Monday, April 12, 2010

Ina Mina Dika - Kishore Kumar

"Ina Mina Dika" was recorded by Kishore Kumar for the 1957 Bollywood blockbuster "Aasha". The song was written by composer C.Ramchandra and inspired by children singing "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe" outside his office door. The lyrics, much like the nursery rhyme, are comprised of silly nonsense words (Rum pum po). Many historians consider "Ina Mina Dika",or "Eena Meena Deeka" to be the first international hit from the then budding film industry. What I absolutely love about this song is its hook-heavy nod to dixieland jazz.


The scene from "Aasha" that immortalized the song in Indian pop culture, and spawned numerous tributes.

"Eena Meena Deeka" performed by Asha Bhosle of Cornershop's "Brimful of Asha" fame.

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