As I squeegeed the rising waters of Lake Basement yesterday, I wondered why I don't have a good list of flood songs to play during such occasions. The only one I could think of is the title track from Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
Go to :55 and 4:10 for prime Shashi.
I wish the water in my basement was as candy-colored as Raj Kapoor's flood. And from the same movie, more fun in the water in "Yashomati Maiyya Se Bole Nandala." It's not technically a flood but how can we resist the steam off of Shashi and Zeenat?
And then I remembered the raging waters of Kaala Patthar,
both destructive and redeeming, washing away sins and scars alike.
And of course the gigantic anachronistic racist mess that is "Wilhelmina, Georgia" in My Name Is Khan, but who wants to think about that?
What are your favorite flood songs and scenes?
I also got a chance to write up an interview I did with Temple of Cinema Chaat about Ekta Kapoor's teen vampire soap opera, Pyaar Ki Yeh Ek Kahani. It's posted over at Masala Zindabad. Warning: we are very unkind to every aspect of the show and show way more fangs than any of the vampire characters. I should also issue a General Beverage Warning for the post, meaning that if you are drinking something you may want to put it down for awhile to avoid the unpleasant sensation of it coming out your nose.