Baba Sehgal Genre: World/Reggae, Film/Bollywood, India Hometown: India
Baba Sehgal loves comical exaggeration. He exaggerates everything -- from the
popular idea of love to Michael Jackson's squeal to the 'glory' of Benaras paan
- till they look so utterly, hopelessly absurd. That calls for a warm,
His sense of the burlesque comes through in videos like Manjula, which was on
the music channels a couple of years ago. In it he is a cranky scientist trying
to create in a laboratory his dream girl, but his chemical compounds go wrong
and he ends up with a scary skeleton!
Baba Sehgal gleefully plays the clown, and although he may not show the cutting
philosophical edge of the Shakespearean fool, he can still poke fun at many
totems of modern-day life.