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Bollywood Invades America

January 17, 2009

(This is a cross-post from my Facebook. People were into it, so I thought I’d put it here too.)

Since Bollywood seems to be taking over the states, I thought I’d post one of my favorite Bollywood musical numbers EVAR. It’s from the film “Dil Se“. I have dreams about that woman’s stomach…It has a life of it’s own. (Incidentally she’s not a cast member, but only appears in this sequence. Bollywood – it has it’s own internal logic!). This whole sequence just makes my pulse race!

I knew Bollywood was making it’s way into US mainstream consciousness, but the Golden Globes really drove it home. Shahrukh Khan (the actor in this clip) was on stage as was A R Rahman (the writer of this song) for “Slumdog Millionaire”. It was nuts.

Then I noticed (only because of work, I swear!) that The Cheetah Girls’ newest movie involves them trying out for a Bollywood film! When the Disney-franchise tweens are into it – that’s a wrap!

Also, if it sounds familiar, a DJ Premiere remix of this song is used in the opening titles of Spike Lee’s “Inside Man”. Here’s the MP3.

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