Song: Tirchi Topi Wale
Singer: Amit Kumar, Sapna Mukherjee
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sonam
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.