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Shiva Vs The Blues Brothers

While I am at it, how can I leave out the cult classic mytho-religious film Har Har Mahadev (1974) starring great Dara Singh. Not many people remember it but the film actually got in trouble with the censor board, not because of religion or anything, but because of a steamy Padma Khanna item number - she was playing Rati (maybe too well) to Kamdev being played by dancer choreographer Gopi Krishna.

Anyway, here's the mashup:
It's Shiva's wedding procession and they got The Blues Brothers as the wedding singers.
Enjoy!
Video: Scene of wedding procession of Shiva from 'Har Har Mahadev' (1974)
Audio: "Riders in the Sky by the Blues Brothers.

6 comments:

  1. can you upload the padma khannas dance from that movie that you talking about?

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  2. many people searching that dance and song at youtube for a long time. actually i want to see why it got into trouble. i heard about it from my parents. pleeeease upload it. thanks.
    -sunil.

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  3. I remember seeing "Har Har Mahadev" but don't remember the dance you mention! Dara Singh, however, was suitably "powerful" :) It was a riot, hearing a Hindu deity speak with a Punjabi accent. My Gran wasn't entirely amused.

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  4. Yeah Dara Singh 're-interpreted' Shiv in this one. About the song, it's the one at the end of which Kamdev gets burnt to ash by the third eye of Shiva. Censor thought if it was naughty enough to have opened Shiva's third eye then how can they close their yes to it.

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