Movie: This song appeared in 1989 Rajashri Productions’ romantic musical hit film Maine Pyar Kiya (I have fallen in love) directed by Sooraj Barjatiya. 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 his parents visit his father’s factory for a pooja and Suman is left alone with Prem’s friend Manohar (Lakshmikant Berde), whom she considers as a brother. As soon as they leave, she realizes that she is in love with Prem when she sees his letter mentioning that he has fallen in love with her. Now, she does not know how to send a reply to him. It is at this time that the white pigeon she had saved comes to her rescue. Prem receives the letter and soon, they return home.
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 wants her to say that she loves him. Suman with Manohar’s 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. Ranjeet, Jeevan and Seema plot against Suman. Kishan sends Prem to another city for some official work. But, the next day Suman turns 18 and Kishan throws her out of his home as a gift after insulting her. Luckily for Suman, her father had just returned to pick her up and takes her back to their home.
Prem visits Suman’s village to aks for her hand in marriage with her mother’s permission because his father does not approve of it. His mother gives her gold bangles as a sign of approval. Karan is furious and does not allow Suman to meet Prem. It is at this time that he sings this song in the vicinity.
Song: The lyrics were penned by Asad Bhopali and the music was scored by Raam-Lakshman.
The gist of the song is, “The crazy heart cannot live without my beloved. It is mad and does not listen to reason. It beats hard, sways this way and that, day and night.” The difference between the female and this male version of the song is not just visual, but the music of this song is compulsive and overbearing. It also attributes stubbornness to the song.
Video: Cinematography is by Arvind Laad. Dance choreography is by late Jay Borade.
The video opens with Salman Khan holding his mother’s bangles and then the white pigeon. Alok Nath looks up from what he is doing. Salman Khan throws the bird in the air. It flies to the window where Bhagyashree is sitting. He jumps over some planks with attitude, which shows the stubbornness of his intent.
Alok Nath throws a few things away. This is symbolic of his throwing away Salman Khan. Salman Khan swings high on a rope and wooden plank swing and falls down. Bhagyashree looks out in concern. But, Salman Khan begins to whistle. He swirls his jacket over his head and performs a few dance steps.
Salman Khan throws open the gate of the small house. Alok Nath looks at him sternly and younger actor closes the gate. Salman Khan sits near the gate stubbornly. Alok Nath looks at his photo with his friend and feels sad over the turn of events. He opens a window to look at what Salman Khan is doing outside.
Salman Khan is drinking water from a tap. Alok Nath closes the window with anger. Now, Salman Khan is inside a temple performing a few dance steps. Bhagyashree runs to the temple in concern for him and also shakes a leg. As the song peters out, she falls down and he catches her in his arms. The video also ends there.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by S P Balasubramaniam and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Bhagyashree and Alok Nath.
Cultural Influence: This typically filmi sad song expresses the yearning of the hero and the heroine for each other. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.