For those of us old enough to remember the Nineties - and we suspect that this is a rapidly shrinking number - the last two months have seemed disconcertingly familiar. The Oscars and Golden Globes swarmed with faces from 25 years ago - Michael Keaton was Batman for the second time in 1992, Ethan Hawke made his name in 1994's Reality Bites and 1995's Before Sunrise, Patricia Arquette was best-known for 1999's Stigmata. Even the very Travolting John's fabled Pulp Fiction-revived career dates to 1994.
Concluding this trippy time travel is new Bollywood film Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which not only resurrects the Nineties but also two forgotten names from it - Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam.
Set in 1994, Dum Laga Ke Haisha stars Ayushmann Khurrana as the small-town Prem who runs a cassette shop (remember cassettes?!) and is a Kumar Sanu fan. In the Nineties, Kumar Sanu was the voice behind superhit songs from the films Aashiqui, Dilwale Duhania Le Jayenge, 1942 A Love Story, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Saajan, Raja Hindustani and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. In Dum Laga Ke Haisha, he makes a cameo appearance and sings two songs, Dard Karaara and Tu. The duet Dard Karaara also features singer Sadhana Sargam who makes a comeback with Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Music director Anu Malik is also a Nineties-era collaborator of Mr Sanu on films like Baazigar, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Virasat and Duplicate.
If Dard Karaara left you filled with nostalgia, these five songs are a heavy-duty dose of deja vu.
Kumar Sanu's Saanson Ki Zaroorat Hai Jaise from Aashiqui
Kumar Sanu's Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga from 1942 A Love Story
Sadhana Sargam's Saat Samundar Paar from Vishwatma
Sadhana Sargam's Neele Neele Ambar from Kalakaar
Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam duet in Jab koi Baat Bigad Jaye from Jurm