Bekarar bekarar bekarar kiya – Amit Kumar/Shailendra Singh – Lakshmikant-Pyarelal – Bekarar (1983)


Movie: This song appears in 1983 social drama Bekarar (Impatient) produced and directed by V B Rajendra Prasad under the banner of Jagapathi Art Pictures. The movie starred Sanjay Dutt, Padmini Kolhapure, Mohnish Bahl (debut), Supriya Pathak, late Ashok Kumar, late Om Shiv Puri, Asrani, etc. During this time Sanjay Dutt’s drug addiction was in an all-time high and he has revealed in an interview that he does not remember having shot for this movie because of the drugs he had been taking.

Shyam (Sanjay Dutt) and Pradeep (Mohnish Bahl) are college students and close friends. Shyam falls in love with Sundari (Padmini Kohapure) and Pradeep arranges for both of them to meet each other. Soon, Sundari and Shyam are inseparable. It is around this time that their college Annual Day function arrives and Shyam and Pradeep participate in it. Their item is in the form of a song, which is this one.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Lakshmikant Pyarelal and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

One boy says that youth had made him impatient and he had fallen in love with someone. His friend says that he had warned him again and again. But still, the first boy had not listened to him. Now the first boy’s behavior is like a madman. There is no turning back now.

Video: Cinematography is by P S Selvaraj. Dance Choreography is by Suresh Bhatt.

The video begins with the scene of the classroom, where the professor Mohan Choti announces that the students who want to participate in the Annual Day function are welcome to give their names to the organizer. Cut to the stage performance. The program begins with Sanjay Dutt jumping from one bed onto the floor and performing a somersault. Then he lies down on the floor as if unconscious.

Other students also wake up from their beds. Mohnish Bahl also wakes up and looks at his friend. He tells another boy to get a doctor. In the meantime, the boys fan some bed sheets at Sanjay Dutt. When the doctor comes, he announces that Sanjay Dutt has become impatient so he has become unconscious! Sanjay Dutt begins to sing and dance this song. All the boys are wearing track pants and T-Shirts.

Mohnish Bahl also asks him, why he fell in love when he had told not to. Sanjay Dutt jumps on the beds of his friends and then on the floor. The friends go back to their beds. Sanjay Dutt begins to undulate lying on a mattress, with 4 of the other boys dancing around him. The other boys use towels as props to dance with.

In the meantime, Mohnish Bahl and Sanjay Dutt have changed their dresses for a disco dance. Sanjay Dutt goes to the audience and takes Padmini Kolhapure with him in his car to a deserted place. The couple is intimate with each other. Intermittently, Mohnish Bahl and the other boys are shown dancing. The video ends with a river hitting a large rock very hard.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Amit Kumar and Shailendra Singh, while Sanjay Dutt and Mohnish Bahl have given onscreen performances. Padmini Kolhapure and others look on.

Cultural Influence: Every college in India has an Annual Day function every year. Song and dance items are performed for the audience, which mostly consists of other college students. Here also a similar college function has been shown. But, Sanjay Dutt leaves the performance hall half way through the song and dance sequence, which normally would not have been allowed if it were real life. The song is okay and the video is watchable at least once for Mohnish Bahl.


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