Jana zara samne aana – Kishore/Asha – Lakshmikant-Pyarelal – Jeetendra/Poonam | Nishana (1980)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1980 Roja Movies’ romantic family drama Nishana (Target) produced by M Arjuna Raju and A S R Anjineelu and directed by K Raghavendra Rao. The movie starred Jeetendra, Poonam Dhillon, Shree Ram Lagoo, late Jayashree Gadkar, late Utpal Dutt, late Pradeep Kumar, late Om Shiv Puri, Asrani, etc. The movie was a remake of the Telugu Vetagadu (1979).

Thakur Pratap Singh (Shree Ram Lagoo) and Janki Devi (Jayashree Gadkar) belong to a royal dynasty with a lot of wealth. The Thakur constructs a huge mansion in the middle of a forest. The day after the house-warming ceremony, their Diwanji (Utpal Dutt) tries to abduct Janki Devi. He wants the ancestral Rajkamal necklace, which is in her possession. But, the lady escapes somehow and secretly gives the necklace to a tribal chieftain (Om Shiv Puri) for safe-keeping. Surya Prakash (Pradeep Kumar) belongs to another royal kingdom and is a close friend of Thakur Pratap Singh. He tries to save Janki, but, is brutally killed by the Diwan. They also circulate a story that Surya Prakash has taken Janki Devi away for the Rajkamal necklace. Rivalry is instigated between the 2 families.

25 years post this incident, the daughter of the Thakur, Kavita (Poonam Dhillon) and Surya Prakash’s son Raja (Jeetendra) meet during a forest trip and fall in love with each other. When they return home, Kavita speaks to her father about Raja. But, they do not know about Raja’s antecedents. When Kavita informs Raja that she has spoken to her father about him, they decide to meet in a garden. It is at this time that they sing this song.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Anand Bakshi and the music was scored by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal.

The man and the girl are targeting each other so that they fall deeper in love with each other.

Video: Cinematography is by K S Prakash. Dance choreography is by Saleem.

The video opens in a garden, where Jeetendra is standing in the center. Flowers are thrown at him one at a time from different directions. He also looks in those directions. The music has already begun. A target point is shown on the screen looking for someone or something. Poonam Dhillon and Jeetendra are seen running toward each other.

Poonam Dhillon runs toward Jeetendra to tap on his back and run away again. Again the target point is shown. Both run toward each other with their back toward each other and bump into each other. Poonam Dhillon runs away from him. He shoots her with bare fingers. She jumps to behind a small tree. He begins the song.

When Jeetendra requests Poonam Dhillon to come out through the song, she comes out and he shoots her. She acts like she is hurt. This exchange continues between them throughout the song. They also perform some dance steps in the meantime. There are a few changes of dresses and location. The music rises to a crescendo and the video ends with the song.

Artists: The playback singers of this song are Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle and the onscreen performances are by Jeetendra and Poonam Dhillon.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song is filled by sweet-nothings exchanged between loving couples. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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