I love Neelam. Girlfriend was just awesome. She could act, dance, was super cute and had great hair. The last time I remember seeing her in a major film was Hum Saath Saath Hai, where she was relegated to the 'sister' role vs. one of the main heroines ... something I will never understand. Before that she made a special appearance in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. But I loved her in movies like Jawani, Love 86, Ek Ladka Ek Ladki, and Chor Pe Mor, amongst others.
Chor Pe Mor(1990) was a relatively unnoticed comedy directed by Kapil Kapoor. The film tried to bring back jodis like Karan Shah + Neelam and the odd Naseerudin Shah + Sonam pairing. It was a pretty bad film, as far as I remember, though it had moments. The soundtrack was what stood out to me, and surprise, surprise ... it was an R.D. Burman album!
My favorite song by far from the the soundtrack was the Asha Bhosle number "Baaj Uthe Ghungroo" ... it gave Neelam a chance to show of her dancing skills and Asha's trilling was perfect for Neelam's cuteness. I was humming it to myself this afternoon and thought I would share and see if anyone else remembers this song? And hey, did Aamir steal Karan's hat and wear it in Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin?
Apparently this song was based on a Bengali song ... would love to hear about the original if anyone has the deets.
You can view a clip of Baaj Uthe Ghungroo at about 0:51 seconds into the following video (the other songs from the film are featured if you view this video in its entirety):
I've been watching Bollywood movies ever since my consciousness set in, which was roughly around 1981-ish. I have a lot of Bollystalgia and I just wanted to share it. I'm also a Bharata Natyam Dancer, a singer, an avid reader, and a Harry Potter freak. I wish that life had a soundtrack. You can also follow me on Twitter or check out my Tumblr account.