Friday, February 22, 2008
Oops he did it again!
I first saw this video on the TV unit of the treadmill in my gym. There was no sound, only visuals and this is what it looked like:
A man in a Greek lungi and Jesus-like hair, complete with crown of thorns, showing off a scrawny, Wipro babysoft chest. ("I know Mummy, I really should have had my Horlicks!")
So I came home and searched for it on Youtube. The song is called 'Soona Soona' and it's from his new semi-classical album. The video is described as 'Krishna meets Christ meets Eros' (which explains the peacock feather on his back I guess!).
I just don't see this taking off... Once again, the guy who is so good at Bollywood side of his career is making a hash of it by trying too hard. Semi classical + Soft romance + Corny costumes is like Paratha eaten with Strawberry and Vinegar.
In effect it's one of those vanity albums which won't sell but will have people nodding, arre yeh to classical bhi accha gaata hai. Is liye kapde pehen kar bhi gaya ja sakta tha!
Then there's Amit Sana (the guy who lost to Abhijit Sawant in the Indian Idol finals some years ago). He's out with a new song, imaginatively titled Yaadein, and a new image to go with it. The nerd look is replaced with contact lenses and shoulder length locks. Yep, long hair is the killer makeover option for any and all young Indian men these days.
Anyhow, on a first listen the song was okay - not too memorable but he sings well. Trouble is it's all too dark. See the girl hasn't just left the guy - she's left this world. And they tell us how, in the video.
They're in this under-construction building. He puts a blindfold for her (how smart is that!). She is laughing one moment and the next oops! The babe has fallen right off...
Actually, it's like one of my worst nightmares come true. So many times I shuddered at the thought of walking out of the human-size slit in the wall right next to my room in dorm 11 @ IIMA.
Getting back to the song, it's neither a feel-good love song or a 'Woh Lamhe' which is essentially a dance number with lovey dovey lyrics. This is aaaaargh main lut gaya...
Enough said. Back to the treadmill for now!