Mujhe tumse hai kitne gile – Anuradha/Manhar – Lakshmikant-Pyarelal – Dimple/Jackie | Ram-Lakhan (1989)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1989 action drama Ram-Lakhan produced and directed by Subhash Ghai under the banner of Suneha Arts. The movie starred Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Dimple Kapadia, Rakhi, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, etc.

Thakur Pratap Singh (Dalip Tahil) loses a legal case due to the treachery of his cousins Bishamber (Amrish Puri) and Banu Pratap (Paresh Rawal). The moment he returns, he receives the message that his wife Sharda (Rakhi) has given birth to their second son. Bishamber and Banu Pratap kills Pratap Singh and his father (Lahiri Singh) through treachery, again. Sharda is the only witness to her husband’s death. She brings up her children single-handedly. Ram (Jackie Shroff) becomes an honest police officer.

Lakhan is a tricky fellow. He is in love with Radha (Madhuri Dixit). When Lakhan’s friends talk to Sharda about their friend’s marriage with Radha, she insists that Ram should get married first and Lakhan should find a job; then only she would give the permission for them to get married. Lakhan informs her that Ram is in love with the commissioner’s daughter Geeta (Dimple Kapadia). Sharda asks for proof and Lakhan is on his way to get the proof.

Lakhan calls Ram at the police station saying Geeta had a fall in the bathroom, impersonating Geeta’s maid and wanted to see him. Ram is on the way to her home. On the other hand, Lakhan calls Geeta’s home to tell the maid that Ram was coming home to take Geeta out for a date. As Ram enters the house, Geeta is mumbling about his being absent most of the time and busy with work, only. When they see each other, they sing this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.

The girl says, “I have many complaints about you. You have met me after a long time. What have your done till now.” The man replies that he thought about her only. He is trying to mollify her.

Video: Cinematography is by Ashok Mehta. Dance choreography is by Saroj Khan.

The video opens with Jackie Shroff looking into Dimple Kapadia’s room. She is brushing her hair and mumbling. The music begins. She looks at Jackie Shroff’s large picture and begins the song. She feels that he replies from the photograph. She is shocked. It is actually not the photograph, which had answered. It was the real Jackie Shroff, outside her door.

She looks around and goes on to open the door. He continues the song. The next shot is a garden where Dimple Kapadia walks ahead of him with attitude. She turns, catches hold of his suit and shakes him up. Then, she pushes him away. He tries to mollify her. She moves ahead on a 2-wheeler and he follows her on his bike.

They pass Anil Kapoor and his friends. The next shot has Dimple Kapadia and Jackie Shroff walking on railway tracks. They romance with each other with Anil Kapoor discreetly taking their pictures. They travel in a jeep to a hilly area and the jeep stops midway. She accuses him and does not allow him to repair the jeep.

This time, instead of him, Subhash Ghai replies. He is sitting on a motorbike nearby. Subhash Ghai often appears in bit roles in his own films. At least, he used to in the 1980s. Dimple Kapadia throws something at him and he puts away in his motorbike. Dimple Kapadia and Jackie Shroff move ahead in the jeep and Anil Kapoor and his friends follow in bicycles!

This time, when she blushes and calls Jackie Shroff’s screen name Ram several times because he told her they would get married right then, Anil Kapoor and company dance nearby wearing saris and covering their heads! While dancing, Anil Kapoor opens his veil and Jackie Shroff and Dimple Kapadia turn to see him. Anil Kapoor realizes it and he looks embarassed.

The song peters out and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was given by Anuradha Paudwal and Manhar Udhas and onscreen performances are by Dimple Kapadia, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song is a complaint about the hero made to the hero by the heroine. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the above.

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