Ok it is not truly random; it is coherent but I don’t know what it is doing on this blog. Hence, the title.
Assumption : You have access to YouTube and embedded videos in Flash.
I was with a couple of friends yesterday and we were digging up Hindi songs from the 90′s and before; just to have a good laugh. I shall share some of them with reasons why I found them funny. I am not embedding the YouTube videos here, just follow the links if you are interested.
1. Yaara O Yaara from Jeet (video)
USP : Sunny Deol’s dancing. Need I say more ? It is one of those rare songs that isn’t choreographed by a choreographer; instead they used an action director. They also invented a form of dancing that was devoid of any grace whatsoever. Of course, they succeeded beyond limits.
If you want to see a song really well choreographed for Sunny Deol, there is Teri Tasveer Mil Gayi from Betaab (video).
2. Dil Deewana Bin Sajna Ke from Maine Pyaar Kiya (video)
USP : This video can be christened as the Couples’ Hall of Fame. Forget the lead pair, watch out for the other couples that appear in the song doing strange stuff. If you had a girlfriend/boyfriend in the 90′s, chances are you made an appearance in this video.
3. Dil Deewana Bin Sajna Ke from Maine Pyaar Kiya version 2 (video)
USP : Salman Khan’s dancing. The song Pappu Can’t Dance Saala might very well be a tribute to Salman. Watch around 3:20 for his best steps. The funniest part is around 4:15 when Bhagyashree gets turned on or something and tightens her dupatta to the sound of drums and heavy percussion. You expect her to go into some dancing frenzy, but all she does is one *very* lame step after the crescendo.
P.S. : Thanks for Girish, also watch out for Salman Khan moonwalking at 1:26, 3:54 and 4:03.
4. Naino Mein Sapna from Himmatwala (video)
USP : The director evidently overhead someone say that “pot” was cool and the *in* thing. So what did he do ? Shot a song with a million pots. You also have to bear an overweight Sridevi and some uber corny dialogues before the song begins.
5. Ashok Kumar dancing to Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja whilst on the death bed (video)
USP : Ashok Kumar multiplexing between dancing, dying, handling some sort of costiveness , dealing with a heart failure, singing and playing imaginary instruments among other things. So far no other Indian has risen upto this level of patriotism.
6. Dinga Dinga Dee (video)
USP : An Israeli defense company makes a Bollywood style song for its sales pitch. Countless posts have been written on this. Watch out for the cardboard missiles and framed portraits of Indian gods and goddesses in the video.
7. Jab Se Hui Hai Mohabbat from (?) (video)
USP : The lead actor whose dancing could make Michael Jackson want to kill himself (or an 8 year old boy). If you make it through this video without laughing even once, call the doctor. Ditto for this video of Sam Anderson dancing.
USP : In the live studio recording, a thin Bappi Lahiri maybe. In the music video from the movie, do watch Madhuri Dixit almost ending up embarrassing herself with the costume and props if not for her great dancing skills, and a helpless Sanjay Dutt matching steps with Madhuri Dixit. That is quite unfair in itself.
This list is by no means exhaustive, so please feel free to send in more links.
Couples’ Hall of Fame title by Onkar.
Disclaimer : This post isn’t politically/morally/ethically correct. I know that. Also, I, by no means, claim to be a good dancer or better than any of the above credited magaan (South Indian word for mahaan) dancers. But atleast you shall never find a video of me dancing floating on the internet. Guaranteed.