Happy Saturday! I’m not even going to apologize for posting less yesterday, I’m on vacation! I deserve a break!
It was an interesting exhibit and I got a little distracted by the meta-quality of it as a timeline of museums. It had the usual “our first people” section with boring bead necklaces and old baskets and hand typed little labels. And then it had the slightly more interesting sections like the Hollywood one that let you draw your own costume, or make your own sound effects in a Foley room.
And then it had the highly technical areas like the new Black Power history section (Black Panthers were founded in California! I always through they were from Chicago for some reason) that had kind of zones of sound so you were always hearing songs or oral histories or poetry from the people who lived through it, plus these powerful blown up photos and quotes on the wall.
Looks like they never really gutted the whole thing, just found a new corner to stick in new exhibits as they went from the boring 1970s idea of a museum as a place for old things, to the 1990s idea of a museum as interactive and exciting, to the 2000s idea of a museum as a place to have an emotional catharsis as you discover the power of the past.
But forget all that! New Kalank song is out! That’s what we really want to talk about. Varun dances, woo-hoo. And Kiara Advani shows up for her cameo and I honestly thought it was Esha Deol for a second. My goodness does she look like a young Hema Malini! Most interesting, Madhuri shows up at the very end and smiles, which makes me suddenly think maybe she is Varun’s mother?????
Also, Alia is getting married? Or some ceremony, while this is happening? I assumed she and Varun were star crossed lovers who met before her marriage, but maybe they meet after? Or after her engagement at least, if that is the ceremony that is happening. He certainly seems way too cheerful and carefree for someone who is losing their true love. Especially since Alia is crying. So either Alia is already sad even without meeting Varun, or they have met each other but Varun doesn’t know she is engaged and is just happy to be in love, or Varun’s character is such a crazy confident guy that he doesn’t care she is getting engaged, he still thinks they can be together.
Also, I froze it to be sure, and the woman standing in the background at 1:09 is Sonakshi. What the heck??? Is she like Alia’s servant/friend? Or Aditya’s sister? I just assumed the second heroine would have her own story line, not just be standing in the background for Alia’s.
And finally, why the heck is this a “Hinglish” song? There haven’t been any British people in any of the previous trailers, right? I thought it was set pre-colonial, or at least in an area that was never colonized. It’s just weird, right?
Lot’s to talk about! Begin!