Aage aage woh chale – Kishore Kumar – Kalyanji-Anandji – Mithun Chakraborty | Hiraasat (1987)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1987 action drama Sunil Arts’ Hiraasat (Custody) directed by Surendra Mohan and produced by Sunil Sharma. The movie starred Shatrughan Sinha, Mithun Chakraborty, Hema Malini, Anita Raj, Prem Chopra, Shakti Kapoor, Deven Verma, Dalip Tahil, etc.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashok Saxena (Shatrughan Sinha) lives a middle-class life with his wife Shobha (Hema Malini), a former street dancer and a younger college-student brother Rajesh (Mithun Chakraborty). Rajesh and college mate Renu (Anita Raj) love each other. Rajesh sings this song for their college’s annual function, where Renu performs as a dancer along with him.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Vishweshwar Sharma and the music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

This song depicts the importance of money and describes the structure of the rupee.

Video: Cinematography is by Kaka Thakur. Dance choreography is by P L Raj-Suresh Bhatt.

The video opens with the shot of 2 large replicas of Re. 1 coins. 2 groups of people are seen trying to catch some currency notes falling down on the stage. Dalip Tahil, who is sitting in the audience, turns toward the stage. Mithun Chakraborty, Anita Raj and some dancers begin the dance. Mithun Chakraborty begins the song.

A group of people is seen trying to snatch one of the Re. 1 replicas. The dancers, Mithun and Anita receive a piece each of smaller Re. 1 replicas. Some dancers are dressed like beggars and some as capitalists, who are not ready to part with their money. Anita Raj and some dancers perform with umbrellas. The video ends with all the dancers clapping their hands and currency notes falling on them.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Mithun Chakraborty, Anita Raj, etc.

Cultural Influence: People might have money on their minds. But, I think, they would not sing and dance about it this way. This is a typically filmi song, just meant for entertainment. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.

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