Monday, June 30, 2008
how did the Ethiopians understand the language? especially the ones that go "Kuttay, Kameene Main tera khoon pee jaaonga.."?
seems they have it very easy these days, the movies come with subtitles (which could be really interesting)
But in the old days, they had a person who stood at the back of the hall, and shouted out rough translations.
would have loved to see him(or her) translate the songs (maybe padosan? "ek chatur naar....")
Friday, June 27, 2008
Have been discovering the worldwide following Bollywood has in bits and pieces, here n there – like a full time French TV station broadcasting just Hindi songs…like the old time Bachan fans (big b) from Japan, and Russia…like the YouTube video spoofs of Hindi songs done by college kids here…
What makes it so popular? Well, here was one reason I did not think of…in