Mere rang mein rangnewali – S P Balasubramaniam – Raam-Lakshman – Salman Khan | Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1989 romantic musical hit film Maine Pyar Kiya (I have fallen in love) directed by Sooraj Barjatiya for Rajashri Productions. The movie starred Salman Khan, Bhagyashree (debut), Reema Lagoo, Alok Nath, Rajeev Verma, etc.

A poor mechanic Karan (Alok Nath) lives in a village with his only child Suman (Bhagyashree). He has secured a job in Dubai to earn money for his daughter’s marriage. He leaves his daughter with his childhood friend Kishan (Rajeev Verma). Kishan allows Suman to live in his home at his friend’s request. Kishan’s son Prem (Salman Khan) befriends Suman, with the assurance that a boy and a girl can have a platonic relationship with each other.

But, their thinking is shattered when they are invited by Seema (Pervin Dastur) the only daughter of Kishan’s business partner Ranjeet (Ajit Vachani) for a party. Prem takes Suman with him. Seema’s cousin brother Jeevan (Mohnish Bahl) is on a target practice spree and almost kills a white pigeon. Suman saves it and Seema has an altercation with her. Prem intervenes and Jeevan mollifies him. When Suman is preparing a plate from the buffet, Jeevan tries to molest her. Prem reaches the room in time and saves her. But, Suman and Prem get a jolt due to Jeevan that a girl and a boy cannot have a platonic relationship. Both had been trying to address their feelings toward each other for some time.

Prem and Suman realize that they are in love with each other. When Prem’s mother realizes that they are in love, she approves of their relationship. Seema finds out about it and informs Kishan and Ranjeet about it as Kishan and Ranjeet had decided that Prem would marry Seema. Ranjeet, Jeevan and Seema plot against Suman. Kishan sends Prem to another city for some official work. But, the next day Suman turns 18. Prem celebrates her birthday in style at the stroke of midnight by gifting her modern dresses he likes and singing this song.

Song: The lyrics were penned by Asad Bhopali and the music was scored by Raam-Lakshman.

The gist of the song is, “The girl, who is accepting my needs, who are you? Are you a fairy or the queen of fairies? Or are you my love story. Reply to my questions.”

Video: Cinematography is by Arvind Laad. Dance choreography is by late Jay Borade.

The video opens with Salman Khan performing a dance on the terrace of their bungalow. Bhagyashree comes out of the room wearing a white gown. She also performs a few dance steps with him. She removes the outer gown and stands there with the knee length frock in front of him. She, then, continues the dance.

She goes inside to change into a black and orange dress. Both lie down on the floor in opposite directions. Salman Khan picks up a piece of ice, lying in a basket nearby and runs it on her face. They get up and continue to dance. She again goes inside to wear the most sensual dress that he wants her to wear.

She comes out covering the dress she is wearing with a golden cloth. He sees the photo of a model wearing that dress. Salman Khan gestures her to remove the cloth. Without wanting to, she removes it. Only Salman Khan can see her wearing it. The camera is behind her. The golden cloth is still covering her back.

He goes near her and blows air gently on the side of her face. His proximity prompts her to drop the golden cloth. He picks up the cloth and covers her with it. They walk toward the glass door of her room. She changes into her night dress and brings all the dresses she had worn in their own packing.

They stand on either side of the glass door and kiss each other with the barrier in between them. The music peters out and the video ends, as the sound of the water fountain is heard in the foreground. Everybody else is supposed to be sleeping. The singer is singing the song loudly. I wonder how their sleep is not disturbed by it! The dance choreography is very good.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by S P Balasubramaniam and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan and Bhagyashree.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi song, in which the hero asks the heroine a few questions. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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