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September 28, 2017

Bollywood, I love you!


I listen to only two radio stations - 100.3 and 92.7. The former plays America's Top 40 songs, which I now love thanks to repetition and the latter plays Bollywood songs. But the number of advertisements and talk shows on this 'Indian' radio station is incredible and saddening.

This morning as usual on the way to work, I was switching between these two channels for the better song. While I usually don't bother to listen to the chit-chat more than half a minute, today I did....because the topic was Yash Raj! About how Yash Chopra songs are mesmerising, the romance in his movies etc. Then this lady was answering calls of listeners and discussing their favourite Yash Raj movie, song, scene and so on. It was Yash Chopra's birthday today. My commute is only half an hour, so I couldn't continue enjoying the most beautiful music ever. But let me tell you about the two songs that I did enjoy. One was Dekha Ek Khwab from Silsila and other one Dholna from Dil Toh Pagal Hai. The first one is a beautiful track with beautiful visuals, teasing lyrics..such a happy song! Second one I love the movie and the song to the extent that anyone would think I live in a fantasy land..

Oh I cannot explain the happiness I felt while I sang along with the audio. On top of this, on the request of a listener they also did a playback of the last scene of Dil Toh Pagal Hai - Madhuri Dixit talking about or thinking aloud about the man who has swept her off her feet but never expressed her feelings to him - Shah Rukh Khan. Cheesy? Well, that's what Bollywood is about! I could easily be one of the listeners who was most entertained by that audio clip. Took me back to my college days and the days after too. Maybe I never grew up.

I am a self-confessed bollywood buff. One of those kinds who can recite multiple movie dialogues by heart. Bollywood songs - lyrics and melody - transport me to a place that does not exist, they give me instant joy, leave me smiling. Lately either the number of awesome movies/songs have reduced or I have not been able to keep up with the trends as before. Life changes .. why!

No complaints!

Let's just believe the best bollywood movies and songs have already been made in the 90s and early 2000s and my peers and I have watched and nailed each one :)



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