Un-Billi-vable! Sumit Sethi and Jasmine Sandlas get catty
By Bryan Durham - April 3, 2018
Delhi-based DJ/Producer Sumit Sethi’s latest track with Jasmine Sandlas, Veera, is the second in a music initiative called The Punjab Project.
The Punjab Project aims at keeping Punjabi folk music alive by contemorarising it. The first track, Neher Waale Pul featured Sona Mohapatra.
Veera is a track that derives from two Punjabi folk songs that popularly feature in Punjabi weddings.
Featuring popular Punjabi singer Jasmine Sandlas, the video sees Sumit staying over at a friend’s bungalow as he waits for him to arrive. He chances upon a picture on the wall and wonders aloud why there is the picture of human beings with cat’s faces.
The friend jokingly asks if he’s had a peg or two. Sumit decides to take a nap and that’s when the characters from the pictures come alive. One of them happens to be Jasmine’s character.
He wakes up as they dance around as a rather goth-looking Jasmine as the backup dancers and a now costume-appropriate Sumit shake it like there’s no tomorrow.
There’s no real thought here, except you get half the feeling that they’re gonna have a vampire’s ball or turn into the undead. And maybe they are. Or they aren’t.
Either way, Sumit turns into a cat and retreats into the picture after the song ends. Maybe he was feline those vibes? We’ll never know!