The Unforgettable Tour L.A. playlist

If you've followed, and like me, been disturbed by, the political controversy surrounding the Bachchan family over the past couple of weeks, here's a good related read that speaks of character. Hari Puttar is a go for Friday -- must've been fun playing defendant there.

Here's the listing of songs performed to at the Unforgettable Tour stop in Los Angeles on July 26 (here are my thoughts on the show). I got most of them, although I might have been slightly distracted when Madhuri was on. Definitely missed one from Showcase India -- it was in a regional language from the South. Color commentary is included where appropriate.

[Riteish Deshmukh intro]
Cash from Cash (2007)
Naughty Naughty from Cash (2007)
De Taali from De Taali (2008)
Heyy Babyy from Heyy Babyy (2007)

[Preity Zinta intro]
Pretty Woman from Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
Kiss of Love from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)
Where's the Party Tonight? from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006)

[Abhishek Bachchan intro]
One Love from Rakht (2004)
Ticket to Hollywood from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)
Dhadak Dhadak from Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
Dus Bahaane from Dus (2005)

[Aishwarya Rai intro]
Crazy Kiya Re from Dhoom 2 (2006)

[Vishal Shekhar intro]
Om Shanti Om from Om Shanti Om (2007)
Aankhon Mein Teri from Om Shanti Om (2007)
Dard-e-Disco from Om Shanti Om (2007)
Deewangi from Om Shanti Om (2007)

[Amitabh Bachchan intro]
Jahaan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai from Kaalia (1981)
Dekha Na Haye Re from Bombay to Goa (1972)
Main Hoon Don from Don (1978)
Rang Barse from Silsila (1981)

[Power failure on stage...thought this happened only in India :) ...restored 10 minutes later. Abhishek back on for tribute to dad. I just want to see more of the real A.B., please]
Khaike Paan Banaras Wala from Don (1978)
Pardesiya from Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
Jumma Chumma from Hum (1991)
Saara Zamaana from Yaarana (1981)
[That was actually quite good!]

[Madhuri Dixit intro to Ek Do Teen from Tezaab (1988)]
Que Sera Sera (a.k.a Kay Sera Sera) from Pukar (2000)
Aaja Nachle Nachle from Aaja Nachle (2007)

Dil De Diya Hai from Masti (2004)
Jaanam Dekh Lo from Veer Zaara (2004)
Tere Bina from Guru (2007)

[Vishal-Shekhar back on...too loud, and it doesn't sound like it's the arena acoustics]
Bachna Ae Haseeno from Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
Right Here Right Now from Bluffmaster (2005)
Dil Dance Maare from Tashan (2008)

[Showcase India begins]
Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain from Khuddaar (1982)
Say Shaava Shaava from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
Dholi Taro from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
Bhumbro from Mission Kashmir (2000)
[this, as much as Jiya Jale from Dil Se, made me a Preity Zinta fan]
Aye Ganpat Chal Daaroo La from Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007)
[*this* is how you represent Maharashtra? we know why Thackery was upset! Even the Bachchan must succumb to him. I'm kidding, of course ;) ]
Dil Mein Baji Guitar from Apna Sapna Money Money (2006)
[that was by far the best segment of the night]

[Final stretch]
Dola Re from Devdas (2002)
Rock n Roll Soniye from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006)
Kajra Re from Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)

Note: Do forgive any inaccuracies in the years of the films. I've relied on memory in the interest of time.


jen said...

Adab, dost, and thank you so much for this listing! I had started to write stuff down as it was happening, but 1) it was dark, 2) I didn't recognize everything, and 3) I so wanted to be 100% present to what was going on about me!

I'm going to be in LA w/my friend Mary Louise (who took our pictures when we met after the Big Show) on Friday 10/24; any chance for grabbing a cup of tea w/you later that day? Let's stay in touch, okay?

Hope you're well, and see you soon, I hope! jen

ajnabi said...

That's such an amazingly long playlist. Paisa vasool for sure! I haven't seen Mission Kashmir but I have seen Bhumbro on YouTube and I can definitely see why it helped your Preity fandom along.

Pitu said...

The Chicago show had neither Madhuri nor those 3 songs- Dil De diya hai, Jaanam, Tere Bina. We were totally gypped.

As for the Maharashtra representation, that so doesn't surprise me. I don't support the Thackerays but it is incredibly shameful how these B'wood types portray the very state that is home to B'wood. One flaw I noticed (that pissed me off) in Rock On!- The scene where someone suggests to the band that they shd meet a guy called 'Yedekar' who organizes live music shows.. One of the 4 bandmates (I forget which actor) smirks and says Yedekar? Ye kis area ka bhai hai? Ahh so I get it- all Maharashtrians = goons?? And then people wonder why so many Maharashtrians feel marginalized in their own state. Sorry for getting on my soapbox, but this sort of prejudiced behavior disgusts me. And it is one reason why people like the Thackerays are so popular.

theBollywoodFan said...

Adab Jen: Thanks for stopping by, and absolutely, let's meet when you're here!!! I'll e-mail you soon.

Ajnabi: It was a pretty long show at close to three hours, and I liked how they performed to bits of that many songs! It was definitely paisa vasool all along.

I really enjoyed Mission Kashmir and I'd recommend it, with the disclaimer (that you probably know already) that most films involving Kashmir have a strong political undertone to them. So if that's not your kind of film, you're warned. Of course, if you're fine with that, I'd also recommend Fanaa (2006)! :)

theBollywoodFan said...

Pitu: No Madhuri??!! That's horrible :(

Sorry for getting on my soapbox, but this sort of prejudiced behavior disgusts me.

The prejudiced behavior exists in many different (and more global, especially when it comes to religion) forms, Pitu. It always has. And it's *never* good. In this case, I was just disappointed they didn't pick a better song for Bombay, although the song was very popular there (which still bothers me, by the way).

Although I'm hardly an expert on current affairs, it doesn't take much to see that Amitabh and Jaya (let's remember, they are/were politicians too) should certainly not have said what they did in their latest tryst with controversy. But the brand of politics (and its popularity) in which one can threaten to set theaters on fire and tear down billboards, and not face ANY consequences (nothing!) suggests a major breakdown in the essence of any political and legal infrastructure. So I doubt it'll stop between them and Bollywood, just like chor-police, only the lines that separate the chors and the police are blurry :o)

Of course, there are some very good and prominent actors from the city and elsewhere who are very loyal to Bombay too. The news media (guess who controls them?) just won't cover them, unless it's Shabana Azmi saying something they can use to fuel the fire on religious grounds. Such is the nature of the beast.

In my happy filmi world, I like to think it's never personal. I know, that's hardly the case, but sometimes, it's just best to not worry about things we don't control, hai na? :)


theBollywoodFan said...

And would you believe this just appeared on an RSS feed. What timing! Added the link to the post as well.