I just came across a crazy Indian music video called Tunak Tunak Tun. For some reason, this reminds me of the ’80s… but in a funny way. I would like for you to watch it, then let’s talk about it. 🙂
Please watch the video before continuing reading, to get the full experience. It starts a little slow, but then it jams, and these guys have some funky-fresh dance moves. 🙂
I have to wonder, would it be better if you could tell what they’re saying? And speaking of that, do any of you have any idea what this video is about? Every time I try to figure that out, I’m just speechless…
I did some research* and this was the first Indian video to use a blue screen. And apparently the Tunak Dance is popular, and there’s even a parody of it in World of Warcraft. I also found another video of it, where someone put the lyrics on the screen. That’s helpful, because it’s kinda hard to interpret what they’re saying.
* That is, I browsed YouTube.
Here’s the version with some lyrics on the screen. I know, you just watched it, but it gets funnier each time you watch it. Trust me.
Have you watched the second video yet? If so, let’s continue.
Okay, so the lyrics might have been an interpolation rather than an interpretation or translation. But at least now we know it has something to do with bears.
Are any of you curious to what the actual lyrics are in English? Well, I found a link for you. But before I reveal that, remember that curiosity killed the cat. Although I don’t think any of my regular readers are cats. (If you are, e-mail me because I have a secret mission for you.) If you really want to know the translated lyrics, you can read them here. And by read, I mean read them as subtitles to the music video. Yes, you have to watch it again! MUWAHAHAHA!
Actually, this video gets funnier each time I watch it.