Daru peeke nachna – Mika/Shreya – Krsna – Arshad/Amrita | Jolly LLB (2013)


Movie: This song appeared in 2013 black comedy flick Jolly LLB (A name) directed by Subhash Kapoor and produced by Fox Star Studios. The movie starred Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Amrita Rao, etc.

The movie begins with a drunk Rahul Dewan (Rajeev Siddhartha) racing in his large car with another after being seduced by a woman in the passenger seat, in the dead of night. Losing control he crashes into a wall on the footpath. The next shot is of a court scene in Meerut where Jagdish Tyagi or Jolly (Arshad Wasi) a Law graduate defending a surgeon against a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against him after the surgeon had his 14-year old son operate a patient to be featured in Guinness Book of World Records. Jolly loses the case and decides to try his luck in Delhi.

He meets his girl-friend school teacher Sandhya (Amrita Rao) and tells her about his decision. But, she tries to persuade him in many words that his decision is not the right one. However, he goes ahead with his plan. For a few months, he does not find much work. But, when he gets to meet his idol Tejinder Rajpal (Boman Irani) face to face and his life changes for the better. He watches his idol live, getting his client Rahul Dewan released. He files a PLI on the Rahul Dewan case and becomes a star overnight.

Jolly visits Meerut and meets Sandhya to propose to her. It is, now, that he and Sandhya sing during a party.

Song: The music of this song was scored by Krsna and the lyrics were penned by Subhash Kapoor.

The gist of the song is the man calls his beloved a dry fruit and it has to be tasted slowly.

Video: Cinematography is by Anshuman Mahaley.

The video opens with Arshad Warsi standing with his back to the camera and lifting a bottle of whiskey. In the next shot, Arshad Warsi and Amrita Rao are seen dancing. He begins to sing the song and makes Manoj Pahwa drink from the whiskey bottle, which he had in his hand. Arshad Warsi and some men perform a few dance steps.

Arshad Warsi approaches Amrita Rao, who is standing with some girls. Manoj Pahwa is standing near him and is drinking from the whiskey bottle. Someone pours whiskey into small disposable containers with food that is served in the party. Amrita Rao and the other girls also perform a few dance steps. Arshad Warsi is very happy to see her dance.

Amrita Rao also begins to sing the song. When she shakes a few more legs, Arshad Warsi falls down on the carpeted floor. Both perform together and even Manoj Pahwa joins them in the dance, still drinking and staggering in intoxication. The song peters out and the video ends abruptly.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mika and Shreya Ghoshal and the onscreen performances are by Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and others.

Cultural Influence: This typical filmi song is a take off from the Punjabi Bhangra. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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