I’d be a rich writer (don’t laugh) if I had a rupee for every time I wondered aloud how illogical Hindi film songs are. Everything makes zero sense: from the background dancers who miraculously know all the dance steps, to the entire orchestra of music which plays out of nowhere.
But thank God for this blissful alternate reality that film characters seem to live in, because if everything were to be portrayed realistically, it would just be sad. Need proof?
Shredded Bollywood is a YouTube channel which “shreds”, i.e., strips off all the beautiful music from Hindi songs and presents to you a raw, real version. Its latest subject is Channa Mereya, a chartbuster picturised on Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
See for yourself how it would sound if K-Jo decided to go all Kashyap on you! (Hint: not pretty!)
Title image: Imgur