Dialogues that make Bollywood filmy!

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Dialogues are the essence of any film. Whether or not a film stays with you, depends on the power of its dialogues, and Bollywood seems to never fail at delivering this to its audience. We have gathered dialogues from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s era that are enumerated even today, by adults and children alike. Let’s just say that these are a few of the many filmy dialogues from the pre-2000’s era of Bollywood. We will be back with a follow-up article kyun ki, picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!

Deewar (1975)

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Aaj mere paas gaadi hai, bungla hai, paisa hai… tumhare paas kya hai?” Amitabh Bachchan.
“Mere paas, mere paas… Maa hai…,” Shashi Kapoor.

Sholay (1975)

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“Kitne aadmi thhe?”asked Gabbar Singh, and a million fans stood up to applaud. To whom did Amjad Khan address this? Arre-o-Sambha!

Yaddon ki Baraat (1973)

kutte kaminey main tera khoon pee jaunga

“Kutte, kameene, main tera khoon pee jaoonga,” says Dharmendra. The first of a zillion films where the hero threatened the villain with canines!

Shahenshah (1988)

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“Rishte mein to hum tumhare baap lagte hain, naam hai Shahenshah,” Amitabh Bachchan’s famous signature line.

Pakeezah (1972)

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“Aapke paon dekhe, bahut haseen hai. Inhe zameen par mat utariyega, maile ho jayenge,” Raj Kumar in a note addressed to Meena Kumari, after admiring her feet as she sleeps in a train compartment.

Devdas (1955)

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“Kaun kambakht bardaasht karne ko peeta hai? Main toh peeta hoon ke bas saans le saku,” Dilip Kumar, playing the alcoholic unanonymous.

Namak Halal (1982)

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“I can talk English, I can walk English, I can run English… because English is a very phunny language,” Amitabh Bachchan.

Amar Prem (1971)

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“Pushpa, I hate tears… inhe ponch dalo,” said Rajesh Khanna to Sharmila Tagore; a dialogue that soon would be said across the country, every time a loved one shed a tear.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995)

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“Senorita, Bade bade shehron mein aisi chhoti chhoti baatein hoti rehti hain,” Shah Rukh Khan. The dialogue became so popular that it was a part of US President, Barack Obama’s speech when he visited India.

Mr. India (1987)

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“Mogambo khush hua,” Amrish Puri in a line that made Indian villains!

Kalicharan (1976)

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“Saara sheher mujhe Loin ke naamse jaanta hai,” Ajit.

Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

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“Dosti ka ek usool hai madam; no sorry, no thank you,” Salman Khan to a very innocent Bhagyashree, that went on to make every youth in the country own a ‘FRIEND’ baseball cap.

Baazigar (1993)

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“Kabhi kabhi kuch jeetne ke liye kuch harna bhi padta hai, aur haar kar jeetnay wale ko baazigar kehte hain,” Shah Rukh Khan, setting the patent excuse that would be used every time somebody fails at a task.

Damini (1993)

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“Taarikh pe taarikh.. Taarikh pe taarikh…taarikh pe taarikh aur taarikh pe taarikh milti rahi hai… Lekin insaaf nahi mila me lord, insaaf nahi mila… Mili hai to sirf ye taarikh,” Sunny Deol

Don (1978)

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“Don ka intezaar toh 11 mulko ki police kar rahi hai, magar Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai,” Amitabh Bachchan

Sholay (1975)

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“Basanti! In kutto ke samne mat nachna,” Dharmendra with yet another canine mention.

Damini (1993)

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“Ye dhai kilo ka hath jab kisi pe padta hai na, to aadmi uthta nahi uth jata hai,” Sunny Deol.

Deewar (1975)

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“Main aaj bhi pheke hue paise nahi uthata hoon,” Amitabh Bachchan.

Sholay (1975)

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“Itna sannata kyun hai, bhai?,” said A.K. Hangal, setting the trend of saying this dialogue to break an awkward silence.

Sharaabi (1984)

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“Mooche ho toh Nathulalji jaisi, warna na ho,” Amitabh Bachchan. Seems like Big B got all the power-packed dialogues of this era!

Special Mentions!

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Superstars before they were ‘Super’!

They are now the superstars that most of the nation is crazy about, but long before they embarked on the journey to stardom, they all were normal individuals toiling it out for their share of the limelight. Once they hit the big screen, they have ruled it from the word go; be it Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Vidya Balan et al. What made it easier for them and for their long-standing innings is the fact that these stars are superbly talented and have proved that they have the acting skills to make it big in the industry with their power-packed performances.

But do you remember when they first hit the limelight, albeit off the big screen? Do you know about their debut performances which weren’t their first on-screen offerings? Here we have compiled a list of ad films that these stars did, way back at the very beginning of their career much before their first movies.

Salman Khan
Who doesn’t know him? Voted the 7th Best-Looking Man in the world by People magazine, Salman’s looks continue to turn heads across the globe. Long before Maine Pyar Kiya or even before Biwi Ho to Aisi, Salman Khan was seen in a cold drink commercial.

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone walked straight into the hearts of millions with her dual role in her debut Bollywood release, the blockbuster Om Shanti Om. Winner of many many awards, the daughter of famous badminton player Prakash Padukone, as a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in sport to become a fashion model. Take a glimpse at her in this toothpaste ad.

Shahid Kapoor
At the height of the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai phase, this cool drink ad brought together superstars Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol with a very young Shahid. But he actually started off as the adorable ‘Complan boy’ with Ayesha Takia, before venturing out into music videos with the ‘Aryans’ and then paved his way to stardom.

Ayesha Takia
Ayesha Takia also happened to feature in the same advertisement as Shahid Kapoor, as the ‘Complan girl’. Armed with an adorable smile and pigtails, Ayesha was the cutest kid on the block then.

Preity Zinta
She was noticed in this ad for her cute looks and bubbly attitude. And before long she was picked up for a dream debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Dil Se. Notice the sparkle in her eyes and her natural exuberance in this ad.


Rajkumar Hirani
Long long ago much before he became one of the finest and most successful directors of all time in the Indian film industry, Rajkumar Hirani was an ad-man and here we see him as the merchant  who is insisting that we buy the brand with the elephant logo.

Diana Penty
She made her memorable and much-appreciated acting debut in the commercially successful romantic comedy Cocktail alongside Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.  But she had actually begun modelling in 2005, walking the ramp for Italian designers Trussadi and Ferre. But much before that, she featured in a mobile phone ad, along with Genelia Deshmukh and Ranbir Kapoor.

Genelia Deshmukh
The cute and talented actress was just 15 years old when she bagged her first ad commercial after being spotted at a wedding, where she was dressed as a bridesmaid. She shared screen space with none other than veteran actor, Amitabh Bachchan in her debut ad for a pen brand.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Much before she was crowned the most beautiful woman in the world, Aishwarya was better known as ‘that-beautiful-girl’ from the cool drink ad. Even though it features Aamir Khan, she stole the show hands down.

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is now known for her author-backed roles and power-packed performances. Everyone remembers her from the TV serial Hum Paanch but do you remember Vidya playing a South Indian wife in a idli batter ad?

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