(Be sure to read to the end, the last bits are the best bits)
Okay, how many Teacher’s Days ARE there?!?!? I already did the American/International Teacher’s Day, and Guru Purnima (click the links if you feel the need to review former teacher songs), and now there’s ANOTHER Teacher’s Day? Just for India? Thank goodness there are so many teacher songs! (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)
1. I’ve been resisted using Tare Zameen Par for one of these things, because I find Aamir in clown clothes terrifying. But I forgot that in addition to “Bum Bum Bole”, this song is also an option.
2. My favorite part of Mohabbatein! Stop reading if I’ve told this story before, but one time ages ago I was shopping in my favorite Indian DVD store, the place was mobbed (it was during a Diwale sale), and this part came on the store TV and everyone stopped dead for like 30 seconds to watch Shahrukh drumming, and then went back to chatting and browsing and checking out and so on.
3. This is really more of a Guru Purnima song than a Teacher’s Day song, but I missed it back in July, so I am putting it in now. And it does work, right? Because Amitabh plays Farhan’s teacher/Guru in the film, and the way they vibe together recording the song definitely feels like a Guru/student relationship.
4. Why didn’t I use Gabbar is Back before? Oh right, because I wanted to use Desi Boyz instead, and that used up my Akshay quotient.
5. So long as I am thinking outside the box I little, I should acknowledge Salman’s real life teaching, all his little mentees that have gone on to success. They certainly make a point to acknowledge him when they get a chance!
6. I just triple-checked, and I actually haven’t used this song before for the other Teacher’s Days! Kind of stunning, because it is one of the best teacher songs!
7. Speaking of classic teacher songs from classic movies….
8. And finally, the grand finale that is FINALLY available on youtube thanks to dedicated generous fans. Well, sort of on youtube, it’s still not perfect:
And Option 3, just for funsies: