Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh

The Plot
: In the movie Shree 420, song "Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh," which stars the interminable Raj Kapoor


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Raj Kapoor? Nargis? 1950s Bollywood is back again!

 Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh

The Plot
: In the movie Shree 420, song "Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh," which stars the interminable Raj Kapoor and Nargis, circa 1955.
According to IMDB: "Wearing torn Japanese shoes, English trousers, a red Russian cap, and a Hindustani heart, orphaned Ranbir Raj comes to Bombay to make his fortune. He pawns his gold medal, gambles with the money, loses everything, & the balance is pick-pocketed. He ends up on the beach, meets with Vidya Shastri, a teacher who runs a private school, and both fall in love. Ranbir gets a job in a laundry. When he goes to deliver some clothes to Maya, she notices that he has a way with cards, gets him to accompany her to a casino of sorts, where he wins Rs.20000/-, which unfortunately is pocketed by Maya. Then a rich industrialist, Sonanand Dharmachand, approaches Ranbir, hires him to work for him, and soon Ranbir is on his way to a wealthy life. Vidya gets a first hand look at this wealthy life, and decides to break up with him. Sonachand teaches Ranbir that in order to make money one must never discriminate between the rich and poor. So they set out to offer homes to the homeless for Rs.100/-. Watch what happens when Ranbir finds out that Sonachand has been setting him up to be the fall guy." (Thanks, rAjOo)

But seriously, the plot:
Apparently, there's something with a woman and a man not cut out to be in the same room as she is, but they're falling for each other and singing about it amidst much fanfare.

The Moment of Brilliance: [Tie] 1) After the bridge, when he starts singing the same shit she was, but acts like the words are all his, e.g.: "Our destination is clearly before us. The clouds are like waves, rolling past us. The caravan of life never stops." Or: "The world is his who adapts to the times. The world is his who fits the mould. The world is his who forges on." Who the hell needs Dr. Phil when you have Bollywood? 2) The 2:48 breakdown, when some trumpets and a little added percussion breathe yet even more life and a new, samba-esque spin into the song.

The YouTube Review: (by liviareyes86)  "love the movie and the soundtrack is awsome, pure classic! I'm a big fan!." [sic ]

Why you didn't see it on VH1: VH1 (and, by proxy, the American media in general) is run by ethnocentric bastards. When was the last time you remember seeing anything international on VH1-- aside from visions of the Hoff so beloved by the Germans? Anyone?
Anyone? I thought so.

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