Sachiniti

May 2, 2007

Eternal Sunshine And Bollywood

Filed under: India n Me,Movies,opinions,personal — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 12:29 pm
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Kaveetaa Kaul 

Saw a movie which is considered quite a ‘cult film’ by most cinephiles and also enormously inspiring by some makers. It is certainly not your quintessential ‘worth-a-watch’ film. Primarily because it needs you to be attentive, mature and intelligent. It pre-supposes the inherent sharpness of the viewer..such a diametrically differing standpoint from the Indian cinegoers perspective, since he enters a cinema hall to lose himself and surrender to the sensibilities of the maker. While films such as ‘Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind’ demand that you ‘grow up’ and watch the meanderings of the script with your senses alert.

No, this is not a review of the film. In fact it would be a trifle difficult to indulge in that exercise. What can happen with a film of the kind is a decision to enter into a discussion which again pre-empts a viewing ..a serious one. And since my instincts tell me that most might not have had the opportunity or inclination to have seen the film, despite its rather heavy cast (Jim Carrey, Kate winslet) I’d rather speak of the tremendously joyous moment I experienced .

There is a scene where Kate takes her paramour home for a kinda feeding the sensuous aspect of their relationship. And guess what was playing in the background..in her home. Our very own Bollywood songs. the first ( there were three to imply passage of time) was the romantic ‘mera man tera pyaasa’ a Dev Anand film, followed by that Nagin number’ tere sang pyar main nahin todna’ and lastly ‘vaada na tod’. I was excited, exhilarated and keenly delighted. The background score guy or sound designer obviously loved our songs! Now dont get me wrong.. its not as if we need validation and all that crap..but c’mon admit it! It is a great feeling to experience a Universal acceptance of our music, films. beauty, intelligence, culture, ethos whatever! Ain’t it?

I believe its not the first time either.. I forget the name of the film he mentioned but hubby informs me that ‘SRK number ‘chhaiyya chhaiyya’ has also been respectfully used. Now that’s a point as well. Its not as if the usage is demeaning or a looking down upon fashion. The citing or rather the intention seemed to be the implication that our female protagonist is an avid Bollywood music/film fan and chooses to play the songs at such junctures in her life which could be earth shattering!!! Oh I know I am getting carried away n all that..but then again.. It was a first for me.. and I thoroughly enjoyed resigning myself to the ecstasy of the moment…and this is not under the influence of chandy.. as it was then..cross my heart!

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32 Comments »

  1. AAiye aaiye.. so back finally! holidaying and partying.

    and the songs in Kate winslets bedroom.. good fun. But such old ones. How the heck did that bloke get his hands on them. i think they must be from the early 70’s or 80’s. Where did he find them.. and he does have a fascination with ‘tod’ did you notice? Broken hearted sentimental musician..hehehe

    Comment by Neha — May 2, 2007 @ 12:58 pm | Reply

  2. we had watched it twice.. to really get the crux… then, in college, we labelled it a fundo movie tat required ‘depth’ for understanding 🙂 din notice the songs but now tat u say.. can identify with the euphoria of identifying with it… the chaiya chiya movie is a musical by lutherman.. it had cath’ zeta jones.. name ‘chicago..’ something, aint remember 😦 rehman has given the music for this n it had a nomination for the best movie tat year.. albeit watching tat was kinda difficult for impatient college-goers coz its a damn slow movie with the mushy mushy overtones tat makes u wanna pop off…
    great to read thru after ur vacation.. the maximum cityz online again 🙂

    Comment by saptarshi — May 2, 2007 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  3. Chayya Chayya was used in Spike Lee’s “Inside Man”

    Generally I have seen that most people in the West show appreciation of Desi music only to project their profound wisdom and tolerance. It is a means of acquiring instant credibility.

    Spike was asked about this song (I happened to be a fly on the wall on that occasion) and he said that he wanted to show what today’s urban environment is like and the song was the best way he could do that without deviating too much from the story. BTW the story of Inside Man truly says quite a few things about certain aspects of life today (also provides some peek into the not so distant past), hence the song was another element which added to the flow of the narrative.

    Anyway regarding a previous post on this thread, I think the other movie where Chaya Chaya was used was Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 musical “Moulin Rouge”, but maybe I am wrong.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 2, 2007 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

  4. @ shaan khan

    ya its the moulin rouge… bingo!

    Comment by saptarshi — May 2, 2007 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  5. Hi Neha..haaan ji.. back and was dying to get on to the laptop which hubby had denied me access to.. not totally .. I mean we were using it for watching dvds on lazy afternoons.. post beer and lobsters..Can you imagine not being allowed to click on to the mozilla firefox.. right there on the desk top.. But son and hubby beggged, pleaded, cajoled, threatened..so gave in. Come to think of it..it helps to disconnect and re-connect. It makes you savour your internet time a lot better avoiding any posibility of taking for granted situation..love you all 🙂

    And yeah.. the movie was released in 2004.. n these songs are from around the 80’s or so.. How on earth has he unearthed them? Its not even as if they are the handiwork of the same M.D. or singer..it must have been quite a passionate search.

    Hi Sapt.. love to hear from you.

    Once you set your mind on understanding the makers contention..it is not really that ‘far-out’..but it does demand a fair amount of concentration. I loved the thought which served as basis.. destiny cannot be evaded/erased/manilulated. Without saying it in so many words. one was forced to think about the motive of the film.. and thats when it hits you. Those you are destined to meet, will come your way..

    Hi Shaan..

    Oh you are the clever one here.. have all the answers.

    And reading your analysis.. made me wonder..Really? Is it just an exemplification of their ‘tolerance’ towards our music? and in fact projects their nobility as in.. patience!

    If they reveal this stance towards our films, then I guess we have little to blame them for..Without getting into the reasons for the state of our cinema.. lets just admit its pathetic.. scriptwise..compared to their inroads in almost every aspect of life. But our music I thought was something we can be proud of..

    I must see Inside Man..we have this collection of around 5’ooo films and growing.. and if there is one thing I am a complete loser at ..its remembering names of films.. But I am quite sure i have not seen this one..shall keep you posted.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 7, 2007 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  6. I like Bollywood Pop, but yes when one see’s Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros (the director went on to make the recent Babel)and compares it Aditya’s Mohabbatein the state of Bollywood becomes very clear. Both movies are about “Mohabbateins”. Both were released in 2000, but Amores Perros is something else. I liked Adi’s movie too, SRK’s “From where I stand” was a brilliant piece, but I think Alejandro’s movie is perhaps the finest movie on love, gritty, wrenching, fierce and yet very human.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 9, 2007 @ 8:35 am | Reply

  7. I simply loved Amores Perros. Mohabbatein was good in parts. On the whole I felt it was pretentious and contrived. The problem with Indian cinema is that it caters to an audience..never to a passion. That audience then ranges from the NRI’s in the west or the purely rural in India. An honest tale is rarely told. I do pity the makers here.. I know many who are burning within..smouldering in a cauldron of their wasted talent.

    Have you seen Tornatores films? Legend of 1900 and Cinema Paradiso?

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 9, 2007 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  8. I agree I will take a story, any story, told with honesty and passion over anything. I liked Cinema Paradiso, but these days I am having my very own “Mexican Film Festival”. Is it not amazing how Mexico in recent years has given such such wonderful film makers.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 9, 2007 @ 5:22 pm | Reply

  9. Y’know Shaan. It always brings a lump to my throat when I witness third world countries , supposedly economically as backward as India, gaining recognition in the field of Cinema. For the simple fact that what we lack is certainly not talent but a responsive, supportive system to promote our makers. Those who have made it like say the Chopras or karan are definitely NOT the best India has to offer. They are adept at playing the game, at promulgating a cinema which satisfies the entertainment urges of a mass. Now if AL cinema were to do just that then the audience which is marginalised is left in the lurch, as are the makers who’d rather cater to these ‘thinking adults’. But where are the takers? It is such a catch 22 situation that the conundrum as if envelops you like a chakravyuha.

    There is a huge market for Indian films today. Those who look at it from the commerce vs art perspective will be able to find a via media. The numbers are few but growing. The star system has killed the industry and much more than that the Indian fixation with star studded films.. they are ready to swallow crap if those that dish it out are their faves. So expectedly, the stars get bigger, movies get shallower, and the true passionate maker is left to fend for himself with just him and his dreams intact.. its pathetic..I have seen it up close and personal.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 10, 2007 @ 2:34 pm | Reply

  10. Kaveeta,

    The beauty of Mel Gibson’s “Passion of Christ” as well as “Apocalypto” is that it gives us some food for thought on our present envirornment without sacrificing the flow of narration of an old story. Years from now (five genrations later, Mel Gibson’s movies will be seen as much for for what it tells about Biblical (or ancient) times as it tells us about USA of early 2000. We can see and feel the influence of the Iraq War and the siege of American political process in Mel’s efforts. This is thanks to a desire to be utterly honest in one’s approach to one’s work. Mel cannot be someone else while making his movies and it shows.

    As opposed to that most Indian movie makers “put on” an alien voice while telling their story. We can see that the maker is pretending to be someone else.

    The above is the biggest difference I see between Desis and International film makers.

    Now as far as K Jo and Adi are concerned. They have intentionally compromised their efforts in order to satisfy the bottom line. Their greatness lies in their ability to hit 3 pointers without the basket ball even touching the net. This does not mean that they cannot do a Alfonso Cuaron or Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. The day they figure out the logistics behind the distribution of movies like “Y tu Mama Tambien”, you betcha they will make those movies. Today it is not the talent that is holding them back, but just the lack of awareness of the business end. K Jo & Adi efforts are extremely sincere when you look at it from the prism of their objective. I like them better than the other phoney baloney in Mumbai (Ratnam included). Sweetie, just give my boys a little time, they will re-write the history of Hollywood. Do not bet against it.

    Just one more thing. Hollywood does not churn out “American” cinema. Yes Hollywood is very influenced by the state of affairs in USA but it churns out International Cinema. Ethnic cinema will always (whether Bollywood or British etc)have a niche appeal, as long as they do not speak in a universal language. John Woo and Robert Rodriguez have become successful by learning to speak a universal language without compromising on the sincerity of the substance they want to communicate.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 10, 2007 @ 9:23 pm | Reply

  11. Ar you some kind of spokesman for the adis and kjos ??

    After incubating in crores and millions they still need to churn out stuff like they Do? and we need to give them time to learn the business?? these guys would make porn if that sold.. thats all they are concerned with…selling their films. It would take them seven births to come close to Inarittu.Whats stopping them from making a five crore film which is connected with cinema and not with marketing? they are not makers only businessmen.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 11, 2007 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

  12. Anonymous

    I understand that for children who have just outgrown the short yellow bus, for those who have just learned to tie their laces without the help of their Mommies (Happy Mother Day, Mom, I know you read my posts and that knowledge restricts me to stay within the PG13 realm) and for those that have just found out how to cut the food on their plates, the business end of all issues is irrelevant. Allow me to restate, Adi and K Jo are two world class boxers fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. Their greatness is that they still win without ever a ring around their collar or a wet spot under their arms. The difference between them and say a Steven Spielberg is not the big budget and the better technology (these can be ACCQUIRED) but the lack of control & access to Hollywood Distribution channels and other relevant logistics. Mira Nair, Gurinder X-Large Chaddi, & Deepa Mehta (Amritraj Bros, M Shyamalan etc) are slowly and steady chipping away and getting us as there. Unfortunately we can ultimately make only those products that we can control and reap the benefits. When the time is right, when we get to that point you will see International Cinema from our side. If you don’t believe that K.Jo and Adi are great then ask Steven Spielberg to make a Bollywood movie and see him fall flat on his face. It is more difficult to fight with one hand behind your back then with both hands free. Today they are restricted, tomorrow they won’t be.

    As to why don’t they make an INR 50000K movie which is an accurate statement of their abundant and unrivaled talent, well the answer is that they are grown men and not some wishful beggars. Why make a INR 50000K movie (just to please a few fake phoney frauds) when in the same amount of time and with the same amount of effort you can make a INR 35000K movie which allows them to take home some INR 35000K. What a silly question, you must be some freedom hating, socialist / communist, Al-Qaida member. Get your head out of Karl Marx and read Ayn Rand instead.

    One last thought, when MI:3 came out people said Phillip Seymour Hoffman will blow Tom Cat away. They said that because Joe Public always underestimates the star actors, but you betcha, my dollar was on Tom Cat and I won.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 11, 2007 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

  13. “Passion.. and Mel Gibson will be remembered for eternity in the annals of World cinema.And yes ofcourse, a makers soul reflects in his films…this way and that.

    But when you say ” Now as far as K Jo and Adi are concerned. They have intentionally compromised their efforts in order to satisfy the bottom line.” It sounds as an excuse really. To be a business magnate and have a finger on the pulse of the masses is no doubt creditable but is simultaneously tangentially opposed to being a puritan. Frankly my vote goes for the one who’d be sincere to his craft rather than box office numbers.

    As for niche appeal, there have been instances when Hollywood has churned out pre-dominantly American centric films which have gone on to becoming run away hits. On the other hand films like ‘Life is Beautiful ‘ has as its core a Universal theme , altho everything else is ethnic yet it remains a favourite with most acrooss the board. Finally we in Bollywood have to KNOW our competition and feel inspired to meet it headlong. Ostrich-head-buried-in-sand attitude will retard/impede our growth. That is IF we even aspire to stand shoulder to shoulder with World Cinema Greats.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 12, 2007 @ 9:52 am | Reply

  14. Shaan If I need to get my head out of kar l marx you need to get yours out of adis and K jos backsides.!!! And BTW i think you need to re read Ayn rand and the character of Howard Roark. If he wasnt an epitome of art before all else who is? So if steven spielberg cannot vomit out shit like thses 2 guys he is no good?? what kind of thinking is that? In that case Indian cinema should have been the barometer to gage all films. And what has adi done to date? his first film DDLJ was a rip off of every hit in Bollywood!!! Every scene , every scene is a taken from another film. DDLj is shamefully running till today to an empty house..which obviously the Chopras are paying to keep on only to pamper their ego. If these two guys are working with one hand behind their backs which is soooo ridiculous then what of the rest of the production houses who are working with non stars and no budgets.. their hands legs fingers and toes are tied up!! and they go on to make bigger hits than tararum pum or bunty babli and Fanna kind of shit films. And last of all you become a beggar if you make a good film with little or no consideration to the money returns!!! capitalists are a bore!!

    Comment by Anonymous — May 12, 2007 @ 11:25 am | Reply

  15. Shaan Khan,

    How can you dare to put Makers like Spielberg and Inarritu alongside the chopras? ITS Blasphemy!!!!

    dare them to make films without the reigning superstars..
    the Big Chop tried once with Rohan Kapoor and all saw the debacle. All their attempts at film making begin and end with superstars.
    What standing do the three of them have? Yash and his son are each others fans… so what ? an Karan worships yash and wants to become HIm??
    Yash is the worst technician in Bollywood. His scenes begin with a zoom out and end with a zoom in. He raped the script of Deewaar.. in the hands of a more capable director the film would have been something else. And karan johars wants to be like him>

    The only thing Yash is good at is being a ‘bania’ and licking the butts of Stars.. he has lived off the performances of his actors.. alaways the reigning. Defy him to make a film with an Aftab shivdasani and make it a hit.. If he is steven spielberg he should not neeed stars.. but that has not happened in 35 years..
    you still dare compare legends with these money makers??????

    Comment by Vivek Bali — May 12, 2007 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  16. Kaveeta

    I am so glad we also agree on Mel Gibson, but disagreement is healthy too. I do not mind or take offense.

    “Life is Beautiful” is a good example of a sincere movie made in a Universal Language. “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragons” is another example. Both the guys behind these films paid their dues, learned the ropes of Hollywood, before they were blessed with well deserved success. Just talent alone is not enough. Having the control over the post production and the distribution is as important. Remember, “Black Friday” well it did not make much money, why because the people behind it were lacking in their business logistics (it is a basket of a whole bunch of things). Now why would anyone want to frustrate themselves on the International arena like that. Got to learn to walk, before we can run. Till then have patience.

    This thing about purity Vs. practicality is like the old debate of Laxmi Vs Saraswati. In today’s age, the New Saraswati (aka Purity) is the old Tulsi. Hence while Laxmi rules the house, Tulsi will have to be content with the Aangan.  In any case the last time I looked up Maslow’s hierarchy, survival came become lofty ideals.

    Want to see good Ethnic US movie check of Edward Burns.

    Annonymous

    Am I missing something, let me get this right, you say that K Jo and Adi are bad because they cannot paint like Steven Speilberg (so to speak) while it is OK (or a sign of his greatness) that he cannot paint like K Jo and Adi. WOW. Man you have to get rid of the colonial residue from your mind. If only you could make an attempt to wean away from the government tities, which it seems you think is your birth right from the cradle to the grave; if only you could take responsibility for your state of affairs; you would have less envy and would be better off.

    Vivek Bali

    From where I stand (Oh that wonderful sequence from the super fly Adi’s Mohabbatein) I see you worshiping a false god in Steven Spielberg. Hence take a ride with me, walk in my shoes. Let me show you the world through my eyes. I will take you from the cave (thank you Plato) where you have been shackled so far, into freedom. Sure your eyes will hurt because of the bright sunlight, something which did not reach you in the cave you were imprisoned. I am sure you will initially prefer to run back and be a prisoner again, rather than learn the real truths about life. Nonetheless at the end of the journey you will be free person. Free as that majestic bird that flies high in the sky above you and me. I promise, I will show you that even Steven Spielberg uses stars when needed. I will show you that “Banias” cannot make great movies as it requires something called BBB, Big Brass Balls, (many things are required) which a typical “Bania” does not posses. Yash Ji has BBB, K Jo and Adi have even bigger BBB. Anyway I can show you all these things but you have to be willing to set yourself free and take a ride with me. Let me confess, I do not have a bat mobile. I do not have a superman’s cape. I just have my simple words. So do not be afraid my child, these are just words.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 12, 2007 @ 8:53 pm | Reply

  17. these were your words not mine
    “If you don’t believe that K.Jo and Adi are great then ask Steven Spielberg to make a Bollywood movie and see him fall flat on his face.”
    Read my response as response to this senseless argument.. you r missing something!

    Comment by anonymous — May 13, 2007 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  18. and what about the rest of my comment? No comments on that? safely ignored?

    Comment by anonymous — May 13, 2007 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

  19. Shaan Khan
    You have a special talent with words which you are wasting. In fact your words and your thoughts dont match. Thanks for the invitation,…But I have no desire to see your flight of fancy if it means calling Yash and his camp a genius…and BIG BRASS BALLS..YASH?? What utter crap? He is the safest maker in Bollywood.Like someone else wrote, he piggy backs on stars all the time! Thats not ballsy thats a bania!!!Dhanda dhanda !!Got That?!!!! And I dont wish to take this conversation further cuz it will go nowhere.

    Comment by Vivek Bali — May 13, 2007 @ 2:57 pm | Reply

  20. Hi Shaan,

    Strategic marketing, planning and execution would come in later. While I agree that we may have lessons to learn on that score, yet inattentiveness to the scripting of films is what my contention was directed towards. If you have seen the Oscar presentation to Roberto you will agree that this was one Director who was clueless as far as playing by the book goes. Protocol was an alien concept. He made a film he truly believed in and ‘Life is Beautiful’ stirred the souls of millions across the world. I doubt if it had anything to do with a fool proof marketing or post prod poa.

    AAhh and Lakshmi deserts households where Saraswati is not respected 🙂 Its a little like ‘Sophies Choice’ ( how I simply LOVED that movie). But alternatively, I believe that art conformed to honestly, finds its source and its course.. provided the pursuance is relentless. In other words worship Ma Saraswati, Ma Lakshmi will never be far behind.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 13, 2007 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  21. Ladies & Gentleman

    I apologize for some typos and auto replaced words. Since I never could type well, I use MS Word and then just cut and paste, but apparently I cannot cut and paste as well as Amelie Poulain.

    Annonymous

    I cannot teach you about Any Rand you will have to learn it yourself, while the accomplishment of DDLJ speaks for itself.

    I leave this thread with just the following thoughts”

    Mere Desh Ki Dharti

    Ooghle K Jo, Adi

    Mere Desh Ki Dharti

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 13, 2007 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  22. Oh sure..

    ooghle ekta kapoor as well. And your friends are at best the Ekta Kapoor of Bbollywood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Churning out stuff like Tararum pum , neal n Nikki is no doubt a matter of great expertise, like the balaji serials!! What are you nuts??

    Comment by double barrel — May 16, 2007 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  23. DB

    If you go to Barnes & Nobel or Borders etc, you will see books of all kind and all flavor. There is no more specialty book store anymore. Neither are there many narrowly focused publishers. These are just signs of our times. Guys like me call this portfolio diversification. It is considered to be the smart thing to do.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 16, 2007 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  24. In my book, Quality control is the First Pre-Requisite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No Matter WHAT THE DIVERSIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is not only the signs of our times but the first sign of an efficient Corporate house.

    Comment by double barrel — May 17, 2007 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

  25. DB

    Quality Control is a very subjective thing. One man’s tea is another man’s poison (I tried substituting person but it not sound right). But since you brought this up, I will not ignore it like the Desis ignored Janavi, I will give you my opinion on this, and here it goes.

    There is a very famous saying in Arabic, it goes something like this, “Actions should be judged based on its intention”. The movies you mentioned were never for your sensibilities (for lack of a better reference point). It was for those that like those movies. Keeping that intention in mind, I have to mercilessly reject your rant on this subject altogether. Sorry cannot show you any compassion on this issue.

    Let me explain this further. I am 6′-2″ and 185 lbs. I don’t fit comfortably into a BMW Mini, but I don’t go on a rant about it because BMW Mini was not meant for me. It was essentially made for Europe, not America (has become popular here too). It was made for anorexic models not for tall handsome guys (like me, now don’t get mad just because I am handsome).

    My question to you is what were you doing watching some of these movies ? Guilty pleasure may be? Thou protest too much.

    Anyway let us put a tent on this circus and end by saying that those movies hit the bulls mark in some way. The quality control hence is working.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 17, 2007 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

  26. Its uncanny Shaan..just yesterday I was writing my script which I am working on and I included Shakespeare’s ‘The lady doth protest too much’..and now I read a version of it here.

    And as for your comment..its lame Shaan 🙂

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 18, 2007 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  27. Kav

    What are you working on ? Would you like me to sprinkle some Shaan Masala on it ? (Well here is US we get a brand of ready made Desi spices called Shaan)

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 18, 2007 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

  28. Its a thriller..Enjoying every bit..Shaan masala would be truly shaandaar..but how? mmmm..maybe I will send you a draft after its done.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 18, 2007 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  29. I can see you walking up to the stage, and with a few perfunctory tears in your eyes, saying, “and above all I want to thank this unknown, unseen, guardian angel, Shaan Khan for lending his support, without whose support and guidance, this…. (a pregnant pause, a few more tears)… would have never been possible”.

    At that very moment, the band would start playing my Daadi’s song for me, “Husta Hua Noorani Chera……”. While quite a few in the audience would simultaneously start scratching their individual head, hoping that their efforts would yield the answer to humankind’s eternal question, “Who is Shaan Khan”.

    Thousand of miles away, Shaan Khan, the bits and bytes on your computer screen, the man who answers the mail at mr.Shaan@gmail.com, oblivious of the influence he has had on the world, would be sitting in his ivory tower throwing crums of wisdom, with the gentleness of a benign dictator, at the doves on his front lawn.

    Comment by Shaan Khan — May 18, 2007 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

  30. When the coo cooing of the doves recedes into the background and surreptitiously transforms into a rrrring..thats when the dazed Shaan Khan comes to and realizes “Oh! it was a dream after all!”
    Laughed my guts out at the imagery Shaan…and yes, ‘Who Is Shaan Khan’ will plague mankind for aeons..

    ‘daadis song’? is that a clue?

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — May 19, 2007 @ 9:30 am | Reply

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