While the blogging world celebrates its favorite hero's birthday (see here and here and elsewhere on my blogroll).
I thought I'd pick five of my favorite Shashi songs- NO sad or emo songs here: specifically the kind that I'd dance to on the fake-pretend Shashi party that'll go on in my head all day today.
#5: "Le Jayenge" from Chor Machaye Shor. Zippy and happy, with Shash and Mumtaz- high energy indeed! I need to have house parties like this, where my guests and I dance in perfect, unrehearsed sync...
#4: "Ni Sultana Re" from "Pyar Ka Mausam"- what can you say about this song? flirtation in a picnic- with all the hair flicking and flinging your heart could desire. If you didnt love him already, this song would compell you to love Shashi. Cuteness galore.
#3: "Dilbar" from "Haseena Maan Jayegi"- not a huge fan of the song, BUT- we get TWO hair-flicking Shashis in 1 song- THAT is movie gold!
#2: "Waada karo" from Aa Gale Lag Ja- partying on skates, apparently the quintessential 70s accessory of choice. Shashi and Sharmila-lovely. Shashi and Sharmila on skates- divine.
Drumroll to #1: The tiny "typewriter" song that is less a song and more a song-let from Bombay Talkie, with the lovely Helen and Shashi in dripping brilliance. So profound and so fun- exactly what the Shash means to me!
Party to The Shash tonight- you know you love him!
EPIOGUE: Huge thanks to Gebruss, who posted this wonderful Shashi video on you-tube- its the happiest song ever, from a movie that is comedy gold: "Pyaar Kiye Jaa." I couldn't include it in the 1st lot 'cos I didn't have the video, but its wonderfulness would edge out #3 on the list easily. Thank you thank you ever so much!