Pehla pehla pyar hai – S P Balasubramanium – Raam-Lakshman – Salman Khan | Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994)

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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 are 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 because of postponed exams in his college. Nisha is sent instead. Prem comes to pick her up. They fall in love with each other. Rajesh has to go abroad for finalizing a business deal. Prem gets busy with his work in Mumbai. One night, he returns home late. Nisha is waiting for him to serve food. After he has had the food, he sings this song for her.
Song: The lyrics of this song were written by Dev Kohli and the music was scored by Raam-Lakshman.
This song is the man’s confession of his love for the girl. He says that this is the first time he has fallen in love and that was with her.
Video: Cinematography is by Rajan Kinagi. Dance has been choreographed by late Jay Borade.
The video opens with Madhuri Dixit taking the remaining food back to the kitchen. Salman Khan strums his string instrument. Madhuri Dixit smiles shyly. She keeps the plates on the kitchen platform. Salman Khan follows her, switches off the lights in the room and pulls out the ribbon from her hair. She goes about doing the remaining tasks in the kitchen.
He pulls her into his arms from behind her. But, she pushes his hands off. In the next shot, he has placed her on his shoulder and brings her to the game room. He gently places her on the billiards board. She blushes and covers her face. She lies on the billiards board and he continues the song near her.
Madhuri Dixit goes to the poolside. Now, he has removed his shirt and follows her. They perform a few dance steps together. The dance has been choreographed well and Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit compliment each other. The song peters out and the video also ends as they face each other in shadows.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and S P Balasubramanium and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit.
Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi romantic song celebrating the first love of the hero and the heroine. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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