Happy Halloween! Which of These Songs is Scariest?

Happy Halloween! Albie Dog is in his bee costume and will be staying in it for the rest of the day, no matter how pitiful he looks. And I am wearing skull earrings. It’s all very festive.

Be warned, these are really truly disturbingly scary songs! And you have to watch them straight through, full screen if possible. No fair looking away! If you manage to do that, you can then come back her and vote for “scariest”. Or I suppose if you manage to do that for all but one of them, than the one you couldn’t even finish must be “scariest”.

It’s the first minute that I just can’t take. No Vinod!!! NO! “Aaj Phir Tumpe”

The HANDS!!!!! (you’ll know it when you see it) “Baby Doll”

And this one, it’s like snakes and ladders, but TERRIFYING. “Mudhalvan”

17 thoughts on “Happy Halloween! Which of These Songs is Scariest?

  1. That Mudalvan – Shankar remade in Hindi with Anil Kapoor as Nayak – but this song is not that “scary” or funny in Hindi. The lyrics are funny in Telugu.

    Shankar had put that kind of funny/”scary” songs in many movies – like Boom Boom in Boys, Randaka/Andangkaka in Anniyan


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  2. And the proper scary song matching Halloween theme (wearing costumes to frighten people) is from Geethanjali – Nagarjuna giving it back to the heroine’s gang – vampire costume – Good music and scary lyrics in Telugu.

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    • Somehow I always find purposefully scary songs less scary than accidental ones, the ones with the surprisingly weird uncomfortable moments in the middle.

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  3. Thanks yjbasu for the additional songs (I find Mudhalvanae funnier and more intense than the Hindi version)
    Again learned something new. I’m just watching/hearing Mudhalvan while writing – my first Shankar movie. I was intrigued that a movie with a story playing in modern times would have such a song. Now, I even get to understand that Shankar has a proclivity for such kind of songs.

    Your songs: 1st – no, not scary (rather bold…and Vinod seemed to have felt uncomfortable with the shower scene), but I may watch Dayavan, too (story Mani Ratman! Madhuri and Vinod as said in one of his best roles).
    2nd – yes, all those hands…very uncomfortable feeling…about the song and the ‘exploitation’ of Sunny. No interest to watch Rajini MMS 2.
    3rd – not the song was the scariest, but the end…bravo!

    If I think of a scary song, it would immediately be MataMata (Trimurti) that comes into my mind, certainly because I know the context…it is the obvious and lingering evil that scares me (for the protagonists).

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    • I must just have a low tolerance for Vinod, that opening is super unpleasant for me.

      Glad I am not the only one uncomfortable with the hands! I don’t love the rest of the song, but it is fine, nothing terribly unusual. The hand sequence though, that is just disturbing.

      I really don’t like Shankar myself, particularly the movie that song is from (Indian). Just for my taste, if you are going to watch a Shankar movie, maybe try I? Over the top amazing special effects and songs, but the plot hangs together a bit better to me. AGain, assuming your taste is the same as mine.

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      • I’ve interrupted my viewing …so far, I’m still invested in the story but don’t think that I will be v e r y interested in watching another Shankar movie.
        As your song is from the Tamil one (and as I don’t find the Hindi one that engaging, I chose to watch the original, not the remake).

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        • Yeah, I don’t love Shankar, but I would still recommend the Tamil version over the Hindi. He is all about the wild experiments, and in the Tamil industry they really let him do whatever he wants.

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          • The Hindi movie is also good because it had Amrish Puri as the CM. He did as good as Raghuvaran. Movie is Mudalvan (Nayak) and not Indian which is Kamal Hassan’s movie.

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      • Shankar’s movies have that typical Tamil flavor (blown-up over-the-top like that girl rescue scene in Robo) that sometimes is OTT even for fellow South Indian Telugu audience.

        But, he puts a thought into his songs. For example, the above song from Mudalvan(Nayak) – Hero (Arjun) is dedicated to his duties as the Chief Minister (Administrator of the state); Heroine (Manisha) wants some private moments; In the song, Hero is shown as king always involved in his duties, Hero’s secretary and the villain and are shown as big snakes, and heroine is a queen asking to care about her also, not only the people.

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        • Thanks for this additional info…not understanding first, why this song was in a modern movie, it incited me to watch the movie (but then I also saw it as a kind of allegory).

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          • Glad to share. Shankar had done this (song setup with kings period) in earlier movies too – Gentleman and Indian. Mani Ratnam did in Geetanjali.


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    • Feroz Khan films with Vinod all have some kind of weird beefcake washing scene and Vinod is always super uncomfortable. In Qurbani he gets a shirtless sponge bath and he looks like he wants to die from embarrassment.

      I guess at least Feroz knew what he liked and made it happen, lol.

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  4. C’mon, don’t be so hard on poor Vinod Khanna.IMO he did Dayavan for dosti and the money.For a palate cleanser watch scrumptious Vinod in Mera Gaon Mera Desh. The movie is hailed as the inspiration for Sholay. But Vinod’s interpretation of the dacoit is totally different from Amjad’s.The former is more cold,cunning and calculating who rules the region with an iron hand and always has a logical explanation for the atrocities he commit.Even his raids are more planned and careful.

    (Picture from Bollywoodfoodclub’s review of the movie).

    How about this Halloween song from the 70s? It’s meant to be funny rather than scary as the sorcerer chants spells on a dark night and gives advice to three love lorn girls.Aruna Irani looks really young here.

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    • Nope, sorry, I just can’t get into Vinod. And yet both his sons I find super hot!

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        • Oh, that makes me so sad. Shoot. Not that OSHO is super super evil any more, but it still seems like a sign that the young man is feeling a bit lost in the world, has something he wants to escape from, if he chooses to retreat to an exclusive religious life.

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