I'm afraid that nothing says Spring Has Sprung for me quite so well as recently finding this delicious clip that I had never thought to just search for by name. I saw it once and only once in San Francisco around 1993 at the house where one of my bands rehearsed. A friend there used to go around to the local east Indian shops and collect videotapes that they offered for sale. They were often sketchy, grey-market-ish editions - sometimes with more than one movie on the tape, or a mixture of stuff. Naturally, lots of folks dig over-the-top and peculiar Bollywood musical sequences, but when he showed this clip to the assembled gathering one day, we were really floored. This video really takes it to a whole ' nother level. It was firmly stuck in my head forever, and I determined to see "It's My Challenge" again someday, but could never find it or even who the artist was. Well, of course, now with the incredibly obscure things that keep turning up online, I should have known that this less-than-rare scene would surface for me again someday.
It comes apparently from the film "Pyaar Karke Dekho", and as I re-watched it for the first time in years I at first wasn't sure that it was exactly the same clip (although the title phrase is pretty much a clincher - I thought it might be another version), but, without spoiling it - there is a moment involving tabla drums that is absolutely stunning and when it came to that I knew it was the one - this was the image that floored all of us. And now, enjoy the wonder that is Govinda.