So many videos today! And I don’t like ANY OF THEM. But maybe you will and can convince me to feel otherwise, that would be nice. I like liking things.
And then there’s the “Chamma Chamma” remake. I challenge ANYONE to make me like this. It’s the same as the “Ek Do Teen” remake, they took something clever and pretty and interesting in every way (costumes, dance steps, music) and stripped that all away. The costume is just a spangly bra top and nothing skirt, the dance steps are barely there, just half a movement and then cut away, and the song itself is remixed into nothing. This is the problem with remixes, usually it means they were too cheap and unimaginative to do something new with the music, and that’s a red flag that they will be too cheap and unimaginative to do something new with anything else either.
Here, here is the first one if you haven’t seen it:
And now the gross remix:
And finally, the real challenge, the song that is driving me INSANE!!!! Simmba released it’s romance track, it is another remix, but this time it is a good one (unlike “Chamma Chamma”). And the visuals are very pleasing. Ranveer seems a bit stiff, but that could be his character. Sara looks lovely and her half-top, full skirt look is flattering and striking in the best way. But, HOW DO I KNOW THIS SONG???? I already looked up and found out it is a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan standard. But I don’t listen to South Asian music if it isn’t in a movie, so this MUST have already been sampled in some other film. What is that film???? What is that other song??? How do I know it so very very well????? HELP ME!!!!