6.14.2009

Boomshakalaka



That's Chiranjeevi, the most famous Tollywood actor of all-time, schooling some creeps on the hardwood in the greatest finish to a basketball game film patrons have ever seen. The people who wrote that scene had clearly only experienced the sport in NBA Jam, so they treat us to unreal handles, glowing balls, and fluctuations in the space-time continuum. Except this is way better than the game, because Acclaim never let you play a bonus sequence where you try to outrun a train.

Please note that Chiranjeevi, on the strength of such feelgood hits as Hitler (in which the protagonist's sister marries her own rapist to the delight of all) and Stalin (which has the same general premise as Pay It Forward), recently founded the Praja Rajyam political party in Andhra Pradesh. Eat your heart out, Schwarzenegger.

Also, if you didn't see it on the Twitter already: Shoals and Billups will be at Littlefield in Brooklyn starting at 5pm for music and fun. Consider it the Game 5 warmup.

MONDAY AM BONUS: Our old friends Mark Pike has put together an "Amazing" version of this clip that, for once, warrants this description:

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15 Comments:

At 6/14/2009 4:34 PM, Blogger Alexander J said...

you can watch this set to literally any soundtrack and it's fantastic.

great post.

 
At 6/14/2009 5:58 PM, Blogger Louie Bones said...

Uh, the refsscorekeepers missed a dunk by the blue team, I think.

 
At 6/14/2009 6:22 PM, Blogger Luis Villa said...

Everyone knows that last second shots either hit nothing but net, or roll around interminably. Hitting the side of the rim, and then dropping through? Clearly fake.

 
At 6/14/2009 7:35 PM, Blogger R. Lobstah said...

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At 6/14/2009 7:36 PM, Blogger R. Lobstah said...

Simmons has infected my brain. My first thoughts; Teen Wolf meets Karate Kid meets the Fugitive.

Are you allowed to dribble the ball with the same hand you wipe your ass with? Isn't that a foul in the Tamil League?

 
At 6/14/2009 11:06 PM, Blogger salt_bagel said...

I was going to say Teen Wolf meets Charlie Chaplin meets Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

 
At 6/14/2009 11:46 PM, Blogger Joey said...

I'm not Simmons fan, but the Teen Wolf comparison is especially apt given a related work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL6xgki326E

 
At 6/14/2009 11:55 PM, Blogger Ty Keenan said...

I hope you all enjoy this clip from Stalin. The entire film is on YouTube.

 
At 6/15/2009 1:27 AM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

I was struck tonight during the Lakers celebration that Fish's obvious affection for him totally redeems Kobe. (Assuming Kobe needs redemption.)

 
At 6/15/2009 1:29 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

i used to goal tend like that playing as chris mullin. bbbbbb infinite turbo!

 
At 6/15/2009 1:30 AM, Blogger BPH said...

That clip makes him look like the Indian Leslie Neilsen

 
At 6/15/2009 1:38 AM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

Kobe had also had these moments where, as much as he was trying to keep that impenetrable press front up, you could tell there was a little kid behind it just about to puke all over his own face.

AND NOT BECAUSE HE ATE A KID BECAUSE HE ONCE SAID HE WANTED TO BE JEWISH!! You people are so judgmental!!!!!!

comfrog=the frog that takes you where you want to go. in style.

 
At 6/15/2009 6:44 AM, Blogger Alexander J said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyJ4g3BlBg

Yarg.

 
At 6/15/2009 1:28 PM, Blogger childrenofshantibhavan said...

In 2008 I was teaching basketball to students at Shanti Bhavan a residential school for untouchable caste children in south India. The Tollywood clip attests to the level of basketball I found when I got there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/derekatshanti/sets/72157619698898971/detail/

In five years the hottest jersey in the game will be #9 Chandrashakeraprasad for the LA Clippers.

 
At 6/14/2013 3:26 AM, Blogger Jim Philips said...

The first time that I heard it was in NBA JAM game and it is still quite popular between the people at Host Pay Per Head community.

 

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