Movie: Queen/Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2014/2012)
Song: London Thumakda/Kiklikalerdi
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics: Anvita Dutt/Shelle
Singers: Labh Janjua, Sonu Kakkar and Neha Kakkar/Amit Trivedi, Pinky Maidasani, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Actors (in the song): Kangana Ranaut/Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi
I am taking a break out of my schedule because I HAVE to post these songs. Songs I’ve been addicted to for a while now. If you missed the small fact in that Amit Trivedi is one of my favourite most music directors of the current lot, then this post will re-iterate the same.
Amit Trivedi entered the Bollywood scene with the unconventional soundtrack of Aamir, though the first he composed was DevD. Noticed for his talent and innovative music, he still hasn’t received the due that is rightfully his! And this irritates me to no end, because the only reason I see for this is because he doesn’t make a lot of public appearances.
How otherwise do you explain people not knowing him even after commercial hits like DevD, Ishaqzaade, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, English Vinglish, Lootera and Kai Po Che! ? Amit Trivedi’s music is not just something new, it is so experimental that some times it blows my mind to think of the range of music he has created. I think a post about him exclusively is now due.
Anyway, coming to the music of these two songs, typically loud and brash Punjabi songs and funnily enough even uses bawdy lyrics to a great extent with great success. London Thumakda is a pre-wedding sangeet/mehendi song with the typical wedding jokes and leg-pulling woven into the song. Note the lyrics and then pay attention to the twist in the traditional version of Latthe di chaadar (unsuccessfully recreated by Rajeshwari Sachdev) where the lyrics are performed by old aunties teasing Kangana. Also note Madonna’s Like A Virgin that receives a special mention in the song! 😉
Kiklikalerdi is a similar song that plays during Huma Qureshi’s engagement in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana. Another Punjabi comedy that got lost in the pile of movies that released around the same time. The best part about the song is the twist on the rhyme kiklikalredi that leads on to the rather typical Yo Yo Singh rap. Note the lyrics “Main tera raja hoon, tu meri rani hain, baby suraksha hi saavdhaani hain”. Detest as much as I may him, I have to give this one to Honey Singh! The way the song describes Kunal Kapoor and Huma Qureshi’s relationship in the movie is brilliant. It’s in equal parts witty, funny and cheeky.
Enjoy the two songs here:
And the second one: