July 6th, 2015


Magic In Tunes: 07/02/2015 – Dum Maro Dum / Raam Ka Naam Badnaam

I read in this link that Sunil Gavaskar, one of the Indian Cricket legends, acted in this song long before he became a legend. I could not spot him. Can you?

Updated on 3/29/2020: Based on the video here, I could identify Gavaskar now. He is the kid wearing a red bandana and a blue jacket kind of thing that we can see around 1:02 into the song.

From the 1971 hit Hindi film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Sung by Asha Bhosle. Music composed by another legend, R. D. Burman and Lyrics penned by Anand Bakshi. The song which literally means “Take another Toke”, is all about getting lost in the world of haze and smoke, and satirically stabs at the drug usage.

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Interestingly enough another song gets pictured immediately on Dev Anand that chastises the youth on misusing the name of Lord Rama and Krishna, guiding them to the right path. This was sung by Kishore Kumar.

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