Bollywood for Children
This is not necessarily in response to MM’s 90s songs post but certainly inspired by it. While for most people it brought back memories of a decade ago, for me it brought back one of a month ago. While in India on maternity we re-watched many “classics”, cringed through the yellow plastic earrings and perm hair. For my gora husband many of these were a firsttime watch, not reminisces. Imagine my surprise when he sings to Mishki…Twinkle Twinke Little Star …you’ll learn this soon enough when….you watch Maine Pyar Kiya!!!
Tell the truth now, how many of you instantly know what he’s referring to? Yes, it’s the background music everytime they flashback to a kiddie Salman asking for chocolate from his uncle Alok Nath and they replay it when Salman re-renters their life as his daughter’s beau.
MPK for all of us was many things – Salman’s dashing debut, one-hit wonder Bhagyashree, a pigeon with amazing sense of direction, a harbinger for Hum Apke Hain Kaun and family values, knowing that pretending to be a cripple is the most underhanded thing EVER…but it took a first-time watcher to make it a movie that introduces his infant to this most revered nursery rhyme.
Bollywood, your breadth knows no bounds. Salut!
You have to skip to 3:16 to get to the good part here, although Reema Lagoo giving her future bahu her choodis is also priceless.