Facts about Bollywood – In 1982, a film was released that gave Hindi film audiences for the first time a mix of Western disco music and Indian music! The film was ‘Disco Dancer,’ starring Mithun Chakraborty and featuring music by Bappi Lahiri!
Disco Dancer’s music became popular not only in India but also abroad, and videos of songs filmed on Mithun Chakravarti and actress Kim became extremely popular! The film featured three main songs: “I’m a Disco Dancer” by Vijay Benedict, “Jimmy Jimmy Aaja” by Parvati Khan, and “Yaad Aa Raha Hai Tera Pyar” by Bappi!
An Indian film had already gained international acclaim, but no one could have predicted what this film would do in the Soviet Union (today’s Russia)! Disco Dancer earned 6.4 crores in India, but an incredible 94.9 crores in the Soviet Union!
Disco Dancer earned more than 100 crores in the 1980s alone! As a result, the film became the world’s first Indian film to earn 100 crore rupees!
Previously, Sholay (1975) set a record with 35 crores! The disco dancer broke the bank by earning an extra Rs 65 crores! This fantastic record by Disco Dancer lasted 12 years! Hum Aapke Hain Kaun broke the record of Disco Dancer in 1994, earning 135 crore rupees worldwide!
Disco Dancer’s songs became so popular that if you search on YouTube, you will find many performances given in Russia, in which Russian dancers and singers can be seen singing these songs beautifully!