I am going to watch Khiladi this weekend, and I am excited. Not so much because I love bodies flying through the air, car collisions and firecracker-Kung-Fu. Well, I do love Akki, but that’s besides the point.
My autistic and predominantly non-verbal student LOVES Bollywood music, so whenever a new movie comes out I am showing him the trailer and the songs. I show him Stardust magazines with all its glamorous Bollywood stars. When I point and ask him “who is this?” he will identify the star with 100% accuracy. On our frequent walks I may start humming a BW tune and lo and behold he will know one or two lines of the lyrics -without understanding a word. Point in case I was humming after a very long hiatus Chammak Challo and he knew the title and who’s acting in the movie.
Today I was telling him about the upcoming Khiladi and I went on Youtube to show him the trailer and then the songs. I had seen the trailer but I had no idea how many beautiful tunes it had!
From my student’s point of view here are the songs he liked best: (with passionate repeat-listening..)
music and lyrics and vocals by Himesh Reshammiya
in second place came The Lonely Song, credits go again to Himesh and Yo Yo Honey Singh & Hamsika Iyer
Lyrics by: Shabbir Ahmed
followed by Saari Saari Raat also by the ultra-talented Himeshji, GEE!!
and we liked Long Drive, music Himesh. sing sing: Mika Singh
for some reason Balmo came last in our favorite countdown:
music Himesh, singers Shreya Ghoshal and Sreeram
I mean, this movie is a musical treasure chest
and off I go to buy the CD :-)
can’t wait to see these beautiful songs on the big screen!!
– which makes me laugh because before my Bollywood mania days I DESPISED music and dance in movies. Go figure. What a turnaround.
Thank you Youtube, Eros Entertainment and T-series for all these great Bollywood video clips
And thanks Bollywood for adding another dimension to my life. With its colors, its music, its stars, it just brings so much joy, not just to me but all the peeps I can share this passion with. Like my wonderful student.