Just what is it about the theme song of Mission: Impossible that so mesmerises musicians, music teachers, and music lovers? The original TV serial was made nearly four decades ago. But the cinematic rendition of Lalo Schrifrin‘s brilliant theme song has given a new lease of life as every day, somewhere, somebody tries to recapture the magic on some new instrument or the other.
The original song from the first six episodes of the television serial have been collated in the video at the very top. Then, in descending order, an American high school orchestra plays the song at their spring concert; a Japanese group plays a violin version; Paolo Sereno plays the finger guitar version; and Mandron plays the paino version. And there are hundreds more on YouTube.
Is there an Indian equivalent that provokes such imitation?