Jun 14, 2010

Govinda Week 2010!

Because all the cool kids are doing it, here's a post inspired by Govinda, that whacky lovable dancing wonder.  Sadly I don't own any of his films or there'd be a review here instead, but what I can offer are a couple of my favorite Govinda songs!

 "Usne Bola Kem Chhe" from Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai is a song I first came across while watching SaReGaMaPa a few years ago.  Mauli Dave did an outstanding version, and it became one of my favorite songs.  It was only a few months ago that I thought to myself, hmm...maybe I should check out the original. (Be patient, the guy who posted this vid did a bit of self promotion in front of it!)

My only other exposure to Govinda (besides his brief bit in Om Shanti Om, which follows) comes from his appearance with Salman Khan at the 2007 IIFA Awards, where he performed to the hit song "Soni De Nakhre" from the film Partner.  I love love love him in this video.  He almost makes up for having to watch Salman and Katrina "dance."

And lastly, a very brief glimpse of Govinda in "Deewangi Deewangi" from Om Shanti Om.


Ness said...

Soni De Nakhre is such a catchy song! Man I love Partner. I can even tolerate Katrina (because she's HARDLY IN IT) because Chi Chi is SO FREAKING AWESOME in that movie!

Bombay Talkies said...

I'm glad to hear there isn't much Katrina in Partner; I've been meaning to see it for AGES. Will give it a shot this weekend!

katherine said...

You won't pay any attention to Katrina - you won't notice her because of how fab Govinda is.

(Confession: I'm not much of a Salman fan, but I rather like him in Partner. Not his dancing, mind, but just look at Govinda and forget everything else.)

Bombay Talkies said...

@Katherine--I'm not much of a Salman fan either (the hair! the shoulder pads! the preening!) but at least you can usually count on him to come through with a good performance. Say what you will about the man, he's got some good energy. Though in this vid I find myself not even noticing him--I only have eyes for Govinda and that crazy big smile!

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