‘Fruit-Songs’ becoming the norm in Bollywood
Bollywood directors and choreographers had a penchant for some truly trade mark picturisation of songs.
The ‘Train-Songs’ were popular as the duet between the hero and heroine are picturised on a moving train. Dev Anand’s Jab Pyaar Kissise Hota Hai and Rajesh Khanna’s Aradhana are typical examples.
Then, there are the ‘Rain-Songs’ where the heroine dances in wet sarees and looks more sexy. Of course, the ‘Garden-Songs” and ‘Mountain-Songs’ are quite common in addition to ‘Den-Songs’ and ‘Pub-Songs’.
Now, it is the turn of ‘Fruit-Songs’ : Tons of tomatoes were used for a song in Zindagi Naa Milegi Dubara. Recently, Rs 5 lakhs worth of sweet lime was used for a song sequence in the Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s upcoming film Ferari Ki Sawari. It is now the turn of oranges as two truck loads of them were rolled down a hill slope for a song being canned on Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture.
Tamil and Telugu films have a long tradition of using ‘Fruit-Songs” in films.