There are some songs you catch on the radio or while randomly flipping channels which make you stop and want to listen. 'Hakim Tarachand' is one such.
When I first heard it on 'Good Morning Bombay' the voice reminded me a bit of 'Babuji'. The singer however is Shibani Kashyap, a good looking woman with a decent voice but one who's not really made a big impact on the Indian pop scene.
Of course, 'Hakim Tarachand zaraa kothe pe aa ja' is a line which you can't really ignore. No doubt a folk song, perhaps the kind sung before weddings. It's naughty, without being cheap. And earthy as well.
A stout and moustachioed Hakimji being wooed into the world of sin is far more interesting than dance-and-prance routines of overly endowed, under-dressed girls. As is the general trend in today's remix videos. So much the norm that it no longer shocks nor titillates.
Bottomline: Just one huge song is enough to elevate a singer to a whole new status. Alisha is still living off 'Made in India', while Sunita Rao has just that one song -'Pari hoon main'. Hakim Tarachand, you just might be Shibani's ticket to the bigtime. Let's wait and watch.