So, not only are citizens of India getting Joss Whedon’s The Avengers a week earlier than pretty much everybody else (April 27), but they’re also getting their very own movie-based theme song. Oh, sure, Americans have had such legendary musicians as Seal and Nickelback record tracks for the likes of Batman and Spider-Man, but nobody outside of Prince has done so with any sense of style. The kind of style that transcends the movie or the characters or the genre’s milieu.
The same could possibly maybe in some circumstances somewhere be said for indie act Agnee’s rendition of “Hello Andhero” (“Hello, Darkness”). Though since the song is entirely in Hindi, whether the lyrics match the musicians’ swagger and passion as they rock out while footage from the various Avengers trailers plays behind them is a mystery. (For anyone who doesn’t speak Hindi, anyway.) Per the insta-classic tune’s writer, Bollywood producer/director Abbas Tyrewala, it seems we’re in good hands:
“I realized that if we were going to make this song a bit edgy, we would have to make it sound like a casual greeting. As if the hero was saying to the villain, ‘dude, you’ve had your time, but now you’re done, because we’ve all (the superheroes) come together.’”
Chod yeah, amirite? Of course, nothing may be able to match the pretty-much-definition-of-“radass” guitar solo at around 1:40 in. See for yourself. You won’t regret it:
Surely, there must be a petition to get this attached to the English-language soundtrack?
Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). No, he no has no clue why there is a discrepancy in the spelling of “andhero”/”andheron” between the video and the linked-to reports.