Dhiktana dhiktana (Part 2) – S P/Lata/Shailendra/Udit – Raam-Lakshman | Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994)


Movie: This song appeared in 1994 Rajshri Productions’ super hit musical rom-com Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (Who am I to you?) directed by Sooraj Barjatiya. The movie starred Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane, Alok Nath, Anupam Kher, late Reema Lagoo, Satish Shah, Himani Shivpuri, Sahila Chadha, etc.
Prem (Salman Khan) and Rajesh (Mohnish Bahl) live with their uncle Kailashnath (Alok Nath), post their parents’ death. Rajesh is in charge of the family business and his family is searching for a bride for him. Kailashnath finds out that Professor Siddharth Chaudhary (Anupam Kher) and his wife (Reema Lagoo) have an eligible daughter Pooja (Renuka Shahane). Pooja has a younger sister Nisha (Madhuri Dixit). Rajesh and Pooja like each other from the first glance, one of the reasons is that both are painters. Both the families arrange Rajesh and Pooja’s marriage. Since the beginning, Nisha and Prem keep bickering light-heartedly with each other.
Rajesh and Pooja get married. Pooja mingles with Rajesh’s family very easily and becomes a part of the family in no time. Soon, she gets pregnant and the next traditional ritual of godbharayi comes up. The Professor and his wife cannot attend the function because of postponed exams in his college. Nisha is sent instead. Prem comes to pick her up. They have fallen in love with each other. Rajesh has to go abroad for finalizing a business deal. The day of the baby’s delivery arrives and Nisha and Prem sing this song after the baby comes home.
Song: The lyrics of this song were written by Ravindra Rawal and the music was scored by Raam-Lakshman.
The gist of the song is, “Today everybody will have to sing. My elder sister-in-law thank you. We also say thank you. We were waiting for a person to come, that person has come now.”
Video: Cinematography is by Rajan Kinagi. Dance has been choreographed by late Jay Borade.
The video opens with everybody congratulating each other on the birth of the child. Salman Khan kisses Madhuri Dixit on the cheek in happiness. The music has already begun. Lakshmikant Berde tries to humor the child with a toy while it is within its mosquito net. Renuka Shahane tells him not to because the baby is asleep.
Madhuri Dixit paints the mirror of the baby room’s dresser with cartoon characters. She and Salman Khan are wearing black shirt and jeans. They begin to sing and dance together. Lakshmikant Berde and Priya Arun play with one of the several toys in the room. Lakshmikant Berde and Priya Arun also join the lead pair in the dance.
Satish Shah and Himani Shivpuri arrive with Alok Nath pushing a pram. Madhuri Dixit moves the baby’s net. Everybody moves a leg or two. Bindu, Sahila Chadha and Ajit Vachani also join them. The location and the dresses change. This time they are in the garden in front of the bungalow. Anupam Kher and Reema Lagoo also arrive.
They all dance in a sequence together. It is raining outside and Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan are together minding the baby on the poolside. I don’t understand one thing. Both, show their love openly in front of people around. But, nobody else realizes that they are in love! This is the limit of ignorance!
During Diwali, some eunuchs visit them for charity. In India, eunuchs and child birth go together. It is a kind of festival for them and they demand to be paid a good amount of money as charity. Some of the men dance with the eunuchs. Right then, Mohnish Bahl arrives in a car and Madhuri Dixit points him out.
The eunuchs demand money from Mohnish Bahl. But, Anupam Kher gives many currency notes to them, so that Mohnish Bahl is allowed to go and see the baby. The song and the video end abruptly as Mohnish Bahl and Renuka Shahane stand together with the baby in his arms.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and S P Balasubramanium and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Lakshmikant Berde, Priya Arun, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane, Bindu, Sahila Chadha, Ajit Vachani, Madhuri Dixit, Satish Shah, Alok Nath, Himani Shivpuri and others.
Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi song celebrating the birth of a baby in the home of the hero. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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