Jane kya pilaya tune bada maza aaya – Lata – S D Burman – Hema Malini | Jugnu (1973)


Movie: This song appeared in 1973 social drama Jugnu (Firefly) produced and directed by Pramod Chakravorty under the banner of Pramod Films. The movie starred Dharmendra, Hema Malini, late Mahmood, Prem Chopra, late Nazir Hussain, late Pran, etc.

Shyam (Pran) disappears after the Independence. Since he was thrown out of his father’s home for associating with the Indian freedom struggle, his wife has to fend for herself. Being attractive, she is molested by Ghanshyam Das (Sujit Kumar). When her son Ashok (Master Satyajeet) sees this, he hits the perpetrator of the crime. When the mother and son are leaving Ghanshyam shoots them. The mother comes in between and dies. In anger, little Ashok kills Ghanshyam and runs away.

Once he began to run as a child, he continues to run as an adult. Ashok (Dharmendra), now many years older, has become Jugnu, a Robinhood kind of a character. There is no protected setting where he can’t steal. And the looted goodies are used in an ashram. Once when he is stealing some diamonds and money from a smuggler (Ajit), he sees Seema (Hema Malini) on the shooting ground and leaves his suitcase filled with the diamonds and money in her car. He also displays his skills in shooting.

In anger, Seema leaves the place. Ashok follows Seema with the help of his friend Mahesh (Mahmood). Seema turns out to be the niece of the inspector general (Raj Mehra). With Mahesh’s help again, he masquerades as a Sikh electrician and takes away the bag he had left in Seema’s car. Seema is betrothed to Ramesh (Prem Chopra). But, Ramesh is a drunkard and a compulsive gambler. To compensate for the previous loans that he had taken, the owner of the gambling den insists that Ramesh should picturize some secret government establishments by air.

Mahesh and Ashok get to know about this and they follow Ramesh. But, Ramesh is with Seema in a helicopter and Ashok follows them in a chartered plane. When they land, Mahesh swaps Ramesh’s camera with his own, without him knowing about it. The camera lands in the police station with the Inspector General.

Seema and her friends come to the police station looking for charity donations. Ashok is present in the police station then and gives them a donation of 0.3 million rupees. The inspector general introduces Ashok as a wealthy businessman to Seema. Soon, one little boy, from Ashok’s ashram, has an accident with Seema’s car. She takes him to the doctor and drops him at the ashram. There the little boy finds Ashok. Seema is surprised to see Ashok there and invites him to her home. He promises her that on a relevant occasion he would definitely visit her home.

The event arrives soon as Seema’s birthday. Ashok arrives there and Ramesh feels jealous about Seema and Ashok mingling with each other. Ramesh spikes Ashok’s cola. But, Ashok and Seema exchange the glasses and the spiked drink goes to Seema. When the drink acts on her, she begins to sing this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by S. D. Burman and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. The instrumental music of this song appears during the titles in the beginning of the movie with those of other songs.

The girl’s drink was spiked and as the intoxication has its effect on her, she begins to have hallucinations. The song talks of these hallucinations.

Video: Cinematography is by V K Murthy. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt.

The video opens with it raining at the place where the party is going on. Dharmendra tries to bring Hema Malini inside to avoid the rain. But she pulls him back to get wet in the rain. The effect of the intoxication is taking her on and she begins to hallucinate. She drinks the remaining coke and throws the glass behind her.

She begins to dance and reclining on a rectangular glass-topped coffee table, winks at Dharmendra. He smiles. She sits below the table and makes dance-like movements. He catches hold of her hand to make her stand up. She catches him from behind and he lifts her up from behind him.

He drops her inside his car and takes off. She steps out of the car and becomes wet in the rain again. She has stopped at the ruins of a house. He tries to pull her back to the car. He lifts her in his arms having no other alternative. The video ends with Hema Malini falling asleep in this position.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Hema Malini and Dharmendra.

Cultural Influence: It is the heroine’s birthday, who drink the spiked coke meant for the hero and begins to act funny. This can happen in real life but things can go beyond this situation to rape and murder. The song is good and the video is watchable.


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