It is about a musical that is playing in London, which the Guardian doesn't care for much:
You could translate "wah! wah!" – how some Indian audiences express their pleasure at a performance – as "bravo!". Sadly, there's far more woe than wah in this feeble attempt to create a British Bollywood musical, which seems to owe more to a dull episode of EastEnders than it does to rich traditions elsewhere. The costumes often have a bright, jewelled swagger, but the rest of Keith Khan's designs, including what appears to be a papier-mache red London bus, look cheap and tacky, as if the budget had unexpectedly run out.Ouch!
And the review ends with this line:
there is not a single song you'd come out singing.Must have sucked big time, eh!
The music that the above video begins with is one of my favorite fun-songs-videos--the colors, the tune, the beat, ... I haven't watched this movie. Early on during my graduate schooling days, one of the visits back to India, this song was the rage then and seemed like I could never go five minutes before somebody somewhere cranked it all over again... here is that movie original:
Anyway, hey, grandpa, that Elvis movie that you had in mind, featured this awesome piece:
It is crazy to think that "Return to Sender" was in 1962, and the Beatles appeared in the Ed Sullivan Show only slightly more than a year later. Yet, the two come across as from two different generations!
With the girls theme, here is one of my favorite Beatles number:
Well, I might as well wrap up this post by looping back to India, with the Beatles; happy listening!