Taher Shah is a man who likes to do things properly and extensively. After letting loose his music video Angel on the world, he gave us the philosophy behind the song and now, horrors of horrors, making of the song.
All I can say is this meme makes so much sense right now...
Set to the music one last heard in people’s wedding videos from the 80s, the making gives us behind the scenes view of how Taher made a tree run.
On the plus side, there are no memorable lyrics like: ‘Ayyngal, Ayyngal, Mankind’s Ayyngal’. But there is still Taher in the plus size purple robe, angel’s wings and a tiara. Just one question: Did Aishwarya take inspiration from those purple robes when she decided to put on THAT lipstick shade at Cannes?
So, what more does the making of the song offer you which the song itself didn’t? Other than a world of pain, it shows you the angelic mummy, papa and beta walking on grass in their trailing gowns/robes. It also has a drone and many close ups of Taher and the kid. My dear child, we feel for you, we really do.
There are shots of Taher getting his make-up done and taking decisive decisions while standing under a white umbrella. And those shiny wings.
Taher breaks his silence and shares wisdom about stars, flowers and angels in the making too. He says: “All angels remain quiet like those flowers that stay silent but spread their essence and always reside jovial.” One more question: Why couldn’t he simply have followed the example of those *silent* angels?
You still want to watch the video. Well, you have been warned...
If you have just found Taher Shah, here’s who he is: He sings, writes, conceptualises and features in his own songs, and has a penchant for the bizarre and the weird. Before Angel, he gave us another onslaught on our senses: Eye to Eye.
Watch Angel video