Dil deke dard-e-mohabbat liya hai – S P/Lata – Raam-Lakshman – Salman/Bhagyashree | Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)

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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, Harish Patel, 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 ask 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. Prem sings a song yearning for Suman. Karan strikes a deal with Prem. He gives the young man one month’s time. If he could earn Rs.2000 by then, Karan would marry his daughter with Prem.

Prem meets Rahman (Harish Patel) the owner of a logistics company, plying pickup trucks and bags a job as a truck driver. Prem gets into trouble with the previous driver and gets beaten up. After earning the day’s pay, he gives it to Karan and that evening he sings this song at a get-together of the villagers.

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

The gist of the song is, “I exchanged my heart with love, which hurts. Mine was not an impulsive decision. I have fallen in love with my beloved.”

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

The video opens with Bhagyashree applying Salman Khan’s first salary on her forehead lovingly. Alok Nath looks at her with a strange expression on his face. The music has already begun. Some women begin to make some dance movements. Salman Khan begins to sing and Harish Patel accompanies him on the harmonium.

Salman Khan is playing the dafli, on which he has stuck a small cut-out of Bhagyashree. Everybody begins to dance and Salman Khan begins to sing. Bhagwan places his turban on Salman Khan’s head. Suddenly, a female voice is hears singing. Salman Khan feels that Bhagyashree is among them singing and dancing.

She disappears in a rock. Again, Bhagyashree appears from nowhere and serves him food. It appears that the only job left for a girl is cooking and serving food to her beloved! She shakes a few legs and sings a few lines. When she disappears again, Salman Khan is sorrowful. Everybody feels sad, when they see him sad.The song peters out and the video ends there.

The song peters out and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by S P Balasubramaniam and Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Bhagyashree, Bhagwan, Alok Nath, Harish Patel and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi romantic song that gives motivation and determination. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.

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