My friend (and author of wonderful books for both kids and adults) Pooja Makhijani sent me this song about snacks so good that they cause you to take flight.
("Batata Vada," Hifazat 1987)To mark the weekend treats that lie ahead, what are your favorite food-related songs? If they happen to feature giant prop versions of the food in question, so much the better. The only others I can think of are by Bappi Lahiri: "Aagaya Aagaya Halwa Wallah" from the execrable Dance Dance
Hella halwa at 1:55!
and "You Are My Chicken Fry" from Rock Dancer
(discussed brilliantly and hilariously here in October Zine) (I can't find the original visuals anywhere! Bah!)
Sorry for the lack of regular posts. Work has been incredibly busy lately, and I'll have houseguests for the next week or so, and while they like Hindi films they probably don't like me disappearing down the rabbit hole of writing for hours at a time. I am, however, working ahead for more Quid Pro Quo posts, Sridevipalooza (August 13-20), Neetu Singh-Along (September 13-20), and Rekha Week (October 4-10). For you planners, there's also talk of Deol Dhamaka for December. I've been promised the graphic for that will be Dharmendra punching the viewer in the face. Dishoom!