If you haven’t heard this brilliant medley from Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin, your Hindi film experience is incomplete. Yesterday, we ended up watching the film for a while on one of the tv channels, and I really loved the fantastic music in this film. I sat up and realised that I really wished I was in my twenties but in a different time era. I so love the bold prints, the big hair, the tummy-tucking dance steps. I would so fit in. Seriously.
Am feeling a little obsessed with looking for clues in cinema for a time gone by. Not the wisest of ways to look at history. Mostly because our cinema hardly reflects anything contemporary. And yet, to even reflect on a certain “taste” from another era tells you something about that time.
The medley also has the wonderful Mil Gaya, which has unmistakable influence of ABBA’s Mamma Mia. Listen well and notice the chopsticks like sequence that feels like a direct inspiration from Mamma Mia. However, given that it’s RD Burman, it has a life of its own. The film by itself hardly has a story. In fact, the back stories and side stories fill in the gaps between the songs. Am so glad that arbit tv channel played it. The songs are booming in my head.
On that note, go watch The Dark Knight. Very very awesome.