August 19, 2011Theme: item number − leave a comment
Revealed: The hidden meaning in ‘Item Songs’
Shaival wants some humour in The Young India. Here he is, verbalising his unspoken love for item songs that seem to play incessantly around him. We shall be back in some days, probably with ‘Anna H’.
I think it was futile for most guys to get excited about the item song ‘Sheila’. The woman keeps saying over and over: "My name is Sheila; Sheila Kijwani (which means that she is a Sindhi and non-Sindhi guys don’t have much of a chance with her).
Furthermore, the second line can be interpreted in a zany-asinine way to mean "I’m too Sindhi for you" (which is as direct as she can get, poor soul!)
And then she says: "Mein teri Haath NaaAni" (which means she has already pledged allegiance to a guy whose parents creatively named their child ‘Haath NaaAni’).
So there you go, its a song probably made by a married Sindhi woman for her husband in order to spice up their personal life!
Shut Up and Bounce
Another revelation that I would like to make is about a song in film ‘Dostana’. The song made news because of John Abraham showing off his body. But I want to let the ‘Aam Janta’ know that that was only a distraction from the real/ subliminal messages contained in the song ‘Shut up and Bounce’.
Since Shilpa Shetty lives in Mumbai, she was fed up of all the cacophony created by the traffic in the city, loud music played by her neighbours and the continuous barking of their dogs and talkative people in general. And the responsible and concerned citizen that she is, she decided to make a public service announcement in the item song format. At the same time a company of trampoline manufacturers in Miami/Mumbai had over produced trampolines by making thousands of trampolines which did not have many takers.
So after looking at Shilpa Shetty’s success with her Yoga videos and considering the fact that she’s the Big Boss (after winning that show), they turned to Shilpa in order to sell their trampolines. And the tag line of that company was: "Bounce, bounce, just keep on bouncing baby!" which she incorporated in the song.
And the genius that Shilpa is, she combined the public service announcement to reduce noise pollution along with the selling of trampolines by singing ‘Shut up and Bounce’ and added a romantic touch to the subliminal messages and danced along so that people would pay attention. However, unfortunately all the focus was towards John Abraham’s rear end due to which people missed the point she was trying make. As result, Mumbai is still a noisy place and that trampoline company went bankrupt. Indeed, it was a tragic moment in the history of ‘Item Songs‘.
However, Shilpa Shetty’s noble vision for her brethren and sistren to ‘Shut up and Bounce’ is commendable, worthy of respect and will go down in history is one of the most eminent and buoyant item songs. However, as per her wish the appreciation must happen mutely and preferably while jumping up and down on a trampoline!
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