Only in Japan: Eagle Men Dancing to a Hindi Rap Remix
Posted on September 16, 2010
About a decade ago the Internet, in what could only be described as its adolescent stages, introduced me to what could possibly be the greatest music video ever made. I am, of course, speaking of Daler Mehndi’s “Tunak Tunak Tun.” For some odd reason my 18-year old mind found this hilarious Hindi rap video featuring multiple Mehndi’s doing his crazy Mehndi dance to be the greatest thing in the world.
Eventually the song and video faded into obscurity. Until now.
While I won’t pretend to understand what exactly is going on in this video, I’ll simply say this: it’s the greatest techno rendition of Tunak Tunak Tun set to animated half-man, half-eagle hybrids wearing underwear and dancing in the street I have ever seen in my entire life.
The level of absurdity presented in this video is simply off the hook, though given Japan’s monopoly on all things utterly weird, I imagine it’s simply par for the course. Interestingly enough, the animation itself, although weird, isn’t the part that’s most fascinating. “Tunak Tunak Tun” was not the greatest song in the world, but somehow turning it into an upbeat techno track makes it somewhat enjoyable.
Oh yeah, and the dancing eagle men materialize slowly out of the ground. Greatest. Video. Ever.