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By Item numbers to out-takes — t2 rolls out some recent bolly films with memorable end credits. add to the list at
  • Published 27.10.13


For some, this was the best bit of the film. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone got groovy with the irrepressible Yo Yo Honey Singh to the infectious Lungi dance. The end credits of the biggest Bolly blockbuster of all time was a tribute to Rajinikanth and had life-sized

cut-outs of the superstar, known as Thalaiva to fans, strewn all over the colourful set. A rage in the nightclub and the Puja pandal, Lungi dance just raises one pertinent question: who wears a lungi to a nightclub?!


Sure, it was a copy of Hitch, but who cares? The end credits of this Zoya Akhtar friendship film focusing on realisation and rediscovery took the story forward. Even as the foot-tapping Sooraj ki baahon mein played out, the last minutes of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara showed Hrithik and Katrina’s characters getting hitched. All the guests dance their hearts out to the fun number which culminated in an exchange of rings, lots of hugs and many clicks. Abhay clicked it, Farhan rocked it.


The song was a disaster. But we did get a kick out of seeing some of the biggest stars of B-Town get together to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. Aamir to Akshay, Madhuri to Kareena, Deepika to Sonam, the end credits of Bombay Talkies was as starry as it could get. Pity, it couldn’t match up to the film.


The most innovative end credits in recent Bolly history. The last reels of this Aditya Chopra romance rolled out as the honeymoon album of Surinder (Shah Rukh) and Taani (Anushka Sharma) and showed them getting click-happy in Japan, posing in front of Mount Fujiyama, wearing traditional Japanese outfits and getting cosy, with Surinder acting as narrator. The last words on screen? ‘There is an extraordinary love story in every ordinary jodi’.


This was as good as the film — if not better. Aamir Khan slapped on some chest hair, slipped on a wig and danced into Elvis Presley’s white boots to shake his booty like Mithunda to the rip-roaring I hate you (like I love you). As Disco Fighter, Aamir was a riot, even as VJ-actress Anusha Dandekar struggled to keep pace with him. For those who wanted a lot more of Disco Fighter than just those end credits, there may be some good news in store: a longer role in Delhi Belly 2!


Hrithik Roshan’s special song at the end of Krazzy 4 was the only good thing about this Rakesh Roshan-produced box-office dud. Dressed in red and black, Hrithik showed off his mean moves to the title track with the film’s leads — Irrfan Khan, Arshad Warsi and Rajpal Yadav — joining him. The song still plays on TV; the film’s vanished.


Farah Khan had attempted it with Main Hoon Na, but perfected it in Om Shanti Om. The Shah Rukh-Deepika starrer’s end credits were a fun watch with Farah rolling out the red carpet for her cast and crew, even as a remixed version of Dard-e-disco played in the background. SRK and the cast gave way to the crew, from art directors to cinematographers to spot boys. As producer, Mrs Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri, also made a rare appearance (above).


Almost everyone stayed back for this one. As the end credits of Yash Chopra’s last film rolled, a montage of shots showing the ace filmmaker at work on Jab Tak Hai Jaan filled the screen. Chopra — in signature cap and overcoat — was seen directing and explaining scenes to Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the picturesque landscapes of Ladakh and London. The lights in the theatre come on with the King of Romance saying ‘Action’ even as the message ‘And he lives on forever’ rolls on screen.


What can get cooler than Amitabh Bachchan rapping in the end credits? Con caper Bunty Aur Babli, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji with the senior Bachchan in an extended cameo, was a fun film, capped by the final moments when AB’s stubborn cop Dashrath Singh gets groovy, rapping to the title track. Heady!