Thank you Aamir! Both for releasing a song timed so I can watch it before leaving for work, and for telling me in advance what time you would be releasing it so I could plan around that! Of course, I still had to write the actual post, but I can do that anywhere. Oh, and thank you Dhawans for giving us such fun songs! Twice!
Secret Superstar first. Be warned, tears may occur!
What I really love about this song is how it isn’t the usual “mother” song. For one thing, it’s a girl singing about her mother, not a boy. For another, this isn’t the wise sacrificing kind of mother. I mean, it is. But it’s also a “pyaari” mother. Cute, loveable, sweet. A reminder that she is a person after all, with her own quirks and personalities.
Which, come to think of it, kind of feels related to the girl singing it instead of a boy? Because daughters tend to see more of these things than sons, the identities their mother may have had before she became a mother, all the little struggles and challenges that go into making her children feel safe and happy, that being a mother isn’t easy, it’s not that you become one and magically know everything and can do everything.
I didn’t like the tag at the end, which is the same they have used in the other videos, to indicate the “secret superstar” idea, our heroine enjoying having everyone talk about her without knowing it is her. It felt like turning this whole lovely song into just all about our heroine again, instead of her mother.
But then I realized that part of this is her mother also doesn’t know this song is out there, doesn’t know it is about her. She wasn’t singing this song as a gift to her mother, to send her a message. It was sincerely the thing she wanted to sing more than anything else, what was in her heart, whether her mother knew it or not.
And, from a song that may make you tear up, to a song that really really won’t! “Oonchi Hai Building”. Which, now that I have re-watched Judwaa, I am much more excited about!
In the original and in this, the idea is cheerful sexy times with full parental approval. Very strange concept! Well, sort of parental approval. The two brothers are mistaken for each other, so Jacqueline’s father encourages her to be alone in her bedroom and enjoy with (he thinks) good wealthy Salman. Meanwhile over in Taapsee’s house, her wild mother is throwing her at the actual good wealthy Salman, who would never have been able to flirt with her except the twin connection is making him do the same things that “bad” Salman is doing with Jacqueline. No idea why Taapsee is doing the same things as Jacqueline, maybe they are secretly twins too, or maybe the twin connection extends to the women they love.
And they are doing this with the most explicit/unexplicit lyrics possible! I really feel like “my elevator can’t go up to your building” has a meaning there. But then it switches to “so come with band and all like a groom for our wedding!” So, wait, she’s saying we can have sex after marriage? Or am I misunderstanding entirely? The point is, it’s yet another super catchy and also silly song and I love it and can’t wait for September 29th!