Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Baldly" go where no man has gone before..

No limits to what movie stars will do to promote their movies these days. In the picture above, you have Aamir buzzing the "Ghajini" haircut on a few of his fans, as part of the promotional activities for his film. Full article here.

Don't believe in mincing those words, do you, SRK?

Question: Aamir kick-started the final promotions for his film Ghajini with the release of your film. Your comment?

SRK: I think it is a very good strategy. He thinks he can ride off the brand that is Shah Rukh Khan, which is the biggest brand. The problem is, I cannot ride on any other brand as there is no brand bigger than me!

Daym, son!

When Indi-Pop began...

Now you're talking

Rahman does fusion, just right. This takes Lebanese Blonde (Thievery Corporation) to the next level.

Love the way this song starts off all pretty with pianos and guitar (assumedly, that's Mausam), and that kicks into the sitar, drum 'n' bass groove.

A constituent of the radical new OST that is Slumdog Millionaire.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Behka Main Behka

When I first heard this song, I figured that the video would have to be extremely "hatke" to match up to the work Rahman has done with it. Its amazing to see the creativity and spirit that Bollywood exudes during the process of film-making. The industry has certainly come a long way. While Aamir does look a tad bit haggard, must laud his tenacity and ability to reinvent himself so brilliantly.

Ghajini's looking drastic! Can't wait.

Note to Ahmed Khan - R&B is Rhythm and Blues, not Rhythm and Bass.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chak Lein De

Awesome Kailash Kher track from the OST of CC2C (sorry, being very Delhi-ite with my abbreviations, today).

The best part is the flute interlude after the second verse, and the really best part comes after the last verse when the song goes into an acoustic guitar mode, and then crescendoes back with flutes and drums back into the hook. Nice job, K.Kher!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Dev D

Seems to be like a glitzier "Leaving Las Vegas" on acid. Not too convinced about the choice of Abhay Deol as the lead here, but he could prove me wrong. The dark look of brooding negativity, and drug-inspired panning shots are elements which haven't been seen too often in Bollywood. Either they have been too pretentious (Aks) or rather meaningless (No Smoking - which is also Anurag Kashyap's doing).

In either case, its nice to see a new spin on an old tale. Props for the effort itself.

Monday, December 01, 2008

sometimes my ipod can read my mind

do pal ruka khwabon ka karavan,

aur phir chal diye, tum kahaan, hum kahaan,

do pal ki thi, yeh dilon ki daastaan,

aur phir chal diye, tum kahaan, hum kahaan,