Mana ke hum yaar nahin (duet) – Sonu/Parineeti – Sachin-Jigar | Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2017 Yash-Raj Films’ romantic drama Meri Pyaari Bindu (My Lovely Bindu) produced by Aditya Chopra and Maneesh Sharma and directed by Akshay Roy. The movie featured Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra, etc.

Abhimanyu Roy (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Bindu Shankaranarayanan (Parineeti Chopra) are best friends since their childhood. Abhimanyu has always been in love with Bindu much to the chagrin of his mother. He never conveys his real feelings to Bindu and is happy with just friendship. He helps her in her ambition to become a singer and they visit a club for an audition. Soon, Bindu’s mother (June Malia) expires in an accident. Bindu is heartbroken and blames her father for the tragedy since he was driving the car under the influence of alcohol. Her resentment toward her father grows and forces her to leave college and shift to her maternal aunt’s place in Melbourne, Australia.

At the same time, Abhimanyu completes his M.Sc. and joins MBA in Bangalore. When he goes to Goa for a vacation, he meets Bindu. She informs him that she is engaged. Abhimanyu is heartbroken and goes to Mumbai to work in a bank. Bindu calls him to a Mumbai restaurant to tell him that she cannot marry her fiancé since he ran away. Abhimanyu begins their friendship with newfound enthusiasm and helps her going out of his way. Soon, Bindu falls in love with Abhimanyu and he is elated at the revelation.

Together, they work for the fulfillment of Bindu’s desire to become a singer. Her first album is a failure. Bindu is frustrated that she is unable to make it big in the music industry and again leaves him on the day he proposes to her. After some time, Abhimanyu decides to move on and becomes a horror novel writer. After becoming a successful writer, he suddenly encounters the writer’s block and begins to write a romantic novel about Bindu. When he completes the novel, he meets Bindu again and discovers that she is married and the mother of a girl. He gives her the manuscript of the novel and tells her to read it. The end is the way he wanted it to be. She likes it. He tells her to keep the manuscript hidden from everybody including her husband. When she leaves, this song is heard in the background.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Kausar Munir and the music was composed by Sachin-Jigar.

The man sings, “Granted, we are not lovers. It is decided that we are not in love with each other.” The girl replies, “But, don’t let our eyes meet. I cannot trust my heart.”

Video: Cinematography is by Tushar Kanti Ray. Dance choreography is by Rajit Dev-Ranju Varghese. This is a promotional video.

The video opens with the little girl playing Parineeti Chopra’s daughter running to her. Ayushmann Khurrana looks on smiling. 2 men are seen coming into the attic room to pick up the boxes and furniture. It is raining outside. She leaves the room holding an umbrella in one hand and the hand of the little girl in other. She turns back to look at him.

The song begins in the background in a male voice. A female voice joins the male one. They climb down to the ground floor. The entire neighborhood is present there enjoying themselves. He is pulled into the party by an older woman. The lead pair dances together, at this time. The song peters out and the video ends as the lead pair hugs each other for the last time.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Sonu Nigam and Parineeti Chopra and the onscreen performances are by Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra and others. Parineeti Chopra debuted in playback singing through this song.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi melodious song, admitting that the lead pair is not in a love relationship. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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