Kitne bhi tu karle sitam – Kishore – R D Burman – Kamal Hasan | Sanam Teri Kasam (1982)


This song appeared twice in the movie – male version and female version. I have chosen the male version.
Movie: This song appeared in 1982 romantic drama Sanam Teri Kasam (Darling, Your Promise), produced by Barkhaa Roy and directed by Narender Bedi for the banner Barkhaa Movies. This movie starred Kamal Hasan, Reena Roy, Kader Khan, Seema Deo, late Jeevan, Ranjeet, etc. The story is an exact copy of Tumsa Nahin Dekha (1957).
Ramlal Sharma (Kader Khan) is a police informer and receives money for his services to the police. He uses that money to buy a guitar for his son Sunny. When he returns home completely drunk, he is scolded by his wife Sudha (Seema Deo). He ignores her and goes to sleep on the sofa itself.
When Wilson (Jeevan) finds out that Ramlal is the police informer, he makes sure that Ramlal has to run for his life for killing someone. Years later Sunny is Sunil (Kamal Hasan) and he is a famous dancer-performer. Many girls have a crush on him. After a couple of mishaps between them, Sunil disrupts Nisha’s (Reena Roy) dance performance.
Sunil gets a job at Shimla. When he is going to the hill-station, he finds Nisha and her friends traveling in a bus on the way. She books the entire bus for themselves and does not allow him to join them. It is at this time that he sings this song and teases her.
Song: The song was penned by lyricist Gulshan Bawra and the music was composed by R D Burman.
The man says that his beloved may perform as much torture as she wants on him, but he would tolerate it smilingly and continue to love her.
Video: Director of Photography is Kaka Thakur. Dance choreography is by P L Raj-Suresh Bhatt.
The video opens with Kamal Hasan sitting on top of the moving bus. Reena Roy looks around trying to find, who is singing. He hangs upside down from the side of the bus looking into the bus. He pulls her hair and she hits him. I wonder, how he can hang there all this while, given that the bus is moving on mountainous terrain.
Guddi Maruti threatens him. He throws a scorpion on her, which she drops on Reena Roy. In the confusion, Kamal Hasan moves on the outside of the bus holding on to the windows. The scorpion has fallen on Reena Roy’s arm. Everybody is screaming. Kamal Hasan continues with the song. He moves close to her and pockets the scorpion!
The bus comes to a halt with a sudden jerk and the driver and the cleaner climb down. The engine has heated up. The other girls also climb down the bus. Kamal Hasan climbs into the bus. Actually, he is torturing Reena Roy and he sings that she is torturing him! The driver fills the pipe with water and begins to drive. Kamal Hasan goes to the back of the bus to climb up to the top. The video ends with the song.
Artists: The playback singer is Kishore Kumar and Kamal Hasan lip-syncs to the song. Reena Roy, Guddi Maruti and others look on.
Cultural Influence: The hero is on a teasing spree and actually, tortures the heroine. The song is typically filmi and is good. So are the artists. The video is watchable for the same.


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