‘Phir Mile Gurrrrrrrrrrrr’
Ohhh, that’s what I felt initially when I watched the video !! ‘Pathetic’ is too sweet a word for that video ! What were they smoking while creating the video ?
Not only does it insult the old version of the song, but also made me so disgusted that I wanted to murder the person who even thought of creating a remix !
The video opened well with ARR working on the continuum; I so wanted to see how he instrument looked like and how its played. I have been in love with the instrument ever since I heard it being played at the end of Rehna Tu (Delhi 6). Infact, all the musicians and singers performed well. I was a little disappointed with Sonu Nigam and Shaan though. While the former went a little over board with his vocal expressions, the latter was so wooden especially in the Aamir part. What happened to legendary singers like Lata, SPB, Janaki, etc. ?
The actors, except for a few, literally murdered the video. SRK overacted as usual; what was he doing in that DDLJ type pose? It was like watching Raj/Rahul singing ‘mile sur mera tumhara’ to his heroine. Someone please teach him any other way of enacting songs !! Aamir was looking idiotic and he got the most stupid part in the song; a combination of Bum bum bole and all eeej well! To be honest, the only part which I liked among the film celebrities was the one which had Salman in it; that part was well written, executed and turned out really sweet and touching. And its not because I like the actor; I am sure anyone in that role would have done it equally well. But then, where was his shirt ?? 😀 😀 The rest of the actors did nothing but lip sync; all of them wasted ! Btw, I thought I saw a shadow of Abhishek Bachchan somewhere. Did you guys see him too ??? 😀 😀 and since the whole Bachchan family was there, and after watching Aishwarya and Abhishek together, I was waiting for Jaya and Amar Singh to make their appearance together !! 😀
Well, Im glad that they included the gay community; Karan Johar was awesome in that part 😀 😀 And what on earth was Deepika wearing ? Probably, she wore something at the last minute to avoid getting her clothes wet. At a particular angle, it even looked like she was standing in the water with a shrunk nightie (the Indian ones – maxi) ! 😀 Priyanka, our national winning actress, was the worst in terms of lip sync; the music in her part had wonderful notes and she had the same facial expression throughout. Shahid showed all his frustrations with Kareena in his part ! 😀 😀 Tamil actor Vikram did nothing but move his hands, by now, he is used to in his movies; wonder what happened to this talented actor these days! And yes, they had to get vikram and surya and avoid biggies like Kamal and Rajni !
Whatever happened to sports???? No Sachin, no Vishwanath Anand, no Sania; c’mon don’t tell me that the makers couldn’t get any of those sports celebrities on board for the shoot !! There were a couple of athletes who came in front of the camera from nowhere; no close up shots and all of them move rapidly. And no one from the police force; no scientists; no writers; no entrepreneurs; no industrialists; this was just pure filmi !!! and even if they wanted only actors in the video, there were a lot of other talented ones. They could have also put Mallika Sherawat and Rakhi Sawant in the video and even Himesh performing. I am sure, it wouldn’t have turned out any less ‘entertaining’ !
Leave the video, but did you guys listen to the way they raped the original song giving it different layers and styles ? and ooooh, the ending was simply horrendous !!! It appeared like they didn’t know how to conclude it. Complete trash ! Waste of time and waste of effort. Its very obvious that this video was made for publicity and had nothing to do with national integration or patriotism or whatever they intend to call it. Give me the old video any day; I get goosebumps even listening to it !
Check out the new Mile Sur only if you want to have an Om Shanti Om experience of watching a lot of film celebrities in one video :
PS : I know, the entire blogosphere by now is filled with the reviews on this confounded video. I wanted to write on this as and when I watched the video yesterday; didn’t find time. Better late bashing than never !!