Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara ...

If you ever want any kind of reconfirmation that "Old is Gold", then please watch the new version of Mile Sur Mera Tumhara!

The adage is further re-inforced when you see Shahid Kapoor vigorously rubbing his hands all over the mike or when you see a long legged Deepika, presumably on a break while filming for a Liril ad, trying to balance herself in the middle of water! While we are on it, why does Shahrukh Khan flaunt his trademark style here too? Ohh, I insist that you see how out of place Sonu Nigam was,standing in that crowd.

The old version had a soul to it. It was earnest. It showed to us the country that is India. The new one just doesn't do that. The new one is way too long, primarily designed to accomodate as many bollywood stars as possible. It is all about Bollywood. It is all about how to showcase the technological advance in the field of music. In the old one, the stars were shown together. In the new one, they are all shown separately. Unknown people who represented the true face of India lightened up the old version. Costumes, and culture of various places in India were so beautifully shown. Amitabh, Jeetendra and Mithun together is still awesome to watch!

And just so that we think that the new video is a 100% bollywood show, the makers (who call themselves co-creators) ensured that sportspersons were covered for about 30 seconds in a more than 10 minute video! And there are NO cricket, tennis, and hockey players in the video. Believe it or not, that's the truth! The video, which uses technology so much, forgot to include those who have made the advancement possible! No industry icons, no scientists, no engineers, very few sportspersons and the list goes on!

Most of the time, we see the whole family singing or performing! Like the Kannada bit, picturised in the midst of some trees instead of say, infront of the Mysore palace!

By the way, Salman wore a banian! But frankly, atleast his bit was good because he was doing it along with differently abled children who were using sign language. Sent a nice message.

All in all, this new versions simply sucks in front of the old version. Watch them for yourself to figure out why "Old is Gold". For the old version, click
here. For the new version, click (part1 and part 2).

12 comments:

Shravya said...

:)) i'd rather watch the 'low quality' video of the old one than the 'high quality' video of this new one!

Vamsi said...

true..... new one sucks... shouldn't have made it at all......

SysErr said...

Friggin luddite :-)

Pallavi Ghosh said...

Gee!!! I kinda liked it. Just wondering... Why do we whine about everything. Lets appreciate the work done and the effort put. Ohh yes and you forgot to mention Anushka Shankar, Aman and Ayan Ali Bangash and Rahul. Come on give them some credit.

Sudhir said...

"Whining about everything" is way too generalised comment.

I have specifically noted in the blog as to what my "complaints" with respect to the old version are. The new one just simply doesn't show India at all. If showcasing India was not the aim, then I have no issues, but if it was, then they did a very shoddy job of that.

I also appreciate the classical performers in that, but bollywood actors with one or two hit movies, way overshadow the other icons. This video is missing the soul that the previous video had, and that's what bothered me.

Giving them credit for this effort, is not what I am comfortable with.

- Sudhir

Just Jai said...

I second Sudhir...
adding one more point...like "Hera Pheri" and "Phir Hera Pheri"...the title of video is also so Bollywoodish.. "Phir Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" :)

I suggest the title of this blog shud be "(Kaha) Mile Sur Mera Tumhara??"

There is no honour given to Sports persons and Famous people.Already everyone is pointing that there is no Sachin and Abdul Kalam in the Video.Are they not good enough compared to Karan Johar??

btw,I like two points in the video:
1.Video starting with AR Rehman(the starting music bit is simply outstanding).
2.The abled children using signs for the song.(Too good)

-Jayasimha

Dinakar said...

It is more of a Movie song then a Song of unity and diversity of INDIA....

Sandeep said...

Comparing the new one with the classic is in itself a big crime. All said and done the new song does not deserve to be discussed about at all. Let the commericial interests take their moolah and we skip the channel from our TV channels list not to encounter this inept effort again.

Can't believe the director is the same person who had directed the 1988 version.

Just Jai said...
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Just Jai said...

Its not the director's fault.Had the Govt of India asked the same director to picturize,it wud have been different version.
As it is evident that 'Zoom TV - Fully Bollowood" has taken this initiative,obviously the product wud be in Bollywood style...

It looks like a Multistarrer Bollywood song...

Some promotions that the stars were doing in the song:
1.Deepka Padukone - Liril
2.Shahid Kapoor - Dance pe Chance
3.Sharukh - Promoting "Kal Ho Na Ho" again.
4.Abhi & Aish - Promoting "Raavan".
5.Shilpa - Promoting Rajastan Royals(as her video is done in Rajasthan)
6.Aamir - Ghulam & TZP(as the style he sings resembles "Aathi kya khandala" and "Tare Zami Par")
7.Salman - Promoting VIP vests.
8.Shiamak Davar - Promoting his dance classes(he shud have given his contact num and class timings in the video)

I am wondering the next version wud be:
"Ek baar Phir mile sur mera tumhara"-The re-remixed version.

Zoom -is ko(kabhi math) dekho!!!

-Jayasimha

Anonymous said...

jayasimha...u got it perfect.
its all bout bollywood shit n nothing else...
why should only actors represent the states..why not other familiar eminent personalities..lets blog as much as possible as the producer n director must be shameful for making a mini movie with no essence...

satya kiran
Hyderabad

sudhir said...

new version SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fulltooo bollyshit...deepika's legs :XXX...wud hav been apt for any other romantic song but for this...

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