Roke na ruke naina – Arijit Singh – Amaal Malik | Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2017 Dharma Productions’ romedy Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya  (Badrinath’s Bride) produced by Karan Johar and directed by Shashank Khaitan. The movie starred Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sukhmani Lamba, etc.

Badrinath Bansal Aka Badri (Varun Dhawan), the younger scion of a Jhansi-based affluent family, remembers how his brother Alok (Yash Sinha) was compelled to give up his love for a girl and marry the girl Urmila (Swetha Basu Prasad) their father selected. Urmila is not allowed to work despite the presence of intelligence, talent and professional training with her. Her education is more than her husband. Alok is depressed and spends a lot of time drinking alcohol. Badri often worries that he might have the same fate waiting for him. Thus, when he sees Vaidehi Trivedi (Alia Bhatt) during a friend’s wedding, he falls in love with her and decides to go to any extreme to marry her with his father’s permission.

Badri keeps chasing Vaidehi, a Kota-resident. When she rejects him, he puts pressure on her through her father, who wants to get both her and her elder sister married as soon as possible. Finally, Vaidehi agrees because Badri finds a ‘good’ groom for her sister Kritika (Sukhmani Lamba), all with a lot of comic diversions. He also gets his father convinced through other sources, without the older man’s knowledge.

Vaidehi runs away on the day of marriage. It is a shameful situation for all. After one month she calls home and tells her mother that she is in Mumbai training to become an air hostess. She had also bagged a job. Her father does not talk to her, so she does not tell them about her new job. Her father contacts Badri’s father and informs him of it. He sends Badri to bring her back and teach her a lesson for running away.

Badri goes to Mumbai and is told that she had left for Singapore for her further on-job training. He catches up with her and kidnaps her from her apartment block. He confronts her and she tells him that she did not leave because of him. He is caught by the police as he seems to be strangling her and Vaidehi talks her way out of the awkward situation for his benefit. He is warned and let off by the police. Still, he begins to stalk her. It is at this time that this song is heard in the background.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Amaal Malik and the lyrics were penned by Kumaar.

The song reveals that the man is still in love with the girl. He is worried that he might die without meeting her, often.

Video: Cinematography is by Neha Parti Matiyani.

The video opens with some dialogues between the lead pair. Varun Dhawan leaves with Sahil Vaid in the car. Alia Bhatt leaves the police station on her own. The song begins in the background.

She cannot concentrate on her training. Varun Dhawan begins to stalk her. The lead pair remembers the good times they had together. Both feel sad. The song peters out and the video ends as Alia Bhatt begins to cry.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Arijit Singh and the onscreen performances are by Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sahil Vaid and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song is a melody and affirms the undying love between the hero and the heroine, despite everything. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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