Dil deewana bin Sajna ke – Lata Mangeshkar – Raam-Lakshman – Bhagyashree | 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 Prem is 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.

Now, Prem insists that Suman tell him that she loves him. But, she is too shy to say it. He plans a boating trip at 4 that afternoon and tells her to say it then. But, when they are about to leave, Prem’s mother (Reema Lagoo) insists that Suman also join her to apply henna since it is a festival day. Prem gets angry and does not have dinner. He still wants her to say that she loves him. Suman with Manohar’s (Lakshmikant Berde), whom she considers as a brother, initiative says so during the Antakshari song. 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. In the next shot, Prem and Suman are seen boating and she sings this song.

Song: The lyrics were penned by Asad Bhopali and the music was scored by Raam-Lakshman. The lyrics of this song were rewritten for a later movie again with Salman Khan. The song was Deewana dil bin Sajna ke mane na…

The gist of the song is, “My crazy heart cannot live without you, my beloved. It is mad and will not listen to reason.”

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

The video opens with Bhagyashree and Salman Khan sitting on the wooden platform near which boats are moored. She is wearing a yellow sari and he is wearing yellow T-shirt and white trousers. She sits in a boat and begins the song. He buys some pink candy and some biscuits for the boat trip. They watch couples kissing each other.

Bhagyashree shies away from him when he asks for a kiss. She is standing on the front of the small train in the park. This is Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai. Salman Khan is performing somersaults on the platform. He plays mischief with her. They go to a place where people are playing Holi. When he throws red color on her, it settles on the parting of her hair.

He tries to wipe it out. But, she stops him. Indian Hindu ladies consider red Kum Kum applied to the parting of hair as a sign of marriage. A lady, at least, the ones in olden days and some of them today consider it the sign of her husband being alive. She goes toward the temple nearby and sits among the ladies there. Salman Khan also comes to sit beside her.

I got the feeling that girls, who fit into the traditional role of typical Indian women, are only the good ones, according to the makers of this movie. But those, who tend to be different, belong to a lower category. Salman Khan begins to dance. Bhagyashree is not comfortable to dance in a sari. Some kids come toward them.

He gets ready to take a snap but falls into a small pond fed by a fountain. She gives him the dried trousers to wear and manages to keep the kids away from him while he wears it. When he comes out of the bushes, he moves around in an uncomfortable manner and jumps back at one point. There is a frog inside his trousers!

They sit together on the grassy ground. He places his head on her lap like a kid. Is being a mother to her lover the only thing between 2 young people to-be-married? That job has already being done by the real mother. Then, why is that expected from a lover? The song peters out and the video ends as he places a chain he is wearing around her neck and this is watched by Rajeev Verma.

Artists: The playback singer of this song is Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Bhagyashree, Salman Khan, Rajeev Verma and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi romantic song has no cultural influence. But, the song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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