Thursday 25 June 2009

Bollywood Loves Michael Jackson

As a kid two things were my obsession Michael Jackson

Aged 6 in my Michael Jackson Bad T- Shirt
and Bollywood, although i later fell away from Bollywood due to lack of accessibility, i was only reunited with my childhood passion about a year ago and ever since my bollywood deewana (craze) began all over again. Michael Jackson, the man, the music, the celebrity however, has always been a passion of mine, at the height of his success almost everyone wanted to be him and bollywood also had a love affair with the man. Looking back at a number of films from the '80's Michael Jackson presence could clearly be felt in some bollywood music and style, below are some examples

Mithun Chakraborty in Kasam Paida Karne wale ki (1984)
He is dressed in Michael Jackson style Thriller Jacket and red pants, the video also shares a strong resemblance to Michael Jackson's Thriller video and even the song appears to have ripped off Billie Jean

Amitabh Bachchan in Disco Bhangra from Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswati (1989)
Amitabh plus his shiny gloves and Michael Jackson style clothes as seen in his Bad Video, this hilarious song was the major highlight for me in this silly movie

Jo Hona Hai from Pyar Hi To Hona Hi Tha (1998) This highly hilarious song from pyar hi to Hona hi tha features a Michale Jackson Impersonator
Munna Bhai MBBS (2003) features a hilarious Michael Jackson Impersonator see it in the video below at about 3.53

Your influence and legacy reached far and wide, Rest in Peace Michael Jackson


Shellie said...

I was starting to think that Bollylovers didn't like MJ, with not one comment since I posted last Thursday on my tribute - I was happily surprised to find the Thriller-like song from Kasam Paide Karne wale ki. I knew I'd seen references in Bollywood before (I believe the little boy in One 2 Ka 4 was also dressed up in Michael Jackson gear), but didn't realize to what extent. At any rate, I'm glad I'm not alone in remembering him.

bollywooddeewana said...

I actually didn't know you did a post on him, just went over now. Bollywood definitely fed off the whole Michael Jackson craze, i'm sure they're more references both in songs and dance around

dustedoff said...

That MJ craze phase had to happen in Bollywood. IMHO, the 80's (especially the latter half) and the 90's were a period of paucity as far as good ideas went in Bollywood. If I look back, I can more or less count on my fingers the number of films of that era that were original, or that I at least liked... being `inspired' by anyone or anything that was popular was more the norm than the exception.

Anu Malik zindabad! ;-)

Daddy's Girl said...

Fabulous post Bollywooddeewana!

Bobby Sing said...

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bollywooddeewana said...

@ Dusted off Anu Malik is indeed a genius

@ Daddys Girl Thanks

@ Bobby Sing You're welcome, i really like your blog

Nicki said...

That's a cute pic of you.


bollywooddeewana said...

Thanks Nicki

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