Arijit Singh featuring Ranveer Singh – My Name Is Ranveer Ching

Let’s start this off by saying that the Indian film industry (from what I’ve seen of Bollywood and Tollywood) hasn’t fared too well [1] in Chinese (or East Asian representation) despite being literally next to each other. Not that Canadians fair much better in Hollywood movies. xD

My Name Is Ranveer Ching is sung by Arijit Singh (now quite popular for his participation on the Aashiqui 2 Soundtrack [1]), and picturized (as per Bollywood tradition and lingo) by Ranveer Singh (with that obvious play on his last name), haha~


It doesn’t reach levels of mouth-gaping astonishment like Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu [clip], though there’s some eye-rolling hitting the 1:30m mark with some Ting Tong-sounding words, but most is forgiven because it turns out the clip is a commercial for Ching’s Secret (请密), famous for its Hakka noodles, instant noodles and sauces in India and some other places. Still, they could’ve used some REAL Mandarin (or Cantonese) in it to make an effort, no? And at fault it’s Ranveer as I doubt Gulzar had anything to do with the “Manchow Rap,” if you could call that rapping.

It’s no biggie when Asian celebrities endorse products. I wonder if Ranveer actually does eat this. However, what surprises the most is that the glossy clip was uploaded in the Yash Raj Films channels, so there were people thinking there’s a movie project going on, when it’s merely an ad. It doesn’t make sense from the YRF brand standpoint, though it should generate more hits for Ching’s Secret. Does YRF get paid from Singh’s deal too? How does this work?

Also, I wanted to ask- what’s up with Manchurian style cooking in India? Manchuria seems to have been way too far to influence Indian cuisine that way. And can anyone tell me the story of Hakka noodles? These are all important questions that I’m afraid to ask the owner of our local Indian restaurant that do serve Manchurian chicken and Hakka noodles.

Also, here are the credits:

Produced & Directed By: Shaad Ali

Lyrics: Gulzar
Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Production Design: Wasiq Khan
Choreography: Ganesh Acharya
Editor: Ritesh Soni
Cinematography: Ayananka Bose

As a side note; SEE, Kpop~ this is how you do credits.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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