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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Video of Ali Zafar's 'Aik Pal'

What comes to mind when someone mentions Ali Zafar? Channo ... disco ... fun ... dance ... masti ... shugal ... upbeat and funny style videos ... and anything to do with excitement and fun ... right? Well then get ready for a different offering by Ali this time.



Aik Pal.

It's a short song ... of less than 3 minutes, and is one of the slow and emotional numbers from his album Huqa Pani. And rather than going for any veteran director, this time Ali tried his own hand at direction ... and he did a pretty nice job at it.

After making his name in painting, modelling, acting and singing, Ali is now set for achieving excellence in direction as well. The video is nothing magnificient, but it's creative and puts the message across well. Ali has acted pretty well too, specially in that crying scene (which are said to be real tears ... they sure must be, afterall he's a good actor).

One thing that has been criticized (and also appreciated) is Ali's shirtlessness. Yes, he is topless, and he sure has been working out with that body. For some, looking at Ali shirtless would be ooh la la, while for others, it will be indecent. And then, many conservative families in Pakistan won't allow their teenage girls to watch a jawaan shirtless munda on TV, and even the girls themselves might feel like changing the channel.

However, it's not much of an issue. The video is watchable and Ali has acted well and is looking good too. The video, nonetheless, could have been much better.

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Rating: Somewhat Good

Guru's Rating: 7 out of 10

2 Comments:

  • well just by looking at that still from the video and not seeing the rest or hearing the song..all i can say is ''omg how gay does that look"!!!

    By Anonymous fifty, at 9:29 PM  

  • People generally don't eschew themselves from thinking outside the box.

    Not everything can be dished out to you upfront! Aik Pal is just one page of that paraphernalia!

    One needs to be innovative and creative to grasp such work - I guess! Job well done Ali Zafar!

    By Blogger Viks, at 8:35 AM  

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