June 5, 2011
Contributed by Memsaab @ the Memsaab blog. A red chandelier, doubtless, would look good anywhere- even improve upon an inverted Anil Dhawan! I'd relly really like to see this movie- nothing beats sex and drugs in 70s Bollywood! 27. Dayawan (1988): As suggested by Beth @ the Beth Loved Bollywood blog. Apparently this movie is full of chandeliers in pain. It is also apparent that these guys are even angrier than the previous screen cap- in their fury, they have renamed the chandelier the telephone :D26. Dayawan (1988): As suggested by Sitaji @ The Bollywood Food Blog. Nobody should take their anger out on chandeliers, but this was an exception- it was a chande-liar! tsk tsk. 25. Patanga(1971): As suggested by Beth Loves Bollywood. There are chandeliers and then there are chandeliers, but this is a heck of a gorgeous one. 24. Hum Kissi Se Kum Nahin(1977):
As suggested by lvrplfc41. One of the many in a chandelier-filled movie. This is one film I can watch multiple times (and I have), and never be bored- despite Tariq's presence. If you havent indulged in this piece of joy, do so already!
23. Blue(2009): As suggested by Sitaji @ the Bollywood Food Club. The lights in the back are better than the chandelier, in a movie that could have been so much better than it was. Plus in this screen cap he looks like he is announcing the birth of a girl child. 22. Chor Sipahee (1979):
20. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994):
As suggested by lvrplfc41. Its the wedding of the century disguised as a movie, and Salman brings it on an ORANGE chandelier- campy, perfect fun! This movie brought back the Rajshree banner, and injected a huge shot of opulence in Bollywood, and a wedding sequence became a necessity in most movies from mid 90s-early 2000s. 19. Beta (1992): From Hum Chale. 90s Excesses ratcheted up to the max, this was a remake of a southern cinema classic, and personally bored me to tears (must have lost a lot in translation). And yet- it featured the only exploding chandelier I've ever come across!18. Ram Aur Shyam (1967): From Sitaji at Bollywood Food Club. The scene at the birthday where Pran properly gets his dues from Dilip Kumar, with the ongoings lighted up properly by the beautiful chandelier! Completely satisfying. 17. An Evening in Paris (1967): From Sitaji at Bollywood Food Club. A really beautiful shot from a fabulous, unforgettable movie. 16. Mehbooba (2008): From Sitaji at Bollywood Food Club. Ajay celebrates his happiness by swinging on a chandelier- you mean you don't do that every time you get the giggles as well????! 15. Trishul (1978): From Beth, the scene where Angsty Amitabh meets Sprightly Shashi and Happy Hema at a party. Tension and cuteness all in a bunch, enlightened by tons of chandeliers and lamps. Lurvely. 14. Rang Birangi (1983): From Beth, the scene where Dipti Naval goes to meet Praveen Babi, playing Amol's not-so-ill wife. I really like this shot, where Hrishikesh, known for his simplistic shots, is hinting at glamor and "high" class. And of course one has to love the voyeuristic shot by the director. 13. Koyla (1997): From Sitaji by the Bollywood Food Blog. Shahrukh dancing atop a chandelier in blackface- its actually better than it sounds! 12. Om Shanti Om (2002): As suggested by The Bollywood Fan and Junli. Personally, I think that Shahrukh's chandelier looks like a spaceship- which isn't a bad thing at all. However, I do prefer Arjun's black (or black in appearance) chandelier (2nd screencap)- I need me one of those! 11. Devdas (2002): As suggested by The Bollywood Fan. I have to agree with him that the Maar Dala song especially utterly glows with the use of chandeliers and light. Probably some of the best use of chandeliers ever. 10. The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005): As suggested by The Bollywood Fan. Not the best of screencaps, but Rani mujras away to glory under a pretty fair chandelier. 9. Ram Lakhan (1989): As suggested by Sujoy. Madhuri dreams of Anil and chandeliers while singing a song. Which does she prefer? :D 8. Nagina (1986): As suggested by Sujoy. Who looks prettier w/ the chandelier? as much as I love Sridevi, I have to say its beauty offsets Amreesh's glowering anger brilliantly! 7. Kranti (1981): As suggested by Bollywooddeewana. I have seen tons of swinging with chandeliers to kill villains, but this is the first time I am witnessing a song sung on one. Utterly amazing. But since Praveen does it for Shashi's sake, it is understandable- we'd do anything for him too. 6. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999): As suggested by Darshit. Love at first chandelier- is there anything better? 5. Najma (1943): Veena in the titular role, being romanced by Ashok Kumar- good 'ol nawabi fun. 4. Pakeezah (1972): Meena's swan song, and the poster is lovely! 3. Umrao Jaan (1981): The movie poster shows just one, but the film itself abounds w/ chandeliers, symbolic of mughal opulence. 2. Karma (1986): Not only does Tom Alter join hands with Shakti to become a terrorist (from a unnamed neighboring country- ahem!), he has a preference for funky red phones, a Star of David and a chandelier as decor for their lair. Fun stuff. 1- Insaniyat (1994)- terrible movie, cool chandeliers. Notice that even the villain's lair (bottom left) has floor to ceiling chandeliers!