Dagabaaz re – Rahat/Shreya – Sajid-Wajid – Salman/Sonakshi | Dabangg 2 (2012)

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The antagonist in this movie is played by Prakash Raj, a famous character actor from down South (India). My Mom is a big fan of his.

Movie: Movie: This song appeared in 2012 Arbaaz Khan Productions’ super hit comic action flick Dabangg 2 (Brave Heart), produced and directed (debut) by Arbaaz Khan. This movie is a sequel to the 2010 Dabangg. The movie starred Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, late Vinod Khanna, Arbaaz Khan, Prakash Raj, etc.

The story continues from the previous installment, but, the location has shifted to Kanpur. Inspector Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) stays with his wife Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha), brother Makkhi (Arbaaz Khan) and stepfather Prajapati (Vinod Khanna). A little boy is abducted from his school and Chulbul deals with the situation.

The kidnappers are Bachcha’s (Prakash Raaj) henchmen. With permission from the commissioner (Manoj Pahwa), Chulbul launches a campaign against this don. One day, Chulbul has promised his wife that he would accompany her for shopping. She is waiting for him at a sari shop and he gets late due to traffic. When she is offended and leaves the shop after seeing him reach late, he follows her to sing this song with her.

Song: The music of the song was scored by Sajid-Wajid and the lyrics were penned by Sameer.

The gist of the song is, “Your eyes are traitors. We met yesterday. But, today, they have forgotten me.” The man indirectly praises the girl’s eyes, here.

Video: Cinematography is by Aseem Mishra and Mahesh Limaye. Dance choreography is by Ganesh Acharya-Farah Khan-Mudassar Khan-Raju Khan-Radhika Rao-Vijay Sapru-Rajeev Soorti.

The video begins with Salman Khan starting the song. Sonakshi Sinha is very upset. Salman Khan tries every possible way to placate her, with comic hilarity worth watching. At one point, the choreographer has used Kathakali and Bharatanatyam dancers very beautifully. Oh, I wanna go back to my childhood! Kudos to them for innovative choreography. Finally, by the end of the song, Salman Khan buys her a sari and she smiles.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and others.

Cultural Influence: This filmi song seems to be a take-off from some North Indian folk song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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