Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal: Naa Puchho (2007)

 |   |  <1 min read

Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal: Naa Puchho
Sunidhi Chauhan and Vishal: Naa Puchho (2007)

More scenes from the global village?

While walking through Kuala Lumpur's Little India I heard this track rocking out of the speakers in a small record shop. I was transfixed: urban, English language in place, Hindi in others, samples from car horns, block rockin' beats, rock guitars, hip-hop in the house . . .

As it turned out this was from the soundtrack to a Bollywood blockbuster Cash (a glamorous heist flick set in Cape Town) which looks pretty exciting, although the woman in my local Indian DVD store in Auckland has waved me away from it to the point of insisting I not rent it. (Weird?)

So I can't speak of the film but the soundtrack -- just seven songs, mostly by the hotter-than-hot Bollywood team of Vishal and Shekhar -- leaps out of the speakers and is an excellent example of post-modernism in popular music where every cultural source and style is worth much the same as any other.

And they are all tossed together in some Cusinart in the service of the art.

Enjoy -- at high volume.

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory use the RSS feed for daily updates, and check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Jake Holmes: Dazed and Confused (1967)

Jake Holmes: Dazed and Confused (1967)

From the moment of its release, the Led Zeppelin debut album in '69 gathered as much controversy as it did praise -- and indifference from many American reviewers who just heard the bombastic... > Read more

The Vapours: Turning Japanese (1980)

The Vapours: Turning Japanese (1980)

Ever wondered why the English New Wave band The Vapours were just a one-hit wonder with Turning Japanese? They don't. They know exactly why. A little background though: they were from Guildford... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . LIBBY HOLMAN: Sex, scandal, shooting and suicide

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT . . . LIBBY HOLMAN: Sex, scandal, shooting and suicide

When they found singer Libby Holman dead in her Rolls Royce of carbon monoxide poisoning in 1971, her suicide brought an end to a life marked by scandal, sexual promiscuity, one dead husband and a... > Read more

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART (2011): The state of the art

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL ART (2011): The state of the art

If only the moment could have been frozen in the lens. It resonated with meanings. The heavily bearded Aboriginal man -- unsteady on his feet and the cuffs of his worn jeans caked red with dust... > Read more