This website is dedicated to Desi Music (Desi being someone of South Asian descent - from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh) that you can listen to in the Jukebox below. Special thanks to my parents - for passing on their love of Desi music to me and my brother. For more on how this blog came to be - please check the first 'Intro' entry. *If music be the food of love, play on.-Shakespeare*
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Your weekly dose of 80's Bollywood Cheese
Sometimes the video and song are just so insane, so over the top, so much fun that they transcend mere cheese and become something much MUCH more. Today's song from the 1985 film 'Baadal' starring the disco dancer himself Mithun Chakraborty is one of those. Sung with great gusto by the great Kishore Kumar, this song just dares you to not sit up and take notice of the insanity. And when you have copious amounts of bhang, the voice of Kishore, the music of Bappi Lahri, the charisma of Mithun set among the backdrop of the Vale of Kashmir the result is nothing you can really explain - you just have to watch it to understand.
The song is about how Mithun's love interest (played by the adorable Poonam Dhillon) has now become his bride instead of merely the love of his life. How did it happen? I am still not sure. Does everyone in the video partake in the bhang and join in the celebration? You bet they do. Will you be able to sit still and unable to fight the urge and start dancing yourself when you hear the song and see the video? I seriously doubt it. So sit back (while you can) and enjoy this week's edition of glorious 80's Bollywood Cheese with a side of all you can drink bhang... video
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"the music of Bappi Lahri, the charisma of Mithun"?! Ummm... did you also have some of that bhang? ;D
And now I have an earworm - Hari hari bhangiya ki is playing on my mental mp3 player in an infinite loop! :(
Well I have had bhang in India (near Jaisalmer at a 'government authorised bhang shop) and I am sure the song would have been even better with it ;)
In my opinion, you get to be a legend in either music or movies if you do 3 great things. Bappi Saab was responsible for the music from 3 of my favorite soundtracks with Sharaabi, Namak Halal and the very underrated Pyara Dushman. Mithun never wowed me when he was at his prime but did so in Agneepath and Guru. You got one more good role in you Mr. Chakraborty?
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