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Pyar Ki Pungi News

  • | March 23rd, 2012

    AGENT VINOD: ‘Pyaar ki pungi’? Or ‘Love’s pipe’?

    AGENT VINOD: ‘Pyaar ki pungi’? Or ‘Love’s pipe’?

    Pyaar ki pungi can sound weirder – if you translate it into English!
    Saif Ali Khan’s song Pyaar ki pungi in Agent Vinod is hilarious not only because of his weird dance steps, but also because of its lyrics. It has faced its share of controversies, especially with regards to its source of inspiration, but you cannot deny that the lyrics are laugh-out-loud worthy. The words, by Amitabh Bhattacharya, are cheeky, fun and totally over the top! The spy thriller is set in several countries other than India; and we wondered how viewers watching it there will make sense of this nonsensical song. We reimagined the song in English and found the hilarity doesn’t get lost much in translation. Take a look and tell us what you think! Click here to read more

  • | March 21st, 2012

    Dinesh Vijan: ‘Agent Vinod’ will appeal to classes and masses!

    Dinesh Vijan: ‘Agent Vinod’ will appeal to classes and masses!

    The producer of Saif Ali Khan’s next film, an espionage thriller, is confident that it will connect with the audience
    Dressed in a casual tee and ripped jeans, Dinesh Vijan, who is not just a MBA in finance but also a creative brain, spoke to us about his ‘boutique’ production house, his equation with the directors and the ‘Pyaar ki pungi’ song rip-off controversy
    Sriram Raghavan told us that he decided the shooting locations of Agent Vinod based on his fantasy holiday ideas. How did you react to that as a producer?
    When we make films, the primary idea is to first agree upon a script and then ensure that the director gets everything that he wants that the film demands (justifiably so). We are not thinking about saving money all the time. Our previous production, Love Aaj Kal, was supposed to be set in Delhi, but I suggested that if we set the film in London it would give it a better look and Imtiaz agreed. So it isn’t about saving money; the final product should be great. Creative as I am, I have also done a MBA in finance and I am good at number crunching, so it helps making decisions which are balanced. Click here to read more

  • | March 16th, 2012

    Pyar ki pungi: Pritam is inspired yet again

    Pyar ki pungi: Pritam is inspired yet again

    Even as Saif tries to woo his audience with this song, we find out that it’s uncannily similar to a song by the Iranian underground pop group Barobax
    It’s really not surprising to find out that Pritam has yet again found inspiration in an international track. His much-talked about Pyar Ki Pungi from Agent Vinod is very similar to the song Soosan Khanoom by an Iranian underground band called Barobax. The starting beats of the songs are exactly the same, in fact. Later, Pritam goes on to a slightly different tune before coming back to the original in the music after the chorus and the rap portion in the stanza, which are again exactly like the Barobax song. Click here to read more

  • | March 9th, 2012

    AGENT VINOD music review: Forget mujra, pick the pungi!

    AGENT VINOD music review: Forget mujra, pick the pungi!


    Music director: Pritam
    Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
    Rating: 3/5
    The so-called hip version of the mujra sticks out like a sore thumb in the otherwise slick soundtrack
    Agent Vinod has only four songs and one theme track. It’s supposed to be an action-packed thriller and more songs would have surely ruined the pace of the film. Keeping the genre in mind all the tracks are slick and edgy, except one – Dil mera muft ka. If this song had not been promoted as a mujra and had been treated like just another item song, it could have worked better. Click here to read more