Kabhi tu Chalia lagta hai – Lata/S P Balasubramaniam – Raam-Laxman – Raveena/Salman | Patthar Ke Phool (1991)


Movie: This song appeared in the 1991 movie Patthar Ke Phool (Flowers of Stone), produced by G P Sippy and directed by Anant Balani under the banner of Sippy Films. The movie starred Salman Kahn, Raveena Tandon (debut), late Vinod Mehra, Kiran Kumar, Reema Lagoo and late Manohar Singh.
Suraj (Salman Khan) is the son of Inspector Vijay Verma (Vinod Mehra) and his wife Meera (Reema Lagoo). One day, Suraj meets a girl called Kiran (Raveena Tandon) in a bus. At that time, Suraj thinks that he and Kiran are singing this song. This is essentially a dream sequence.
Song: The music of this song was composed by Raam-Laxman and the lyrics were written by Ravinder Rawal.
This song has been weaved with the names of different Bollywood movies over the years. The girl and the boy tell each other that they are like the lead characters in those movies.

Video: Cinematography is by Nirmal Jani-Nagarajan Lingam. The choreography by Chinni Prakash is actually good.
The video opens with Salman Khan going into a dream sequence with Raveena Tandon. Raveena Tandon begins to dance on a street made inside a studio. There are a lot of posters stuck on the walls on the side of the street. Salman Khan comes out of a telephone booth and bows a la late Raj Kapoor. Raveena Tandon begins to sing.

Salman Khan begins to sing and dance, as well. As Raveena Tandon sings the song talking about different movies, Salman Khan appears wearing different kinds of dresses. Now, it is Salman Khan’s turn to talk about different movies with the lead female characters and Raveena Tandon changes her dresses and hair styles according to the lead characters.

While he says Sholey, suddenly, a burning torch comes into his hand and he sets fire inside a dustbin! He picks her up in his arms and suddenly, it begins to rain. He puts her down and they run into a large pipe to save themselves from the water. They again come out to get wet in the rain. The video ends as they sit inside the pipe to save themselves from the rain and the next shot is of the bus standing in the terminus.
The playback singers are Lata Mangeshkar and S P Balasubramanium. Onscreen performances are by Raveena Tandon and Salman Khan.
Cultural Influence: This song contains many movie-names. There are several games using movie names. But, in real life people would not sing one song like this other than in some show. Even on shows, nowadays, complete songs are not sung. The song and the lead pair are good. The video is worth watching several times.


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