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Jhatka is the method with which non-Muslims kill animals (killed by a single strike of a sword or axe to sever the head). Matka is a pot. In an old Jitendra-Sridevi movie, there was a song-dance sequence featuring a lot of gyrations (animals do gyrations for a few seconds after they are beheaded).
The background contained a lot of pots. Hence, hero-heroine song sequences featuring a lot of gyrations are called jhatka-matka.
"For me, Bollywood is a mega-budget farce, dedicated to trivializing the Indian way of life, converting it to a pathetic, easily digestible caricature that is easy to consume and digest for the culturally deficient. Any resemblance to anything remotely inventive, innovative or half way experimental, provocative or pushing the envelope is a savage coincidence. Imitative, (read: Hollywood) wildly self-absorbed and self-congratulatory and constantly catering to the lowest common denominator to grab numbers, we get the trash we deserve. So why blame the writers of the Munni-Sheila anthems? They are spot-on in the populist, low-brow, jhatka-matka space that defines most of the Bollywood product and consumers.”
-- Kunal Basu, Author of The Japanese Wife
Added 2011-06-24 by Dishoom Dishoom