The New Mujra?

Mujra is an urdu term.
The term itself is vulgar enough for me.
I am not proclaiming self-rightousness. I just saw one. As broadcast on Geo TV.
ILux Style Awards has them new Mujras, their evolved form.

The ‘art’ form of Mujra, as our ‘artist’ Nargis calls it, has slowly but surely evolved.

Seeing Veena Malik, Resham, etc perform some seriously ‘hipp’ numbers has convinced me to be able to comment on this: The Mujra has evolved to what I saw at Lux Style Awards. And as with evolution, natural selection if you may, has shown the Jhankaar-mixed songs the door, giving way to the more upbeat, remixed type songs. The remixed songs invariably has rap in them, and they are using words like Nigger in their raps! Now, apart from the fact that the N word is a bad word to use in itself, it also doesn’t make sense for a PAKISTANI song to have this word!! Hello, wake up song writers, rappers, composers blah blah. Oh by the way, they still are keeping the camera-focusing-on-thrusting-pelvis bit though. (as broadcast on GeoTV).

We are what we choose to accept and choose not to accept. I know I don’t accept this as a viewable form of entertainment representing our country and nation. What do you guys say? And please, no flaming…

12 Comments so far

  1. Bored (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

    In my anticipation to expect something different from the much hyped Lux awards i switched the TV but was quite disappointed.The whole event looked so cheap and “bazaroo”.The anchors were pulling each others legs to gather few laughs in the name of comedy.The music and choreography were 180 degree out of phase.Why you had to do this “bhaandpana” in Malaysia to show our “culture” to the world.Has our creative juices so dried up that we can not come up with some decent shows for audience.
    Sorry for this somewhat off the way comment but i somehow felt venting out my feeling towards the show.
    Dance without rhythm and flow is just “phudakna” and eyesore.

  2. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:30 pm

    In this age, projecting nation and country when talking about media and entertainment..hmm…one should be decent enough, dancing or no dancing. No vulgarity shud be allowed.

    Amar bil maroof wa nahi anil munkar.

    Choice is ours :)

  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    If talking about show, audience is oh-so nonresponsive. Performers have dead expressions on faces and poor stamina… bla bla …they shud not do what they are not master in. Better do some skits and songs ..thats it. Hum kisi sai kam nahi :) if you guys remember old award giving ceremonies and keep that individuality alive.

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 24th, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

    ye sub pappu sumraat ka kia dhara hai :D i bet

  5. hira (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

    something is better than nothing….

  6. Jahanara (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

    come on guys… was just supposed to be mindless entertainment. We cannot wring our hands over everything. Lets relax a little. I really think that hamara culture khatrey mein nahin hai… so jeeo aur jeene do :)

  7. iblees (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 12:31 am

    conflict of culture and religion, various kinds of dances have essential role in south-asian cultural history – in recent years, ever since the religion mafia started to target culture and “clean” it from elements that are not allowed in religion, all these little issues have started to appear. soon the religion will take over culture and there will be no culture for this part of the world – only religion.

  8. Jus (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    haha, i know what’s mujra already. i asked my hubby.

    Hmmm i think even if they wanna put them on the screen, it should be on a paid channel meant for mature viewers who know what their choices are. Should be restricted.

  9. Sheraz (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

    Quran Surah Nur [24:31] And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.

    The above verse depicts the “culture” Muslim women follow. They dont even stamp their feet with the intention to allure men. Those women who were dancing on Geo Tv, they might be representing “Musharaf ka Pakistan”, but they were definitely NOT ambassadors of “Islamic Republic Of Pakistan” neither they seemed “Believing Women” to me. May ALLAH guide us all. I pray for each and everyone out there and also for myself that “May ALLAH guide us to the right path”. Ameen

  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

    @Sheraz: “Believing Women” to me.

    So do you know their “niyyat” or “dil ka haal”? Don’t you do “ghor o fikar” that God wants you to do? God made you, gave u different circumstances and God made them, and gave them different life. You better not feel “pity” for such ppl, who have less knowledge than you (by the Grace of Almighty), all you can do is to think positive and pray to God for showing them right path (thats what u expressed but that should be with tine of humble). Never judge a women or man on the basis of appearance. We as humans have no right to JUDGE, how pious other person is. Let the judgment day come.

    Bayshuk Quran tells us the best way of living ang give heights of standard/pattern for ideal momina/momin. Do you know there are 72 stages of emaan and … there is different explanation for each and every stage. So maybe they are at the lowest stage of emaan?

    I hope you can realize the pain and misery of such ppl, who are not upto that mark at the current moment and who knows they r maybe the best :)) but apparently the most disgusting ppl around u ….

  11. Sheraz (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 11:25 am

    @Pretty Simple “Do i need to know their intension”?

    Brother/Sister thanks for your comment as it gave me one more chance to further elaborate on my view point which i briefly expressed in the previous comment.

    First of all in my humble your opening question in which you asked me, “if i know the intension (niyyat) of the women dancing on stage” is illogical, the reason being, in Islam you don’t judge deeds by intension, you only judge them by acts. Intension behind deeds is only for ALLAH to encounter and that will be on judgement day. If a person says that he is a Muslim, i am ordained by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to believe in his words rather then trying to figure out his intension, even if he says it in a battle field during war. Similarly if someone commits a sin, let us say adultery for example, no matter how “good” his intension might be i can consider neither that person nor that act to be righteous, no matter whatever intension lies behind it. What if someone rapes a girl with a good intensions? what if all the suicide bombers have good intensions? why are we adversaries to such animals? why dont we take into consideration their “intension”?.

    I hope i have clarified my point adequately (hope that is). Let me briefly state it one more time, “In Islam you judge people via deed not intension because only ALLAH knows the intension”.

    Now coming to the second part of your comment, when i said they doesnt “seem” believing woman to me it was with reference to the verse i quoted from the glorious Quran which says that “A believing woman shouldnt even stamp her feet on floor in such a manner that it attract men”. Here even stamping of feet to allure guys is prohibited by ALLAH and we are talking about shaking asses and showing skin infront of the whole world here, what for ? to attain piety & righteous, with the right intension?. (any wayz…) I never called any of those women “kafir or non-muslims”, what i meant to say was their acts can never portray a “believing woman”.

    Lastly and MOST IMPORTANTLY, i am very well aware of the fact that i am the most “Sinful MUSLIM” in the whole world, and its not just wording, i swear upon ALLAH, i am a very strong believer of it, so i am not discriminating people based upon their sins and my righteousness, NAOZBILLAH (May ALLAH FORBID), no where does i said that, never was it my intension, i am sorry if i mistakenly made that impression (if at all).

    I do think positively ALHUMDULILAH, thats why i bothered to comment on obscenity of people under discussion, otherwise, what do i care?. Yeah i do hope and pray to ALLAH that may ALLAH, the Lord of the heavens and the earth guide us all and yeah i do feel pity for them as well because i am aware of their unawareness. I do feel pity for them because i realize the fact how much darkness has overshadowed me and them both. How far have we deviated from our primary goal, the goal of our creation, the goal which we will be questioned for.

    I would end this comment with a quotation from the glorious Quran

    Surah Adh-Dhariyat [51:56-60] I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me. No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me. For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (for ever). For the Wrong-doers, their portion is like unto the portion of their fellows (of earlier generations): then let them not ask Me to hasten (that portion). Woe, then, to the Unbelievers, on account of that Day of theirs which they have been promised!

  12. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    Thats Extraordinaryyyy!!!!!! *clapping in the background*

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