Ramesh Sippy Week: Battle of the FanVids! Which of These Two Hyperspecific 1970s Hindi Film FanVids is the BEST Hyperspecific 1970s Hindi Film FanVid?

This is going to be Very Very Hard. Prepare yourself. For one thing, Shashi is in both of them! So the rule of “Shashi wins all” doesn’t even work. Oh, and yes, neither of these is a particularly Ramesh Sippy-y fanvid, but they are in his general 70s era, so I figured it is close enough.

“Rumor Has It” featuring Rekha/Amitabh/Jaya and scenes from Silsila and Abhimaan, plus Shashi!

Slashfic featuring Shashi and Ashok Kumar and scenes from Every Movie.

15 thoughts on “Ramesh Sippy Week: Battle of the FanVids! Which of These Two Hyperspecific 1970s Hindi Film FanVids is the BEST Hyperspecific 1970s Hindi Film FanVid?

    • I love the first one, it’s super short really, but it conveys the whole story.

      On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 5:59 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  1. I like the second one. I loved the song, I loved how they got clips to match parts of the song, and it made we want to see the movies.

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    • I love that song too! No idea where it is from. And so many movies! The first one is just two I think.

      On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 11:35 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. The second one is the greatest, and I love the way she creates a whole new and totally unrelated narrative out of bits of movies, plus Ashok Kumar/Shashi Kapoor is a ship for the ages. The first one is good too because it fixes the movie (and also real life, but that’s my opinion), but doesn’t reach the same heights imo.

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    • I don’t think I’ve even seen Ashok-Shashi together in a movie! A life goal now.

      On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:09 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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        • These are both fantastic. Should be played at half speed so that you have time to relish each scene without pausing.

          Baby Shashi putting his hand on his hip at 01:58 in video #2? I died! The cutest thing I’ve seen in 2020!

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  3. I’ve so many questions! Where do you find these gems? Why is Shashi present in a vid about Jaya/Amitabh/Rekha? What is the creator trying to insinuate? Why make a vid specifically about Shashi Kapoor/Ashoke Kumar? They’re both well done though. Kudos to the creators.

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    • Aren’t they great? My hours of trolling youtube for videos finally rewarded because I get to share them.

      I know it makes no sense to insert Shashi at the end of a Silsila fanvid, but it is satisfying to picture Jaya walking off within him into the sunset while Amitabh stews. Maybe it is suggesting she should have just lived with her Shashi memories and forgotten Amitabh? Or maybe it is just the maker loving Shashi as much as all of us and pretending she had the option.

      The other one is from this woman who only does slashfic fanvids, for anything. She’s got an amazing Luke-Han one for Star Wars. I think in the description or somewhere she said that someone requested it, so I guess she got the request and then just trolled around finding every clip she could. It’s so great!

      On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 2:46 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  4. These are both fantastic. Should be played at half speed so that you have time to relish each scene without pausing.

    Baby Shashi putting his hand on his hip at 01:58 in video #2? I died! The cutest thing I’ve seen in 2020!

    P.s. i meant this to be its own topline comment but DYWP embedded it somewhere.

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