One of the most discussed topic for this year’s Indian Republic Day was the new ‘Mile Sur Mera Thumhara’ video.
The video that came out on the Independence day of 1988. The video got instantly popular and is regularly aired on DD ever since then. The song was subtly made with a simple set of lyrics combined in a hummable tune. It had a nice blend of stars and normal people. People naturally connected. Rest is history. The song became a cult and became almost equal to the national anthem in status.
Back then in 90’s, DD had a commanding presence in India. It was the channel that had the maximum reach in the masses. This song is inside almost every youth of today. We almost grew up with it. Its totally baffling to see such a rehash on the video.
The video starts with a sitar, you are like ok; good hain. A.R.Rahman enter the scene with continuum keyboard. You’ll be like ok ok. He puts in a decent effort, the baton is well taken by his continuum. I am nor sure if many would like this sequence.
Enter the current leader of Bollywood. The one and only Mr. Bachan. He starts with Mile sur mera thumhara, totally out of sync. Why did he have to do that. He has the gateway of India on the background. Not sure if its for real or CGI. I feel its poor CGI. Not disrespecting, but sur mein gaavo. You are not the musician here. Once he is done with his erratic singing, he does what he does best. He narrates. Lovely in his awesome voice. Everything forgiven.
Enter Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with an alaap from Shankar, good hain. I am totally let down when he starts singing. Not you! Please. This is followed by a good Sitar sequence from Anoushka Shankar with tabla in the background. Rating goes a little up.
Enter Vikram in the tamil sequence, nice crooning at the background. Vikram is followed by Surya. Guys, you are not acting in a romantic song!
The current Koel Shreya Ghosal sings now. No comments here. How dare I. I wished that it lasted long. My wishes were never granted! 😦
Enter the Miss Beautiful with her Nakhra’s and her Hubby with a tone totally not related to his!
Telugu segment done by Mahesh Babu gets my full credit.
Wow Dal lake with Santoor in the back ground. Shivkumar Sharma & Rahul Sharma performs. Full marks here. What is Rohit Bal doing there in between!
I can go on and on like this. Almost everywhere I see stars going and coming. Where is the Aam Aadmi. At times I see decent performance by Zakir Hussain and Shaan. At the same time I see half baked performance from Shamak Dawar and Shobana. Also, horrible performance from Sonu Nigam with a beggar look. Dude, wearing decent clothes doesn’t give you a decent look. Plus the the crowd typically appears that it was controlled.
Mr. Aamir Khan – You are not singing Aati Kya Khandala.
Mr. SRK – You are are not going Sooraj Hua Madham.
Salman – He requires a good mention. He stands apart and so does he in the sequence. He connects well with the deaf children. Good job dude!
Rest all are not even worth a mention. If I mention more, I’ll end up having more enemies than friends.
Not that I hate the people mentioned. These are people I like and it hurts when they do such mockery.
If I am granted the permission to kill someone, I would kill the person who thought of this idea in the first place.
Rather than national integrity it portrays the integrities of film industries across the nation!
Last but not the least, they could have included Saif & Kareena also!