I love to see lyrics and music being an integral part of the movie’s story line. Although there are lots of movies with good music, somehow, especially in Bollywood / Tamil movies, the songs are mostly added for the sake of it. Or you have something as Hum Aapke Hain Kaun which are supposedly musicals! Take this, hero and heroine are talking about some random emotion inside their house, hug in the bedroom and voila, song and dance happens to random bhangra beats in an african desert while camels lazily watch at colorful dancers throw dates into an oasis in a bid to recalculate bouyancy formulaes and prove Archimedes wrong! the song also goes ‘I love you rekha, eureka eureka!!” oh balle oh balle!
So, it was great to see a movie over the weekend, Gulaal, that used lyrics and music so nicely. I found the choreography, music and lyrics absolutely brilliant. In several scenes, there is a character (the guy plays a singer) who starts singing on just about anything and the acting was good too. Of course Kay Kay Menon must be one of the best actors in India today.
Unfortunate that despite the above positives, the movie still seems lost on what it wants to communicate clearly.
But well, I am still singing, “Door des ki tower mein ghus gaya aeroplane!” “Chakhmakh chakhmakh chakhmakh …”