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Bizarre Musical Sequence in “Hey Krishna”

It’s crazy-time in L.A. as producers scramble to get their Academy-submitted animated feature films qualified by finding screens to show them on. Eric Graf saw Hey Krishna which is playing in Norwalk, CA. Here’s his capsule review:

I’d describe it as a Sunday School movie for Hindus. It’s well done for what it is, and has some interesting moments here and there, but the target audience is obviously devout Hindus who already know what the hell is going on.

Well, except for one thing. It also contains this bizarre musical number that is almost worth the price of admission (if not worth sitting through the other 116 minutes of the movie). It hits at approximately the 51 minute mark, and its like Jessica Rabbit suddenly showing up to do a pole dance in the middle of a Veggie Tales movie. I found it unsubtitled on YouTube (see above), but you might want to wait and see it in context with the subs, so you’ll appreciate what a strange moment this is.

“Putana” is some sort of she-demon who specializes in the mass-slaughter of babies, and this is her introducing herself. None of the characters seen here, other than Putana, have anything whatsoever to do with the rest of the movie … and Putana is only disguised as a hottie anyway, a disguise that also has nothing to do with the rest of the movie.

Apparently this sequence was shoe-horned into the film, as a music video to promote a song by Hindi pop star Sunidhi Chauhan. If this is the high point, I can skip the rest of the flick…