5 Thoughts I Had While Watching Badshah’s New Song Genda Phool. Two Of Them Are Definitely About Why The Lyrics Make No Sense
You know, amidst this lockdown we need entertainment and peppy songs. And while Badshah’s new song Genda Phool, featured Jacqueline Fernandez, is both those things it still has us majorly confused. Though I have to say compared to the Badshah usually churns out, this song is a hundred times better.
After listening to this song on repeat I realized that the music and the Bengali chorus slowly grow on you and become an earworm. But then you really focus on the lyrics and they bring things into perspective again. Look, I love Punjabi songs and after listening to so many of them, I think it is safe to say that all of Badshah’s songs sound exactly the same. Genda Phool is one of the very few songs that have broken that repetitive pattern and we are glad.
You know the drill by now, watch the video before you read on and while you are at it, please try and focus on the lyrics they are epic.
- Okay first things first, this song is the first Badshah song that is remotely bearable. Let’s face it, the music and its tune are very catchy though the lyrics are horrible. Of course, as usual, Badshah has focused more on rhyming the words than actually getting the lyrics to make sense. No seriously, what the hell is “Bum Tera Gotay Khaye, Kamar Pe Teri Butterfly, Body Teri Makkhan Jaise, Khane Mein Bas Tu Butter Khaye”?? I fail to see sense in his lyrics but that is expected when it comes to the man who has made songs like Garmi and DJ Wale Babu. You know Badshah’s forte is not rapping it’s actually rhyming words the same way a third-grader does it.
- Now, I love the idea of mixing Punjabi with Bengali because well, I am all for diversity but let’s face it, this video is so cluttered that I lost track of what the song is actually about. Is it about a Punjabi guy trying to win over a Bengal girl or is it about the girl putting flowers in her long hair? Actually, there is no right answer since I can’t even understand what the point of this song was. I lost track in the first minute itself because no two things in this song have any sort of link between them. From the locations to the costumes it feels like I am watching two shitty videos instead of one.
Also, I don’t know if you understood the Bengali part but let me tell you, I translated it and it has absolutely zero connection to what Badshah is singing (is he singing or talking? I can’t tell).
- I want to give a special shoutout to Badshah’s varied sunglasses and weird sense of style. I honestly feel like he had a few sunglasses lying around that he never used, and he just thought to himself that “yeh video mein mai sab use karega.” Man, he is more dedicated to wearing sunglasses than I am to wearing pants. He really wants to protect his eyes from sunlight (there is sunlight even indoors, okay!) doesn’t he? Also, why does his white jacket look like he has just played Holi? Did someone forget to tell him the festival is over?
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- Okay, I am just going to come out and say this, Jacqueline looks effin’ hot in this video. Her look in that scene, I want to say the one aboard a bus, but I am going to say it is a waiting room (they really put a lot of thought into locations, didn’t they?), is so sexy. The cream glittery saree and that long ponytail really make her look like a Greek goddess. Though I do not understand why she is in a saree while the background dancers are dressed in cabaret/carnival outfits?? I think there be some sync between the lead and the background dancers. But then again, what do I know?
- Okay so, I just heard the song again for the fifth time and it does grow on you. But I would really just like to point out the stupidity of the lyrics again. There is a line that says “Come on Baby Kick It, Kick It, Katun Teri Ticket Ticket, Khelta Nhi Cricket Wicket, Par Lelu Teri Wicket Wicket” and yet another idiotic line “Promise Water Never Coming Down From Your Eye, You Are My Jaan Baby Never Gonna Lie”. I could’ve gotten my nine-year-old nephew to write these lyrics and he would’ve written the exact same thing. Seriously, this guy is ruling over our music industry right now and that alone says so much about our standards and the shit we are willing to listen to. *starts humming the song*