Okay, I know, I'm kind of going through a whole "September 18th Releases" phase here (be grateful, I could go back to Govinda -- he has a release *this* weekend as well as on September 25th.).
But you know, yesterday I became obsessed with watching the "Hadippa Remix" over on the YouTubes. And today? I found the promo for another clip from "Wanted" -- the song "Love Me". And I couldn't help doing a little compare and contrast as I watched both of them again.
First, "Hadippa Remix":
Next, "Love Me":
Both videos are shot on similar kinds of dance clubby kind of sets, with similar lighting. But the first one manages to be kind of hip and fresh and fun. I look at Rani Mukherjee and I think, "Oh, my god, look how stunning she looks, I'm so excited to finally see her in a film again." I look at Shahid Kapoor and think, "Dude. I am *so* going to dig out your filmography and see every film you've made up to now."
I also think, "Maybe I should see 'Kaminey' this weekend instead of 'Life Partner'?". Yes, really, I do. Shadid Kapoor is making me forget about Govinda.
And all I can think when I look at the second video? "No, Salman, no. No. Just no." And, "Poor Ayesha Takia, could they have made her look any more dumpy?" Because I kind of like Ayesha Takia (confession: I loved her in "Dor". Other films, not so much, but I do find her kind of sweet and fresh), and I cannot for the life of me figure out why she's in this film. But in this video, all I can think is that she and Salman Khan are dancing around like a couple of lumbering elephants, and that makes me a little sad.
And you know, if there *were* really some kind of contest here, "Dil Bole Hadippa" would be running away with it. Hands down.