It is a wonderfully typical Sunday night. Okay, not so typical. And I am only kidding myself when I say it is a wonderful night. Because I am tired, and I want to relax. And the only way to relax is some interesting and memorable. In other words – Dhinchak Music.
Dhinchak is a word that is usually used to describe something unique, memorable and interesting*
That’s when I fire up my browser and type in Youtube. There are two recommendations there: First is Game of Thrones Season 6 Original Soundtrack (GoT OST). I middle-click it. Meanwhile, the second recommendation is a song called Daaru by someone called Dhinchak Pooja. I chuckle at the recommendation. Clearly, Youtube is drunk again.
But it certainly arouses my curiosity. Out of amusement more than anything, I open it. And I listen. And I listen once more. I click on the next song, Selfie maine… whatever the name is. And I listen to it once more, just like before. The Game of Thrones Season 6 OST lies forgotten.
Now before you block my blog or renounce your love for my writing and opinions, don’t let me misguide you: Ms. Pooja’s songs are anything but tasteful. They are badly edited, with horrible lyrics, crazy beats and a nonsense video in the background. However, they are ear-worms. And it surprises me to see millions and millions of views on all her songs. Why is that?
I finally return to the actual Dhinchakness I was looking forward to tonight. The Game of Thrones Soundtrack. And it moves me. It fills my heart with melody. It nurtures my soul. And all that other gooey crap. You know, the kind poets use to describe blissful things.
Something strikes a chord inside my head. I find a striking resemblance between the two polarizing, contrasting opposite pieces of music: both are memorable. Both are interesting too. And Dhinchak kind of means a little bit of memorable and uniqueness. Which also means that Ms. Pooja’s music is actually Dhinchak!
It should sadden me that such songs are gaining popularity amongst the masses, but it doesn’t. You know why? Because while Daaru makes me twitch uncontrollably for the entire duration, it also leaves a mark behind on my mind… my soul… and certainly my ears. Just like GoT OST did. Althought GoT OST left a comparatively positive mark on me, it also similarly made me think about the music the rest of the day.
Ms. Pooja’s songs moved me (in the wrong direction, but still it counts), same distance as GoT OST. And that is all Dhinchak Music is all about. Think back to songs like Friday by Rebecca Black (remember her? American Dhinchak Pooja!), What does the Fox Say, Gangnam Style etc. All these songs have one thing in common: Dhinchakness. They arouse a person’s curiosity, piques everyone’s interest and certainly leaves a noticeable memory, good or bad irrelevant. Nicely played, Ms. Pooja. And while I have no interest in listening to any more of your songs, clearly many still do. So, Good Luck!
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P.S: This post is an opinion, and my take on the recent Dhinchak Pooja viral music that is roaming about the Internet. I have written this post with no harmful intentions in mind, nor to shame anyone. No offence intended to anyone.
* source here