Very very hilarious
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I have never seen [spoilers redacted]... That was pretty cool.
posted by not_on_display at 12:41 PM on September 2, 2010


seriously?
posted by QuakerMel at 12:42 PM on September 2, 2010


Yes yes and more yes.
posted by Mizu at 12:42 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well...it's better than Temple of Doom.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:42 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Honestly?
posted by CynicalKnight at 12:43 PM on September 2, 2010


The first step toward disarmament?
posted by dontoine at 12:43 PM on September 2, 2010 [5 favorites]


Is this from the last Transformers movie?
posted by mkultra at 12:45 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like how all the moustaches from 1970s America traveled halfway around the world and attached themselves to Indian men.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 12:47 PM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


I had an uncle who went the same way.
posted by jquinby at 12:48 PM on September 2, 2010 [7 favorites]


Mashitty?
posted by hal9k at 12:49 PM on September 2, 2010


There's a scene in the last Die Hard that was similar in some ways (killing a chopper with a car), but this is 1000x more awesome.
posted by brundlefly at 12:50 PM on September 2, 2010


If only it were from the same movie as this scene, I'd never need any other movie in my life.
posted by bewilderbeast at 12:54 PM on September 2, 2010 [17 favorites]


South Indian Bollywood is always the best/worst that cinema has to offer.
posted by Fizz at 12:54 PM on September 2, 2010


Well now I know what my default mode network is gonna be overwhelmed by for the next little bit.
posted by kipmanley at 12:55 PM on September 2, 2010


This, to me, is like as if The Room had action sequences. Awesome.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 12:56 PM on September 2, 2010


I laughed out loud at least three times. Thank you.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:57 PM on September 2, 2010


Weapon Proficiency: Helicopter is beaten by Advanced Weapon Proficiency: Jeep.
posted by clockworkjoe at 12:59 PM on September 2, 2010


Let's recap:
  • Pilots of helicopter are attempting to kill the hero by mowing him down with its whirling blades.
  • Fat mustachioed sidekick arrives in a speeding jeep, driving it off a ledge while jumping out.
  • The jeep hits the helicopter in midair! (And in a sequence that does not look CGI'd, at that.)
  • The villain grabs the girl by the arm and prepares to jump off a cliff with her!
  • Our hero throws a sword at the villain as he leaps, severing his arm!
  • The villain falls one-armed into a valley to his death. (Which also totally doesn't look CGI'd, because you could see where they stuffed his arm into his shirt.)
In summary, yes.
posted by bicyclefish at 1:00 PM on September 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


That's how my father died.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:01 PM on September 2, 2010 [6 favorites]


This is the kind of thing I would have sneered at in my youth, but now feel old enough to appreciate.
posted by bicyclefish at 1:02 PM on September 2, 2010


That's how my father killed Astro Zombie's father.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:04 PM on September 2, 2010 [12 favorites]


Can I get this on Netflix?
posted by device55 at 1:07 PM on September 2, 2010


They cut the clip too soon. The next scene was an elaborate song-and-dance number with the hero waving the severed arm around in homage to Gene Kelly's umbrella work in Singing in the Rain.
posted by gompa at 1:07 PM on September 2, 2010 [5 favorites]


I am so fucking tired of things that aren't this.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 1:08 PM on September 2, 2010 [58 favorites]


My father was a sword, held by the father of MrMoonPie, swung toward the father of Astro Zombie. He whistled through the air, intent on rending the flesh of the unjust.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:08 PM on September 2, 2010


The car hitting the helicopter wasn't hilarious, it was awesome. Much more interesting than just hitting it with a bazooka or something.

But the arm at the end? Kind of cartoonish (and not in a good animation way). It would have been better if the sword had hit the villain in the back, throwing him forward. I suppose that then one might argue that he would have pulled the girl over the cliff with him, but I think it doesn't stretch one's belief that being hit in the back with a sword like a skewer would make someone's grip slip.
posted by jb at 1:10 PM on September 2, 2010


The worst part of my father's death is that it always brings out such gloating reminiscences in those who descended from those who killed him.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:10 PM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


Check out this take on the classic Motorcycle sliding under truck scene.
posted by atrazine at 1:12 PM on September 2, 2010 [5 favorites]


The worst part of Astro Zombie's father's death is that HE WON'T SHUT UP ABOUT IT.

Geezus, we've ALL seen the movie now. Really sad how he lost his arm and fell into the bottomless Himalayan pit. Can we PLEASE move on now? Fuck!
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:14 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Would you say that to Batman?
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:16 PM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


He is Astro Zombie, Mefite. He won't cry, so I cry for him.
posted by KingEdRa at 1:17 PM on September 2, 2010


LOL
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:18 PM on September 2, 2010


I'm outside the loop here, because I found it neither funny nor the 'best' of anything.
posted by Malice at 1:19 PM on September 2, 2010


My father had a jeep/helicopter rental business in Mumbai and this kind of screwing around RUINED him.

NOT FUNNY, ASTRO ZOMBIE AND MOONPIE.
posted by PlusDistance at 1:20 PM on September 2, 2010 [9 favorites]


Shouldn't there have been a warning DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME? My arms are really sore.
posted by Postroad at 1:20 PM on September 2, 2010


My, that's a lotta hair.
posted by gleuschk at 1:21 PM on September 2, 2010


The MST3K dudes would have had a heart attack viewing this one...
posted by fantodstic at 1:23 PM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


There are words, but I do not have them.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:24 PM on September 2, 2010


In Bollywood cars jump like grasshoppers and horses slide like hockey pucks.
posted by Huplescat at 1:25 PM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Huplescat I was waiting for someone to post the horse chase sequence. It is legendary in its humour and ridiculousness. Cheers to you.
posted by Fizz at 1:27 PM on September 2, 2010


Ah, the Indian Mythbusters.
posted by theodolite at 1:29 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I see a continuity error! In the first half, the hero, on the edge of the cliff, is hiding behind a boulder which appears and disappears depending on the shot.
posted by alexei at 1:33 PM on September 2, 2010


My father was a helicopter pilot.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 1:39 PM on September 2, 2010


This really is a small world.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:42 PM on September 2, 2010


My daddy was a racecar driver.

But that's off topic.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:42 PM on September 2, 2010


Almost as good as Turkish Star Wars.
posted by Megami at 1:54 PM on September 2, 2010


Wow, Huplescat, no horses were injured ?
posted by Pendragon at 1:55 PM on September 2, 2010


I'm outside the loop here, because I found it neither funny nor the 'best' of anything.

Yes, you are outside the loop.
posted by P.o.B. at 1:58 PM on September 2, 2010


Malice: "I'm outside the loop here, because I found it neither funny nor the 'best' of anything."

:(
posted by brundlefly at 2:00 PM on September 2, 2010


I love how at 1'24", Bad Dude looks over his shoulder as he plummets to his death. Just to make sure the ground is still there or something I guess.
posted by barrett caulk at 2:05 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, Huplescat, no horses were injured ?

Liberal use of the old-school Cowboy Movie trip-wire. The horse's front legs are attached to a long piece of wire, that plays out until it ends, pulling the front feet back and causing an equine face plant.

Not allowed in the US anymore.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:17 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm a Mac: "You just killed a helicopter with a car!"
Unbreakable: "I was out of bullets."
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 2:21 PM on September 2, 2010


Shit my dad fights.

Lest we forget our own early efforts...
posted by notion at 2:31 PM on September 2, 2010


It's actually the penultimate scene.
posted by GuyZero at 2:37 PM on September 2, 2010


seriously?

No. Not in the least.
posted by Clay201 at 2:54 PM on September 2, 2010


I wish I had seen that while stoned.
posted by zzazazz at 2:56 PM on September 2, 2010


I loved it Hurray For Bollywood!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 3:17 PM on September 2, 2010


Man, that's a befuddling typo.

The world may be ... WHAT?!?!?

And why was the bad guy willing to kill himself with the woman? That seems like an odd villain move.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:18 PM on September 2, 2010


Good to see the Hazzard County Department of Conveniently Placed Ramps doing some international outreach.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:26 PM on September 2, 2010 [5 favorites]


They missed an opportunity for the falling bad guy to be impaled on a particularly pointy mountaintop.
posted by Ritchie at 3:30 PM on September 2, 2010


I was hoping that the one-armed guy would explode upon impact, like the Emperor in Return of the Jedi.
posted by TG_Plackenfatz at 3:33 PM on September 2, 2010


Did anybody see X-Men Origins: Wolverine? No? Good. It was a terrible movie. But this post reminds me of an equally ridiculous scene.

One side of me wants to make some kind of commentary on the income disparities of India leading to a proliferation of extreme escapism in films but the other side of me paid money to see X-Men Origins.
posted by dubusadus at 3:58 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Man, I hate when that happens.
posted by DaddyNewt at 3:59 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: You don't need to understand language, just watch the video.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:34 PM on September 2, 2010


Does anyone know if the song that starts when the bad guy grabs the girl-in-distress is available somewhere?
posted by Evilspork at 4:52 PM on September 2, 2010


Astro Zombie: "That's how my father died."

Greetings, cousin.
posted by jquinby at 4:56 PM on September 2, 2010


"The ultimate movie scene of India,or the world may be"

Yup.
posted by Artw at 5:11 PM on September 2, 2010


Needs a song though.
posted by Artw at 5:12 PM on September 2, 2010


And why was the bad guy willing to kill himself with the woman? That seems like an odd villain move.

I'm going with the "If I can't have you, no one will" trope.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:14 PM on September 2, 2010


In Bollywood cars jump like grasshoppers and horses slide like hockey pucks.
How can you link that scene and not mention that dude stops two horses using his crotch?
posted by juv3nal at 5:15 PM on September 2, 2010


Did anybody see X-Men Origins: Wolverine?

Oh god. The memories. Please shoot me with an adamantium bullet so I forget the fucking thing.

Though, you know, that would be after some evil dude made me invilnerable to everything but adamantium bullets, then sent the worlds greatest marksman to kill me without any.
posted by Artw at 5:18 PM on September 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


/did not pay money.

/still felt ripped off.

/T4 was possibly worse.
posted by Artw at 5:19 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


To give credit where credit is due, it's a Telugu movie, and therefore not Bollywood. The South-ness also helps to explain the epic mustaches, which are a bit less common in Bollywood movies.
posted by goodglovin77 at 5:41 PM on September 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just found the trailer. It seems to be some sort of time-traveling historical romance called Magadheera. Also, I've heard from time to time of Telugu movies having a reputation for really spectacular violence; can anyone comfirm/deny this?
posted by goodglovin77 at 5:48 PM on September 2, 2010




That's how my father died.

So you guys have seen that "Indian" Thriller routine? You know, that one where Buffalax misappropriated 'golimaar' into 'girly man'? The sword dude's dad.

They cut the clip too soon. The next scene was an elaborate song-and-dance number with the hero waving the severed arm around in homage to Gene Kelly's umbrella work in Singing in the Rain.

Needs a song though.

Alright, alright. Folks, there is a song in the movie; you know, that song that would attract people over to the movie even if violating the laws of Physics won't. Here it is. The damsel-in-distress thing is a bit cringe-worthy, but you have to understand: there's this tip o' hat thing that the kid does to his dad (complete with a cameo), who danced to the same song some 18 years back. It's like MJ's kid doing a tribute to MJ or something.

Then there's this song, _kinda_ fun, mostly for Daler Mehendi (yes, THAT dude)'s halting pronunciation of Telugu lyrics.

Please don't ask me to translate the lyrics for either though. Extremely cliche-ridden. :)

Just found the trailer. It seems to be some sort of time-traveling historical romance called Magadheera.

Yes.

Also, I've heard from time to time of Telugu movies having a reputation for really spectacular violence; can anyone comfirm/deny this?

Well, Telugu movies have a reputation for gore sure, particularly those set in still feudalistic Rayalaseema. A (An American) friend once called this movie he saw as Tarantino-isque in blood-letting. :) I don't entirely agree; Tarantino is often po-mo about his gore, a self-indulgent spectacle-making of sorts. Telugu movies aren't really smirky about all the violence.

A more cynical take would be that it's just a reflection of all those faction feuds and such that really take place in the rural hinterland. Look for Rakta Charitra ("A Bloody History", in Hindi and Telugu) for a biopic on actual events / characters.

The movie is more nuanced of course. We're talking about an industry that often produces more movies than Bollywood does on a yearly basis, and one where returns are significantly higher, the risk quite a bit lower. You get a huge variety of options; to be sure, like in Tamil and Hindi movies, there are a lot of new directors doing interesting work, but you won't get to hear about them beyond the blockbuster titles.

One good example is Vanaja, a mesmerizing tale of dance and class set in..., well, that's the fun part, somewhere in the Telugu hinterland; place and dialect seem to be deliberately obfuscated (the characters speak a thick "peninsular" Telugu dialect, but the setting is a seaside village) Quality stuff, real shame that it didn't get a bigger audience.
posted by the cydonian at 6:36 PM on September 2, 2010 [6 favorites]


bewilderbeast: “If only it were from the same movie as this scene, I'd never need any other movie in my life.”

Holy crap, that is awesome. It's as though that 'fat-cat-sat-hat' muppet came to life and starred in a Bollywood film.
posted by koeselitz at 6:59 PM on September 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Well, Telugu movies have a reputation for gore sure, particularly those set in still feudalistic Rayalaseema. A (An American) friend once called this movie he saw as Tarantino-isque in blood-letting. :) I don't entirely agree; Tarantino is often po-mo about his gore, a self-indulgent spectacle-making of sorts. Telugu movies aren't really smirky about all the violence.

Sounds almost like 60s/70s Italian stuff.
posted by Artw at 7:37 PM on September 2, 2010


For added authenticity, I'm taking this to the back porch to watch it while shucking peanuts, drinking limca, and smoking a Commando brand cigarette.
posted by Ahab at 7:40 PM on September 2, 2010


My Papa was a rodeo.
posted by dobbs at 11:43 PM on September 2, 2010


Sorry, but it can't compete with Who Killed Captain Alex
posted by malevolent at 4:21 AM on September 3, 2010


Okay, either I'm totally just seeing things, or we missed something in the midst of all the harrowing action of this clip.

Can anybody inform me as to the identity of what looks like a many-armed god or goddess floating behind the cliff as the jeep barrels into the helicopter at 0:28 here? The only thing I can think is that it's the ten-armed Kali, but that's of course a highly uninformed guess.

Either way, this is clearly the clip that keeps on giving.
posted by koeselitz at 2:55 AM on September 5, 2010


sorry, link should have gone here
posted by koeselitz at 2:57 AM on September 5, 2010


Wow, you have good eyes. I missed that when I watched it. My guess would be Kali as well.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:46 AM on September 5, 2010


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