Bollywood meets car chases, #6

To close out our week of Bollywood car chases, here’s a short clip from the 2011 movie “Singham“.  It’s not so much a car chase as a car interception.  Acrobatic?  Yes.  Impossible?  Heck, yes! The entire movie is so over-the-top it’s ridiculous.  As a bonus for your weekend viewing pleasure, here’s the big fight scene.  When did Superman emigrate to India, anyway? Oh, well.  Impossible or not, that’s Bollywood! Peter

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Bollywood meets car chases, #5

This scene from the 2009 comedy movie “All The Best: Fun Begins” isn’t a car chase, but a car race.  Nevertheless, the improbable stunts and impossible accidents make it a fun ride, and worthy of inclusion in this series about how Bollywood can go over the top with almost anything.  Enjoy! Love the car standing for an extended period on its nose, before being demolished by a direct hit amidships from another vehicle.  Even with today’s non-chassis vehicles, I found that a bit of a stretch . . . but, hey – it’s Bollywood!  Anything can, and usually does, happen! Peter

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Bollywood meets car chases, #4

Here’s a rather low-speed vehicle chase, along with some truly awful fight scenes – but hey, that’s Bollywood all over!  It’s from the 1995 movie “Alluda Majaka“. I’ve never seen bare-metal-framework tractor wheels like that before.  Do they serve a particular purpose?  If anyone knows, please tell us in Comments. Peter

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Bollywood meets car chases, #2

I hope yesterday’s instalment whetted your appetite for more of how Bollywood treats car chases. Today, we see a car chase from the 1978 film Don.  The vehicles in this movie were typical of what was on Indian roads at the time:  early post-war British cars that had continued in production in the sub-continent, despite advances made elsewhere with newer models.  It’s quite nostalgic for those of us with memories of those old hunks of ironmongery! I can’t show the clip directly, because embedding has been disabled.  However, you can watch it on YouTube.  The car chase action ends at about 4m. 35s., after

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Bollywood meets car chases, #1

Last week I posted a video of a rather strange car chase, from a very B-grade movie from the mid-1970’s.  Thinking about weird car chases, I suddenly thought about Bollywood.  I’ve posted several Indian cinematic fight scenes here that were so over-the-top, they were actually funny.  I wondered . . . has Bollywood done the same thing to cinematic car chases? Oh, yes.  Yes, they have. Here’s the first instalment in a week of Bollywood car chases. Just where the hell did all those explosions come from???  And how did the action morph from city streets, to the waterfront, to a shopping

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More over-the-top Bollywood

This fight scene from the 2014 movie Maanikya is utterly impossible.  Anyone sustaining the sort of blows and injuries depicted would certainly not be capable of fighting back, let alone the miraculous recovery exhibited by the protagonist:  and the feats of strength (including launching seven or eight attackers into the air simultaneously) are just plain ridiculous.  Nevertheless, the movie was a smash hit in India – perhaps not surprising, given all the smashing and hitting in this scene! Peter

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Another weird Bollywood fight scene

The title of this movie is apparently “Baazigar”, but it’s not the film of that nameprofiled on Wikipedia.  Judging from the poor quality of the reproduction, it predates it.  It may have been made and/or released under a different name, and renamed in its Hindu release.  At any rate, it’s a weird fight scene.  I’ll let you figure it out for yourself. Confused?  So am I! Peter

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Bollywood strikes again

Here’s a “comedy fight scene” from the 1993 movie Dil Tera Aashiq.  I’m not sure who’s who, but they all end up fighting everyone else in the end, so who cares? Some good fight choreography, if not very good acting . . . Peter

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It’s time for more Bollywood fight scenes

In the past, we’ve enjoyed (?) several fight scenes from Bollywood movies.  I think it’s time we revisited the genre.  This will be the first of a number of posts dealing with it. The 1978 film Aadi Yug showed the creation of the world and of primitive man, in a typically Bollywood fashion (as described at the link).  Here’s a fight scene from the movie, showing three “cavemen” competing with another for the “affections” (?) of a cavewoman.  It’s ridiculously over-the-top and ludicrously over-acted. No Oscars or Emmy Awards for that scene, but it’s still good for a laugh, forty-one years after it was

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