Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Great 'Golmaal' Quiz

A classic comedy indeed. Uptal Dutt, Amol Palekar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee got it just right in this one. I know loads of people who have seen this film millions of times. I know people who know all the dialogues and can recite them backwards. This is one of those films that has continued to gain monumental popularity years after its initial release. But how well do you actually know 'Golmaal'? Take the quiz and find out! Answers in the next post.

1. In the first song of the film, 'Golmaal hai', who takes up the playback responsibilities?

2. In the scene where Deven takes Ram Prasad to Mohan Studios to get him a 'kurta payjama' for his interview, they meet Amitabh Bachchan, who is shooting for one of his films. Which film?

3. In the same scene (mentioned above), Amitabh is then accosted by autograph hunting school girls who are in their uniforms. This identical school uniform was used by Hrishikesh Mukherjee in another of his well loved films. Which?

4. Fill in the blanks - "Bacchu, pehnoge sirf dhoti kurta to lagoge Mr.____, tum pehnke dekho dhoti, kurta aur jacket, tum lagoge Mr._____.

5. Bhawani Shankar (Utpal Dutt) uses a Bengali slang phrase twice in the film. Can you identify which one?

6. Bhawani Shankar has the bust of which famous Indian philosopher/social reformer in his office?

7. Bhawani Shankar hates the fact that the youth wastes itself in sports and other related activities. How many sportsmen are mentioned throughout the length of the film?

8. There is a serious continuity problem in one of the scenes of the film. Did you notice which?

9. Who sang the song 'Sapne mein dekha sapna'?

10. What percentage of candidates were expected to pass the Chartered Accountancy Final examination the term Ram Prasad appeared for the exam?

Cheers!
Abhishek.

5 comments:

Gaurav said...

Here's my attempt at your quiz:

1) Amit Kumar, RD Burman & Sapan

2) Jurmana

3) Guddi

4) i) Gulzar ii) Bharat

5) ????

6) Swami Vivekananda

7) Pele, Gavaskar, 2 Paki Hockey players (total 4 players are mentioned)

8) ????

9) Amit Kumar & RD Burman

10) 15% were expected to pass but only 12% did.

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

gaurav - great attempt sir..very well done.. wait for answers..they will be up soon.

anand said...

oops!
Have seen this classic a few times but never gone to the minute details..sorry cant answer a single one of them!

stuti said...

sorry, am not good with these quizzes, so not attempting it.

but, must say you chose an apt time to put up this quiz, albeit uninentionally......

Seems to serve as a mark of respect to and an acknowledgement of the great works of Shri Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who left us yesterday.....loss of a great soul for Hindi cinema.

Animesh said...

1. Amit Kumar, Sapan Chakraborty, Pancham
2. Jurmaana
3. Guddi
4. ii.Bharat
5. daant kelano bancharam
6. Gandhiji
7. Gavaskar, Pele, Ashok Kumar, Dilip (both hockey)
8.
9. Pancham, Amit Kumar
10. "aapki khabar galat ki mamaji, pandrah percent nahin, sirf baarah percent paas hue hain"