The story unfolds in the backdrop of Haridwar and Hrishikesh, in India. This is the first Bollywood movie to have been completely shot in the temple towns. The script of the movie was written in 2007, 7 years before the release of the movie. The female protagonist needed to be overweight. Thus, the girl finalized, Bhumi Pednekar, gained 30 kgs to bag the role.
Movie: This song appeared in 2015 rom-com Dum Lagake Haisha (loosely translates to Use Strong Force) directed by Sharat Katariya and Maneesh Sharma and Aditya Chopra jointly produced the movie under the banner of Yash-Raj Films. The movie starred Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar (debut), etc. The actress bagged the Best Female Debut Award from Filmfare. The movie won the National Film Award as well for the Best Feature Film for being a sweet and resonant film set in Haridwar and challenging the middle-class prejudices in choosing a bride.
The movie opens in 1995. Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmann Khurrana) owns a video cassette shop in Haridwar’s local market. This song is, now, heard in the background.
Song: The lyrics were penned by Varun Grover and the music was scored by Anu Malik.
The gist of the song is, “You are the answer to all my testing times. You are the list of all my stories. When your memory comes to me, breaking all barriers; I spend the night awake.”
Video: The award-winning cinematography is by Manu Anand.
This song introduces Ayushmann Khurrana as one of the main characters of the movie. In the movie, titles run during this song. The video opens with a male voice beginning the song in the background and the credits for the song being shown on the screen. Ayushmann Khurrana opens his audio-video shop. He arranges some cassettes on his counter and is mending one of the cassettes.
His idol Kumar Sanu’s photograph is seen on the wall. Next, the singer is seen beginning the song. This seems to be a promotional video because the lyrics are also shown on the screen. Kumar Sanu’s mannerisms are also shown in the video. During the music portion of the song, Ayushmann Khurrana is seen sitting near the Ganga River, drinking tea and performing routine activities.
Some shots from the later portion of the movie are also shown where Bhumi Pednekar runs to catch up with Ayushmann Khurrana in an unknown place. The song peters out. The video ends as Kumar Sanu removes his headphone and the paper with lyrics and shows thumbs up sign to the camera.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kumar Sanu and the onscreen performance are by Ayushmann Khurrana, Kumar Sanu and Bhumi Pednekar.
Cultural Influence: Basically, the male protagonist has several dreams about his soul-mate. This is what the song depicts. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.