Tum jo bhi ho dil aaj do – Bappi/Dilraj – Bappi Lahiri – Mithun/Aruna | Surakshaa (1979)

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Bollywood seems to be obsessed with the James Bond theme. The broad outline of the story of this movie runs like a Bond movie, but in an Indianized fashion. Several elements of the plot have also been copied from some older Bollywood movies.

Movie: This song appeared in the action movie Surakshaa (1979) directed by Ravikant Nagaich and produced by B Subhash and Ravikant Nagaich under the banner of Gopi Enterprises. The movie starred Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta Kaur, late Iftekar, Jagdeep, late Jeevan, Aruna Irani, etc.

The story begins with Shiv Shakti Organization (SSO) intending to terrorize the people of India. CBI Chief (Iftekar) gets to know about this and informs Officer Gopi aka Gunmaster G9 (Mithun Chakraborthy) about it. He also orders Gunmaster G9 to investigate the matter. There is a murder attempt on Gopi in the beginning of the movie so that we understand how dangerous his job is.

Gopi is also fond of girls and is in bed with one of them when his boss the CBI Chief gives him a call. Gopi is asked to visit Forest Club that evening and he complies with it. There he meets Priya (Ranjeeta) and has some fun at her expense. A cabaret dance is going on and he joins in the dance. This is the song he and the dancer (Aruna Irani) sing.

Song: Music of this song was scored by Bappi Lahiri and lyrics were penned by Ramesh Pant.

The man sings, “Whoever you are, give me your heart today. Tomorrow this weather may not be present again.” The girl is afraid that she would be cheated.

Video: Dances are by B Hiralal and cinematographer is Ravikant Nagaich.

The video opens with a male dancer beginning the dance and the song. The music and the dance begin. Ranjeeta has begun to watch the performance. 3 actors playing goons enter the club. Mithun Chakraborty is surprised. He also joins the dance. He goes to the violinist and tells him something secretly.

Mithun Chakraborty approaches Aruna Irani and dances with her. He is also secretly watching the actors playing the goons. He and some male dancers play the violin. One of the actors playing the goons switches off the lights. The song continues. But, Aruna Irani removes something from her blouse and Mithun Chakraborty catches hold of it. Thus, ends the video.

Artists: Bappi Lahiri and Dilraj Kaur sing the playback. Mithun Chakraborthy dances with Aruna Irani and some extra men and Ranjeeta looks on.

Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi cabaret dance song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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