Jati hoon main – Alka Yagnik/Kumar Sanu – Rakesh Roshan | Karan-Arjun (1995)


Movie: This song appeared in 1995 thriller action drama Karan-Arjun (2 names) directed by and produced Rakesh Roshan under the banner of Filmkraft Productions. The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Salman Khan, Mamta Kulkarni, Rakhi, late Amrish Puri, Dinesh Hingoo, Ashok Saraf, Asif Sheikh, Ranjeet, Johnny Lever, etc.

Durga (Rakhi) is a poor woman living with her 2 beloved sons Karan (Salman Khan) and Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan). The sons soon learn that their father is dead and that he was the Thakur’s son. Thakur’s relative, Durjan Singh (Amrish Puri) killed Durga’s husband to prevent them from inheriting the estate. The Thakur is dying and wants to transfer the estate to Karan and Arjun before dying.

Durjan kills the Thakur as well, as the estate was going to be transferred to Karan and Arjun. After Karan and Arjun are ambushed, they are brutally killed in front of their mother. Durga does not accept that Karan and Arjun are dead and prays to God to bring them back. Durga’s prayers are answered and her sons reincarnate in separate families. They have no knowledge of their past lives.

Arjun has reincarnated as Vijay (Shah Rukh Khan again) and falls in love with the wealthy Sonia (Kajol). This song introduces their characters in the movie.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics were penned by late Indeewar.

The girl and the boy are on a date and the girl wants to leave. This is because she cannot trust herself with the boy. She is worried that they might exceed the limit of the unmarried state. The boy asks if she worries so much then how she would love him.

Video: Cinematography is by Kaka Thakur. Dance has been choreographed by Chinni Prakash and Rekha Chinni Prakash.

The video opens with Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan rolling on hay and stopping at one place. Kajol undulates over Shah Rukh Khan’s body. Some horses are released from their stables. Shah Rukh Khan traces her arm till her back. Kajol gets up with his feet on her belly. They begin to dance and sing.

Kajol is wearing a blue skirt-blouse, while Shah Rukh Khan is wearing a pair of black jeans and khaki jacket over a black shirt. They run over some haystacks and Kajol picks up some hay to throw it on Shah Rukh Khan. She runs to a horse carriage and dances on it. They dance near a large banner. The video ends with them hugging after covering their heads with her yellow shawl.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu, while the onscreen performances are by Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan.

Cultural Influence: This song is sung between the hero and the heroine. The heroine says that she is leaving. The hero asks, “Why?” This can happen in real life also, but not in the song form. The song is good and the video is watchable.


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