Sunday, July 29, 2012

Top 10 Beats of the Week: July 22 - July 28, 2012

  1. Banjaara Ek Tha Tiger
  2. Kafirana Joker
  3. Abhi Abhi Jism 2
  4. Kaafir Andhere Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi
  5. Hum To Hain Cappuccino Kya Super Kool Hain Hum
  6. Daaru Desi Cocktail
  7. Mann Qunto Maula Maximum
  8. Shuruwat Pyaar Ki Aalap
  9. Chalao Na Naino Se Bol Bachchan
  10. Har Mod Pe Chakradhaar


  1. As a fellow Indian-American, I was wondering if you also thought that listening to Kafirana (the video version) was a little awkward? ;)

    1. The fakht version? So fakht means "only" in Marathi, and they used it a lot in the IIFA awards as well. I think with songs that come out nowadays, it wasn't that big a deal. Everyone is just trying to outdo one another with these item numbers, so I wouldn't say it was that awkward. They were just trying to sound vulgar without actually being vulgar, which seems like something they like to do in Bollywood (Kya Super Kool Hain Hum is an example with the macho de line). This song is mad catchy though!

    2. Right, I knew that 'fakht' means only in Marathi, we use it in Gujarati as well :) And yes, that is characteristic of Bollywood these days. But I just felt that it sounded more vulgar than they perhaps thought it would be (maybe that's why they changed it) because of the English lyrics in the phrase. It's always interesting to hear these kind of lyrics from an American perspective because I always think "Is Bollywood allowed to do that???", which is why I wondered if you felt the same way ;)

    3. Yeah I know what you mean. Movies here are pretty bad in that sense and we don't even think about it. We're used to hearing Eminem and what not with all possible words and yet when we hear it in Indian songs, it sounds weird. I agree with that, even if it does sound super hypocritical. The cultures are so different and yet Bollywood is becoming westernized. At the same time, I'm less and less affected by it, which is probably not a good thing...