'Where is democracy, democracy, democracy ji?'
Pakistan sways to its own Kolaveri Di
Pakistan now has its own version of Kolaveri Di, the Indian song that is racing towards the 30 million YouTube mark. And it's hilarious. "Where is democracy, democracy, democracy ji," asks the Pakistani version as five men (see pic) swing to the tune that has made Indian superstar Rajinikanth's son-in-law Dhanush an internet sensation.
Grab taken from YouTube
The song has become a big hit in a country that has seen a string of military strongmen, the last of whom was Pervez Musharraf. Speculation swirled earlier this month of a coup when President Asif Ali Zardari abruptly left for Dubai over a heart ailment.
The song says: "Corruption perfect". The dancers then move around a lamp as the lyrics go "Distance la sakun sakun", a reference to the frequent power outages. Then it adds "Bill amount tight-u".
That's not all. Political money colour colour-u...ey colour black-u."
Click Video: Pakistan's version of 'Why this Kolaveri Di'
There's more. Your palace light-u, light-u, my home black-u".
The video shows politicians and says "rise, rise-u, cheat, cheat-u, our future dark-u".
In the original video, Dhanush says "Super mama ready". The Pakistani take on that says: "Super drama ready."
Dhanush also uses a Tamil word "Kaila glass" and then quickly shifts to English "Hand-u glass". The Pakistani song says "Satyanas" and then corrects saying "Only English".
It also refers to "jungle law, qarza bojh...eyes full of tears".
Close to the end, the song says "God-u I am dying now-u" as the five men lie on the road and ask "Are you happy now-u".
"This song-u for poor-u public-u" says the group and signs off.