Ever since Camera Phones were banned in my account in office because of increased security and because the Client raised concerns over security, I have been constantly taking cognisance of what my senses had to offer and the conscious movement of my mind to a plane about which I was completely unaware of. I don’t know what I am writing! I am in a trance! 😐

So, my beautiful-still-brand-new Motorokr E6 was snatched away from my hands by fate and the mobile landed up in my sis’s lap who was anyways going to buy a new one. Some people are so darn lucky! I had to buy a new “cheap” mobile which was not supposed to have a Camera. It was hard to move back to the stone age but somehow I did it and finally bought a Sony Ericsson’s mobile which atleast had an FM. I had a one GB card in my earlier phone which was choc-a-bloc with songs of my choice but now I was completely and helplessly on the mercy of 91.1, 92.7, 95.0, 93.8, 104.0 blah blah blah. 

The only nightmare I could for-see was being subjected to Himesh’s songs. Believe me, I haven’t listened to a single one completely. Two lines into the song and I get all panicky as my brain cells start revolting and threaten me that they would stop working! I can’t stand that nasal twang and those lung exploding histrionics. But fate, it seems, can’t work without an irony. So, while listening to FM, the first song which I came across was from Karzzzz titled Tandoori Nights. For a second, my mind went completely blank. Who the hell wrote that atrocity anyways???

Surprisingly, I didn’t flick the channel but sat through the whole song(something I still don’t believe I did). And soon I realised that I sorta…….kinda………errrr……. liked it. OK WAIT!! Its not exactly “liked it” but its hard to explain how I felt. It was the same kind of feeling one has when one bite nails or pick nose. You know you are not supposed to do it but you still do it. Its the urge which you can’t stop, can’t control. I don’t know why I sat through it, but I did!

Now a days, I listen to the song almost every day while returning from home because its always there on one channel or another. I feel I am being hypnotised by the song. There is something incredibly incredulously insane about it. Infact, I don’t believe I have written a post about it!! What are my friends going to say when they read this confession? My family is going to debar me….

Know what, we should just pretend that this never happened. I never wrote this post and you never read it. Lets just erase it from our minds. Lets not ever talk about this. Lets this be one of our dirty little secret which we would take to our graves.

Oh!!! They are again playing it on the FM. Have to run and enjoy/love/hate/like/abhor the song. I AM SO CONFUSED! 😐

About the Author:

Amit Sharma is the Author of fiction novel False Ceilings published by Lifi Publications in January 2016. Amit always keeps a book and a portable reading light in his bag (much to the amusement of his fellow travellers). His other hobbies include watching world cinema, travelling, staring at hills, digging into various cuisines, cooking, listening to music, painting, blogging, making his daughter laugh and helping his wife with her unnecessary and prolonged shopping. He is currently working on his Second novel which is a thriller.


  1. amreekandesi November 9, 2008 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    funnily enough…i like many of his songs 😉

  2. Shefaly November 9, 2008 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Why is this post struck-through? :-/

  3. Amit November 9, 2008 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    @Amreekandesi : This was the first one I heard properly and completely!! I generally don’t like his “typical Himesh” songs. Welcome to the blog! 🙂

    @Shefaly : Because I want you to forget it. Erase it from your mind. Strike it through! 😉

  4. Ruhi November 10, 2008 at 12:11 am - Reply

    Why is Urmila dancing with Himesh?! She’s a great actress. And I hate this song. 😐

  5. Reema November 10, 2008 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Aarghhh! STOP LISTENING TO IT! change the radio channel simple!

  6. Dinesh Babu November 10, 2008 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Nice way to write a post. I havent listened to him but read about the vocal torture in blogs. It is lame to ban camera phones, but hey if you are close to the vault they might as well do it.

  7. Smita November 10, 2008 at 6:54 am - Reply

    Ah! Err! Oh! Ok. I’ll try forgetting that i have read this. But seriously ‘the tandoori chicken song’ ‘the himesh-the-bugger-song’? You are sure you can’t flick channels? Come on give the guy a break, ok i meant give yourself a break.. Listen to desi girl. It is much better 😀 trust me.

  8. Lively November 10, 2008 at 10:06 am - Reply

    You sure are confused!! I can not stand Himesh, except the first song he ever sang -Ashiq banaya aapne (that too excluding the initial oooooooooooooooooo).

  9. Sakhi November 10, 2008 at 10:34 am - Reply

    you know what… its difficult to accept this for me too but i have started liking this song!! 😳

    @ Reems

    Nooooooooo, you won’t kill me for this, pleaaaaaaaaase! 😛

  10. Suda November 10, 2008 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I have started a campaign…. whenever we(my friends) listen a Himmess song or its poster (I mean His Poster 😀 😀 ), we start running here and there madly. We get out of that place as quickly as any vehicle can carry us. 😀
    May be you can join the club bro 😛

  11. Amit November 10, 2008 at 11:23 am - Reply

    @Ruhi : The guy is so lucky! This movie is a hit too, like his previous one! Don’t be surprised if you find Kareena opposite him in some time. 😐

    @Reema : I can’t!!! I simply can’t!! My hands refuse to do that! 😛

    @Dinesh : Thanks. 🙂 You have to listen to his songs to understand what I am saying!
    Yes, camera phones might be used to take away sensitive information. That’s why…

    @Smita : Yes, I am listening to all sort of new songs now a days. I really like “Mar Jawa” from Fashion and “Jaane Kyun” from Dostana. But I can’t resist Tandoori Nights. 😛

    @Lively : Infact in that song, Ooooooo was the only line I ever listened. I used to flick the channel as soon as that started! 😀

    @Sakhi : Oh! Mother of all that is sweet and lovely!!!! Someone is sailing in the same boat! 😛
    Don’t worry about Reema! She will kill Himesh instead. 😛

    @Suda : I am not able to make up my mind whether I like the song or hate it! I am a part of the club but things have changed lately! 🙁

  12. Nita November 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I read this post on the surfer and then saw that it was struck through after I came here!! 😀 Relax, it’s okay to be addicted to Himesh! 😀 hahaahahahahahahha!!!!!
    Now I know what Himesh needs to do become the no. 1 singer. Destroy all camera phones! hahahahahha!!!!

  13. Nita November 10, 2008 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Tandoori Nights!!!! Why that song of all songs!!! God save you!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  14. Oxy November 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    “Tanha Tanha Hai Din…. Tanha Tandoori Nights” … Ah, I was hooked too for a while but Fashion, OLLO and Yuvvraaj saved me from becoming a Himesh fan..

  15. Chirag November 10, 2008 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Himesh is a singer, I thought ..oops…shit, LOL the post has been struck through my mind LOL. I though he is the guys who makes songs fro Ring tone companies 🙂

  16. abha November 10, 2008 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    well……….to be very true—-this songs really sucks!!!
    its not that I hate Himesh….his work has been good n extra-ordinary at times. I am a huge fan of Namastey London’s music which he created..but there are other nos. which truely drive me mad……..once from KArz of-course.

  17. ish November 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm - Reply


    Don’t you get dreams with Tandoori Chicken and Himesh Reshammiya dancing around and singing in the Night? 😛

  18. Nikhil November 10, 2008 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Erm… Should I comment? Shouldn’t I? 😀
    Himesh is God’s Biggest Mistake, after Bush! 😀

  19. vishesh November 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    hmm…if the whole post is cut,what am i to read?

  20. Hr-fan-no1 November 10, 2008 at 4:50 pm - Reply

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  21. xylene November 10, 2008 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I agree with Nikhil. 😀

  22. Shefaly November 10, 2008 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    @ Amit

    No worries re forgetting, I could not read it due to your strike-through 🙂 The song is awful. But it reminds me of my local curry house which serves terrible tandoori chicken. :-/

  23. Amit November 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    @Nita : No, its not ok! Not atleast for me. And believe me, he doesn’t need to break all the camera phones. He is already way too popular, God knows how!! 😐

    @Oxy : Yeah! I guess its a temporary phase for me too…

    @Chirag : The way the guy sings, his lungs will land up in his lap one day! 😐 And his movies are a hit. Damn it!!!

    @Abha : Yes, out of the 50 songs he gives in a year, 2 are bearable. 🙂

    @Ish : I want to understand the real meaning behind the song. Maybe listening to it again and again might help. 😐

    @Nikhil : Are you sure you want to place him at number2? What about Raj T and Mamta B?

    @Vishesh : Nothing! Just forget it! 😛

    @Hr-fan-no1 : Good Lord! We have a site for him? And blogs too, where no one comments? 😛

    @Xylene : I’ll place him at 8 or 9th position. There are bigger mistakes. 🙂

    @Shefaly : I HAVE to get over this song. Its insane! 😐
    Hey! I saw Sliding Doors. Loved it. 🙂

  24. Atipriya November 11, 2008 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Watched and heard it for the first time, it was sheer torture. Himesh Reshamiya’s other songs are far better than this one, atleast the music is good… but this one is a complete no no. I’m still suprised to know that you have an urge to listen to this song again and again.
    Koi ache gaane na sun liya kar….In delhi u have so many radio channels and still you prefer listening to this… just can’t beleive it amit 🙂

  25. Nikhil November 11, 2008 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Raj T defines the phrase God’s Biggest Mistake, and mamta B, well, she’s probably one of the worst mistakes ever made by Mankind! 😀

  26. Lively November 11, 2008 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I agree with Nikhil on Himesh beings God’s biggest mistake ever. Actually I have doubts about him being completely human.

  27. Shefaly November 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    @ Amit

    I saw that on your sidebar that Sliding Doors was on your ‘seen’ list. Interesting method isn’t it? I do not recall seeing any other film with a what-if premise interwoven with destiny.

  28. Vijaya Bharat November 11, 2008 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Nice post man. I think till now, I heard only 2 of his songs that too becuase I am not able to stop them as it is not in my hands. Then onwards, I prefer to aviod and till now I succeeded in it. Let us hope that I will be lucky forever in this context 🙂 Any way please try to avoid his songs as I want ‘U’ to be as normal as I know u 😉

  29. Trailblazer November 11, 2008 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Hehehe. Himesh makes my blood pressure drop. I heard Tandoori Nights on radio and realized I wouldn’t get a night’s sleep anymore.

  30. Amit November 11, 2008 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    @Atipriya : Even I can’t believe it! Just listened it again today!! 😛

    @Nikhil : Yeah!! Now we are one the same footing! 🙂

    @Lively : You mean he is an alien or something? 😯

    @Shefaly : Yes, it was one of a kind. The movie’s basic idea that you will meet the people whom you are destined to meet, no matter what path you take, was very amusing although I don’t believe it can be true.. 🙂
    But I really love these kind of different movies!

    @Vijaya Bharat : Don’t worry! I’ll come out alive! Have faith in me! 🙂

    @Trailblazer : Don’t think about him so much. Try sleeping pills! 😛

  31. Manoj November 12, 2008 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Well, What next!!?? Yu win this SMS contest of an FM channel..and lo!! you get two free passes to Karzzz movie! And you actually end up going to the movie, with this same urge of biting nails, and heyyy! Guess what!? ….”Our computer has randomly generated your seat number as a winner and you gt an envious chance to meet Mr. Himesh in person”!!! LOL!!! This should happen to you!! Or did you already wath this movie??!!

    What do people watching Karzzz in theater do?? The answer – “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….” LOL

  32. Withering Willow November 12, 2008 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Your frustration can be very well understood…you wrote a post out of it! 😀

    The song is so weird..tandoori nights…since u have heard it endless no. of time 😉 can you tell me what’s so tandoori about nights. I am too in the habit of switching the channel as soon as HR’s songs come. 😛

  33. Poonam November 12, 2008 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    You are so shamed about listening to his songs that you struck through the entire post! Man, it was a pain to read it. I sifted through though.

    Well, I am not so into music but I can say I harbour no prejudices. So even if Himesh is playing, chances are I dont noticed because I am lost either in my thoughts or book. THough I wonder how Himesh’s movies become hit, though I must confess that I had watched Aapka Suruur in a theatre for lack of unavailability of tickets at the time. My office pulled my leg for weeks ahead. The Department Manager soon wrote out a note of appreciation for my patience. 🙂

  34. A November 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Now come out of prejudices and admit that he is good. lol. Prejudice is Ignorance…:)
    Hmm I appreciate his talent, but not his music…so never have “difficulty” switching him off 🙂

  35. sujani November 12, 2008 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Amit.. dont listen to it b’coz u have no other choice.. its so irritating..OMG

  36. Priya November 12, 2008 at 7:41 pm - Reply


    Not again !! This song seems to be doing something everywhere !!
    My friend at school like it too !! She goes “Tan-tan-na-na-na-tandooorii….” and we all run behind her to make her stop !!

    HOW CAN YOU HOW CAN YOU ?? Seriously !!

    I really wish you get back to your old motorokr phone and old self !!

    The video !! What the hell is that ?! So typical and rolling of arms and all …..

    Himesh seems to have the SAME expression in every scene, every song, every time !!

  37. Priya November 12, 2008 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Whats with the name “TANDOORI NIGHTS” anyway ?!!


  38. Sakhi November 13, 2008 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    “Oh! Mother of all that is sweet and lovely!!!! ”

    What was THAT???

    Am i missing a point here? Why sarcastic Amit? What did i do??? 🙁

  39. Amit November 13, 2008 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    @All : I’ll reply to your comments in a short time!

    @Sakhi : That’s just a phrase just like Jesus Christ!!!! or Holy Mother!!! 🙂 I remember Chandler used it when Joey brought those huge black comfortable chairs and a TV set in Friends. 😛

    I was actually surprised to find another human going through the same phase! 🙂

  40. Sakhi November 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I just hoped that you are not bored with my stories!!! 🙂

    And hey, your new avatar looks great!!

  41. Reema November 13, 2008 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    @Amit FRIENDS effect going on 😛

  42. Amit November 13, 2008 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    @Manoj : I won’t watch the movie even if Himesh come to me and offers me a Rs 1 crore cheque with the movie tickets. 😛 I hope this answers – “Or did you already wath this movie??!!” How could you even think like that!!! 😛
    The movie is a HIT! Majorly because there was no good movie released before or after it. 🙁

    @Withering Willow : Yeah! My blog is my venting machine! I still don’t know what “Tandoori Nights” means. Trying to figure it out! Maybe their AC is not working or something to that effect.

    @Poonam : Yes, that was the purpose! It should be painful. As painful as the song! And you watched “Aapka Suroor”????????? 😯
    And you are giving lame reasons like – “unavailability of tickets”???
    Common! I would not have watched it even if there would have been a gun pointed at my head! 😛

    @A : I don’t know how but he is one of the most surprising success stories in India after Lijjat Papad! He might not have worked 15 years earlier! I have made an exception with Tandoori Nights. I won’t be doing it again!

    @Sujani : Heheheh!! Long time no see! How is London?

    @Priya : I rolled on the floor after I saw the video! The poor guy does not know how to dance at all! 😆 To shade that, they have used all kind of tricks but it still shows! And I have no idea what that thing means! Seriously!

    @Sakhi : Noooo!! Not at all! I like them a lot!
    And Thanks!

    @Reema : Absolutely! Now a days I can’t even sleep without watching one episode at night! I have started going in a depression that what would happen when I finish all 10 seasons! 🙁

  43. nick November 13, 2008 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Tatananana Tandoori nights tandoori nights tandoori nights 🙂

    Maybe the lyricist wanted to explain the phenomenon when nights are much hotter than days 😛 😀

  44. Liju Philip November 15, 2008 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Am a closet Himasssss fan 😉

  45. Amit November 15, 2008 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    @Nick : Oh! Don’t do that! I am trying to come out of it! 😛 whatever the lyricist was trying to do, he completely lost me.

    @Liju : Was that a confession? 😛

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