Y.O.G.A. Yoga yoga – Amit Kumar – Kalyanji-Anandji – Akbar Khan | Haadsaa (1983)


Movie: This song appeared in 1983 action thriller Haadsa (Incident) produced and directed by Akbar Khan, under the banner of Akbar Films. The movie starred Akbar Khan, Ranjeeta, Naseeruddin Shah, late Amrish Puri, late Smita Patil, etc.

Young Asha (Smita Patil) is married to an impotent husband R K Chakravarty (Amrish Puri). In the next shot, Jai Kumar Sharma (Akbar Khan) is seen dancing on the streets rescuing girls from the traffic. Asha orders a mechanic to repair her car. Jai is the one who is sent to repair the car. Asha seduces him, which he regrets. He begins to avoid her.

One day, Jai meets Robby (Ranjeeta) at the garage where he works and falls in love with her. He repairs her car. Robby shows attitude. But, still, he follows her after she leaves the garage. He sends a letter to her through another mechanic (Jagdeep) that he wants her to give him a call when she wants to meet him. Robby realizes that she is in love with him and gives him a call. They begin dating each other. One day, Robby sees Jai applying anti-tan oil on a bikini-clad girl near a swimming pool. She gets offended and disappears inside an all-women gym in the vicinity. When he goes inside wearing the dress of a yogi, he finds many obese women exercising there. He sings this song at that time.

Song: The music of this song was scored by Kalyanji-Anandji and the lyrics were penned by M G Hashmat.

The gist of the song is that the man tells the ladies inside the gym to perform yoga for good health.

Video: Cinematography is by V Subbarao.

The video opens with Akbar Khan telling some obese women regarding Yoga. He begins to dance. His dance is like yoga steps. The women also join him in the dance. He tries to enter the sauna room and gets slapped by a girl already there wearing only towels. He sings about the process and performs a few asanas.

He goes around looking for Ranjeeta through the doors that open out of this room. I am not happy with some of the shots that were taken of the female artists. Otherwise, this is a different kind of song altogether in terms of the song and picturization. Ranjeeta suddenly appears there and collects some girls to beat up Akbar Khan.

The song reaches a crescendo and the song and the video end as the obese women beat him up and Ranjeeta and other girls laugh at the vision.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Amit Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Akbar Khan, Ranjeeta and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically comic Bollywood song where the hero tells some obese women to turn to yoga for a healthy life. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.


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