Nana zooms with Meter Down
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Nana zooms with Meter Down

Nana Patekar is hip and happening in this Taxi No 9 2 11 video. Film review

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 20:51 IST

Meter down rages its upbeat base voiced Adnan Sami splendour and you are rivetted by Nana Patekar's agile hip and hep moves in the slickly made video. Nana Patekar becomes a rap artist as well as a funky dancer who can jive as well as boogie," says student Daniel David of St.Stephen's who loves watching the video everytime it is aired on TV channels in India. And all the yuppies are watching and listening in.

In this hot and happening music video of the song from the film Taxi No 9 2 11, it seems John Abraham and Nana are having fun with the sexy babes on the scene. "I enjoyed the shoot throroughly," said John Abraham in a BBC interview.

The music of the film video given by the duo, Vishal-Shekhar, whose flair and penchant for the unconventional saw the making of Bluffmaster's racy music thrives on its remix candidness and its overt hip hop medley of moves between Nana and John along with sultry siren Sameera Reddy.

The seasoned Dev Kohli has penned the lyrics and the songs have been sung by Adnan Sami. The lyrics are written by Vishal and Dev Kohli..

Nana becomes a funky dancer in this slick video from Taxi No. 9 2 11.

Talking about Nana's new look, filmmakerRohan Sippy told, "

Meter down

is a special promo. Nana is a different and new person here. He sports a chilled out look. It's a fun track which has been choreographed by Piyush, assistant to Farah Khan."

Playing a small synthesis of a racy rock 'n' roll remake in terms of irresistible rhythms, Meter down instantly kicks off a fiery rhythmic groove, as Nana and John sway in sync with an energized flow of electronic bleeps, burps, grunts and charismatic moves.

"After Bluffmaster I think Bollywood musicians have realised that music has to adapt and accommodate itself to the younger generation of today," says Sippy.

"Bollywood is looking at briging young fans into its net and music is the best dice to throw ," says Rupin Nair, a Washington -based economist who loves Hindi pop and often hostsshows in Washington for yuppie Indians.

"I think Meter down's distinction is that it reinvents the best parts of John and Nana," says Rupin. "They are two generations apart but they speak to each other so naturally their body movements actually celebrate dance and that is the strength of the video.

Meter down contains many carefully structured passages, an intriguing example of contained musical focus chaos. And, with the magic of the electronic palette, it serves as an appropriate introductory lead-in to the rest of Taxi No 9 2 11's performance.

Meter down aces over Bluffmaster'sRight here right now because it was a cloned version whereas Meter down is an original mix of multi-hued note flurries, mesmerizing repetitions and turbulent rhythms that give us a feeling of musical balance, of the satisfying sense of resolution produced by emotional charge and release.

Meter down communicates an awareness that music is both sound and silence, that a single note, carefully placed, can be magical, and that melody will always be more memorable than groove.

First Published: Feb 25, 2006 15:22 IST