Friday, November 11, 2011

Aloo Anday: satire at its best

"Aloo Anday" -- the latest Pakistani song to have gone viral on the internet -- is a commentary on Pakistani politics and the Pakistani psyche. Beyghairat Brigade, the Lahore-based band, pokes fun at Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving Mumbai attacker, being treated like a “hero” in his home country and slain Governor Salmaan Taseer’s assassin being treated like a “nawab”. The song’s video starts on an unassuming note with three boys in school uniforms complaining over their mother packing “Aloo Anday” for lunch, but in the following three minutes, the band takes on everyone from Sharif brothers of the PML-N to the “good-looking fundamentalist” Imran Khan.

5 comments:

  1. Do you have some sort of a blog-a-day pact with yourself? :P

    -Raza

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  2. Raza, its actually more than one a day :P

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  3. this song could be true for india too....while whats happening in Pakistan is really their problem, we Indians can't be blind to whats happening in our own country.

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  4. Too much Punjabi...which I can not understand

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  5. Razzzat, ditto! But subtitles helped :)

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