Sheila vs. Munni: The Final Verdict
I address this blog post to the interesting happenings of one particular Friday, which forced me not only to think, but also, to most forcefully assert my opinion.
Now, I’m sure all of us have been subject to the intense debate of Great National Importance that has been doing the rounds in the form of SmS jokes, forwards and what not. The Question of :
Sheila or Munni?
I have been unfortunate enough to be subjected to passionate debates, interspersed with interjections, not only in school, but by my own parents. And surely, if it is profound enough to be discussed in the hallow halls of my home, it must find itself mentioned in here.
Now, to begin with, I am not a huge fan of these item numbers for all the obvious reasons:
1. I am a girl
2. I am not a thin girl
3. I like my lyrics to make sense
4. I don’t like crass Haryanavi behaviour which is so typical f all these songs in general (which is not to say all Haryanavi’s are crass, I just don’t like the crass variety)
However, if the song is catchy, I find myself counted as one of those who shamelessly hum these tunes at inappropriate moments like, say, Scholar Badge practice or English classes.
Getting back to the topic of Great National Importance,
I have here, a simple table outlining the basic plus points and flaws of each, a propos of me.
|Movie||Dabangg||Tees Maar Khan||Neither||Each worse than the other|
|Actress||Malaika Arora Khan||Katrina Kaif||Munni||Atleast she can act|
|Lyrics||Make Sense||Make no Sense||Munni||“My Name is Sheila, Sheila ki Jawaani” Really? What kind of a name is that?!|
|Song||Catchy||Very singable||Sheila||Most people have a tendency to sing Munni off-key. On the other hand, the “What’s my name..” of Sheila is severely addictive|
|Picturisation||Vulgar||Sophisticated||Sheila||No drunk people, just some trained dancers in the vicinity|
|Dancing||Vulgar, too much latka-jhatka||Belly Dancing, after much training||Sheila|
|(Avoids saying body) Look||Thin as a stick||Fit||Sheila||I will not comment on the curves. I don’t look for them|
So yeah, as you can see, Sheila wins it for me!