This week is Govinda (Chichi) week, delcared by Kay. I told her that I've already done some Govinda reviews already (just checked, done 8 of them, yes, eight) so she suggested I do a recap of them. I will have to dig through my dvds to see what other films I could review, definitely his older stuff.
Govinda was the first Bollywood actor who I thought was good-looking and could bust-a-move. He is such a ray-of-light with his burst of energy. Becoming such a big fan of his, I saw most of his films on vcd with*out* subs in the late 80s and early 90s. I remember the guy at the Desi store looking through the book he's writen at all the films that I rented and saying to me, "you're a Govinda fan!" Indeed, I am.
I ain't gonna lie. Towards the mid 90s, Govinda started to do films that I didn't care for anymore. Maybe a lot of it had to do with him not being paired with Neelam? Govinda-Neelam are my favorite dancing jodi. Both were the only ones during that time who complimented each other. They were the only modern dancing jodi at that time. There were stars that could dance well traditionally or classically but not with the modern beats :)
Check out this old Filmfare cover of them.
Aaawwww, I love them together. (I posted this pic on my Taaqatwar review)
Do check out my other Govinda posts I've done in the past (all listed below with links). Again, I will find another Govinda film to review and go through. Just cause it's Govinda week :)
Govinda as Superman? Nah, but do check it out.
Govinda looks sad, go watch it for him :)
Govinda's first film with Neelam and my first film of his. He blew me away dancing away in the "Street Dancer" song (a must-watch too!)
I freaking adore this jodi!
A cute romantic film with Govinda-Neelam. Very typical but it's them who make it work. They share onscreen time with the other two jodis in the film, Rohan Kapoor-Farah, and totally overshadowed them. The soundtrack is one my all-time favorite "oldies."
Aaawww, worth it, huh?
If you wanna see a film with good acting from Govinda, this is it. You cannot get any better. Acting from Govinda, Neelam, and the child, Baby Sujitha, were great. The songs were memorable and hummable.
Govinda. Govinda. Govinda. What else could I say? Just watch it!
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Besides Govinda being a reason to watch this film, another reason to watch is Neelam with her kickass action beating up goons. The songs are really good. Just go watch it :)
See?? Adorable, huh?
So there's the Govinda-Neelam jodi in this film, what else to make you wanna watch it? How about Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Pradha, Rishi Kapoor, Jeetendra. The star cast alone is enough :)
One of my favorite stills of Govinda
Besides the huge star cast - Jeetendra, Shatrughan Singha, Bhanupriya, Amrita Singh, Govinda, Neelam, Saeed Jaffrey, Kader Khan, Sushma Sen - in the film, another reason to watch is the great family relationship that was portrayed in this film. Govinda-Neelam are not the main focus but when they come on screen, it is magic.
Main reason to watch this multi-cast film!
David Dhawan's directorial debut film. With the one and only Govinda! It's a fun film about revenge. Definitely masala. Oh yeah, Neelam don't play either! And what I mean by that is she kick ass too!
In the end, I still do adore him. He still got it. For those who saw Salaam-E-Ishq and loved his performance, go watch his older films. You will then understand my love for him :) and will love him even more.
More to come soon. I promise.