Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Film lines that pack a punch

There have been inspiring dialogues in films - Hollywood, Bollywood or Kollywood – that can pep up anyone who feels low.
I always admired the relaxed expression of Roger Moore as James Bond even in serious situations. In “For Your Eyes Only,” when all hopes are lost and the heroine exclaims, “I didn't think it would end like this,” Moore’s supercool reaction is, “We're not dead yet.”
“If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us,
do we not die?” Only Al Pacino can deliver such a punchy dialogue with such force as he did in “The Merchant of Venice.”
Bollywood’s evergreen Amitabh Bachchan is known for sharp dialogues, but the one I always remember is from “Deewar.”
Amitabh tells Sashi Kapoor, “Today I have a bungalow, car, lots of money.. what do you have?” and Kapoor’s outstanding reply: “I have my mother!”
 “Even if I come late, I'll be the latest,” is a punch-line from Tamil superstar Rajnikant in the film “Baba,” which children love to repeat on the streets of Tamil Nadu.
For those who feel depressed, “Batman Begins” has a line of comfort: “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”
And, for those looking for humour, it is Bond again in “Diamonds Are Forever.”
Plenty O'Toole: Hi, I'm Plenty.
James Bond:     But of course you are.
Plenty O'Toole: Plenty O'Toole.
James Bond:     Named after your father perhaps?
(PS: Sorry and Thanks Ankita for pointing out a mistake. I viewed the dialogue again and corrected this post)


  1. Hi,

    nice post! but I wish to point out a thing- in Deewar, 'shashi Kapoor' says the dialogue "mere paas maa hai" and not AB :)

  2. I'll be the latest.....:). Never heard this one b4.

  3. yeah I love the cool and composed humorous dialogues that actors throw even in tense situations :D

  4. Wow :)
    Rajni's dialogue is awesome

  5. Some dialogues are unforgettable, Ramesh! Wish you a happy New Year!

  6. James Bond dialogues always pack a punch. And of course, Salim-Javed dialogues are unforgettable.

  7. Nice post Bhai!! :) Yeah, some are funny, some are inspiring and some are entertaining!! :) Credit goes to the dialogue writers for packing emotions and punch into words and of course actors do a great job by delivering the lines right!! :)