Ring tones go desi!
How would you like your cell
asking you to pick it up and attend to your call in your very own Punjabi...
Paaji, phone chak vee lo, or Mere bhai, mere bhai, utha bhi le mere bhai. New
entrants into the mobile phone market are offering mindboggling choices, in as
mandatory a thing as a ring tone. And the mantra to grab your attention is,
So, apart from offering Indian, Western and devotional ring tones to choose
from, cell phone companies are offering direct access to the net, from where one
can download voice tones from any of the Indian languages like Bengali, Punjabi,
Gujarati, Bihari and so on.
Some interesting voice tones are parodies of famous film dialogues that imitate
peculiar styles of dialogue delivery by some of the stars.
If a Dharmendra voices, Phone bajing bajing bajing, ghanti bajing bajing, the
infamous cynical Shah Rukh Khan laugh-voices Hihihihi baj raha hai hihi.., then
there is Soorma Bhopali saying Ke riya hun utha le, and even Devika Rani from
old films saying, Mein na kohti thi ki bajega to a lisping Uncle uncle aapka
phone baj laha hai.
Well, cashing on the desi film mania does not stop here. Telephone networks
keeps updating themselves on the latest film numbers. So, if there are popular
song ring tones from old films like Teesri Manzil and Caravan , even the title
music of Malgudi Days , a popular TV serial telecast a few years back, remains
But it is the latest tinsel town releases that keep taking the number one
position in the ring tones top of the pop chart. Just in case you missed out,
the current frontrunners are title tracks of Chalte Chalte , Saathiya and
Bollywood Hollywood . Tune in!
However, the ace of them all comes from the land of Bihari babu Laloo Prasad
Yadav. It goes...Tohar phonva baj raha hai!