Deewana dil bin Sajna ke mane na – S P Balasubramaniam/Lata – Raam-Laxman – Salman/Raveena | Patthar Ke Phool (1991)

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This song depicts the condition when staying apart from each other is painful for the girl and the boy. There was a song Dil deewana bin Sajna ke mane na… in Salman Khan’s movie (debut as the lead). This song is a takeoff from that song.

Movie: This song was a part of the 1991 action 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, late Manohar Singh, etc.

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). What nobody knows is that Kiran is the daughter of Balraj Khanna (Manohar Singh), who is the Chairman of a group of underworld gangs. He has kept this as a secret from the entire world as well as his own daughter.

Meanwhile, Vijay is assigned the case of several gangsters including Balraj’s gang. Suraj and Kiran join the same college, meet often and fall in love. Vijay probes deeper and deeper into the group of gangs and each gang member especially Balraj and Goga (Goga Kapoor) become unnerved. Soon, Suraj and Kiran are so deeply in love that they sing this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Raam-Laxman and the lyrics were written by Dev Kohli.

Basically, the gist of this song is that the girl is yearning for the company of the boy and vice versa. The girl asks the boy to give her the signs of marriage like vermillion, etc. because some people are against their union. The boy promises that it will be he, who would get married to her.

Video: Cinematography is by Nirmal Jani-Nagarajan Lingam. The choreography is by Chinni Prakash.

The video opens with the close-up shot of a giant wheel moving. The scene is that of the Amusement Park – Essel World in Mumbai. The music has begun. Different rides are shown. Raveena Tandon begins to sing and dance. Salman Khan also joins her in the dance and song. They are seen enjoying different rides.

There is a change of scene. Now, they are dancing in a garden. Next, they are shown riding a bicycle on a forest road after a change of dresses. Then, they are seen on a beach. They have changed their dresses, again. Salman Khan is seen riding a horse and Raveena Tandon is seen dancing. The horse is made to dance like Raveena does. The video ends with the song.

Artists: The playback singers are Lata Mangeshkar and S P Balasubramanium. Onscreen performances are by Raveena Tandon and Salman Khan.

Cultural Influence: When you are in love with someone, yearning for them is natural. But, people don’t go around singing songs about it. So, this song is a typically filmi one. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for Salman Khan’s monkey tricks and Raveena Tandon’s acting besides the singers.

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