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Music is Extra Territorial : 4 Indian Songs That Became International Hits

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Here are 4 Indian songs that went viral across the globe before ‘going viral’ was a thing!

1. Mundian To Bach Ke

In 2002, Panjabi MC jammed cross-cultural airwaves with their song “­Mundian To Bach Ke“ that went on to become a breakout international smash hit the top 20 in at least 15 countries. Sung in Punjabi, the fusion hip-hop groove went on to sell an estimated 10 million copies worldwide. The record also reached the number one spot in Italy and Belgium, and number two spot in Germany (where it sold over 100,000 units in two days!).

2. I Am A Disco Dancer

Released in 1982, the movie ‘Disco Dancer’ rocked the popularity charts at home and across the Soviet Union. Throughout the 80s, the dance halls at Russian summer resorts resounded with the beats of ‘I Am a Disco Dancer’, instantly transforming Mithun into one of the most loved next-gen Indian actors in the country.

Here’s an interesting anecdote from those days: When Mikhail Gorbachev visited India, Rajiv Gandhi introduced him to Amitabh Bachchan as India’s greatest superstar. It is believed that Gorbachev’s reply was that his wife only knew Raj Kapoor and his daughter only knew Mithun Chakraborty!

3. Tunak Tunak Tun

Most songs fade from public memory in no time, while few manage to stay a little longer on their minds. Then there are those iconic ones that go on to build a cult following for themselves. Daler Mehndi’s 1998 song ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ is one of these.

From Germany to Korea, the song became a rage among youngsters across the world after its release in the late 1990s. Mehndi’s iconic Bhangra steps in the video were also practised and replicated by these ardent fans. Recently, martial arts expert and megastar Jackie Chan shook a leg to Mehndi’s tunes at the 17th Shanghai Film Festival (the video went viral in no time).

4. Why This Kolaveri Di

Released in 200, the song “Kolaveri Di” became an instant hit and was the most searched video on Youtube by November 2011. Despite being a slow-beat track, the song’s catchy colloquial lyrics and amazingly groovy rendition (by Dhanush) also ensured that it became a global rage overnight, quickly garnering more than 125 million views (the first Indian song to reach this coveted mark). Voted the Top Song by CNN in 2012, Kolaveri Di also stood third in the global music list giving a tough time to Lady Gaga.

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Covers of Classic Bollywood Songs By Talented Musicians And Singers

Reliving the magical moments created by the rendition of some old classic Bollywood songs by amazingly talented musicians and singers.

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Classic Bollywood songs teleport us to a different time and era, kicking in nostalgia and flood of emotions. It is to this day that their charm and melody mesmerizes us. India, being a culture of song and dance, we have music for every occasion and celebration.

The recent trend of rendition of those old classics into covers is a great way to introduce the millennial generation to the treasure of the old world. The melody, music and lyrics all fit in a perfect symphony, creating magic onscreen.

To relive those magical moments, we bring you a list of some beautiful covers of those classic hits.

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‘Super 30’: A Film On The Life Story Of Anand Kumar

Hrithik Roshan plays the role of India’s genius mathematician and educationalist Anand Kumar, in an upcoming film titled ‘Super 30’.

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As Barack Obama said, “In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education.”

There are numerous examples of great people, who broke the shackles of poverty with the help of education. But, there are only a few who dedicate their lives for enriching the lives of others. Mr. Anand Kumar of the Super 30 is one such man.

A highly distinguished educationalist and a mathematician, he hails from Patna, Bihar. He is recognized for his incredible initiative ‘Super 30’, where he coaches students from underprivileged backgrounds for the entrance exams of IITs, for free.

The endurance, struggle and patience throughout his journey have been beautifully portrayed by Hrithik Roshan in an upcoming film titled ‘Super 30’. Showcasing the remarkable story of Mr. Anand Kumar, the film conveys the message that even one person can make a difference in the world.

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Abhedya Artworks presents A Theatrical Experience: Resham & Javeda

Written and directed by Navaldeep Singh, both plays are unique and distinct from each other.

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Theatre is the art of beholding reality through performances, through stories. The ability of a breathtaking performance to move us to a different dimension and give us subtle, yet beautiful moments is indeed a thrilling experience.

With the aim of providing a similarly exciting experience to the audiences, Abhedya Artworks, A Theatre Troupe from Mumbai is touring 5 cities with two of their most celebrated Theatre Productions Resham and Javeda. Written and directed by Navaldeep Singh, both plays are unique and distinct from each other, ensuring its viewers’ diverse experiences in a single show.

On one hand, Javeda explores the theme of a forbidden love story between two individuals who defy all odds simply through the power of their love, while on the other Resham is a hilarious political satire featuring a rural village, with some delightfully sardonic commentary on the priorities of this nation’s government.

With an immensely talented cast and crew, Navaldeep’s Abhedya Artworks will begin its journey from Bangalore on 18th May with their first show at KEA Prabhath Rangamandira. They will then head to Gwalior, Delhi and Pune before they finally conclude the tour in Mumbai.

The show dates and timings are as follows
Bangalore- 18 May, 7:00 PM KEA Prabhath Rangamandira
Gwalior- 24 May, 7:30 PM Natya Mandir, Dal Bazaar
Delhi- 25 May 4:00 PM & 7 PM Akshara Theatre
Pune- 02 June, 7 PM Jyotsana Bhole Sabhagruha
Mumbai- 07 June, 7 PM Sathaye Auditorium, Vile Parle

Don’t miss out on an incredible experience. Go book your tickets on http://bit.ly/Afsaaney

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Bucket List : Madhuri’s Maiden Marathi Film Is Promising With A Great Plot

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Bucket List, Madhuri Dixit, Maiden, Marathi Film

Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene will be back on screen after four years, with a Marathi film. She shared the poster for Bucket List, calling it her first film in Marathi.

The poster shows her in a simple green sari with a big smile on her face. She stands against a list of words, which we assume are her roles in the movie: Housewife, Mother, Friend, Sister and another that reads something like ‘Founder.’

Earlier, the makers had described the project as a slice-of-life film that revolves around the journey of self-realisation of a woman (Madhuri), with a dash of humour.

The film is being produced by Karan Johar, it has the large screen appeal and the feels found in all his movies. It has also been a long time since Renuka Shahane and Madhuri Dixit shared screen space. The last they shared screen space was in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.

Bucket List, Madhuri Dixit, Maiden, Marathi Film

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Ranbir Kapoor making a guest appearance in the film is an icing on the cake.

Click here to check out the trailer right now.

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Talents of These Popular Celebrities You Haven’t Heard About

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Riteish Deshmukh: With an architecture degree, designed Shah Rukh Khan’s office and also helped Karan Johar before entering the Bollywood.

Ritesh Deshmukh

Salman Khan: An all rounder gifted artist, be it sketching, shading or painting abstracts.

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Priyanka Chopra: Whatever I say will be less for this talent. A self-made celeb, known worldwide for her acting and singing. Her albums mark her talents as well.

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Nargis Fakhri: Gorgeous talent from New York, an awesome rapper, has rapped for Hrithik Roshan in Bang Bang.

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Akshay Kumar: Another self made actor; with remarkable talent of martial arts. Not only a versatile actor for Bollywood, he is a great cook at home; and also enjoys photography as and when possible.

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Juhi Chawla: This beautiful diva of Bollywood is a trained classical singer.

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Vidya Balan: Another versatile personality from Bollywood is an amazing poetry writer and hilarious mimic.

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Aamir Khan: Mr. Perfectionist, as people call him, is an expert of Chess. He has even played with the chess Grandmaster of India, Vishwanathan Anand.

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Ali Zafar: Apart from being a good actor and singer, he is an exceptional painter.

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Farhan Akhtar: He can be described in just one word: actor-cum-singer-cum-dancer-cum-director-cum-producer-cum-songwriter-cum-lyricist.

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Kangana Ranaut: She is an amazing or say Master Chef.

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Yami Gautam: Behind the beautiful face is an interior Decorator, just like Twinkle Khanna or Sussanne Khan.

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Shahid Kapoor: Known for his dance and acting, he is also a rocking DJ.

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Randeep Hooda: An upcoming actor, with amazing acting skills, owns six horses and happens to be an ace polo player.

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