SOTY2 First Song! Tiger Can Jump Quite High

Karan loves his remixes, doesn’t he? Well, he is a smart cookie, he pays attention to what works and what doesn’t, and the remixes seem to work.

Well, SOTY2 is turning out to be quite the Tiger fest, isn’t it??? This song is all about him jumping around, and his dancer partner is more Aditya Seal than either of the two girls. I just looked up Aditya Seal by the way, he’s a model and a Taekwando champion. He’s been in a few films, like Namaste England and Tum Bin II, but I am guessing he was cast mostly so Tiger would have a matching athlete/fighter to work with.

This song feels like a “school function” performance, I was getting “Koi Mil Gaya” flashbacks. Or “Oh My Darling I Love You” from Mujshe Dosti Karoge. Or any number of other school function songs. Except, those had real big plot movements in them to justify the diagetic setting. I’m not seeing that from this song yet.

Oh, and I guess we should watch the original before the remix too. Kareena’s Dad Randhir and Jaya Bachchan in a bouffant, so 70s!!!! And of course it’s an RD Burman song. No dancing in the original song, which is interesting, so the dance moves in the new version are all original not remixes too. And the original song is also diegetic (that is, actually happens within the film), I think. Randhir comes off as super creepy for most of it, but then it looks like Jaya was just mad at him and forgave him at the end, so I guess it is okay. Also, does it feel like they really wanted Shammi and Sharmila but couldn’t get them so they hired Randhir and Jaya instead?

Okay, finally, with all that background, here is the real new song. So much English!

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17 thoughts on “SOTY2 First Song! Tiger Can Jump Quite High

  1. Oh so Aditya Seal is in SOTY 2? I saw the poster with a guy who looks like him, but the face was so photoshoped that I wasn’t sure.
    I loved him in Tum Bin 2, and he was also a nice surprise in Namaste England.

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    • Good to hear, because it looks like he is going to get a lot of screentime in this. Like, maybe more than the heroines. Hopefully it helps his career.

      On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. I love to see him dancing again, but there’s something about some of the moves that feels technically aided. Some of the jumps are, obviously, but he does some of the same moves as (80s) Govinda in his solo bit and they don’t look the same. Oh well, good to see some proper long shots of actual dancing for once.

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    • I’m nervous about the heroine’s being able to dance, but it looks like it will mostly be Tiger, so that’s okay. I still don’t think he is as good as Hrithik though.

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      • I like him a lot more than Hrithik, he’s more supple and more expressive. I also feel like his technical repertoire is bigger.

        They will probably find a creative solution for her if she can’t!

        It’s a shame about how roidy Tiger has gotten, but as long as he can still dance I’m happy.

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        • This is why Hrithik and Tiger need to co-star! We have to finally have an answer to this burning question. Hopefully it will be as obvious as watching Madhuri and Aish dance in Dole Re Dole (Madhuri. Madhuri is the better dancer).

          On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:27 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • It’s unfair to Hrithik though cos he’s so much older now. Also, I realise you don’t like Govinda but I am deeply invested in a movie with him and Tiger since I watched Munna Michael. Not that he would ever do that in a million years. Maybe he and Hrithik can play his two dads or two competing choreographers who both fall in love with him.

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          • I would love to see Govinda and Tiger! Mostly because I feel like Govinda goes slightly too big always, and Tiger goes slightly too small, so they would balance each other.

            On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:34 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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          • I see what you mean! I think they’d be a good combo. Govinda is fundamentally extra, although he can be a subtle actor and a very subtle dancer when he’s directed the right way and he actually believes in the material. This is why I think he should go into weird indie stuff but nobody listens to me.

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          • His story was the one I found most affecting in Salaam-E-Ishq, and it was definitely one of those subtle performances. Have you seen Happy Endings? I haven’t, but it’s as close as I can think of to him doing indie stuff.

            Unrelated, are you the one who recommended Dharam-Veer to me? I was just thinking about it with Kalank. Varun’s blacksmith outfit is no shirt and a leather half apron. I feel like Dharmendra’s odd leather mini-dress was more practical than that.

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          • Yes, definitely an example of it. lol I can’t remember if I did, I’ve seen so many, but I don’t think so. Interesting. I wish he’d do more of those things but either he isn’t offered them or he doesn’t want to do them.

            I was! lol wow that’s something. I mean, at least Dharam had chest protection. When he goes horse riding in it though… his thighs don’t deserve that.

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          • He’s Dharmendra! He doesn’t need thigh protection!

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  3. I have almost lost all hope in Hindi film music. It’s only remakes and Arijit Singh numbers. What happened to Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Lucky Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan etc? I’m glad Shreya is still around.

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    • Looking back at the songs from 1999 was really mindblowing. So much more creativity then, so many hit catchy songs made originally versus the remakes we get now.

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    • Thank you! I’ll do a post on it in a bit.

      (and you can always put stuff like this on the Wednesday Watching post, that’s what it is there for)

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