Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's the 4DK Animalympics! Round 1

Sheroo, The Wonder Bird from Dharam Veer

Skill Set: Always knows where Pran is. Can loft a baby Dharmendra high into the heavens -- and you know that little sucker's got to have some serious heft to him. Guaranteed delivery.

Let's face it, Sheroo the Wonder Bird is truly the heart and soul of Dharam Veer. And that's saying quite a lot, given that Dharam Veer boasts an all-star cast and spans every epoch in human history in which men weren't required to wear proper pants. But just think of how many plot points in the film depend on this one bird's actions. For one, if not for Sheroo, baby Dharam would have simply fallen to his death from that parapet. The movie would then have just been called Veer and would consist entirely of Jeetendra modeling ridiculous pirate shirts for three hours. So, thank you Sheroo!

Stay tuned for the next installment of the 4DK Animalympics. And, yes, you will be tested!

8 comments:

bollywooddeewana said...

I'm ready and Sheroo the wonder bird is a good one to start with

David said...

You're going to do the dogs...aren't you?

Michael Barnum said...

Can't wait for round 2!

Todd said...

Thanks for playing along at home, everyone. And, yes, David, every dog will have his (or her) day.

Beth said...

Oh I'm SO glad you have taken on the important task of chronicling our animal friends/saviors! It's hard to imagine what could top Sheroo!

You imply that three hours of Jeetendra in a pirate shirt is a bad thing.

Where is Pran, anyway?

memsaab said...

Oh yeah baby!!!!! Let the animalypics begin! Don't forget Zippy the chimp, who outacted Dilip Kumar AND Dev Anand :-)

Todd said...

It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it. (Seriously, cleaning out all of their cages is just the half of it.)

And you're right, Beth, there are certainly worse things than three hours of Jeetendra in a pirate shirt. For instance, three hours of Dharmendra in a leather mini-skirt.

Vinayak Razdan said...

Pran and his wonder bird can also be seen in Jagir(1984).