Bollywood Numerology

Some examples of Bollywood film names: Heyy Babyy, Singh is Kinng, Krazzy 4, Karzzzz, A Love Issshtory.

Notice the strange spellings? It's not just variant Indian spellings. It's numerology. Apparently Bollywood directors swear by it. From the Deccan Herald:

Names of films like ‘Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai’, ‘Zubeidaa’, ‘Kabkakkth Ishq’, ‘Kyaa Kool Hai Hum’ are all products of numerological calculations. Some of them have done good business...
The upcoming ‘Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam’, starring Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat, has recently been respelled after the director consulted a numerologist. Even a director like Ashutosh Gowariker added an extra ‘a’ in ‘Jodhaa Akbar’.

In other news, we've decided to change the name of Weird Universe to Weirrrdd Universe.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 28, 2009
     Category: Languages | Movies

The power of numbers...that's why I add an extra 'd' and an extra 'x'.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/28/09 at 07:42 AM
And just where do you think the "47" came from? You'd have to amputate a leg or two to get more moojjjo working for you that that!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/28/09 at 09:02 AM
Numbers scare me.
Posted by AGFH on 01/28/09 at 09:29 AM
13OO to you AGFH!
Heyy Babyy from Dry Gultch, TX. Naaaa.... no ring to it. Better hang onto Big Gary.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/28/09 at 09:52 AM
I'm officially confoooosed... :roll:
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 01/28/09 at 11:03 AM got me!

Seriously though, numbers come rushing at me at lightening speed, bounce off my head, and take off in another direction. Nothing sticks, they just leave bruises.
Posted by AGFH on 01/28/09 at 11:47 AM
This thread smacks of math. I'm leaving.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 01/28/09 at 11:49 AM
I wouldn't count on numerology too much. It just doesn't add up. It's not real, just imaginary.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/28/09 at 11:51 AM
"I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13."

- Douglas Adams
Posted by DownCrisis on 01/28/09 at 12:27 PM

yes regulars, I'm in a minimalist mood today.
Posted by mrjazz on 01/28/09 at 01:14 PM
Patty: I think someone gave me one when I was about 12.
Posted by AGFH on 01/28/09 at 05:21 PM
Math, and all numbers, are evil
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 01/28/09 at 05:45 PM
MM, you're going to divide us again with your fractious attitude. And by the way, what is Bollywood?
Posted by lostinthevalleygirl on 01/28/09 at 08:17 PM
Bollywood is the term used for the film industry in India.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/28/09 at 08:34 PM
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