Probably from the beginning of time, there has been fusion in
Bollywood music. Okay, maybe not beginning of time but definitely for a
Songs within the Bollywood scene have contained lyrics from various
Indian languages, not just necessarily Hindi. There have even been
English lyrics thrown into songs for, oh, many years now. What, did you
think this was a new thing? Does no one remember "My name is Anthony
What I've been noticing is, though - now these languages that have
been thrown into the various songs are no longer confined to the
languages from our Motherland, or even English, the most widely-used
language world over. No, now we have French and Spanish being thrown in
for good measure.
Arre, Hindi mein kya kharabi hai?
Don't get me wrong - I've enjoyed listening to "Te Amo" and "O Girl,
You're Mine" and "Senorita" as much as the next person. This DJ is as
guilty as all others of having played these songs countless times for
the masses to dance to. But what happened to the songs of yesteryear?
When Hindi lyrics were all one needed to woo their lady love or mourn
their lost ones or just generally dance to?
I don't know if it is a good thing, or a bad thing, but the world
is growing smaller day by day, and Bollywood music reflects it. So long
as you give me good music, I'm happy. What about you?
Author: Aradhna K.
Editors: Aanchal V. & Hershi J.
Graphics: Aanchal V.