Bob has an interest in Bollywood music and we've been listening to a CD of Indian pop. The whole business of getting house ready has been a strain, and it's been nice to have the cd to sort of bop around with. The music is upbeat. It's also in another language. The songs are often long, seven minutes for "My Dil Goes Mmmm." At any time they can range from incredibly cool, like the part near the opening of "Kajraare" where the male singer sings the drum part. (At least I think it's "Kajraare"...) That's a traditional way for Indian drum players (who historically tended not to be literate) to teach drum music. To incredibly cheesy, like the part in "Bunty aur Babli" where they break into rap. I remember when I was a kid, and they would have a plot of a tv show like, say, Ironsides or Mod Squad, which involved a rock band. The rock band was inevitably lame and utterly unconvincing. The rap in "Bunty aur Babli" is like that. Not surprising since the song is sort of a Bollywood disco song that has been produced to within an inch of it's life.
If I could understand the lyrics of these songs, I'd probably hate them. The cheese factor would somehow become overwhelming. But right now, the only hindi words I know are dil
and I love
, respectively.) I really like the idea of having a hindi vocabulary entirely based on Bollywood music.Bunty aur Babli