I Am A Disco Dancer...(ta ta tara)

July 03, 2006
Sakshi Juneja

I am Disco Dancer..(ta ta tara)... Zindagi mera gaana...mein kissie ka deewana

This is THE SONG from super-duper hit movie; Disco Dancer released in 1982 which practically made Mithun Chakraborty, an over-night heart-throb of the nation - and is also responsible for making me a Superstar.

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Okay now by superstar I don't mean it from the Bollywood angle...nor from some stage performance and definitely not from the anti-feminist point of view (oh! you smart ass...don't fly your brains too high).

Actually on this very song I came out to my family (again don't think too much) as in this is the first song I ever danced on in front of my family. And not just my close family but around 300 odd people (strangers and relatives included).

I must be around 4 or 5 years old, it was my cousin's wedding in Indore and we were in the barat on our way to the bride's house. In the middle of Punjabi bhangra music, the hired band started playing 'I am a Disco Dancer' and I just couldn't control myself from shaking my legs to it and slowly the fever reached my entire body....and there I was in front of all those people, jumping around as if I had been possessed. You know just the way that guy was possessed by some ghost after hearing Himesh's song.

To say that my family was shocked - would be putting it very mildly. Others just stopped dancing and circled around me...clapping, laughing, hooting and removing mera nazzar and then giving the money to the light and bandwallas. That was surely some night.

Needless to say after that at every other family wedding....whenever this song was played, people just move aside and leave the stage only for me.

Tell me, do you have any such childhood incidents?

What the heck even your grown-up embarrassing moment would be feasted by us gossip roaches.

So come on be sport and give us some meat.

Saakshi O. Juneja is an active blogger, feminist and overboard dog lover. Currently working as a Business Development Manager for a sportswear manufacturing company in Mumbai, India. Did graduation in Marketing & Advertising from Sydney, Australia. As far as blogging is a complete Blog-a-holic.
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I Am A Disco Dancer...(ta ta tara)


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July 3, 2006
10:19 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ah, Mithun and youtube - its a match made in heaven. i wonder why i never searched for him.
sorry sakshi, i dont have a mithun ka kissa for you. but i used to recite some poem in Malayalam [which i dont speak all that well]when i was about three... something about "if you put it in your ear then it'll flash, if you put it on your feet it'll jingle"
i have no idea what that means or where i picked it up but i apparently sang it at the top of my voice all the time. and 20 odd years later, people are still asking me about it. and i dont even remember!

July 3, 2006
10:19 AM

Thanks for sharing. it made my day. :)

July 3, 2006
10:28 AM

Amrita - Anytime !

July 3, 2006
10:36 AM

hehehe...nice story, thanks for sharing it with us. Really liked it :)

Once when some of the relatives were referring to my elder brother and commenting that he is a 'true' child of his mother(going by his habits)...I paused only for a while before yelling out to everyone "I am her child too!" I might have been around 6 yrs old at that time. Not a funny incident but I don't know why it became so popular with the rest of the relatives that they keep pulling my leg about it even today.

July 3, 2006
10:59 AM

Nice article, nice find on the tube :)
Made me smile to myself attracting wierd looks from my friends as i sat readin it and watchin the video :P
As for the embarassed part. I ran away from home when i was about 10 to be discovered by my parents the very same day. It is still being used to victimise me during any family get-togethers. D'oh!!!!!!!

July 3, 2006
08:44 PM

he he hehe

mine is here: I went somewhere naked.. and then realized it. I was 8 or 9. I wont tell when and where and how... but to this day... I am ASHAMED of it! and everyone pulls my leg for the same :-((

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