Watch Videos: Jingle Bells, Mumbai style

Updated: Dec 28, 2014, 14:50 IST | Suprita Mitter |

A Mumbai band is giving this classic Christmas carol a new desi twist. See if you sing along

While you start putting up Christmas decorations, hang a pair of stockings, and retrieve your folder of Christmas carols, you might want to add a desi twist to your Christmas party this year as well. In an almost Santa-meets-Honey Singh-like fashion, Mumbai based band Ehesaas has created a quirky rendition of the classic everyone loves Jingle Bells.

A video grab
A video grab

The song has a catchy tune and lyrics like, Rudolf the red nosed reindeer, kal raat piya maine chaar beer left na dekha right, toda har signal bina fear’ and ‘Twinkle twinkle stars hai baby, jingle waala bell jeb hai khali raat rangili, paise ka sab khel’, might make it big this party season.

The band
The band

When asked whether the extremely popular Honey Singh inspires them, the lead singer of the band, Amarabha Banerjee laughs for a few seconds before composing himself and telling us that while the current Bollywood sensation writes lyrics that he is passionate about, so do they.

“We wanted to do something unusual. We wanted the common man on the road to connect with the spirit of Christmas and while the original might seem a little alien to them, we are hoping our version will be something they can identify with and hum.”

The song has crossed over 50,000 views in ten days, on Youtube. The band is a part of #fame (earlier known as FameBox Network), which is a talent, led digital entertainment network. “The digital medium is mainly consumed by young people aged between 15 to 25 years. Music and comedy are the two most popular genres on this medium. We wanted something that was festive yet colloquial and would have a ring to it. As Christmas comes closer we are hoping the song will get even more popular,” says Saket Saurabh, CEO, #fame.

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