Tu bhi beqarar – Asha/Mohd. – Bappi Lahiri – Sridevi/Mithun | Waqt Ki Awaaz (1988)


Movie: This song appeared in 1988 romantic action flick Vijayalakshmi Art Pictures’ Waqt Ki Awaaz (Call of the times) directed by Kovelamudi Bapayya and produced by T Trivikrama Rao. The movie starred Mithun Chakraborty, Sridevi, Kader Khan, Ranjeet, Gulshan Grover, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor, Aruna Irani, etc.
Vishwa Pratap (Mithun Chakraborty) is undergoing a court trial for murdering someone called Billa. Vishwa Pratap relates to the Jailor (Vikas Anand) what really happened through a flashback. Vishwa Pratap is a Sikandarlal Thakkar’s (Kader Khan) company truck driver.
One day, he meets a runaway girl Lata (Sridevi). After listening to her sob story of being a maid to a lecherous man, he takes her home to stay with his sister Laxmi and him. Lata’s father Ishwar Prasad soon comes to know that she is with Vishwa Pratap and he visits the truck driver with his partner Sikandarlal, his son Rajan (Gulshan Grover) and Shera (Ranjeet) to convince Lata to go back to him. But, Lata refuses to go. In the night, Shera sends his goon Billa to kidnap Lata and kill Vishwa Pratap. Instead of kidnapping Lata, the goon kidnaps Laxmi. Soon they get to know that they had got the wrong girl. She runs away and the goon chases to rape and kill her. Vishwa Pratap discovers Laxmi’s mutilated body and finds some object of the killer in her hands. He finds the killer and murders him brutally.
Due to the absence of any concrete proof against Vishwa Pratap, Justice Sharda (Moushmi Chatterjee) releases him with respect. Sikanderlal and company soon trap Justice Sharda and gets her thrown into jail for giving a faulty verdict in the Billa murder case. She comes out on bail. Soon, Vishwa Pratap realizes that he is Justice Sharda’s son. No, there is no DNA at play here. It is a gold chain and locket.
Lata is compelled to get married to Rajan and Vishwa Pratap rescues her. Lata and Vishwa Pratap are sitting in a garden when they sing this song.
Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Indiwar and the music was composed by Bappi Lahiri.
The girl says, “You are restless. I am also restless.” The man says, “My breath wants to touch you. I can’t wait any longer.”
Video: Cinematography is by A Venkat. Dance choreography is by Saroj Khan.
The video opens with Sridevi looking at Mithun Chakraborty and smiling. She imagines that she and he are with a group of female dancers wearing shiny dresses and performing a dance. She begins the song in her imagination and he joins in. There are 3 changes of dresses. The song peters out. Sridevi comes back from her reverie and moves to sit close to Mithun Chakraborty.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mohammad Aziz and the onscreen performance is by Sridevi and Mithun Chakraborty.
Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi song sung by the hero and the heroine. This song is to break the monotony of the action story. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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