Ram kare ke umar qaid hamein (Male) – Shailendra Singh – Usha Khanna – Mithun Chakraborty | Aadat Se Majboor (1982)


I found this song in a single video with all the others (of this movie) on the net. Luckily, this song comes first in this video. So, I have chosen the same for this review.

Movie: This song appeared in 1982 Emkay Films’ romantic action movie Aadat Se Majboor (Helpless Due to Habit) produced by Mohan Kumar and directed by late Ambarish Sanghal. The movie starred Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta, late Mohan Gokhale, Neena Gupta, Rameshwari, Madan Puri, Om Shiv Puri, Amrish Puri, etc.

A devout Hindu Brahmin firefighter Dinanath Shastri (Madan Puri) is initially disgusted when his son Shankar (Mithun Chakraborty) brings home a young girl Salma (Rameshwari) after saving her from rapists. Shankar tells him that her name is Shanti (a Hindu). At the same time, a professional court witness Neetu (Ranjeeta) falls in love with Shankar. But, he is just irritated by her behavior.

One day, while going somewhere Shankar and his father encounter Shastri’s friend, Dr. Varma (Om Shiv Puri), who had operated Shankar’s eyes as a child to give him vision after an accident. When Shastri and Shankar visit Dr. Varma’s place, Shankar realizes that his daughter is none other than Neetu, who had been irritating him for a long time. Since Shankar realizes that they were childhood sweethearts, he renews his love for her. But, this time, Neetu projects attitude to him. It is now that Shankar sings this song, to mollify her.

Song: The music of this song was scored by Usha Khanna and the lyrics were penned by Indeewar.

Most of the lyrics of the male version are like the female version. But, at one point he reminds her that their love began during their childhood.

Video: Cinematography is by Apurba Khire Bir and K K Mahajan. Dance choreography is by Vijay-Oscar.

The video opens with Mithun Chakraborty beginning this song in front of Ranjeeta. Ranjeeta is busy showing attitude. He also dances in his patent style and makes her also dance. She hides from him at various places – behind trees, behind flowering plants, etc. They remember the time when they used to play together as children. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as the lead pair comes close to each other.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Shailendra Singh and the onscreen performances are by Ranjeeta, Mithun Chakraborty and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi romantic song, which has no cultural influence as such. The song and the artists are good and the video is watchable for the same.


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