The climax song from Remo D’Souza’s ABCD, India’s first dance film is all about winning against the odds and thanking Ganpati for the strength to do so
Singing the praises of Lord Ganesha does not have to be about reverence and awe. It can also be from the heart, personal, casual, as if you, the singer, is talking to a friend, a buddy, who has as much street cred as you do. That does not take away from the respect you have for Him; in fact, it makes that regard even greater, since you address the deity as a friend, someone you can trust, who gives you the power to win…or at least fight a good fight. Remo D’Souza’s Any Body Can Dance (ABCD) has a song of this kind in its climax, where his dance troupe the Dongri Dance Revolution is performing to win, right after their planned act has been sabotaged by a rival group. The dancers include Lauren Gottlieb, now seen on Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa 6, and her choreographer on the show Punit Pathak, Salman Yusuf Khan, Noorin Sha, Dharmesh Yelande and others.
The song has been composed by Sachin-Jigar and sung by Hard Kaur, with peppy and personal lyrics by Mayur Puri. Just listen in to the fusion-rock aarti number that blends sounds, cultures, symbols and moods.
Now move your head around
Move your head around…
Move your head around
You know he’s got my back (x2)
Now raise you voice
Make some noise for Bappa Morya
Of course, the DDR wins the contest!