Towards the end of the semester in my Introduction to International Film class, we watched Slumdog Millionaire. I was excited to see it because I remembered one of the songs, Jai Ho. I was too young to see the movie when it first came out, but they used the song in a promo for the soap opera All my Children, which I did watch. Two of the main characters, Kendall and Zach Slater, got pretty heated on the couch during the song. I’m not sure I ever saw the episode, but I never forgot the song.
I didn’t think I’d have to wait until the end of the end of the movie to hear it though. That was kind of disappointing. I didn’t know there were two different versions either. In the commercial for All my Children, they used the English version by the Pussycat Dolls. In the movie, they used an Indian version of it. I like both versions, but I’m partial to the English version. Who knew All my Children would come back into my life? I’d stopped watching it ages ago, and I thought it was gone forever once it was cancelled. Apparently not.