fredag 2 augusti 2013

Songs Redefined in 4 Lions Films TV Shows – A Thought!

4 Lions Films
4 Lions Films
We at Forum 32 were discussing TV shows one evening. And in the general discussions came the thought of songs that are used in TV shows, especially the ones in 4 Lions Films shows. The Bollywood songs are integral part of TV shows. From the latest hits to rekindling old hits. We have seen many.
The discussions had veered to what was memorable about these songs and now when we hear the songs on radio or our playlist, do we visualize the original song or do the images from the TV series we have watched comes to mind was the question.
We found interesting findings. The songs are redefined. It could be because the way they were shot or the way the characters were ingrained in our minds, but the song now had new meaning for most of us. Here is what we felt.
In Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, we found three songs that redefined the way we heard the song from then onwards. The first one to perhaps have the most effect was “Kurban Hua”, from the film, (Yes it took a minute to remember the name of the movie), Kurbaan, now brings only images of Dhrashti Dhami and Gurmeet Choudhary. The white sari clad Geet Handa, the black suited Maan Singh Khurana flashes in our minds. The moves created by Kenhil Sanghvi and the follow light that created an atmosphere that fulfilled every romantic soul’s dreams. The second we felt was “Peen Loon” from Once Upon A Time in Mumbai and the third was “Behen De” from Raavan.


In Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, the song “Teri Meri Prem Kahani” from Bodyguard, brings us Arnav Singh Raizada (Barun Sobti) and Khushi Kumari Gupta (Sanaya Irani) to mind rather than Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The green sari and the dark suit with characteristic lift stayed in many minds.


In Humse Hai Life, there was Raaghav Oberoi  played by Himansh Kohli is trying to placate (“Mañana”) Sia Dillon (Abigail Jain) with the song, “Mein Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon” which personified the sweetness of teen years defying even the image of King Khan, Shahrukh Khan wooing Juhi Chawla in Yes Boss.
Mein Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon - Humse Hai Life - Himansh Kohli and Abigail Jain
Then there is Arjun – Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek, which completely gave a new visual for the song, “Mujhko Yeh Zindagi” from Sailaab starring Adiya Pancholi and Madhuri Dixit. Shaleen Malhotra walking on the beach, with helicopter in the background and Riya (Sana Khan) watching him is the definition that the song has created for us.

We felt “Aati Kya Khandala” from Ghulam picturised on Rani Mukherjee and Aamir Khan, moreover, its their voice, was redefined in Suvreen Guggal – Topper of the Year with Smiriti Kalra and Shivin Narang singing in the rain.

The latest is “Tadap Tadap” from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, another Salman Khan song redefined. Karan Singh Grover (Asad Ahmed Khan) and Surbhi Jyoti (Zoya Farooqui) showed the pain that was originally depicted by Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai with such magnification that the song has now become synonymous with Qubool Hai and its characters than just being the original artists.

We concluded that the creators of the TV series, the Director, the writer, the DoP, took the songs to a new level and created something that they could call their own. A stamp of belonging to the mood, the emotion that they wanted to project in the series. It was a marriage of the existing with something completely new, perhaps even improved that resulted in the song being remembered not for the original visuals but also for the series they were used in.
Do you feel like this? Do you discuss things like this? Lets Talk. And of course, there are other songs, other shows that have redefined and we would love to hear about those too.
Keep watching your favorite shows on Television and relive, recreate moments that have been eternalised either on the big screen or the small screen (which no longer confined to being small.
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