Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Favourite Bollywood Songs - Part 4

This song came out when I was about 13 or 14 and I remember hearing the previews for it and LOVING it. I was so looking foward to hearing the whole song. But I also remember that this song created a lot of controversy because of its double meanings - Choli Ke Peeche, or Behind the blouse. However, me and my family too, loved the song. We found it so catchy. And it seems so did most people because if memory serves me correctly this song was super popular. I've always loved Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt too.

Song: Choli Ke Peeche
Film: Khal Nayak (1993)

6 comments:

Arima said...

This is also an awesome song- I'd love to watch the movie!

broken mystic said...

Hey, I tagged you :)

chirpychickadee said...

I. LOVE. THIS. VIDEO.
I dig the beat, even though I don't dig that lady having a veil over her face (the feminist in me just doesn't know when to shut up), I dig all the dance moves.
Because I can't understand a damn thing they're saying, it seems like the one who's singing is gearing up for a bitch fight with the veiled lady. Sad.
Some of the patchworky face things remind me of face masks that Baluchi women in Iran wear. You know the S.A. and Irani handicrafts look really similar sometimes...I'll bet it's because we outsource to India, too!

chirpychickadee said...

Ahahahaha! And the guy with the eyepatch!

Farheen said...

There are a lot of overlaps in the culture. This style is, I think, more Rajasthani but that is similar to Balochi and Sindi in a lot of ways. Rajasthan is on the border with Pakistan, right next to Sindi. So the proximity would explain cultural overlaps.

By the way, I've changed the link on the title of the song. I thought it linked to a site with English translations of the song, but it didn't. I linked to one where it does have English translations. The two women are actually singing together. The "sidekick" women is asking the main woman questions and the main woman is replying.

Farheen said...

Sorry...not "next to Sindi" but rather Sindh.

Oh, and the veil: interesting observation. I know women in some parts of rural India and Pakistan will veil like that but it's never fully veiled like that as far as I know. In this song the veil seems to be used for creating mystery and thus enticement (sp?).