A long weekend approaches. Now if you, like most, have no plans, you’re going to turn on the TV. This will likely suck, and you’ll attempt an hour of your favourite game on the smartphone. Except that now you’re raging-maniac-bored. You’ll then consider being productive, and cleaning your room. But if that doesn’t appeal to you either, you could just give up and turn on the laptop (and the wi-fi, of course). Get on to YouTube and switch on one of these 5 retro movies.
These will not only tickle your bones, but also entertain you right through the weekend. Meanwhile, sit back, relax and watch these movies.
1. Baton Baton Mein
This lighthearted comedy of Tony (Amol Palekar) and Nancy (Tina Munim) by Basu Chatterjee will give you a glimpse of old Bombay. Effortless one-liner jokes by Pearl Padamsee and Piloo Wadia will crack you up. Both mommies will remind you of the countless occasions our own parents have made us feel awkward.
2. Khatta Meetha
What happens when two divorcees get married and their 7 kids don’t want to adjust with each other? Homi (Ashok Kumar) and Nargis (Pearl Padamsee) make lemonade when life gives them lemons. Priceless!
3. Choti si Baat
Two shy lovers, Arun (Amol Palekar) and Prabha (Vidya Sinha), meet on a local Bombay bus, but are too shy to express their love. Enter a flamboyant lover (Asrani) to woo Prabha. But wait…
If you enjoyed Govinda and Karishma Kapoor’s Hero No. 1, then it is time to turn back to the original. While I enjoyed every bit of Paresh Rawal’s acting in Hero No. 1, Daddu played by Harindranath Chattopadhyay steals the show in the original.
5. Teen Bahuraniyan
I don’t think I know anyone who has heard of this movie, and the only known face in the film was Prithviraj Kapoor. This movie is a tribute to character actors who get downplayed but have a talent unseen by us. The quirky tale of three daughter-in-laws fascinated by a movie actress will have you in splits!