Let's start with one that's been around for a few weeks: Debojit growling his way through Marhaba. Now growls are tough to do - because you have to create enough variation so the song doesn't become annoying past the first two listens. Debojit does this one so mechanically, it's hard to listen to. There's no shame in this of course. Bade Bade supersingers stumble at this particular hurdle. Example: Shaan doing Shagufta Dil (Anu Malik composing for Anamika), a song with nifty arrangements but poorly conceptualized vocals.
In fact, of late, Kunal Ganjawala is the only one who seems to be able to do the Bollywood growl correctly. Imagine Kunal in a court of law but after six rounds of tequila shots and you'll have fun listening to the terrific title track from Shaurya. More grr-Kunal also worth a listen from Pokiri.
But back to Marhaba: fortunately for Debojit, Mimoh saves the song by executing some chuckleworthy moves including one where he tries to convince everyone that a synth is actually a flute. What's great about this vid is that watching Mimoh's feet alone is worth a few views.
And let it be said that on the Drift, we don't only get our entertainment from bad male dancers. Superbad dance routines executed by actresses are loved just the same. And there is much to enjoy here watching Diya Mirza doing a one legged turn while what appears to be mock-talking on the phone on Soni Soni from Zindagi Tere Naam.
- Amrita is oddly mesmerized by Diya and sits on the fence with Kunal
- Joules admires Diya's strategy and Mimoh's entertainment quotient
- Diya's smile = horizontal banana: Pitu's Mom
- meena compares Diya's publicity blitz to Amrita Arora's
- Joules brings up Amrita Arora's lesbian flick
- Pitu provides a name and a link to the movie
- That Diya reminds Lin fleetingly of Anne Hathaway
- Joules reveals how Vogue editors select models
- leera is fascinated by Mimoh's Basuri Jackson step
- Parveen Sibal tells us about Aamir going after Salman
- Vivek Oberoi shows up to defend Sallubhai