Saturday, July 30, 2011

The allure of Hindi film songs

Recently a telugu relative aged about 65 came down with acute leukemia during a trip to USA. She is given about an year to live and it is not clear whether she can travel back to India. She wanted to listen to some old hindi songs and I was asked to send a list of sites. I know sites in telugu but for hindi/urdu I usually use YouTube and snd go on from there. So I sent her a list
Apparently she has been using an IPad and listening to those songs and others using the search feauture.
It is not clear to me why Hindi films are poular (I like the songs, and sometimes songdance sequences,but usually do not watch the films). Brian Larkin has written about the popularity of hindi films outside India, particularly in Nigeria in various articles and his book 'Signal and Noise' mentioned before in

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