Loony songs hit the jackpot
Dakku daddy (Times music)
songs themselves are
getting pretty weird. Lyrical qualities are becoming rare.
Rather, they are considered a liability at times. Loony songs
have a better run at the popularity stakes.
In such a
scenario, private albums have every right to go over the top.
That is what this one does with élan. It is the flower child
of hip hop "Hinglish" artist Ishq Bector, whose real
name is Amitabh Sunil.
Born and raised in
Winnipeg (Canada), this artist is currently trying his luck in
Bollywood and is creating some buzz. Back in Canada, he was part
of a hip hop group called the Frek Sho (pronounced Freak Show)—he
being the only Indian in the group. It has six albums.
Mumbai, he auditioned and competed in the MTV VJ hunt. They
promoted him like mad but in the end said that he wasn't
"Indian" enough for their viewers. But a producer that
he worked with at MTV (Razy), wanted to shoot his video. Thus
came Ishq De... step by step.
In the album under
review, his long staple diet of Hindi films has been
regurgitated in strange forms. The father of the girl who does
not want her to meet her boyfriend is portrayed as Gabbar daku
in the title song.
Other songs like Aye
hip hopper mujhe pyar to kar, Nachna ve nachna
and ‘Bollywood Chick’ are also over the top in irreverence.
Most of the lyrics are also penned by him. Take a representative
sample and decide for yourself whether it is your cup of tea:
Mista IshQ-a Get
Ya! That’s why you loving me;
Like Anil Kapoor
Living with women
But pussycat need
to scratch back the jealousy;
Milan had the body
of a bahar wali;
Mahi had the heart
of a ghar wali;
& me being the
cutie that I am;
I put Mahi on my
on and so forth).
Yes sir, that is
lyrics for you. I am getting out of here.
* * *
album contains Vedic verses of Ganesh Stuti, Rudri Paath,
Purusha Sukta and Shanti Paath, recited by 21 South
Indian Brahmins. The album begins with Ganesh Stuti. Purush
Sukta, the hymn from the 10th mandala (part)
of the Rigveda, is the most hypnotic.
Mrityunjaya on disc two is well known, Rudri on disc
one is not quite so popular. It sings the glory of Shiva, the
giver of energy, wisdom and health. — ASC