Watch: Sonu Nigam's 'Crazy Dil' leaves us with a confused dimaag
Sonu Nigam has teamed up with Being Indian again, but this time the Roadside Ustaad has left us feeling very confused. His music video ‘Crazy Dil’ premiered on the Being Indian Music YouTube channel on Tuesday and it is definitely one of his stranger musical experiments.
Dabbling in multiple themes, the star studded video begins in a gym-like setting, with Kailash Kher lifting weights in order to arm wrestle with Sonu Nigam. Why? We're not quite sure ourselves. Maybe they had a bet or something; because once he wins, an animated crown appears over Kher's head as he bears a triumphant look and Sonu Nigam begins dancing to celebrate his loss. Um, okay then.
Things start getting progressively odder as Sonu is suddenly transported to an Egyptian setting after shimmying with two dancers dressed like Cleopatra's flunkies. He shares a romantic moment with a self-declared Egyptian queen bee character who mysteriously starts singing in his voice.
Oddly enough, Sonu lends his voice to quite a few characters in the video. Including a zombie who resurrects him from his grave. Yup. You read that right. From Egypt to a graveyard, we're not quite sure how he got there. But Suneil Grover resurrects him and begins dancing with very 'Thriller' like moves, so we're not quite complaining. Except when Grover gets attacked and eaten by fellow zombies. Wait, what?
Suddenly we find Sonu in some sort of BDSM nightclub with women dancing sensuously around him. We see them with animated devil horns over their heads while Sonu sports a white halo. Subtle much?
Towards the end of that sequence, we learn it's not a BDSM club, it's a jail cell! Or is it? Next we see Sonu stepping out of a cage in a circus led by none other than Farah Khan. Looking dapper in a blue suit and ring master's top hat, we see her bust a move before they hug and Sonu steps back to the circus cage, effectively going backwards through the whole video and each of its seemingly unrelated sequences.
We're pleasantly surprised by the last cameos — Rajkumar Hirani who acted as the director of the video, telling Sonu that the video lacked soul and needed to be more youthful and finally, Sonu's adorable son, Nevaan Nigam who appears out of nowhere as some kind of reference to time travel.
“I had written the song 'Crazy Dil' in 2014 during my tour to America and then sang it for MTV Unplugged. The response this song received was what propelled me to do something different with it. I am looking forward to see the audience’s reaction to 'Crazy Dil' on Being Indian Music,” a BuzzFeed article quotes Sonu as saying in a press release.
Well, we may not be able to determine how the audience will react, but we're sure you can do much better than this, Sonu.
Watch 'Crazy Dil' by Sonu Nigam here: