Jab tum chaho paas aate ho – Darshan/Palak/Mohammad – Himesh Reshammiya | Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2015 Rajshri Productions’ hit romantic flick Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Found a Treasure Called Love) produced by Ajit Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya and Kamal Kumar Barjatya and directed by Sooraj Barjatiya. The movie starred Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar, Aashika Bhatia, Anupam Kher, Deepraj Rana, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arman Kohli, etc.

The movie begins with a Ram Leela performance. After the performance of the play in the form of a song, Prem Dilwale (Salman Khan) receives a lot of small donations from the audience. Prem has collected these donations for Princess Maithili’s (Sonam Kapoor) Uphaar Foundation. Maithili lives in Delhi. But, she is engaged to Prince Vijay Singh (Salman Khan again) of Pritampur.

Unknown to most people, Vijay encounters a fatal accident while returning from his step-sisters’ place. Prem, on the other hand, idolizes Maithili and gets the chance to meet her in person. Prem with his friend Kanhaiya (Deepak Dobriyal) leaves for Pritampur since she is expected there for Prince Vijay’s coronation ceremony. On the way, he meets the head of palace security staff Sanjay (Deepraj Rana) and the man is stunned by Prem’s likeness to the Prince.

Sanjay takes Prem and his friend to the ramparts of the fort and leaves them there. Sanjay, then, takes the medicines to a hidden room in the fort where the Prince is being treated. The Prince had been saved by the security guards when the accident had occurred. With the Prince’s coronation in 4 days, he is in a coma. Sanjay eventually convinces Diwan Sahab (Anupam Kher) that Prem can act as a front for the Prince until the latter recovers.

Diwan Sahab has a tough job convincing Prem to do the job. But, when he agrees, he refuses money in return for doing the job. Diwan Sahab tells Prem about the Prince’s mannerisms. But, tells him that he would have taken a Maun Vrat an oath of silence in front of everybody. That is, he would not utter a single word in front of them. He also tells him about the love-hate relationship between the Prince and his step-sisters Princess Chandrika (Swara Bhaskar) and Princess Radhika (Aashika Bhatia). Diwan Sahab also tells him that the Prince’s step-brother Prince Ajay Singh, CEO of Pritampur Estate Properties Chirag Singh and the Price’s secretary Sameera (Samaira Rao) were in cahoots with each other and had plotted the death of the Prince Vijay Singh. But, the palace loyals did not have any proof against them as yet.

Everything goes fine until Princess Maithili arrives. Prem has to break his Maun Vrat because she begins to cry. She is not happy about their relationship. She wants to know where she is as far as the Prince is concerned. She has several complaints about the Prince, which she enlists in this song.

Song: The music of this song was scored by Himesh Reshammiya and the lyrics were penned by Irshad Kamil.

The girl complains, “Whenever you like, you come close to me. Whenever you like you go far away from me. You do whatever you want and never think of me.” The man replies, “Ok, I have done many mistakes. I am sorry about it.”

Video: Cinematography is by V Manikandan. Dance choreography is by Radhika Rao-Vinay Sapru-Ahmad Khan-Mudassar Khan-Shabina Khan.

The video opens with Sonam Kapoor looking at Salman Khan with a complaining expression on her face. Then, she is seen walking toward one of the gates out of the garden where they are. She has her back toward the camera. Salman Khan and 2 security men are seen walking into her path. She turns toward the camera and begins the song.

When she moves away, Salman Khan hits his head on the back of one of the guards. He is seen writing ‘Hey Ram!’ in a small diary. Salman Khan begins to sing and dance. Sonam Kapoor pulls him, takes him across a door and closes it against the security men. They keep knocking the door. In the next sequence, Sonam Kapoor is weighed in clothes for charity.

Soon, the lead pair is seen dancing inside the palace with many people around. The next sequence is a puppet show where they think they are the puppets. The performance takes place in the palace gardens. During the performance, the hero-puppet slaps the heroine-puppet. Salman Khan gets angry and is about to throw his shoe on the stage. Sonam Kapoor continues the song.

Salman Khan requests her to smile in the song. She snatches the small book in which he has been jotting down points and throws it away. It falls in front of a camel, which eats it up! Salman Khan goes in front of the animal and begs it to throw it out again. Sonam Kapoor turns back to see him arguing with a mute animal and gives a slight smile. The song and the video end there.

The dancing security men look very good and it gives some comic effects. The choreographer has used the flat surfaces of the fort ramparts very well. Thankfully, too many dancers were not used making the place crowded.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Darshan Rawal, Palak Muchchal and Mohammad Irfan and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song where the heroine complains about the past behavior of the hero toward her. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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