9 June, 2006

Bollywood Beatles

Now is the time at AsiaPundit when we dance.:

In this youtube, a band identified as the “Indian Beatles” performs a totally rockin’ version of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” in Hindi. I’m pretty sure I have this song as an MP3 somewhere, but with the video added in, it’s a hundred times more awesome.
Commenters on the YouTube page add more details. The song is “Tumse Hai Dil Ko” from the film “Jaanwar” — and this: “The camera work is exceptional, the singing great, and the fact that this was just 1 year after the Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan show makes this work of adaptive plagiarism all the more impressive.”

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by @ 12:16 am. Filed under India, Asia, South Asia, Music

4 Responses to “Bollywood Beatles”

  1. Kamla Bhatt » Global Voices Round-up on India: Bollywood, Cricket, Football, Mahajan, Fuel Price Hike and Hafta Says:

    […] Here is a video clip from YouTube on a Indian version of the famous Beatles song, "I wanna hold your hand." Thanks to Asia Pundit for this. This clip has been making the rounds in the blog world for a while now. This song clip is from an old Hindi film with the Indian Elvis Presley/Jerry Lewis: Shammi Kapoor, an actor famous in the 1960s and 1970s. Here is a link to Shammi Kapoor's website, and he was one of the first Indians to jump on the Interne bandwagon many moons ago. (I think he belongs to the Mac?Apple camp.)  Whoever said tha globalization is a 21st century thing? Note: Google Video is not available in India, so YouTube has emerged as the default video tool of choice in India. […]

  2. Kamla Bhatt » Shammi Kapoor on YouTube Says:

    […] Shammi Kapoor's old video clip is making its round on the Internet on YouTube. If you have not seen it, watch it…there is a buzz about this clip since the rest of the world appears to have discovered this Beatles inspired song. […]

  3. The Moderate Voice Says:

    The Beatles Reborn…

    …as The Indian Beatles….

  4. Tanya Palta Says:

    Shammi Kapoor in his inimitable was pretty amazing. I remember as a child cracking up in songs like jungli and meri behnse to dandaa kyon mara! He was truly rocking and has always been quite a staunch supporter of the Internet even when we didn’t know what it was!

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