Look at this video. Seriously – look at it.
I know Adnan Sami has had a horrendous time with his wife and family recently – but there is NO EXCUSE for heaping this hunk of shit on the hapless Indian consumer. While you enjoy its nauseating sounds and a psuedo attempt at feeling and showcasing the pulse of the city – the following things must be said:
I have nothing against tribute songs. Most of them (only We are the World comes to mind) have very little in terms of rousing musical quality but we all know that they still manage to sell. No matter how bad the song is – someone out there will feel guilty enough to buy it especially if you attach some direct charitable donation with it. (Buy this CD and 10 cents goto blah blah) But seriously – if you want to exploit two of the world’s biggest tragedies over the last 1 year (The Mumbai attacks and Michael Jackson’s death) atleast TRY to make the song worth a replay. SERIOUSLY!! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH BOTH OF YOU?! HAVE YOU BOTH GONE DEAF?! HOW CAN SUCH GREAT MUSICIANS CHURN OUT THIS TRASH AND CALL THIS A TRIBUTE SONG?!!!! WHOSE THE IDIOT WHO WROTE SUCH RUBBISH LYRICS WTF !!!
The production quality of this video feels like It’s a tribute to Nollywood and both of these clowns cant act to save their brother’s lives. Notice the part where Jermaine goes “Wow!” looking at posters of Mughal E Azam and Mother India. What the hell is that all about? And why do they think we cant figure out that he’s not sitting in an Indian train? Notice the AMTRAK running in the back.
Also there is something inherently wrong with Adnan Sami being able to pickup the Gateway of India with his bare hands. He only recently lost 200 kilos to be able to look respectable and picking up the gateway like a chocolate éclair and making a constipated face does not bode well. It should be removed.
It’s really sad that Jermaine Jackson has to wear an arm-band which says “Jackson”. Says a lot about his star power doesn’t it?
The water on Bombay’s coast DOES NOT look that Blue. Infact its largely dark brown and rat-infested. If you want to use photoshop – don’t turn it into Ibiza – stick to something more realistic – perhaps the Sunderbans.
Why do they pray at Haji Ali? Im going to say because its more touristy and closer to the Gateway of India location and maybe Adnan is allowed to film their with greater ease. Either that or theyre praying theres no more backlash against the community to which the terrorists belonged to but no one can publicly name else they’d be given a fatwa. (Phew!) The Hindu priests on the other hand were jumping like idiots.
Why does every “fusion” song have to feature the “Namaste Dance”? Who does that anymore? Have you seen any Bollywood movie in the last 10 years that features this dance? Why has this dance step become the de facto representative for Indian limber-ness?
And finally – if you managed to stay alive till the end of the video – notice how it says “Our jackets are not bullet-proof; our spirit is”. That statement is so ridiculous in nature that it doesn’t need to be dignified with a response no matter what the intention was. Either way – it’s a sure shot thing that would piss off not just a Mumbaikar but an Indian in general. Where is the Shiv Sena when you need them? Didn’t they know these two were upto shooting this trash all over the city? I would have really appreciated a beating being handed out where it was most deserved.