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Monday, April 21, 2008

Make up lagaate hi rate double kar diyaa

Hrishida once again. This line is from his 1983 laugh riot Rang Birangi. It is one of his lesser talked about movies. But believe me, it is as good if not better than his other comedy capers like Golmaal and Chupke chupke. It has the irrepressible duo of Utpal Dutt and Amol Palekar teaming up again. The highlight of the film is the line that comes towards the end. I am not going to explain the line. You have got to watch it. But the line is
"अमिताभ बच्चन पागल हो गया है? ये तो होना ही था!"
You have got to see this scene again. In case you have not seen the film - do see the film. But the line featured here comes when Deven Verma who is the scriptwriter of the drama that is being played out in the movie - hires an actor to play the role of a business man (a seth). The plan is that while this hired actor tries to work out the nitty gritties of a deal at a restaurant with Ajay Sharma (Amol Palekar), Nirmala (Parveen Babi; Ajay's wife in the movie) is enacting a scene where she is laughing her heart out with 'another man' Jeet Saxena (Faarooque Sheikh). But when the hired actor arrives at the hotel he demands Rs 200 instead of the Rs 100 that he had earlier agreed to. This prompts Deven to say
"मेक अप लगाते ही रेट डबल कर दिया?"
"Make up lagaate hee rate double kar diyaa?"
You can use this line whenever someone asks for more money than agreed initially. So if you hire a painter to paint your house. After you have arranged (or rather ransacked) your house on the D-day, this guy arrives and says
"saahab do sau rupaye zyaadaa lagenge"
You could retort with
"मेक अप लगाते ही रेट डबल कर दिया?"

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