Whenever I hear Zara Zara Touch Me, a picture of Mimosa Pudica plant pop-ups in my mind. An unsolicited trivia nobody cares about, but my blog my rules.
The infamous duo, Abbas-Mastan, cooked up yet another convoluted movie in 2008. And when I say convoluted, I mean confusing for the sake of confusion. I am, of course, talking about the multi-starrer, Race. Can you believe we live in a world where Race is an ongoing franchise and Horrible Bosses isn’t? Me neither.
Pritam strikes again
Pritam da makes yet another appearance on this section via Race. I wasn’t kidding about the love-hate relationship in my previous post.
If you think you are the biggest fan of K-pop, you’ve got competition.
Staying true to his nature, Pritam couldn’t help himself and ripped off a Korean song, ‘Sarang Hae Yo’ to produce the song, Pehli Nazar Mein, that made Atif Aslam a household name in India. If your childhood has been ruined by this fact, I welcome you to the club.
Let me go one step ahead and stomp on that already ruined childhood. Zara Zara Touch Me is also a ripoff of another Korean song, ‘Deep Within a Bamboo Grove.’ No wonder the TVF parody resonated with so many of us. The man just can’t help himself.
Zara Zara Touch Me’s music video
The music video of Zara Zara Touch Me plays out like any other Bollywood sex song. A guy (who cannot, for the life of him, dance) stands while the girl (dancer, because gender) dances around him. So, Katrina Kaif dances around Saif Ali Khan throughout the video, seducing him.
I would’ve loved to explain the context of this music video, but I couldn’t follow the plot.
You watch it for yourself
Yeh Dard-E-Dil Toh Ho Na Kam, Sataye Ab Dooriyon Ka Gham
Behek Jaye Na Yeh Kadam, Hai Tujhe Meri Jaan Ki Kasam
Monali Thakur, relatively an unknown name at that time, catapulted into an overnight success thanks to the song. Her voice and diction are perfect for the song which constantly switches between English and Hindi lyrics. Our record holder lyricist Sameer can do no wrong, apparently.
There is no doubt that Zara Zara Touch Me is a Bollywood sex song, but people still pretended to be ambiguous about it. I still remember playing it on the radio and my otherwise vigilant mother did not even bat an eye.
Maybe it’s the English-heavy lyrics or maybe my mother didn’t give it a second thought. Twelve years later, I’m writing about it on my sex blog. You missed one, ma.