Dhinchak Music

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

TVF Tripling S01E02- “Ab Kidhar…?” Review (No Spoilers)

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We left the previous episode at celebrations. That is where we pick up Episode 2- “Ab Kidhar?” and it is definitely an amusing start. We see the culture of Rajasthan, with the attire, the music and the grandeur. We wonder what is going on. But guess what? The characters are wondering the same thing.

By now, we know that the Sister (Chanchal) is married to a rich Prince and is living with him in a big palace-like structure. We also know that Chanchal is feigning pregnancy, which her family members do not know. So, they throw her a ceremony of sorts, leaving her siblings Baba and Chitvan in a mix.

I love this episode, because it expands on the character personalities greater than the previous episode did. I mean, the previous one was a pilot episode after all. We get to know these characters more closely. We find out more about their dynamics. It is obvious that Chitvan, the youngest, is a laid-back, cool and never-serious kinda guy. Baba, the eldest, is the opposite; a serious, practical and always-tensed mature adult.

It is a beautiful contrast because it resonates with the siblings watching the episode.  Most of the brothers and sisters are opposites. Baba and Chitvan are no exceptions.

Chitvan's DJing skills

Amidst the celebrations, we are shown Chitvan’s Deejaying skills. While amusing to us, it is shocking to the old-fashioned crowd as Chitvan remixes a song in a trippy way. Get it? Trippy… Cuz the show is called Tripling… No? Just me?

The transition from the folk music to this remix, electro music is pleasing. It is smooooooth. It makes me scream in hysteria “LOOK AT THEIR STUNNED FACES!”

As the episode progresses, we learn more. We find out what is really happening, why the lies, why the confusion about the pregnancy etc. We learn more about Chanchal’s husband, about his familial history, about his personality (which comes off as pretentious and snobbish, so kudos to the actor for making me believe it!) and the drama. Yes, there is drama.

Chanchal's Prince

Crazy that Chanchal’s husband refers to everyone as “aap”, even Chitvan. He seems young, ancient and dim-witted which makes the viewers’ wonder why someone as straight-forward and delightfully cool Chanchal would ever marry this tool. But perhaps that is a question for another episode.

There is a lot of drama in the second half of the episode. There is a lot less road-trip, which is a bit disappointing. But hey! You know what? They can’t show that alone. They have to add in some mass, some depth. Else, it will just be another boring show.

TVF Tripling Family Drama

All in all, this was a definitely great continuation of the previous episode and dangerously addictive. I truly and whole-heartedly want to watch the next episode, where greater things await.

Checklist for this episode:

Sibling chemistry: BRILLIANT

Concept: Check

Plotline: Check

Comedy: Check

Continuity: Check

Writing: Check

Acting: 5 out of 5

Direction: Check

Boredom Level: Maybe a little

Cliché-level: 2 out of 5

Do check this episode out and tell me what you thought about it! And does it, by any chance, remind you of your sibling?

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TVF Tripling S01E01 – “Toh Chalein…?”Review (No Spoilers)

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As a child, I hated my elder sibling. And we made each other miserable as hell. But do you know the only time we used to have fun together? Road trips.

We grew up, somewhere along the way and forgot the essence of our sibling-ship. We still fight, but not in the same way. We still call each other names, but not in the same way. Somewhere along the way, we grew up.

But TVF Tripling made me remember those awesome times. It rekindled the fun of having a sibling in my life. It made me smile when I saw the two characters (portraying brothers) fight with each other, even as adults. I laughed at the idiotic jokes. Because of the way it was shown.

So what is TVF Tripling? It is definitely not an amalgam of Trip and Sibling. Instead, it is the journey of three siblings, two brothers and a sister with no path in front of them. The first minute of the show makes your attention stick to it. You want to know what is going on.

The show opens up with the brothers fighting,

Taken from the Trailer

Taken from the Trailer

as the sister watches. Baba, the eldest is chasing Chitvan, the youngest. The sister, whatever is her name, looks on. A thousand things pop in your head. Who are these people? Why are they fighting? Why are they in the middle of nowhere? Frigging hell, it must be hot there!

And then it cuts back to the past. Oh, how I love such shows! Suspense in a show about siblings? It fascinates me to no end. It keeps me fixated on each scene, making me wonder how this current scene will end up leading to the scene we saw in the first place. Perhaps that is why I like Gangs of Wasseypur!

The music sets up the tempo, just like TVF’s other productions. The voiceovers are great to hear and the familiar faces of Sumeet Vyas (Mikey, Permanent Rommmates) and Maanvi Gagroo (Shreya, TVF Pitchers) are definitely welcoming. The third, youngest sibling, Chitvan is another familiar face that I have seen in some of the short sketches by TVF and such. And guess what? The three have the best Sibling chemistry.

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The one thing I love the most about TVF, and the best thing too, is that TVF nails it when it comes to character creation. They know which character fits best with which other character. Think back to the perfect puzzle-like fit of Naveen and his group from TVF Pitchers. Think back to Mikesh and Tanya from Permanent Roommates. Similarly, Baba, Sister and Chitvan are also well-made, well-written and well thought-out characters. Although we don’t see much of Sister, we are still excited to see who she is. We love the fact that Chitvan is the – ahem – less intelligent one in this show, as opposed to Baba whose actor Sumeet Vyas plays a similarly dim character on another show.

The story itself is refreshingly empty, and in a good way. There is a casual touch to this show and I am definitely eager to watch the next. Thankfully, unlike other TVF shows, we only have to wait for a week to see the next episode.

Checklist for this episode:

Sibling chemistry: BRILLIANT

Concept: Check

Plotline: Check

Comedy: Check

Continuity: Check

Writing: Check

Acting: 5 out of 5

Direction: Check

Boredom Level: Non-existent

Cliché-level: 0 out of 5

Do check this episode out and tell me what you thought about it! And does it, by any chance, remind you of your sibling?

As always, if any of it made you smile, laugh, frown or giggle like a little baby, comment share and like! To be up-to-date with my other posts, give a like to my Facebook page and follow on Twitter if you use it! Any images used are either taken from Google Images or from my own personal collection or other sources which will be mentioned if and when, unless stated otherwise. Contact me if you want it removed.