Friday, October 15, 2010

The songs were great, but have you seen how awesome the video is?

The train reaches the station, Preity throws her luggage on Abhishek assuming him to be a porter. He pretends to be one after one look at her. Realization dawns on reaching the riksha stand,, she blushes. Love blossoms through the sport of kite flying. a brief discussion ondifferent religions later, a wedding in front of Tajmahal and a Happy ending with two grown up sons.
- All this in the few minutes of a song. The dream song of couple in London taking place in India - they close their eyes and they find themselves in India:)

This song had proper movie feel than the rest of the movie put together.

ps: It was as if director was trying to say - Look I know how to do movies in these few scenes so that we understand the rest of the movie wasn't due to inadequate skills but a different attempt. I am not a fan of the movie but of this song, yes.


Rakesh Mehra takes the cake on this one. Rang de basanti was a landmark movie in terms of the debate it raised. Somewhere along, I, an ordinary viewer enjoyed it for the craft at display as well.

In good old days, I could listen to the songs of a movie and guess easily where each song is going to be - the peppy introduction song, the romantic song, the sad song, the inspiration song. 
But RDB had it all reverse.

" Robaroo"   - This Jazzy, light hearted fun song that I would have expected to play somewhere in the beginning/ middle of the movie during fun times  plays in climax traditionally occupied by the inspirational genre.
  I paid attention to the spirited words only after watching the movie. 

"Luka chupi"
This has more to do with words than the video. Referring to game of Hide and seek in the context of death of son. 

This song is also the only time in where Lata's voice (which honestly as good as it was in those good old days is well past the expiry date) is used appropriately in recent times. She is singing for an old mother so using her voice makes sense. Funny, how Rakesh Mehra says this album is to be heard and not seen!

The lyrics are such master pieces in this film. "Kuch kar guzarone ko Khoon chala" that phrase is enough to drive you up the emotion quotient.

I will leave you with this, wonderful montage of Delhi set in Newyork. Also cows in Newyork city. Highly recommend. They are better than dogs anyday, I say!


  1. Wonderful. Agree on everything. I hope Rakesh Mehra continues to collaborate with ARR. He brings out the very best!

  2. agree about the roobaroo song...was surprised that it came towards the end of the movie...

  3. Gradwolf:
    Extrapolating the graph from RDB to D6 - the next one would be even more fabulous. Cant leave Prasoon Joshi out of the combo, right?

    The whole approach of celebration itself - i mean the guys being happy that they have finally done something good - was awesome.