25 August 2008

How did I miss this?

My weekly Google Alert on the search terms "Shahrukh Khan/Shah Rukh Khan" (oy, the things I'll admit in public) has alerted me to the fact that apparently the Israeli rhythmic gymnastics team performed a clubs and hoops routine at the Beijing Olympics to the music of Om Shanti Om, including musical bits of Dhoom Taana.

See articles http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/news/2008/om-shanti-om-olympics-250808.html  and   http://sports.in.msn.com/olympics/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1647876.

A while ago I saw the youtube performance of the two dancers on that tv show So You Think You Can Dance, or whatever it's called, who also did a routine to Dhoom Taana, but the Olympics is something I actually watch. Eeeeeeeeeeee!

Update: I've finally found a clip of what must be the same routine from the European Championships. I don't think the first half of the music is from Om Shanti Om (it's hard to hear) but the second half is definitely Dhoom Taana.

And now I've found a better clip (and a better performance) from the World Cup(?).  [Random aside: If you want to see really good rhythmic gymnastics routines, however, check out the Russian, Chinese, and Belarus medal-winning 2008 Olympic performances.]


In other news, I'm working on a sort-of-review of the movie itself, Om Shanti Om, but I'm 1. slow and 2. lazy. It's kind of ironic that I haven't watched any Bollywood movies in the past two weeks because I've been too busy watching the Olympics instead, and yet still didn't see the Olympic Dhoom Taana performance.


  1. I never watch So You Think You Can Dance either, but one night my neighbor frantically pounded on my door and dragged me into her living room in time to see the contestants jhooming to Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. It was too funny to see the guys rotating their wrists in the signature "make my bangles jangle" move.

  2. Ha ha! Yay, I'm going to have to check that one out now too. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Really that's amazing will check it out now...