Prem Ki Naiyya – Neeraj Shridhar/Suzzane D’Mello – Pritam Chakraborty | Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (2009)

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I like Ranbir Kapoor from today’s crop of actors and this is one of my favorite songs, where he performs a dance.

Movie: This song is present in the movie Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (Unique Love’s Amazing Story), which released in 2009. It is a rom-com produced by Ramesh S Taurani and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi under the banner of Tips Films. It stars Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Darshan Zariwala, Mithilesh Chaturvedi, Navneet Nishaan, Smita Jaykar, etc. Salman Khan and the director Rajkumar Santoshi also appear in small roles. Though it is a remake of the Telugu film Soggadu (2005), it draws a lot from the story of the Telugu movie Arya (2004).

In the beginning of the movie a reporter enters into a small town, which looks deserted. There is only a statue (Ranbir Kapoor) standing in the main intersection. The reporter asks where the people of the town had gone and the statue narrates the story behind it.

Prem (Ranbir Kapoor again) is an idler, who helps his friend to elope with his girlfriend. During that time, Prem meets Jenny (Katrina Kaif). Both stammer, when they are emotionally upset. Once Prem sees Jenny stammering and spontaneously starts stuttering himself. She thinks that he is making fun of her. Within a few minutes of the film, the misunderstanding is cleared as Jenny finds out that Prem naturally stammers. They become friends. Prem eventually falls in love with her, although Jenny does not know this and only considers him as a friend.

This song appears in the movie around this time, when Prem imagines himself confessing his love for Jenny to her.

Song: The lyricist of this song is Irshad Kamil and the music composed by Pritam Chakraborty.

The boy is in love with the girl. But she does not realize it. He is trying to find out how to tell her. And he is pouring out his feelings before his friends.

Video: Cinematography is by Tirru. Dance choreography is by Ahmad Khan.

Ranbir Kapoor is actually imagining that he is attempting to reveal his love for Katrina Kaif. But Katrina Kaif is not supposed to know about it. Therefore, she looks indifferent all the while, when Ranbir Kapoor is dancing around her.

Initially, the back of Ranbir Kapoor is shown. When he is picked up by his friends and he walks in the air, it looks good. The dance choreography with break dance and ordinary gestures has been done very well. Ranbir Kapoor and the extra dancers dancing on the large stairs are also good.

The built of Ranbir Kapoor is in such a way that he can do this dance very easily. The way in which Ranbir Kapoor picks up 3 kids and dances with them is unique. Also, the kids moving in between his legs is also different.

Artists: The playback singers are Neeraj Shridhar and Suzzane D’Mello, while Ranbir Kapoor lip-synchs and Katrina Kaif moves about indifferently.

Cultural influence: This song is watch-worthy for its entertainment value. Ranbir Kapoor dances well.

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