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July 3, 2009 3:52 PM   Subscribe

There's this whole performance-within-a-performance thing going on in this. I'm assuming this is part of a comepletely different type of movie?
posted by Decimask at 3:59 PM on July 3, 2009

"L'enfer, c'est les autres"
- Sartre
posted by gallois at 4:14 PM on July 3, 2009

How did you get a camera inside of my dreams?
posted by The Whelk at 4:16 PM on July 3, 2009 [2 favorites]

Who would ever have imagined that a story about a ludicrously muscular guy in short shorts, metal suspenders, and a page-boy haircut—who receives a giant magical sword from a half-bird woman in a swimsuit and fights an skeleton-faced man in a cape—could be made to look ridiculous?
posted by No-sword at 4:51 PM on July 3, 2009 [8 favorites]

I would not have possibly believed this if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. I was sure it had to just be about an extremely buffed Bollywood star.
posted by XMLicious at 5:02 PM on July 3, 2009

Is this what it's like to take drugs?
posted by GuyZero at 5:16 PM on July 3, 2009

I clicked on the link thinking "nah, it can't be."

posted by JHarris at 5:21 PM on July 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

I've seen this referenced on multiple sites during my work week but since I can't see YouTube behind the corporate firewall, I'd yet to actually watch it.

It was far more awesome than I thought it'd be. And you know why -- one word -- Orko.

Seriously, I did not expect that.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:31 PM on July 3, 2009

Needs more tengu milk and fried shrimp.
posted by The otter lady at 5:55 PM on July 3, 2009

Yum. Like candy on film!
posted by Go Banana at 6:14 PM on July 3, 2009

Hilarity aside, check out the uploader's user page. He's got some nice, vintage stuff up in there.
posted by shoebox at 6:33 PM on July 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

That cameo by Christopher Guest smoking the cigarette must have cost a bundle.
posted by digsrus at 7:06 PM on July 3, 2009

I think Cigarette Guy was Man-at-Arms, which would explain why he seemed to stare approvingly at Teela's song and dance routine.

And yes, Orko rocked!
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:11 PM on July 3, 2009

So I'm watching the link, and waiting for the crazy to start. Finally I realize -- oh OK, dancing skeletons and big robots and the whole Bollywood magic is the crazy. Rock on. LOLBollywood.
posted by Methylviolet at 7:30 PM on July 3, 2009

I must take up smoking again so I can learn to smoke a cigarette that nonchalantly.
posted by Artw at 7:53 PM on July 3, 2009

Michele Gondry totally stole those skeletons for his Daft Punk video!
posted by orme at 8:56 PM on July 3, 2009

Cigarette smoking man should be randomly inseted into other clips, keyboard cat style.
posted by Artw at 9:11 PM on July 3, 2009 [3 favorites]

Sonu (Dharmendra) is a gangleader and does illegal work for Chandidas Khurana (Amrish Puri). This illegal work comes to a grinding halt on the arrival of a honest police inspector Ravi Kapoor (Jeetendra). Ravi instantly cracks down on the wrong-doers, convinces Sonu of his wrong-doing, and actually sets him on the right track. Together they trap Chandidas Khurana, his brother Chotu (Shakti Kapoor) with evidence, and both get long jail terms. Both Ravi and Sonu get married to their respective sweethearts, Geeta (Madhvi), and Radha (Anita Raaj), and subsequently raise their families. Several years later Chandidas Khurana and his brother finish their jail sentences and kidnap the children of Ravi and Sonu. Sonu's son is killed, and his wife too dies of shock. Ravi promises that he will apprehend the killers and bring them to justice, but Sonu wants revenge in a different and more permanent way.

So... fat lot of good IMDB is.

Spoilers: It gets sad later on.
posted by Artw at 9:16 PM on July 3, 2009

Bollywood ran out of ideas?
posted by czechmate at 5:26 AM on July 4, 2009

my favorite little bit was when a spectator spit his lit cigar stub away as if hocking a luge (am I spelling "luge" correctly?), then proceeds to chugging his bottle of booze in frenzied excitement. HE-MAN...HE-MAN...HE-MAN!
posted by cvilleluke at 6:02 AM on July 4, 2009

cvilleluke, I believe that's "loogie" you're looking for.

This is the kind of thing that makes me wish there was less copyright law in the world.
posted by lumpenprole at 10:39 AM on July 6, 2009

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