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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Item Songs



Lately everywhere I go, be it a marriage function, a party, a restaurant, a hotel or even annual functions at colleges, I hear these so called “item” songs playing. Songs with lyrics that are not only offensive and vulgar but which portray women as objects of desire. Words such as “maal” and “cheez” are used to describe women.

I see people gyrating to these vulgar songs. I see small children glued to the television sets viewing these songs and wonder what effect it will have on their delicate minds. Songs that show women in skimpy clothes, winking, showing cleavage, with lecherous gangsters AND policemen (yes them too) staring, touching and dancing around them and literally drooling like hungry dogs. Songs like “Munni badnam hui”, “Halkat jawani” , “Fevicol” etc. are not only annoying to listen to but torturous to look at as well. It makes me cringe every time I hear them. I truly feel that songs endorsing brands such as Fevicol and Zandu Balm sound overly cheap and tacky.

What really amazes me is the way the leading heroines today are all falling over themselves to be an “item” girl in an “item song. They count the so called “item” songs as feathers in their caps.  I sit and wonder..why would any respectable lady be ready to be addressed as an item ?

Apart from the item songs, there are songs with the most bizarre weird lyrics. There is “Sari ke fall sa kabhi match kiya re” or “I got rocket in my pocket Oh baby come & launch it” from grand Masti, or Anarkali disco chali” or “Dhating Naach” or “Gandi Baat” etc etc. Surprisingly, a lot of these stupid songs have Sonakshi Sinha in them. I wonder if she writes them herself…

We did have an occasional weird song like “Telephone dhun mein hasne wali” or “Jab tak rahega  samosa mein aloo” earlier too but the last few years have taken the stupidity to a different level altogether.
Maybe I’m old fashioned or whatever one would like to call me but I seriously dislike these embarrassing dim-witted meaningless songs.







13 comments:

  1. I don't even listen to bollywood Crap anymore , it has lost the soul and feel.

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    1. I agree Amit, music is not what it used to be

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  2. you are not old fashioned .. some people just take stupidity to next level and call it creativity and fashion same is the case of item song !

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    1. Ankur..the worst part is that in various interviews I have read the bollywood people justify these item songs claiming they were "important" to the script ! what purpose they serve is something I never understood.

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  3. That simply proves that an alarmingly large percentage of Indians are delinquents and imbeciles. Apparently, these movies and 'item numbers' are being targeted at them. The question is, what are these numbers doing in the gatherings of the so-called elite classes?

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    1. I totally agree with you Umashankar Ji, I keep asking myself the same question..
      Thank you for taking time to read my post :)

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  4. I have nothing against item songs, but I liked the way you express your thoughts in this post !

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  5. कल 12/04/2014 को आपकी पोस्ट का लिंक होगा http://nayi-purani-halchal.blogspot.in पर
    धन्यवाद !

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  6. Valid points. Totally agree.
    Lyrics have gone for toss! :)

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    1. Anita the whole music scene saddens me..I miss the days of Lata and Rafi's songs and my heart yearns for Gulzar and Sahir Ludhianvi's magical words...

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