Aahista aahista – Shreya/Lucky – Vishal-Shekhar – Minissha/Ranbir | Bachna Ae Haseenoon (2008)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2008 Yash-Raj Films’ hit romantic drama Bachna Ae Haseenoon (Watch Out, Ladies) produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Siddharth Anand. The movie starred Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, etc.

The movie begins with Raj Sharma (Ranbir Kapoor), a young playboy traveling with his friends to Switzerland. This is 1996 when he had just completed his twelfth standard exams. He meets Mahi (Minissha Lamba), who is with her family and friends, on the train. Mahi is in love with love and thinks she will find her filmi hero in the new country. She is left behind in one of the stations and Raj jumps out of the train to be with her.

Raj meets the station master to find out when the next train to Zurich would come. He finds out that there were 2 trains – one that evening at 6 and the other was in the next morning at 6. He goes out to tell Mahi that the next train was to come only in the next evening at 6. Mahi insists that they hire a car and go by road to Zurich because she had a flight to catch from the city. They cannot afford a car, so they hire a scooter. By nightfall, Raj decides to play a prank on her. He says that the petrol in the scooter got over. She tells him to move along as they might find help soon. He pulls the scooter along.

They reach a village and she calls out to people. But, they do not find any. They sit down on a nearby seat. She tells him that her parents were in the process of deciding a groom for her. He confesses that he had lied to her about the petrol, for he had not known about her engagement. He also recites a poem he had written for her. She confesses that she had fallen in love with him and they sing this song.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Anvita Dutt Guptan and the music was composed by Vishal-Shekhar.

The man sings, “Slowly, I have begun to believe that I have lost my heart to you. Has the moon fallen on the ground? Or is it your glow? The ground has been flying around. I have felt this way for the first time.” The lyricist has taken the poetic liberty to compile words into lines that depict the impossible.

Video: Cinematography is by Sunil Patel. The dance choreography is by Ahmad Khan.

The video opens with Ranbir Kapoor and Minissha Lamba kissing each other. They feel good after that. The next morning they are seen traveling on the scooter. Minissha Lamba begins the song. He also joins her in the song. A few bikers are seen traveling on bikes behind them. They are also seen dancing away in different locales.

They are seen traveling in a dog-driven snow-mobile. They reach lower areas where there is no snow. Ranbir Kapoor is seen playing football with some men. He and Minissha Lamba are seen dancing with the football players on the football ground. There is a change of dress and they snap some photographs of each other.

Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as Ranbir Kapoor and Minissha Lamba hug each other.

Artists: The playback of this song has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Lucky Ali and the onscreen performances are by Minissha Lamba, Ranbir Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song talks about the love between the hero and one of the heroines. This song sort of gives us the hint of the story. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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