Jan Pehechan-Ho: the badass original dance routine

Jaan Pehechan Ho - Choreography complete! [phil-are-go.blogspot.com]

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20 Responses to “Jan Pehechan-Ho: the badass original dance routine”

  1. cjhowareya says:

    I have often stated elsewhere–and still firmly believe–that this is the greatest music video of all time. 

    Talk about leaving it all on the field, that girl puts everything into every head flip and hip shake.  Not to mention the major bonus of riddler masks.

  2. jima says:

    The dance sequence is almost the very first scene in the film. What follows is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians” which unfortunately doesn’t have anything approaching the utter coolness of that scene. It does, however, have some comic relief in the form of Indian actor Mehmood Ali, whose unfortunate hair decisions (Moe Howard haircut plus Hitler mustache) caused some amusement during our viewing party.

  3. OtherMichael says:

    I had this song on a CD of Bollywood music issues by a German label (there was at least one other album in that “series”), a couple of years before Ghost World. But I’ve since lost (loaned out to parties unremembered) both discs, and can find no online reference to any compilation album that holds it beyond the GW soundtrack (or a handful of albums from non-German labels that are, in any case, not the same).

    The songs were all, for the most part, just as incredible as “Jan Pehechan-Ho”.

    So it goes.

  4. artimusClyde says:

    After seeing the movie years ago (which did a terrible disservice to the graphic novel btw) I went and found some album of Bollywood Swing/Rock, which may be the one OtherMichael is referring to. I really liked it, but I never looked for this scene. Thanks for this Cory.

  5. snagglepuss says:

    Ted Lyons and His Cubs. You’re welcome.

  6. dahlia says:

    oh, it’s in a commercial.  i wondered why this song/dance routine was showing up on the radar of some hipster types i know recently.  hipster radar is never random.

  7. Optic says:

    IIRC, the full scene is an extra on the Ghost World DVD

  8. Paul Renault says:

    And I’m sure this was done in one take!

    Well, maybe two.

  9. Vanwall Green says:

    How they didn’t end up with neck or spinal damage, I’ll never figure it out. There’s enough energy in this number to light a small city, tho. 

  10. Beanolini says:

    but have you seen the fabulous accompanying dance number from the original film

    Why yes, I saw it right here about 4 years ago. Not that it doesn’t deserve a repeat.

    • zikman says:

      yep, I remember exactly when I first saw this music video right here on boingboing. it’s been in my head ever since!

  11. teufelsdrochk says:

    Anyone know what’s up with the notion that they’re ridiculing a greek style of dance?

  12. millie fink says:

    Best part of the “GW” DVD. And of the movie itself. Enid knows cool shit.

    Anyone know where the translated lyrics can be had?

  13. Barry Stock says:

    According to Indian friends, hip moveents are considered lascivious and verboten, hence the wild movements of every other part of the organism.

  14. 910dohead says:

    @ dahlia. It’s a Heineken beer commercial. I am keen to the beer, but I had to roll my eyes when I saw it though.

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