Sunil Dutt
c. Rajesh Khanna

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? In the movie, Dutt is celebrating the Ganesh festival only because his daughter Khushboo, who has leukemia, has insisted he do so.

As he sings Mere man mandir, he breaks down in anguish.

In 1981, Sunil Dutt's wife Nargis passed away from cancer.

Correct!
Did you know? In the movie, Dutt is celebrating the Ganesh festival only because his daughter Khushboo, who has leukemia, has insisted he do so.

As he sings Mere man mandir, he breaks down in anguish.

In 1981, Sunil Dutt's wife Nargis passed away from cancer.

3. In Aan: Men At Work, who is killed on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi?
a. Suniel Shetty
b. Paresh Rawal
c. Akshay Kumar Gavaskar

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Suniel Shetty is killed in is a dramatic chase sequence, set amidst loud festivities, and people rejoicing.

Nana Patekar is a devout Ganesh devotee. He keeps his schedule free of shooting appointments during those 10 days.

Correct!
Did you know? Suniel Shetty is killed in is a dramatic chase sequence, set amidst loud festivities, and people rejoicing.

Nana Patekar is a devout Ganesh devotee. He keeps his schedule free of shooting appointments during those 10 days.

4. When does the hero kill the villain Bhau Thakurdas Jhawle in Satya?
a. While he is making a Ganesh idol
b. During Ganesh puja ceremonies at home
c. During the immersion

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Satya's (J D Chakravarthi's) best friend Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai) is killed, and therefore he wants to kill Bhau Thakurdas (Govind Namdeo) to avenge Bhiku.

He goes with the other devotees to the beach where the immersion is taking place, stabs Bhau several times, and comes back.

Satya was supposed to be a songless film but co-producer Bharat Shah felt no distributor would buy the film. Therefore music directors Vishal Bharadwaj and Sandeep Chowta, and lyricist Gulzar, were brought in.

Correct!
Did you know? Satya's (J D Chakravarthi's) best friend Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai) is killed, and therefore he wants to kill Bhau Thakurdas (Govind Namdeo) to avenge Bhiku.

He goes with the other devotees to the beach where the immersion is taking place, stabs Bhau several times, and comes back.

Satya was supposed to be a songless film but co-producer Bharat Shah felt no distributor would buy the film. Therefore music directors Vishal Bharadwaj and Sandeep Chowta, and lyricist Gulzar, were brought in.

5. Whose men are following Amitabh Bachchan during the immersion ceremony in the film Agneepath?
a. Danny Dengzongpa
b. Vikram Gokhale
c. Tinnu Anand

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is A.
Did you know? Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Amitabh) is carrying his Ganesh idol with a procession, singing Ganapati bappa maurya. But they are followed by Kancha Cheena's (Danny Dengonzpa) men who want to kill Vijay. But nothing happens as Lord Ganesh's blessings are with Vijay.

There is a famous scene in Takkar, where an idol of Ganesh is used for smuggling gold. The idol is stuffed with gold and the plan is to remove the gold from the idol as soon as it is immersed in the river.

Correct!
Did you know? Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Amitabh) is carrying his Ganesh idol with a procession, singing Ganapati bappa maurya. But they are followed by Kancha Cheena's (Danny Dengonzpa) men who want to kill Vijay. But nothing happens as Lord Ganesh's blessings are with Vijay.

There is a famous scene in Takkar, where an idol of Ganesh is used for smuggling gold. The idol is stuffed with gold and the plan is to remove the gold from the idol as soon as it is immersed in the river.

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Compiled by Patcy N
Image: Uday Kuckian