December 14, 2016 2:54:21 pm
It was only in August this year that Indian rapper Baba Sehgal decided to dedicate a composition for United States President Elect Donald Trump. The 1990s’ rage rapper, whose ‘Aaja meri gaadi mei baith jaa’ became a cult song in itself, was seen going absolutely ga-ga over Trump with his song ‘Trump ka mania’. Before that, Sehgal is known to have come up with ‘soulful’ compositions for Rihanna to even chicken fried rice, aloo paranthas, and what not! Now, with demonetisation being the hot topic, Sehgal has come up with a song dedicated to guess what — ATMs!
He seems to be sympathising with the ATM machines as he serenades “Choti si machine hai, ATM; thodi moti, thodi lean hai ATM; baby life uski hard hai, ATM; debit aur credit card hai, ATM” (ATM is a small machine, it is a little lean and stout. It’s life is hard, it is debit and credit card). Amid shots of the long queues in front of banks and ATMs in the video, Sehgal also has a comforting message for all — “Dont worry uncle, sab theek hojaaega” (Don’t worry uncle, everything with be fine).
But particular attention needs to be drawn to his rapping – which may or may not make sense. Sample this:
“Aajkal yeh ATM is very yummy yummy; Asking for zyaada is my tummy tummy tummy; India is a nation, Dadar is a station; Modi ji ne kar diya demonetisation. Opposition boley naya law very funny; ATM mein boley toh no money money; Arey haddi aur pasli thoda weak ho jayega, Don’t worry uncle sab theek ho jayega”.
But, such songs are better heard and seen than simply written of.
This is not the first song he’s sung on the topic, though. Last month, he came out with a number on Black Money.