I went to see Inside Man on Saturday. Imagine my surprise when I heard the intro to Chaiyya Chaiyya start ringing through the cinema! I thought we were in for a Bollywood movie preview — but no, it was the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s movie.
It was great hearing the song again. It takes me way back to India, where I spent many evenings dancing Akirno to sleep on this song. So, if you go and see Inside Man, enjoy Chaiyya Chaiyya, then rent Dil Se to see the song in its original context. The dance scenes on the top of the train going to Darjeeling are breathtaking — and it’s a good movie, too.