Earworm Friday

24 Sep

All hail the Mighty Earworm! A little sumpin’-sumpin’ to remember me by this lonely weekend. I hope you don’t have anything romantic planned because nothing ruins the mood faster than a partner who walks around muttering “gutur gutur”. Enjoy!

(now with subtitles for double the horror!)

I have no earthly clue how this toxic spillage of a movie became a hit but it takes Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan and even a love-addled Aishwarya Rai and gives you turdblossoms like the one above. After this movie was released, Mads got married and moved far, far away and Ash and SRK both dumped Salman who is equally mad at them. I’m not saying that all resulted from this movie, but if the pieces of nuclear devastation fit…

(I want to forget this but I can’t! SOB!)

The most hilarious thing about this song is something I didn’t even know until I fell down my Mahesh Babu wormhole: look at this. Heh heh heh. I could be the only one who notices a certain resemblance but I find it very fitting. This song is so terrible, dancing to it made Hrithik’s body fall apart. Yes, I choose to blame all his physical ailments on this one.

(starts at the 6.00 mark)

You could probably do an entire list of questionable songs from David Dhawan movies – although, why would you? You’re not an insane masochist like myself – but he really outdid himself with this little ditty from one of his rare non-Govinda movie, back in the days when Akshay Kumar was box office poison.

(aka the reason I’m anti-cell phones)

How? How could this list be complete without at least one Govinda song? Especially this Govinda song? I’ve heard it everywhere – the streets of Delhi, the hallways of American dorms, the subways of New York, the airport of Paris – and I’m sure I would have heard it more often if my brain hadn’t taken proactive steps to ensure my sanity and blocked it out on multiple occasions.

(old is gold)

Here is the man who taught Govinda all he knows: the one and only Jeetendra singing the immortal “Ui Amma” with that brave soldier of the nation, Jaya Prada whose saree mysteriously crumples up and flies away with the wind. Only in the 80s, folks!

(before you pour bleach into your eyes and ears, I should warn you that it’s no use)

Why is Amrita showing me soft porn, you wonder. She isn’t; it’s Mithun Chakraborty’s second coming. Ahem. It’s one of those all time “classics” that nobody can ever forget or unhear once it’s entered their orbit. Even if you only glimpsed out the corner of your eye as it played on mute, you’d hear it in the recesses of your soul for ever and a day.


Warning: You will never get this song out of your head. You’ll still go ahead and click because you’ll refuse to believe anything could be that addictive… and now for the rest of your life people will give you puzzled looks as you go about your business singing, “I am a Disco Dancer!” under your breath.

(For Pitu and Chintan)


Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, Video


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21 responses to “Earworm Friday

  1. memsaab

    September 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    You are Pure Evil.

    • Shalini

      September 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      Yes. She is.

      Amrita dear, this is for you:


  2. pitu

    September 24, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Did I force you down this path with my morning discussion on ‘Saasujee tera laadla love you love you karta hai’? If I did, I am proud of myself. And I applaud your infectious enthusiasm.

  3. Chee Chee

    September 24, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I was anti-cell phones too but after seeing The (Two-Timing) Govinda (this was the first Govinda movie I saw after moving to yoo yes yay, BTW) I started to badly want two cell phones too… One Green, one Yellow. No, Iโ€™m not saying that ALL (you know what ALL means!) resulted from this movie, but if the pieces of nuclear devastation fit… ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Gradwolf

    September 25, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Wait Wait Wait. The first is somewhere up there with the best ever! Not among What is your Mobile no. en al! Outrage!! ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. bollywooddeewana

    September 25, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for this, i enjoyed it a lot i did one a while back this reminds me i need to do more

    One earworm that’s surely going on my next list is this (sorry you won’t be able to get it out of your head all day)

  6. Amey

    September 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

    It must have been really hard to pick one of out of so many Govinda songs. Here’s one of our favourites during college years:

  7. Banno

    September 25, 2010 at 9:45 am

    That is mean! I’m just going to cheat, and not play them, because even without, they’ll be worming their way in. ‘I am a Disco Dancer’ anyway has permanent home in my brains. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ram pyaari

    September 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    ahahhaha..brings back memories!

  9. Radhika

    September 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    hahaha, this is so funny. earworms that are my alltime nemesis (what’s the plural of nemesis?) are (i can hear dumtraaaaaaang, dumtraaaang even as i type this)


    and have you seen this awesom work of art?

    • Chee Chee

      September 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      Radhika, and here I was thinking all along that ROFL was a mere metaphor… You shoulda seen me and my bouts with epilepsy over the last five minutes. That’s one crazy Indian indeed that credited with the travesty that’s this transliteration! ๐Ÿ˜€

      If you insist that we all fall down the “awesomely insane” rabbit hole this weekend, try this clip from Mask — hey I did warn that I like ’em Green AND Yellow!

      • Chee Chee

        September 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm

        oopsie, link went a-missing. Here you go:

      • Radhika

        September 26, 2010 at 10:06 pm

        Hahaha, yes, I just love the buffalaxed video – I think I shall save it as a pick-me-uppo – it never fails to cheer me up when I read “who put to gooooaat in there, the yellow goat I ate”. I heard some of his other videos but it only works if you don’t understand the language/

  10. M

    September 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

    HOOORRRAAAAAYYY for firewalls at work, and Mozilla Firefox – NONE of the videos showed up!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    The comments were enough ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amrita

    September 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    @ Memsaab – i believe I have that reputation ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Shalini – HAHAHAHAHAH!! Oh lord.

    @ Pitu – I told you I was highly suggestible.

    @ Adithya – but it IS a earworm! ๐Ÿ˜€ I was actually looking for that butchered Hindi version from the remake starring Chiranjeevi (remember that? Roop suhana lagta hai? RUINED) but couldn’t so I just put this one in instead.

    @ BD /Amey – NAHEEEEN! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Banno – you can run but you can’t hide from the Mighty Earworm!

    @ RP – ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Radhika / CheeC – outeviled, by god!

    @ M – curses! foiled again! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • CheeC

      September 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm

      Hey, you haven’t heard the last of godevil until you’ve spotted this cheesy connection bet. Salman video #2 up here and my Mask link: Ties that blind!! ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. Ankit

    September 28, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Great song selection. Another honorable mention must go to a little known gem from the movie Khalnayika. It goes with Jeetendra jumping and saying

    “Choli ke andar kya hai”, and Varsha Usgaonkar at her shy and coy best says “Bataon, Bataon, Bataooon”…. “Tabahi hai tabahi tabaaahee” (seriously!!!), and to top it, Jeetu in oversized shirts jumps and says “Duhai hai duhaai duhaaai” fun song!!!

    • pitu

      September 28, 2010 at 1:25 pm

      OMG brilliant!!!

    • Amrita

      September 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      I dont know if I should admit this but I have seen this movie! And this song is a very good indication of what it brings.

      Ha, does anybody else remember when Varsha Usgaonkar was supposed to be The Next Madhuri Dixit? Hilarious.

  13. Kanan

    October 1, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Whoa! @ gale mein laal tie. Really!!
    Craziness at its the best! Karishma looks so young in mobile number song and I heart Juhi and Akshay and their matching yellow pajamas. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I miss these kinds of songs in today’s movies. They now have stupid stuff like I don’t know what to do, which isn’t even fun.
    Thanks for this post, Amrita.

    • Amrita

      October 4, 2010 at 3:13 pm

      The sad thing about that movie was that it had a really bizarre soundtrack that could have been mined if used well, but it was made by a hack so it had no chance out the starting gate.

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