As per fellow IIT KGP alumnus Pankaj Sethi, who pointed me to : http://seattle.aidindia.org/chakraview
Well, Jimmy Zhingchak seems to be doing quite a boogey these days :). Looks like there is a market after all for 80’s DISCO. Yeah behveee and aiee saala and all that.
It’s kinda a kicker for me since Jimmy Zhingchak (even the word Zhingchak itself) harks back to a simpler more ….ummm… zhinghcakier time from 1995-99, the four best years of my life spent in the rockingest place on earth…. IIT Kharagpur 😛
Jimmy was born after too many idle nights of desi tharra (5 bucks a pouch from the dhaba by the national highway :P) and of course shyamal special pudias induced lying on the rooftop connecting stars playing connect the dots type of thing.
Idle minds they say are the devil’s workshop 🙂
Anyways nostalgia later…
Here are some more news links:
SHINEY, TIGHTY, WHITEY
Don Muthusami may have died in the water but there are people who still love a shinier, happier time when Mithun Chakraborty ruled. Sri Lankan singer MIA’s disco ball-laden Jimmy Jimmy is not the only tribute. Virgin Comics is about to release a new comic with a superhero called Jimmy Zhingchak, Agent Of D.I.S.C.O. The superhero has Mithun’s trademark clothes, walk and a great line in cheesy patter. And Jimmy will be released in the US soon. Hey, what about us?
Confirming the news with Bollywood Hungama, COO of UTV Spotboy, Vikas Bahl informs, “Basically, the idea of releasing a comic book based on a famous Bollywood character came up after having a look at the current scenario of comic books which are targeting small kids or have sci-fi theme. So, we thought of something out of the box and came out with the book that features the character Jimmy who plays a fighter on the disco floor.”