Thursday, December 1, 2011

30-Day Bollywood Soundtrack Challenge - Days 21-25

More of the Bollywood Soundtrack 30-Day Challenge ...

Day 21 - A difficult song that you wish you could sing:

It was a toss up between "Jhoote Naina" and "Suniyo Ji" from Lekin (1991) - both are gorgeous, difficult classically-based songs. Suniyo Ji is probably more difficult technically, but I absolutely love Jhoote Naina. I'm more of an Asha Bhosle fan than Lata Mangeshkar (though both are phenomenal and unique in their own ways), and I could practice forever and never get those perfect little trills that Asha does in Jhoote Naina!




Day 22 - A song that you know the whole routine and choreography to:

There's a lot of songs that I've memorized the dances to - particularly girl dances by Madhuri Dixit and Aishwariya Rai (think "Piya Ghar Aaya", "Thodasa Pagla" and "Dhola Re Dhola", for example) ... but then I also love to watch the totally random moves of background dancers in songs and memorize a lot of those too. And then there's the aerobic ridiculousness of the Sridevi-Jeetendra routines from the 80s -- "Ek Aankh Marun" from Tohfa (1984) is one of my favorites and yes I do have every single one of these nonsensical moves memorized.




Day 23 - A song that you dedicate to your friends:

"Thodisi Jo Peeli Hai" from Namak Halal (1982) will always remind me of one of the best parties I've ever been to, at which our group of friends actually partied to this song on the dance floor!




Day 24 - A song that no one would expect you to love:

"Zubi Zubi" from Dance Dance (1987) is a pretty random song to love. Amrish Puri is beyond creepy in it too. But I have a remix of it on my iPod and I've been known to put it on repeat on occasion.




Day 25 - A song that reminds you of your childhood:

"O Gopala" from Gopaal Krishna (1979) was choreographed by my mom back in the early 80s for a large group of her students in Canada. I think I was about five or six years old the first time I performed it, and I still remember the entire dance! I love this song.



More to come and sorry the updates have been so spaced out!

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