Michael Jackson – the King of pop will remain an inspiration for ever. As the new age dance and action sensation Tiger Shroff performs in Pune to pay tribute to the God of dancing tomorrow – Sunday, 25th June – the legend's 8th death anniversary, this video by Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi brings a smile on our face and underlines the impact MJ has in this world even before Jai Hemant Shroff (Tiger) was born.
This one remains iconic and is difficult to ‘beat it’.
Acclaimed as ‘Indian Thriller’ this number ‘Golimaar’ from Chiranjeevi’s 1985 starrer DONGA is an example of the confidence Chiranjeevi had in pulling this spoof on Michael Jackson’s iconic ‘Thriller’ to such a level that it became the subject of a viral video which was widely seen online.
And that’s not all before the ‘Kolaveri Di’ or the ‘Gangnam Style’ became a rage, ‘Golimaar’ inspired Mike Sutton (Buffalax) to do a rehash version without having any knowledge of Telugu!
Watch the video where Chiru dressed in shiny red jacket, imitates MJ’s ‘Thriller’ steps as he brings Zombies to Indian cinema. If you believed that Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu and Vir Das did it in GO GOA GONE then have a second thought? In fact ‘Golimaar’ video features during the opening scenes of this film.
Mithun Chakraborty’s KASAM PAIDA KARNE WALE KI features a dance sequence called ‘Jeena Bhi Kya Hai Jeena Teri Ankhon Ke Bina’ clearly modeled on Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’, in which the chilling characters do a harmonized dance in a graveyard. The soundtrack of this song is inspired by Michael Jackson's ‘Billie Jean’.
But nobody can ‘Beat’ Chiru's 'Golimaar'.. it can make MJ smile in heaven even today.
Finally, we revisit the king of Pop’s video that served as a game changer in music videos
Long Live MJ.