Why Russians Are Going Crazy Over Jimmy Jimmy

Move over Raj Kapoor, Russia has a new favourite Indian hero: Mithun Chakraborty!

We stumbled over these videos from 2012 by a group of Russian dancers that called themselves ‘Champa’.  They dance to Bollywood songs and they are freakin’ awesome at it.

Jimmy Jimmy from Mithun Chakraborty’s 1982 movie, Disco Dancer is a huge favourite with them and appears on almost every performance of theirs: From a dance competition to a flash mob, Jimmy is everywhere.

Take a look at these videos and judge for yourself:

1. Roosi Jimmy Jimmy

2. Chikni Chameli!

3. Lungi Dance

4. Thoda Sa Pagla

5. Ganpati Dance