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Similarly, I was disappointed by "Sarkar," a crime drama, which did not have a single song/dance. And that is when someone suggested "Singh is Kinng," a really stupid movie but it was fun to watch a Lebanese looking actress Katrina Kaif dance in the Egyptian desert. Then a friend pointed me to Aishwarya Rai dancing to the song "Nimbooda - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam," which I am told may be impossible to translate from an Indian language but implies that "I have given you my heart." Beautiful Indian girls in gorgeous dresses.
And our producers of reality television are so desperate that they will find any way to make their program more interesting. So the morons at “So You Think You Can Dance?” decided to ask a pair of contestants to perform the Bollywood dance. The performance is remarkable because it looks so much like those Bollywood films. I am moving to Mumbai.
When we watch a musical either on Broadway or in a movie and see people erupting into a song at any moment (I understand that Indians only watch musicals because all Bollywood movies are made that way), we just take it as an art form, a unique way to tell a story. What we don't expect is that to happen in real life. In fact if we are in a public place and if someone just starts to sing (even if she or he has beautiful voice) we think that person is crazy. I wouldn't be surprised if the cops even arrest that person.
Well that is exactly what happened at a mall in Los Angeles where a group of performers performed a musical in the food court but the diners had no idea what was going on. Watch this video recorded with hidden cameras to see the horror and discomfort on people's faces. Thank God these morons eventually decided to give the performers a round of applause.
Now does that also mean that they can't wear a Speedo? I don't see the difference. In fact, if we take the thong argument, no fat men should be allowed to go to the beach or the pool because even those horrendous swimsuits that are so popular among American men do nothing to hide the big tummies. Maybe there is something more going on.
Now what happens when the number of students from India reaches a number that is so powerful that they can actually compete with each other? That is what has led to bhangra (a form of dance from the Punjab region of India) competitions. Watch this series of video clips about people who love the dance so much that they are willing to practice and then compete for honors within the Indian community.
Watch this clip below of a performance by Indian students at Tufts. If you do not like the music show in the beginning, fast forward it and head to a group of Indian girls, yet again, dancing to some Bollywood music. Pretty funny!
This home made video is of a woman who has a big attitude (like these Indian dancers in mini skirts) and very interesting facial expressions. So be patient as you watch the whole clip. Initially I did not know what she was wearing but with a little bit of research I learned that she is wearing what the Indians call a "choli," which is a tightly fitted blouse. She has matched it with a long flowing skirt.