Ina Mina Dika video from Goldspot

Goldspot’s newest video is up. “Ina Mina Dika:”



Here is the original for comparison:



I am actually pretty amazed by the good production value of the original.

12 thoughts on “Ina Mina Dika video from Goldspot

  1. One thing that I love about Goldspot, is that they’res extremely creative, honest, and talented. Although Sid Khosla’s all-American, his music is obviously quite Indic. He doesn’t simply mix genres up for the commercial sake of mixing musical genres up, but he synthesizes a new and harmonious artform. This is very honest and genuine music with a soul, as opposed to a highly processed and commoditized songs replete with fashion consultants, product lifecycle experts, and corporate stooges.

    I must say, you may not think that the kathak dancer (the lovely Ms. Payal Kadakia) fit the backdrop to which she was dancing against. But I truly feel that she was perfectly in place at the high school gym. You see, this rekindles my memories of Indian cultural events held at high schools, churches, and civic centers in the past. However, this video was seriously lacking in one thing…they could have featured a man like me (not Aasif Mandvi). As a matter of fact, they could have featured me in this video. And the ending of this video could have featured Payal and I dancing together with our parents providing the music. Is this too much to ask?

    In the past, I loved Goldspot’s song “Friday” ( which is quite Beatles-esque. THey even did a Hindi version of this song. Very poignant.

  2. I still like the original. The original is a lot more fun. Kishore Kumar’s voice has a unique joviality to it. It makes you happy. It’s hard to match Kishore Kumar, much less top him

    Now, I’m going to have KK in my head all day

  3. The old one is a classic from the days when I was in High School in Ahmedabad – probably from Fifties. It is basically in Hindi, with some gibberish like Ina Mina Dika, and Ram Pam posh, etc. just for fun. Kishore Kumar was an all rounder like American Danny Kaye. An actor, producer, director, singer, composer, …you name it ! No wonder he married some of the prettiest Bollywood girls. The original song is far better entertainment than the new one. Sorry !

  4. @Yo Dad, You have a great memory! The song is taken from the 1957 film Aasha. (I’m always up for yet another viewing of Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi or Padosan, so it’s a pity that Kishore Kumar sang so well that it killed his career onscreen!)

  5. Hey, I named my son Manu in honor of Kishore Kumar’s character in Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi.

    That and I wanted to sing “Ab tera hua, ab mera kya hoga re, manu!”

  6. Abhi, your choice of subject surprised me, pleasantly I might add. Are you getting old or just tossing the proverbial bone to us seniors?

    “Ina Mina Dika” is my favorite retort to all those traditionalists and musical purists who bemoan the recent onslaught of western pop in Hindi music. There is nothing recent about it. Music has been global before the term globalization was coined. We could go even further back than Indian film music. Just look at the “foreign” influences on Indian Classical music.

  7. Nilanjana: Thanks for the compliments. If it is 1957, I was in the 8th grade then, as I passed my SSC in 1960. Kishore Kumar was one of the trio from Bengal who sang good in that era. Others were Manna Dey, and Hemant Kumar. Of course the gurus from bengal were K. C. dey and Sachin Dev Barman. Kishore Kumar was very versatile and could sing fluently in many languages, including even in Gujarati. If he had not fallen into clowning – most of the time – he could have been a great actor, just like his brother Ashok Kumar. He got to marry beautiful Madhubala though !! Anyways, Ina Mina Dika is still very entertaining after 54 years.

  8. old filmi songs were the best. am i the only one who is creeped out by the smiling singer for the goldspot band. i couldn’t watch past a minute of the new song. let’s slow down the nonsensical lyrics and take the jazz out. not diggin it. chalti ki naam gaadi was an awesome fillum.