AIB can never go wrong when it comes to satire, can it? In its latest offering, a parody of Honey Singh’s famous song ‘Party All Night’, the brilliant Irrfan Khan rips apart 'party songs', Bollywood dance numbers inserted in substandard films to bring in the audience.
‘AIB: Every Bollywood Party Song feat. Irrfan’ starts off with the AIB troupe asking Irrfan to do something for them, as he claims that he ‘can do anything’. Irrfan, who has starred in Hollywood films like The Namesake, Life of Pi and Jurassic World, nonchalantly boasts about his films as his ‘manager’ receives calls from the likes of Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese. That doesn't deter the AIB guys from pointing out that he has yet to do a party song.
An incensed Irrfan then shows them what a party song actually comprises of: repetitive, meaningless lyrics, autotune beats, objectification of women and flashy lights.
By taking ‘Party All Night’ as the base song, AIB's phony one sounds the same as original but makes much more sense. It shows us how party songs or item numbers have taken the industry by storm and help a film meet its box office targets even when it lacks a cohesive plot and powerful acting.