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Why this Kolaveri Di, NZ-style
December 28, 2011 8:51 PM   Subscribe

Kiwi fans of the hit Tanglish song 'Why This Kolaveri Di?' surprise shoppers in Auckland's main square. (Previously).
posted by embrangled (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

That looked like a lot of fun.

It's an extremely professional-looking video they made of it, too. Was this part of some sponsored thing or ad or something? Also, I couldn't see where the music was coming from. Did they set up speakers in advance, or was someone playing it on a personal system...?
posted by lollusc at 9:09 PM on December 28, 2011

This is the best Kolaveri cover. That's all.
posted by vidur at 9:12 PM on December 28, 2011 [4 favorites]

Dancing/singing flash mobs are definitely in the spirit of Bollywood, where people seem to burst out into elaborately coreographed song and dance numbers every 5 minutes.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:53 AM on December 29, 2011

I often feel intimidated by haka, but this one was really good-natured. Perhaps it's because it was performed by a mixed group.
posted by Joe in Australia at 2:26 AM on December 29, 2011

I often feel intimidated by haka

That kind of is the point... :-)
posted by -harlequin- at 3:14 AM on December 29, 2011

Oh New Zealand, you so cute. But I'm confused by the comment above; how is this haka? I thought the whole thing was Indian, both the music and the dance. Is there a Maori thing going on I missed?
posted by Nelson at 8:48 AM on December 29, 2011

Tanglish = Tamil + English. These are Indian New Zealanders, not Maori.
posted by dhartung at 12:07 PM on December 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

The giant Santa 10 seconds in was recently listed as #1 in Cracked's list of Unintentionally Creepy Christmas Ornaments.
posted by John Shaft at 12:30 PM on December 29, 2011

Yet another reason why I love the new New Zealand.
posted by vac2003 at 12:55 PM on December 29, 2011

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