Tu roota dil toota – Kishore Kumar – Rajesh Roshan – Amitabh Bachchan | Yaraana (1981)

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This song is the sad version of Bhole o Bhole

Movie: This song has been placed in the M. A. Nadiadwala produced A K Movies’ hit movie Yaarana (Friendship) released in 1981. It is a musical drama and directed by Rakesh Kumar. The movie stars late Amjad Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja, Master Bittu and Kader Khan.

Kishan and Bishan are good friends since childhood. Kishan is an orphan, though self-sufficient and a hard-worker. On the other hand, Bishan is rich. Bishan’s maternal uncle (Jeevan) has an eye on his widowed sister’s wealth and does not like Kishan and Bishan’s friendship. The man convinces his sister to send Bishan first to the city and then abroad for his education.

The 2 friends reunite many years later and Bishan (Amjad Khan) discovers that Kishan (Amitabh Bachchan) sings well. Bishan now has a successful business and wants to sponsor Kishan’s musical studies. Kishan goes to the city to be groomed into a performer and gentleman by Komal (Neetu Singh) under the instructions of Bishan. Kishan is not interested in developing his talent and tries to get debarred from the classes by being a disobedient troublemaker with hilarious consequences.

Meanwhile, Bishan discovers that the family wealth has been systematically looted over the years by his uncle and his son (Ranjeet). Bishan is then compelled to borrow money by mortgaging his remaining property to support Kishan’s musical education. This results in a major rift between Bishan and his wife (Tanuja), who thinks that Kishan would turn his back on her husband once he succeeds as a singer.

Kishan finds out Bishan’s financial condition and at that time he decides that he does not want the singing career, which has almost brought his friend to the streets. Now, Komal argues with him that his friend and her efforts would go into the drain if he would not continue with his career. She even blurts out in frustration has she has fallen in love with him. Kishan realizes his duties towards Bishan and Komal and placates her.

Kishan’s first public performance itself is a super duper hit, which makes Bishan very happy. Bishan joins as the captain of a passenger ship where some little kids are also traveling. His uncle and cousin take over the ship and kidnap the kids, their caretaker (Farida Jalal) and Bishan. When the parents of the kids visit Bishan’s house to demand a reply from his mother and wife, Kishan comes over to support them and take all the blame on himself. Kishan is arrested. The antagonists compel Bishan to call the police and tell them that he had done the dark deed. Kishan snatches the receiver and takes the call. Bishan informs him through silence on his friend’s request that he is not behind the kidnap. Kishan breaks out of the jail to try and find his friend.

Kishan soon meets Bishan’s driver Johnny’s (Kader Khan) mother (Lalita Pawar) when she is shot by the villains. I wonder how he is present there at the right time! Before dying, she tells him to find Johnny at the mental hospital. The police arrest him again and he acts like he has become crazy to get an entry into the mental hospital. Kishan tries to find Johnny there. But, he is not successful.

Meanwhile, Bishan’s son (Master Bittu) loses his memory and speech because he lost not only his father to the kidnapping scam but also his favorite uncle Kishan. Bishan’s wife requests her friend nurse of the hospital (Aruna Irani) to help her son regain his memory and speech. Bishan’s wife is burdened with guilt due to the fact that she had misunderstood Kishan and his friendship. The nurse tells Kishan about the requirement and Kishan agrees to help without knowing that he is going to help his friend’s son. He sings this song now.

Song: The music has been composed by Rajesh Roshan and the lyrics have been written by Anjaan.

The gist of the song is, “You took offense to me. My heart broke. My friend, smile. Let the same love that we had, develop further.”

Video: Cinematography is by Peter Pareira. Dance choreography is by Kamal.

The video opens with Amitabh Bachchan’s comic antics and dance performance to make Master Bittu laugh. The music has already begun. He also begins to sing for the benefit of the little boy. Aruna Irani is seen crying. Amitabh Bachchan tries to dance with the little boy. But, Master Bittu does not co-operate.

There are tears in Amitabh Bachchan’s eyes. Finally, Master Bittu begins to cry and the song ends abruptly. So does the video.

Artists: Kishore Kumar sings playback, while Amitabh Bachchan lip-synchs. Master Bittu and Aruna Irani look on.

Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song rendered very well by Kishore Kumar and performed equally well by Amitabh Bachchan. The video is watchable for the above.

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