Wednesday, January 14, 2009


anyone watch anoop desai on american idol? macchan boy was wearing awkward length shorts, some silly checked shirt and hawai chappals to his audition but he can sing. i would attempt to find a video link for you but it might be too early and i'm sure our good friends at sepia mutiny will have an in depth analysis on simon's comment soon followed by a poll on what percentage of brown people were offended. he said "your look is very geeky at the moment. you look like you just got out of a meeting with bill gates or something ... you know, very i.t.." i predict the boy will be hot after a mini makeover and he'll probably do okay if he picks the right songs and covers them hairy legs.

anyone watch the other idol? indian idol? i watch mostly for javed akhtar. he is most hilarious and he always looks in pain.

some gems from this season's auditions -

boy has just sung decently. is about to be sent to the next round when he says sir sir mera ek khud ka composition bhi hain....

javed akhtar: khatron me mat pado! jao.

fool singing: kaaton ne foolon ne mujhko bulaaya........

javed akhtar: aapko nahin pataa ke fool bevakoofon ko kehte hain or phool flower ko? yeh aap foolon ki raani gaa rahein hain. kya gadhon ki raani hain bevakoofon ki rani hain? kiski rani hain woh?

contestant has been singing completely out of tune for a whole minute when javed akhtar interrupts him to say:

mein ek baat ki guarantee de saktha hu aapko. ke yeh tune jo hain, shankar ehsan loy ki, jab tak aapne 'mein hu don' nahin kahaan tha tab tak woh bhi nahin pehchaan paatein ke yeh woh gaana hain. maine likha, magar main bhi pakad nahin paaya tha.

besura boy is howling while making strange tornadoesque hand movements.

javed akhtar: main ek baat notice ki ke aap sirf ek haath se gaate hain.

nervous looking boy enters room.

javed akhtar: kya sunaanewaala hain aap?

boy: gaana sunaunga

javed akhtar: haan aap gaane hi sunaayenge. mausam ka haal to sunna nahin hain hamein. yeh bataayiye ke gaane mein kya sunaayenge?

boy: jo soch rakhaa hain woh

javed akhtar: soch rakha woh hi sunaayenge? bahut matlab aap information aise dete hain jaise kanjoos udhaar detaa hain, badi mushkil se.

boy asks javed akhtar for ashirvad.

javed akhtar: zaroor zaroor mera aashirvaad hain. bhagwaan aapko sur mein le aaye.

p.s. this masakali song is lovely no but wateetees?

last season's indian idol post if you're super bored.


Anish said...

My favourite was Udit Narayan's comment last year. He was chiding a participant for not pronouncing the hindi words in the song correctly. This show was probably taped after his daily morning routine of butchering 3 Tamil, 5 Telugu and God knows how many Kannada songs! :-P

Sakshi said...

@The desai kid - What struck me most was the bushy brows. What is it with desi boys and big, fat brows? The kind you saw in the greek wedding movie??

Anonymous said...

masakalli is the name of the pigeon in the movie

Anonymous said...

Javed Akhthar came.

Aspi said...

Terrific compilation! Of all the things Javed Akhtar has done, the most heroic is by far sitting through this show.

Anna Bond said...

I loved the guy's confidence though..
"randy, u can call me anoop-dogg"
super I say :)

~vagabond~ said...

I thought I was over American idol...i havent watched it in a while now..but after watching snippets of anoop dogg and bikini girl, i think i'm gonna have to watch this season. And also because everyone at work is going to ask me a million questions about indians in general every time anoop dogg makes an appearance.

~vagabond~ said...

And what is this a masakali? can you eat it? sounds yummy.

Just call me 'A' said...

yes i saw anoop desai...hope he goes far. the bushy eyebrows did stand out. :)

. said...

Idol.. where the winners become household names. Just like the previous winner... who was it again?

In the immortal words of Lewis Black, "... I shoved a spoon in my ear, because if I was hurting so much, it'd rather be me.."

Therefore, you must watch that sad east European movie about a guy who loses his limbs in a car accident. Then only moksham for you.

Vaudevillian said...

love em or loathe em, them freaks make the show

Rahi said...

hey the last one about javed's ashirwad and the one about foolon and phoolon was the best. I didn't know indian idol has turned so interesting these days.

Arpz said...

masakkali is truly awesome, and javed sahab ... :)

nepalese_princess said...

it was hilarious!! couldn't stop laughing for a while.

imperfect said...


Anonymous said...

Lol! :-)