Don’t we love the old movies? The huge bun of the heroines, the hero fighting in his bellbottoms and the villain having a trademark dialogue. The movies, if watched now or made now would not last long in the cinema halls. However, they created quite a rage in the ’70s and ’80s and appealed to the masses. So much was the craze that people would follow each style being introduced in the movie, be it the dialogues.
Here is a look at some of the famous dialogues the old Bollywood movies used, but thankfully the current movies have left them far behind.
12. Thehro! Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti
Just the minute the groom is about to put the mangalsutra around his beloved, the much awaited marriage is stopped with this famous dialogue. The reasons for interrupting the marriage can be myriad, either it is a plot against the groom/hero by the villain or it is a rebellious marriage against parents wishes or dowry demnd. The drama would be given a jumpstart with the long Thehroooooo!!!
11. Police Ne Tumhe Chaaro Taraf Se Gher Liya Hain
This dialogue made one wonder if the policewalas were taken for granted, as they had such a selective range of dialogues. However, this dialogue left little scope for the criminal to fight as what came next was an ultimatum Apne aap ko police ke hawale kar do. Poor criminal had to give away his guns and guts to this shoddy dialogue.
10. Log Dekhenge Toh Kya Kahenge
The romantic scene is interrupted by the heroine with a shrug of the shoulder and pushing the hero a mile away. This dialogue and the aftermath would put an end to the hopes of the audience who would be sitting at the edge of their seats, anticipating a heated romance. Well, the movies now hardly live by this dialogue and it can very much be modified to ‘Log nahi dekhenge toh kya kahenge‘.
9. Agar Maa Ka Doodh Piya Hai Toh Bahar Nikal
This is the method through which one’s manhood is tested. Another common dialogue used whilst challenging the goons to have a fight full of the dhishoom dhishoom. A fight which by all means is won by the hero, who lands up with just a few scratches and the goons end up tasting the mud and their blood.
8. Heere Kahan Hain?
The most stealable item of those days was heera or diamond. The plot of the movies would revolve around the diamond being stolen or hidden by the hero and the hero being tortured with this dialogue repeatedly. After every dhishoom would come this dialogue Batao, heere kahan chupa rakhe hain and then another dhishoom. Must say the hero’s will is unmatchable when he never discloses anything and is only willing to do so if his vidhwa maa or pyaar is held captive.
7. Bachao! Bhagwan Ke Liye Mujhe Chor Do
The abla nari of those days, caught in the jaal of the villain was left with nothing but to ask for mercy. This dialogue must have been delivered by most if not all heroines of the golden days of bollywood. The unavoidable shriek of Bachaoooo, would reach the ears of hero miles away, who would come in one and deal with the gang of goons single-handedly.
6. Main Yeh Ehsan Zindagi Bhar Nahi Bhulunga
We had some good characters in the old movies who would lend a helping hand when someone is in need. Prompt reply of the receiver of the good deed is the aforesaid dialogue which is followed by a jadu ki jhappi and teary eyes. This emotional dialogue would leave people crave to do something good and wish someone would say the same in return, Well, suits better in movies, doesn’t it?
5. Police Mere Peeche Lagi Hui Hai
Well, not exactly peeche but a distance away, which gave time for all the drama to take place in the meanwhile, such as the heroine panicking, and trying to figure out a way to save the hero who has been falsely framed. What comes quickly is a list of instructions to find the villain and steps on how it should be done. The police only arrives when all this is done, and the chase never ends.
4. Kanoon Ke Haath Bahut Lambe Hote Hai
Till date we are figuring out that Kanoon ke haath kitne lambe hain?? Jokes apart, this dialogue always came as a symbol of hope for the ones who had lost all hope of getting justice or for the culprit who thought he could easily get away with all his crimes. Nevertheless, this dialogue was mostly combined with another dialogue when justice is not served which was Yeh andha kanoon hain.
3. Bhagwan Maine Tumse Aaj Tak Kuch Nahi Maanga
Have you ever witnessed someone shouting at the top of his voice in front of God, asking for sympathy. Well, the ‘then‘ movies so prominently showed the hero clinging on to the Mandir’s ghanti, asking God for an explanation of the wrong being done to him. The story of the hero’s struggle in such scenes is rewinded and played, gaining much sympathy for him, and God finally listens to his wish with a flower dropping in his palms. Ain’t it too much to believe!
2. Gawahon ke bayaanat aur saboot ko madde nazar rakhtey
Taz-e-raat-e-hind, dafaa 302 ke tahet , muzrim ko saza-e-maut di jaati hai
Doesn’t it feel as if you have mugged up this famous dialogue of the judge? Well, this dialogue was so commonly used that it felt you could replace the judge and act on his behalf. The courtroom drama scenes used to be so predictable with other dialogues such as Gita par haath rakh kar kasam khao ki jo bhi kahoge sacch kahoge and Milord (My Lord was given a new pronunciation in the movies) maine kuch nahi kia, main bekasur hoon.
1. Main Tumhare Bacche Ki Ma Banne Wali Hoon
This cliched dialogue would be a part of almost every movie of that era. No movie was complete with a twist of this sort. Such was the usage that, it could be easily guessed when exactly this dialogue was going to be used. We’re glad that the pregnancy news is treated a bit more normally in movies of today, than the super-hyped expressive ways of the old times.