Dostonse pyar kiya dushmanon se badla liya – Usha Utup – R D Burman | Shaan (1980)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1980 hit action drama Shaan (Pride) directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by G P Sippy under the banner of Sippy Films. The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, late Parveen Babi, Bindiya Goswami, late Sunil Dutt, Rakhee, Shatrughan Sinha, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, etc. The movie took 3 years to make due to logistical issues connected to the actors’ other projects. This movie took much from James Bond movies with fancy sets and beautiful costumes.

The character of Shakaal (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) was based on Blofeld the James Bond villain. Ramesh Sippy wanted Sholey’s cast to be repeated in this movie. But, Sunil Dutt did the role initially offered to Sanjeev Kumar, Bindya Goswami did the role initially offered to Hema Malini and Shashi Kapoor did the role of Ravi when Dharmendra declined it. Steep Holm Island was used to partially film this movie.

This song appears during the titles.

Song: The music of this song was composed by R D Burman and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

The gist of the song is that the main protagonist loves his friends and takes revenge from his enemies with pride.

Video: Cinematography is by S M Anwar.

This song appears when the credits are shown during the beginning of the movie. The girl performs a western dance in a white dress, which clings to her body. The artist is beautiful so the dance is appreciable. This song objectifies and projects women in a bad light. This is because of the body-hugging outfit worn by the girl.

Artists: The playback of this song has been sung by Usha Utup and the onscreen performance is by an unknown girl.

Cultural Influence: This is a club song. The girl dances in western style. This is a filmi song and does not have any cultural influence. The song is good and the video is watchable.

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