Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What exactly is a "mindblowing mahiya"?

The growing use of the word "mindblowing' has been causing me some consternation lately. Everywhere you look people seem to be saying it. How's that song? Mindblowing! What do you think of the new Himesh Reshammiya movie? Mindblowing! Would you like sugar with your coffee? Mindblowing!

Now we have Vishal-Shekhar giving us this single from the soundtrack of a movie named Cash starring Ajay Devgan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, Shamita Shetty, Suniel Shetty and Diya Mirza.


It's called "MYND-blowing mahiya" (thanks to Amrita for the correct pronunciation) and features Shamita Shetty looking glossy and doing dance steps inspired by PT class. Yes, you heard that title right!



But what exactly does mindblowing mean? This is a question that keeps me awake at night. Quite simply mindblowing is used to indicate that it provokes feelings of intense emotion - so much emotion that the mind might blow up. For a moment ignore the fact that the if you opened up a human body, you couldn't find anything labeled "mind". Does anyone know what mindblowing might look like?

Fortunately for all of us, I recently watched the cultishly comic movie Tenacious D: In the Pick of Destiny. And a scene in the movie provides us with the answer.



In the movie Jack Black dozes off and daydreams about suddenly becoming a godly rock star after having struck an ungodly deal with the devil. In full glam-rock mode, he issues a bellow causing someone to experience instant "mindblowing". "Sorry" sings Black "I did not mean to blow your mind"

You can see the entire scene from the movie here. Take a good look people. Would you want a mahiya to do that to you? I didn't think so. Order cancel, boss.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you on the 'mindblowing' thing going on in the SRGMP show.All I want to say is 'Bhai hindi mein bholo na. English mein bholkar apna mind kyun blow karte ho? After all show tho hindi mein hein'
Lata

Aspi said...

Lata, heh!

Anonymous said...

Bhidu, Hindi mein nahin to Hinglish mein bolo.

Bolo kuch bhi bolo, lekin "mindblowing" mutt bolo...


Wah, wah, wah ....

Mind Rush said...

wah wah! "Mindblowing" ke discussion se Mind Rush kush hua!

Aspi said...

You guys are cracking me up

Amrita said...

Ahem, the phrase is "My MYND-blowing Mahiya". Say it right and pass it forward!

Aspi said...

It is MYND-blowing indeed! I've corrected the huge gaffe in my post.

Manish said...

Myndblowing post!

PJ of the post:
Q: What do you call a judge whose job is to say "mindblowing" after every performance?
A: Mind-Blowjobber

Anonymous said...

Atleast "Mindblowing" is different from "different" :-)

Shekhar ki deewani said...

I dont want to waste time explaning the literal meaning of the term...just wanna give a perfect example:
MY MINDBLOWING MAAHIYA = SHEKHAR RAVJIANI!!!!
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D