Thursday, August 25, 2005
Angrezi film desi naam....(Translation of English movie names in Hindi)
I think i must be around 13-14 yrs old when Jurassic Park movie was out in Mumbai. As per my knowledge,that movie started the trend of English movies being dubbed in Hindi inorder to appeal to the common Indian masses. Obviously i did not see it in Hindi not that there is anything wrong in it, its just that i feel the original versions are always the best.

However, i remember seeing the trailor of the hindi version...and it was simply hilarious. The male lead voice, if i am not mistaken was dubbed by our very own Jackie Shroff. And there was a line in the hindi version when Sam Neil wants to warn everyone about the dinosaurs attack, this is what he said ' Bhaago bhaago badi chipkali humare peeche hai'. Couldnt believe it that they reffered to 'Dinosaur' as 'Badi Chipkali'. I am sure they could have found a bit more appropriate word for the species..i mean reducing them to a Chipkali is just sad.

Anyways, since i have some spare time before i go for a staff meeting where i will surely be grilled by my boss for being slack at work for the past few days (ahhhh the blogging addiction will cost me my job someday)here is my attempt at writing a list of English movies and what they would be called if they were to be dubbed in Hindi.

Here it goes...(pls note that i have taken some reference from certain websites and also excuse my hindi words spelling mistakes, if any. )

1. Monster-inlaw : Kyon Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

2. Shanghai Noon - Amreeki Sholay

3. Shrek - Dil Sachcha Aur Chehraa Jhootha

4. Duplex - Dadi Ke Nuske

5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Kahani Desi Ghar Ghar Ki

6. Liar Liar - Jhuth Bole Kauwa Kate

7. Cast Away - Mein Aur Mera Nariyal

8. Die Hard - Marnaa Manaa Hai

9. Titanic - Pyaar Kiya Toh Marnaa Kya ?

10. Reserviour Dogs - Galli Ke Kutte

11. The Truman Show - Main TV Pe Hoon Na !

12. Tarzan - Languron Ka Bhai

13. Sound of Music - Chitrahaar

14. Jhonny English/Mr. Bean - Allah Meharbaan Toh Gadhaa Pehelwaan

15. The Ring - Dekhna Manna Hai

16. The Darkness - Andhera Hi Andhera

17. Total Eclipse - Amavas Ki Raat

18. Gangs Of New York - Galli Ke Gunde

19. Insomia - Bechain Raatein

Ab Baas re..thats it from my side!! Maybe you guys would like to add a few.
PS - Did you know a Hindi movie called 'Ab Baas' (released few months ago..and disappeared soon after) was a full on remake of an English movie named 'Enough' ?
posted at 8/25/2005 11:39:00 AM | comments (7) | permalink


  1. Very funny...good stuff.
     — Anonymous Rajiv, at 8/25/2005 07:25:00 PM 

  2. Hilarious!

    My favorite is "Mein aur Mera Nariyal".

     — Blogger Olinda, at 8/25/2005 09:17:00 PM 

  3. U should see my take on English here
     — Anonymous arZan, at 8/26/2005 03:01:00 AM 

  4. That sure did have me in splits ! Update the list if you have the time :)
     — Blogger Jayan, at 8/26/2005 10:23:00 AM 

  5. Thanks Olinda...that one was the easiest actually to come up with.

    Will try to update....
     — Blogger Sakshi, at 8/26/2005 11:14:00 AM 

  6. This is simply too good !
     — Anonymous Prem, at 8/26/2005 05:23:00 PM 

  7. I can add some more i saw at Alexandra theatre in Mumbai while travelling. This theatre is in redlight area so viewers are generally semi literate.

    Carry on behinde--"Pechche ki Soch"

    A James Bond movie--"Aurat gadi mein Bandook Saaree mein"

    10--"Sexy Hasina Nikale Pasina"

    more to come...
     — Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/10/2006 04:35:00 PM 

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