The title song from arguably the greatest Bollywood movie of all time, 2008's Bachna Ae Haseeno is an exciting, energetic affair that you can't help but dance to. Well, I can't, but I'm a sucker for a trumpet. This video is from the opening title sequence of the movie.
The biggest trick? Kishore Kumar died in 1987. This version of the song was a remix of an old song that he did with Asha Bhosle. Needless to say, this isn't Kishore Kumar in this video. It is Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor. It is a common practice to have singers do the singing for the screen actors. Here is a video from the 1977 movie Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, using an older version of Kishore Kumar's vocals. The irony? The actor that appears to be singing here is Rishi Kapoor - Ranbir's father. Clearly the same song, with a different mix.
Incidentally, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen was also a big hit move.
This song has even made it to the United States. Here is a clip from the television show "Outsourced", in which Gupta, played by the talented Parvesh Cheena, is dreaming about being a big Bollywood star. I really miss that show....
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