Mar 6, 2010
Song of the Day--Marjaani (Billu Barber)
Film: Billu Barber
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Om Puri
The first time I heard this song it was being performed at one of the zillion awards functions by Bipasha Basu, and it took me ages to track it down. But track it down I did, and it was worth it. Marjaani is one of the handful of item numbers that make up the bulk of the "Billu" (or "Billu Barber") soundtrack, and is by far my favorite number in the film. It has a sound very similar to some of the Persian pop music I listen to, and that feel is backed up by the beautiful set and costumes. There are two things about this video that I absolutely love. The first is how much fun Shah Rukh and Kareena seem to be having. Look at their faces! Acting or no, they both look like they're having a great time together. The second is Irrfan--though he only features in the video for a few seconds here and there, those few seconds pack a punch. The sweet, earnest look on his face as he's vying for a better look at the action towards the end of the song totally makes this clip for me. He's excellent. So, so excellent.