‘Waderai Ka Beta’ Ka Review
Waderai ka Beta, the new hit song by Ali Gul Pir, came as quite a pleasant surprise to me when I first watched it. Although blatantly ridden with innuendos in some sense, both in wording and otherwise, I don’t think anyone can deny that the song itself is a fresh new work of really creative art. Combining traditional Pakistani and Sindhi culture with a very strong element of American Gangster-Rap, the ensuing piece is definitely a very interesting emblem to behold. The piece of music is a mixture of rap fused with traditional Pakistani music, and has caused quite a stir amongst the Pakistani masses.
Perhaps the song itself comments on the state of affairs of Pakistan today. Really, if you are literally a Waderai ka Beta the song does not hit that far from reality. With the feudal lords being the true power brokers of Pakistan today, the song itself plays a slightly twisted and yet ironically not-that-exaggerated-at-all reality of the oppression and abuse of power that these so called lords really exercise over vast areas of Pakistan.
What is commendable in the song that Ali Gul Pir really does not care what you think of him (ostensibly at least), which really does add to the comedy as he adds his desi swag to the song, singing about how his degrees are fake, about his ten or so guards, and how basically everything he has or owns is a saeen by extension automatically. In his words, and variations of this phrase are now heavily hitting Facebook and other social networking websites, “Saeen ka kutta bhe saeen”.
Personally I myself found this viral hit both fascinating and grippingly hilarious. Surely Ali Gul Pir is going to throw a lot creativity and other hilarity our way in the coming months: but no pressure Ali.
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