Bappi Lahari’s ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ Became The New Slogan Of The Demonstrations In China
China Lockdown: China is still suffering from the corona virus, yes still the corona is not completely over. That is why a lockdown was imposed in Shanghai recently. However, China’s strict Kovid policy and the restrictions imposed due to it are troubled. The people of the country are fiercely using the popular song ‘Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja’ by Bappi Lahiri, composer of the 1982 film Disco Dancer, in demonstrations against the lockdown.
The unique way of protest is ‘jimmy, jimmy,
The people of China have adopted a unique method of protest. People are using Bappi Lahiri’s popular song ‘Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja’ fiercely. This song, sung by Parvarti Khan, sung by Lahiri’s music, is being sung in Mandarin language on China’s social media site ‘Douyin’ (Chinese name of TikTok). Translated by ‘me’, it means ‘give me rice, give me rice’. In this video people are showing empty utensils and trying to tell how bad the food shortage situation is during the lockdown. That the video is still present on social media, whereas in general the video criticizing the government of the country is removed immediately.
Popularity of Indian Cinema in China
Indian cinema has always been popular in China and from the 1950s-60s Raj Kapoor’s films to ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Secret Superstar’, ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Dangal’ and ‘Andhadhun’ have also been liked by the audience here. Observers say that the people of China have thought of a wonderful way of demonstrating using ‘jimee, jimee’. Through this, they are telling about the problems being faced by the public due to the zero-covid policy.
Significantly, under the zero-covid policy in China, a complete lockdown was imposed in dozens of cities including Shanghai, due to which people were forced to remain locked in their homes for several weeks.
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