Kala Chashma – Badshah/Amar/Neha – Prem Hardeep | Baar Baar Dekho (2016)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2016 Dharma Productions and Excel Entertainment’s romantic adventure flick Baar Baar Dekho (Look and Look Again) produced by Karan Johar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhaan Akhtar and directed by Nitya Mehra (debut). The movie starred Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Ram Kapoor, etc.

The movie begins with the friendship between 2 kids – Jai Varma and Diya Kapoor. They grow up to become inseparable friends (Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif). They are also supposedly in love with each other. Jai is rushed into marriage by Diya and Diya’s father Mr. Kapoor (Ram Kapoor) also supports them. Without asking him, the father and daughter decide everything, where they would live, his career, everything. He gets a call from Cambridge that his thesis on Vedic Maths had been selected for fellowship and he had also bagged the post of Assistant Professor.

Before the wedding proper, Diya takes Jai to the flat where they would be staying. This makes him protest and Diya leaves him there saying that she would not come back again. He drinks directly from the champagne bottle left by Diya. The next moment he wakes up in Phuket, Thailand. He is already married to Diya and they are supposed to be on their honeymoon. But, he does not remember the previous 10 days of his life. Perplexed, he joins Diya and some other tourists to visit interesting places in town.

Post this incident, Jai again falls asleep to wake up 2 years later in Cambridge, as Diya throws a pillow on him. Diya is about to deliver their first child. Jai is so confused that Diya must drive the car despite all the pain she was in. He tries to calculate his life’s situation and he comes up with a blank. Again, he falls asleep and wakes up 16 years later when Diya and Jai are undergoing divorce. Arjun, his 16-year-old son brings him from the university to the civil court to hear the judgment.

He meets the astrologer (Rajit Kapoor), who had been appointed to perform his and Diya’s marriage through Vedic rites. He tells him to live every moment of life. When he returns home, he realizes that he would be dying soon. When he falls asleep, he again gets up 7 years post his marriage. He must set something right. This time he spends time with his wife and children. This time when he goes to sleep and wakes up, he is back in the present time and goes to mollify Diya. Finally, he is ready to go through all the rituals of marriage, enjoying every moment of his life.

Here the movie ends and this song appears at the end when the titles are shown again.

Song: The music of this song was scored by Prem Hardeep and the lyrics were penned by Kumaar and Amrik Singh.

The gist of the song is, “While I was waiting for you, you came from Chandigarh. I felt satisfied when I saw you. The soldiers were standing at the intersection.”

Video: Cinematography is by Ravi K Chandran. Dance choreography is by Bosco-Caesar.

The video opens with Rajit Kapoor wearing sunglasses in front of the holy fire. Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif also wear sunglasses. All the 3 begin to shake their head like it is done in Bharatanatyam. Some other girls and men also move their heads in the same way. Rajit Kapoor begins to dance.

Ram Kapoor walks the passage like a blind man. Sarika and the actor playing Katrina Kaif’s mother also join in. The youngsters are dancing together. Sidharth Malhotra begins to sing the song. Katrina Kaif also joins in the song. The song peters out and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Badshah, Amar Arshi, Neha Kakkar and the onscreen performances are by Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Rajit Kapoor, Ram Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: Not much cultural influence can be attributed to this typically filmi pop song other than having Punjabi-English lyrics. The video is watchable for the song and the artists.

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