Kahe tose Sajna yeh tohri Sajaniya – Sharda Sinha – Raam-Lakshman | Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)


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. 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. Rahman comes to Prem’s rescue and keeps the previous driver at bay. But, the man traps him in a mine. Prem is hurt and the wound is bandaged by Rahman. Kishan is told by Prem’s friend Manohar (Lakshmikant Berde) about the conditions under which Prem is toiling in the village. Prem has begun to work in the mine. Kishan arrives and tempts Prem with his own car. But, Prem rejects the offer and continues to work with a high-grade fever. Suman helps him in the work. Kishan is defeated and leaves the place. It is at this time that as she watches Prem, she can hear this song being sung in the background.

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

The gist of the song is, “O Beloved, your beloved says, I send good wishes to you at every step.”

Video: Cinematography is by Arvind Laad.

The video opens with Bhagyashree helping Salman Khan in shifting sand. Salman Khan is seen moving on dangerously shifting mounds of stone. Bhagyashree is pleased with his work and smiles proudly. The song is heard in the background. It is raining in the village and Salman Khan is seen making tea. Bhagyashree looks on.

He moves away from his hut to play with some children. Bhagyashree pours some of the tea into a cup and tells some women to give it to Salman Khan. Bhagyashree watches other women performing Karva Chauth (a festival in India where women worship their living husbands).

Bhagyashree takes a plate full of pooja things to a sleeping Salman Khan to worship him. She sees him shivering without any sweater and removes her shawl as well. Then, she decides to make a sweater for him. She wraps herself with as shawl only after he wears the sweater she had made. The song peters out and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Sharda Sinha 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 shows how much the heroine supports the hero in his mission. It also has a basis in Bhojpuri folk. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.


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8 responses to “Kahe tose Sajna yeh tohri Sajaniya – Sharda Sinha – Raam-Lakshman | Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)”

  1. Karva is another word for ‘pot’ (a small earthen pot of water) and Chauth means ‘fourth’ in Hindi (a reference to the fact that the festival falls on the fourth day of the dark-fortnight, or Krishna paksha, of the month of Kartik).The festival originated and came to be celebrated only in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent.

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