crime, music, too much tv viewing leads to insomnia

The haunting music of ‘Broadchurch’, (British crime drama series, Chris Chibnall, 2013) the lingering sadness of death, of betrayal, of deceit, the breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Dorset, the quality of light, reflects everything I love about my favourite crime writers Ian Rankin, P.D. James and Alexander McCall Smith. Reflective, philosophical, triggering thoughts on family, love, forgiveness, humanity, the city, the neighborhood.

Dhanno, however, is prone to nightmares when she watches so much sadness in the evening; the music (Olafur Arnalds) disturbs her, as it is meant to do, since Chibnall says that “the entire feel of the show was inspired by Arnald’s music”.

But just so that Dhanno can go to sleep laughing, I do a wheezy, wobbly rendition of ‘Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche Har Zubaan Par’ (a song from Brahmachari, Bhappi Sonie, 1968) for her,

and then we watch ‘Chal Chaiyya Chaiyya’ (a song from Dil Se, Mani Ratnam, 1998). She tells me she watches the song every other day. I am seeing it after a long time. I love the rhythm, the choreography so much in beat with the movement of the train. But then I wonder idly why Rajasthani gypsy-kind-of-people are going to Coonoor in a train? That makes Dhanno very angry at how I can watch nothing without thinking about it and she beats me up with a pillow.

Sometimes, you need madness to cut madness.


4 thoughts on “crime, music, too much tv viewing leads to insomnia

  1. Sorry Banno I can’t but re-jigger Dr. Seuss

    Why Rajasthani gypsy people are going to Conoor on a train?
    Would you rather that they went there on a plane?
    Or would you prefer them travelling in a car on the plain,
    Dancing “chaiyya chaiyya” in the rain , in the rain .

    because the rain the rain
    they do not like the rain
    On the top of a train


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s