I am going crazy listening to this:
Meri Jaan A a a ... Meri Jaan B b b ... Meri Jaan Cccccc
The song is from a film named Om Dar Badar directed by Kamal Swaroop in 1988.
About the Film
The film, having an absurdist plot and unconventional narrative style interweaving different sounds with different images, told the story of growing up in small town India. Set in Ajmer and Pushkar in Rajasthan, the film revolved around young Om's passage into adolescence.
The film straightaway faced trouble on its release: Censor Board had trouble understanding it, they banned it, thought it was surely incriminating someone, but couldn't pin point anything particular, and so finally gave their nod with an A Certificate.
In 1989 this art film even manged to win praise from commercial viewers winning Critics award for best film at the Filmfare Awards.
Notice the band in Om Darbadar playing strains of Bobby Darin's Come September Theme.
I wondered how come they were playing the tune of Nazrein Mili Dil Dadka from crappy Raja that was released much later in 1995. Subrat of PFC pointed out: "Indian Band Baja Parties have been using Bobby Darin’s Come September track for a long while having picked it up from 5-star hotel orchestras." (Actually, Director Anurag Kashyap at PFC was discussing the song called Emosional Atyachar from his film Dev.D and he mentioned how he always wanted to rehash Om Darbadar song)
I now remember another leitmotif popular (at least couple of years ago) among Indian Band Baja wallas and even among (it still is) Shadiwallay Djs:
Brazil by Venga Boys. The actual Brazil theme was made famous by Terry Gilliam's 1985 film "Brazil" which in turn was based on Ary Barroso's 1939 song "Aquarela do Brasil" ("Watercolor of Brazil").
Song Uploaded to youtube by cdsjaik
The user has also uploaded couple of other scenes from this film. A big thanks!
Read more about Om Dar Ba Dar and Kamal Swaroop at this fine article from The Hindu
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