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Jaan Pehechaan Ho – Mohammed Rafi

muhammedrafiEditor’s Note: Jaan Pehechaan Ho by Mohammed Rafi is not a one-hit wonder. Sometimes I just write about great songs and this is one of them.

I’m not exaggerating when I say “Jaan Pehechaan Ho” may be the greatest video ever produced.

Seriously.

Watch it once. I dare you.

Then watch it again (you’ll likely feel compelled).

It’s so singularly bizarre, compelling, awesome and strange that you can’t look away.

And the song has this killer surf-rock-meets-Hindi vibe that is unrivaled among all surf-rock-meets-Hindi songs ever recorded (the fact that I’ve only heard one surf-rock-meets-Hindi song in my life should in no way impact the credibility of the former statement).

You can catch glimpses of this video in the opening scene from the 2001 movie, Ghost World.

But this is the whole manic version in all its glory. Pulled straight from the 1965 Bollywood movie titled Gumnaam that is also the best movie I’ve never seen.

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7 Responses to "Jaan Pehechaan Ho – Mohammed Rafi"

  1. Geoff says:

    Captivating. I’ve never seen so much shaking in my life.

  2. John says:

    Okay, I know everyone else is dying to ask this question: Where the hell did you find this Waterdog????

  3. Michael Waterman says:

    I saw it on the extra features section of the Ghostworld DVD. It’s even better on the big screen. Perhaps Bollywood’s finest song ever. It’s certainly my favorite.

  4. barbara says:

    freaky loved it thank you

  5. barbara says:

    loved it thank you

  6. eric b. says:

    This song is now in a Heineken publicity. Very cool!

  7. Michael Waterman says:

    One of the greatest songs ever!

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