I had a jolly watchalong of Bombay to Goa with Memsaab today, and it's a wonderful, funny film - and a perfect stress release after four days of fretting about a rain-soaked basement. However, "O Mehki Mehki Thandi Hawa" tossed me a nasty surprise.
I don't know why I'm shocked anymore, after examples ranging from Pritam's "Yeh Ishq Hai" from Jab We Met/Angggun's "Être Une Femme" and Bappi Lahiri's "Koi Yahan Nache Nache" from Disco Dancer/the Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star." I guess I expect more from Burman, though clearly I shouldn't.* At least he copied it effectively - the bouncy, sunny Beach Boys sound fits in perfectly.
Okay, I had to get that out of my system. I loved the movie and have plenty of good things to say about it. Plus even this gripe hasn't been a total loss. Somehow in poking around youtube for song clips, I found this endearing video of two guys doing their own picturization on the Tube. Yes! That's what it's like in my head most of the time!
* Talk about not meeting your heroes - take a listen on the itwofs page to a song that came out before Sholay's "Mehbooba Mehbooba."