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Song of the Day: ‘Tirchi Topi Wale’ From ‘Tridev’

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Song: Tirchi Topi Wale

Singer: Amit Kumar, Sapna Mukherjee

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sonam

Music: Kalyanji-Anandji

Film: Tridev

Our song for the day on Naseeruddin Shah’s birthday is ‘Oye Oye… Tirchi Topi Wale’ from Tridev, which released in 1989 and was a rage through the 90s, inspiring many songs and scenes in films later. The kitschy and upbeat composition by Kalyanji-Anandji, features Naseeruddin Shah in a sidelong hat with Sonam and others. It’s one of the few songs where he danced like a Bollywood hero, the other one being ‘Tu Hai Meri Fantasy’ from the Vidya Balan-starrer The Dirty Picture years later.

Naseeruddin Shah is an award-winning actor and director who became active in mainstream Bollywood with the 1980 film Hum Paanch. He is best known for Iqbal, Jeene Bhi Do Yaaro, A Wednesday, and has directed Yun Hota To Kya Hota and many stage plays.

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