I got to the icky depressing part of Sanjay’s life today, the reason that I have been avoiding writing a Hindi 101 series on him because I just didn’t want to think about it. And I still don’t want to think about it, so I am going to put up a post of silly happy songs to sort of shake the bad thoughts out.
Start with something completely happy and silly to remind us of all the joyful wackiness that brings us to Indian movies in the first place. (“Dhoom Tana” from Om Shanti Om)
I can’t really explain why this song makes me so happy, but it DOES! Something about the 90s neon green dress and Ajay’s dopey smile. (“Neeand Churiya Mere” from Ishq)
Something a little newer, Rahman’s latest super crazy catchy offering for a Ratnam movie. (“Azhagiye” from Kaatru Veliyidai)
And an older Rahman, one of the first songs of his I heard that made me sit up and go “Hey! This guy is GOOD!” (“Smiyai” from Kandukonden Kandukonden)
This one I hadn’t heard until recently, and hadn’t seen the video until really recently and it is INSANE!!!! But in a way that makes me very happy (“Boom Boom” from Boys)
If I put in recent Rahman, gotta throw in some classic RD Burman for contrast. I love the medley, I love everything about it from the competing groupies to the crazy 70s sunglassess to Rish Kapoor’s extremely literal dance movies (time=moving hands like a clock) (“Medley” from Hum Kisese Kum Nahin)
Rishi is fun, but the funnest songster has got to be young Salman. (“Tan Tana Tan” from Judwaa)
There, now don’t you feel better? I know I do!!!!