Kisi disco mein jayen – Udit/Alka – Viju Shah – Govinda/Raveena | Bade Mian Chote Mian (1998)

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This song attracted my Mom’s friend, little Dolly, so much that she would run to our home, climbing the stairs with so much difficulty in no time; the moment she heard this song on the radio. She would know that we would be playing it. She would reach our home panting in time for the 3rd line of the song. Immediately, she would pull me to dance with her, saying, “Chalo kishku ladayen. Chalo kishku ladayen. Chalo kishku ladayen, Chanam.” This is how she would sing the song and herself enjoy and make us enjoy, as well.

Movie: This song was featured in the 1998 hit movie, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (There are different meanings for this phrase, one of which is – Big Boss, Small Boss), produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Sheetal Jain and directed by David Dhawan under the banner of Pooja Entertainment and Films. The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda in double roles with Raveena Tandon, Ramya Krishnan, Divya Dutta and Paresh Rawal.

Neha, (Ramya Krishnan) is the witness to her friend Madhu’s (Divya Dutta) murder by a notorious smuggler Zorawar (Paresh Rawal). Neha is chased by Zorawar’s goons but ends up safe and sound with police inspector Arjun Singh (Amitabh Bachchan), who is a friend of another police inspector Pyare Mohan (Govinda). Neha actually thinks that Arjun in Pyare, about whom Madhu had told her favorably. Thus Arjun impersonates Pyare resulting in hilarious consequences. At the same time, Pyare loves Seema (Raveena Tandon), Arjun’s sister.

It is around this time that Pyare and Seema sing this song at the end of which Arjun gets to know about what is happening between them.

Song: The lyrics of this song were written by Sameer and the music was composed by Viju Shah.

The song begins with the boy saying, “Let us go to some discotheque. Let us have food in some hotel. Let nobody see us, we will move around with each other.”

Modern boys and girls keep discussing to which discotheque they should go or which pub they should go. This was happening in the late 1990s. This is common today as well.

Video: Cinematography is by K S Prakash Rao. Dance choreography is by B N Tarun Kumar-Ganesh Acharya-Chinni Prakash.

The video opens in a garden, with a building behind and a swimming pool. The dance begins with sounds like people practicing Karate! The buildings in front of which they are shown dancing look good. The makers of the movie have selected the locations very well.

The choreography, though different, looks like they are jerking their joints! In between, there are some graceful dance movements too. The actors are dancing carefully and very gracefully. We can’t keep back the appreciation for both of them.

Artists: The playback singers are Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, while Govinda and Raveena Tandon lip-synch to the song. Amitabh Bachchan comes in the end and sees them together.

Cultural Influence: The situation is often seen in India and elsewhere. Without the elder brother knowing, the sister falls in love with the brother’s friend. They are seen by the elder brother. This is cinema, so they have shown it in the song, but it has been presented in a fantastic manner. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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