Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Aaja Nachle or Dirty dancing

Every one knows the story. Some quarters of society had objections over some words in lyrics related to cobbler and goldsmith. BMW (Bahan MayaWati) slapped a ban later to be revoked and some people accusing Mayawati for double standards (Aren't two better than one?)

An interesting part is how the Media analyzes an event and goes meta:
- Film gets banned
- Freedom of Speech
- Finer nuances of traditional professions and caste system in India

then in a separate thread:

- Madhuri's comeback (With oft repeated line: She never went away)
- Madhuri not fit for a comeback
- Theories for comebacks with data samples of Rekha, Kajol, Juhi etc.
- Controversy used to boost box office sale of the movie
- Controversy couldn't boost box office sale of the movie
- Theories of controversies increasing sales

With arguments, facts and theories buzzing around our head like a swarm of deadly bees, we missed a small point. Every day since past week I have listened to the song on Radio and not even a single byte from its lyrics are clipped. If representatives of people are so careful of popular sentiments then they should know a little bit of maths. Number of people listening to the words via Radio has to be much higher than cinema audience then why ban only on screening!

PS: A classic case of the meta nature of media is when media cribs about media!

6 comments:

desh said...

lets go for the movie :)
btw BMW is total over the top nwdays aftr her win in elections (whih was a great show btw)

madhuri is the best dancer till date, dont compare it with dirty dancing(waise woh bhi acchi thi)

media has no kaam, its thalua than most of the Sam-Son bound engineers :P

Surrendered Emotions said...

Getting the critics and reviewrs aside / isolated /locked in a cage and thrown into the ocean - I think this movie was on the similar lines of romantic comedies from the good old hollywood ...
but as i think this could have been made into a very gruesome movie on crime against women by someone like vishal bharadwaj - with the twist of fate where say the politician would have been a rapist! wild thoughts! lol

TheQuark said...

@Desi: Will surely go if it comes in Eshwari or Kamakya.

Madhuri I would say is the last diva and last danseuse this industry saw. There is a total anarchy after her. No heroine is yet as complete a package as MDN.

@Surrendered Emotions: Well we do need critics in every walk of our life. People who can tell us that we might be going in the wrong way, but it should be for aim of betterment. Naysayers like Leftist should get their own asylums.

I haven't watched the movie so can't really comment on it. But you do like the romantic fluff don;t you?

The idea is no wild. On the face of it, it might seem 'hatke'. The thing is that protagonists in Hindi Cinema are preprogrammed automatons. They never go to inner moral dilemmas or inner conflicts. 'Haalaat', 'Rishtey' and 'Usool' drive them or worst pure and divine love.

TheQuark said...

@Desh: Well it is actually Sam 'Sangh' :)

Media talks are mostly idle banter which we do at nearest chaiwaala stall

Nitesh said...

Comeback ho to Dada jaisa ho, varna wo comeback hi nahin... :)

TheQuark said...

@nitesh: I would blurt a cheesy line for that : Dada to kabhi gaye hi nahi thhe to comeback ka sawal hi nahi paida hota hai

This comeback and all is for newspaper to fill up their columns