Chi Chi is back on Television – All set to Move and Shake

Yes you guessed it right. Our very own Govinda aka Mr Chi Chi is back on Indian Television and this time he is all set to move and shake with the original Mover and Shaker i.e, Shekar Suman. Govinda was last seen in Comedy Circus as a Celebrity Judge. You might have noticed this unique quality about him, the moment you see him on screen there is an auto pop up of smile on your face which eventually turns up in Laughter. ūüėČ Who can forget his amazing dance moves, his comic timing and his crazy yet amazing dialogues and roles that he played over the past 2 decades:

 Following are some of the facts about Govinda that might interest you:

  • Govinda has been casted in over 120 Hindi language films
  • In June 1999, Govinda was voted as the tenth greatest star of stage or screen of the last thousand years by BBC News Online users
  • He was not considered for a steward’s position at the Taj Mahal hotel, because his English wasn’t good enough
  • His first released film was Ilzaam (1986), a box office success and the fifth biggest hit of 1986 and which Features the hit song ‚ÄúStreet Dancer‚ÄĚ
  • He also worked with Rajini Kanth and Sridevi in a hit film titled, Ghair Khanooni
  • He turned down roles in Taal, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Devdas which went on to become successful films
  • Govinda has won 2 Filmfare awards : Special Award for Saajan Chale Sasural and Best — Comedian Award for Haseena Maan Jaayegi
  • He has been nominated for 10 Filmfares till date

We often see him as a colorful person with the type of films he does and the kind of style he has. Govinda has definitely created a special place for comedy movies in the Film Industry. Am I forgotting something? Oh yes… How can we forget Mr David Dhawan? Both of them are the real Jodi Number 1 of this Film Industry. They have done 17 films together and most of them have been a major hit. The Duo came out with Laughter Riot and have delivered movies such as Shola Aur Shabnam (1992), Aankhen (1993), Raja Babu (1994), Coolie No. 1 (1995), Saajan Chale Sasural (1996), Hero No. 1 (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Anari No.1 (1999) and Jodi No.1 (2001).

Coming back to the appearance on Television, Govinda has been seen everywhere when it is all about song and dance, be it Indian Idol or Laughter challenge. Govinda will be the first legendary guest on the news season of Movers and Shakers. This time he is here to share his life on Indian television with a celebrity (Shekar Suman) who is well known to touch the personal aspect of every guest. Let alone Dancing and comedy, this time Govinda is here to share his brand of acting, politicians and actors, his stint on television and more. The show will be aired on 12th March 2012 on SAB TV. So don’t miss the show and do let us know about your view about the rebirth of Movers and Shakers. You can also check our post about Movers and Shakers here.

Happy Viewing.

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Are you missing Double Roles in Hindi Cinema?

When was the last time you saw a movie with double role? Finding it difficult to recollect right?? Well, double role used to be the most popular formula of filmmakers. The trend of double role movies is as old as 1960 and today almost every top actor has acted in at least one movie where they played double role.

The trend is so popular if we look at stats we will be amazed to learn that from 1960 till 2009, that is 50 yrs., there has not been a single year without at least one movie in this category. But somehow I feel that in the past decade, the double role formula fizzled out and not many filmmakers exploited twin characterized scripts. As compared with 1998 when there were 11 movies in this category in single year.

As kids we used to loves such movies,¬†the curiosity of these double characters use to leave us amazed and we always¬†ended asking our elders “How can there be two characters who look the same¬†acting together” Audiences were always happy to see two heroes (in the form of two different characters) at the price of one ticket.¬†It was a treat to the fans and a total paisa vasool to watch their favorite actors in twin role‚Ķ‚Ķ.

There have been loads of such examples that have dazzled on the silver screen. Let‚Äôs go down the memory and relive such amazing movies that have ensured you get your money’s worth‚Ķ. Double the amount ūüėČ ¬†

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Dilip Kumar in¬†Ram Aur Shyam,¬†Daastan,¬†Bairaag,

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Raj Kumar in¬†Karamyogi

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Sanjeev Kumar in¬†Naya Din Nayi Raat

Р      Amitabh Bachchan in  The Great Gambler, Don

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Dev Anand¬†in¬†¬†Hum Dono

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Kamal Haasan in Chachi 420, Appu Rajja and¬†Hindustani

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Dharmendra¬† in¬†Yakeen

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Sharmila tagore¬†in¬†Mausam¬†and An Evening in Paris

Р      Sridevi in Chaalbaaz

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Hema Malini¬†in Seeta Aur Geeta

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Govinda in¬†Aankhen

Р      Anil Kapoor in Kishen Kanhaiya

Р      Akshay Kumar in Aflatoon

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Salman Khan in Judwa,

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Sunil Shetty in Gopi Kishan

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Hrithik Roshan¬†in¬†Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Priyanka Chopra in Love Story 2050

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey

–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Shahrukh in¬†Duplicate¬†,¬†Don and¬†Om Shanti Om

Well, the list of Double Role movies is endless… with more than 226 Double/triple role movies being released since 1951 we wish to see more of these kinds hitting the theatre. Hope that the filmmakers treat their audience with more of such movies. Though not all Double role movies were successful, but it does attract a good crowd. So let’s wait and watch how this age old formula of Bollywood works in the present times.