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Akshay, The Burj Khalifa Is Not For Sale



Don’t get me wrong.  I like Akshay Kumar’s work. He is versatile, charismatic,  effortless and  spontaneous most of the time. But not in the Burj khalifa song  from  Laxmmi  Bomb  which I find in appallingly bad taste.

 Firstly,  to offer  your girlfriend the Burj Khalifa, the pride of Dubai, even in jest is just a  juvenile prank not even tolerable in a  18-year old  let alone a  53-year old . It is  disrespectful to the country  that  the  relic belongs  to.How would we like it if  a film from the Middle East has  its hero dressed in a dhoti , offering the Taj Mahal to a simpering siren whose facial expressions  suggest she has  barely finished her primary schooling  and  should not be  out singing and dancing with middleaged men dressed up as Arab Sheikhs.

 The  choreography  for the song is supremely devoid of basic intelligence. By simply dressing up the hero and chorus dancers in Arab robes you don’t get the Arabesque vibes that  you  are apparently striving for. All the  movements and dance steps  are  eclectic to  the point of looking haphazard. To make it  worse Akshay clowns around in the song as  though the beats were beckoning buffoonery.

Finally  I want to know where this  rumbustious  song  about gifting your gal with the tallest  building  in  the world(is it meant to be a  double-meaning  ditty?) fits into a  story  of a man who is  visited by the spirit of a transgender ghost.Perhaps this is what they mean by  shaking one’s  bhoot-y.

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