Main shayari na karoon – Kishore Kumar – Rajesh Roshan – Shatrughan Sinha | Telephone (1985)


Movie: This song appeared in 1985 Ramsay Pictures’ suspense drama Telephone directed by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay and produced by Kumar Ramsay. The movie starred Shatrughan Sinha, late Parveen Babi, Marc Zuber, Deepti Naval, Leela Mishra, etc.

Suresh (Shatrughan Sinha) runs a well-to-do business with his best friend Dinesh (Marc Zuber). Dinesh is actually a smuggler and runs his illegal activities in their company, right under Suresh’s nose. When Suresh catches his friend red-handed, the former forces the latter to leave the company. Dinesh avenges his insult by throwing Suresh’s secretary Rajni (Deepti Naval) out of the window of their high rise office building and frames his bestie, for the crime. Suresh is arrested but is released on bail because of his good track record.

On hearing of Rajni’s death, her sister Anita returns to India leaving her job, in London. Anita believes that Suresh killed her sister and begins to follow him, without his knowing. When Rajni comes face-to-face with him, Suresh is impressed by her beauty and finds out where she is living. He sends her flowers and invites her to a party that evening. Anita’s guardian and aunt (Leela Mishra) insists that she go to the party. When Anita reaches the party, Suresh sings this song.

Song: The lyrics and the music were composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The gist of the song is, “I should not recite poetry. I should love you. My loyalty will be fragrant. I wanted you before and will still desire you, in the future.”

Video: Cinematography is by Gangu Ramsay.

The video opens with Shatrughan Sinha beginning the song, holding a wired mike. Parveen Babi looks offended and angry. She turns away from him. He comes close to her and nudges her, as he continues to sing. She looks embarrassed. He holds the mike in his patent style. He moves around her and wraps the wire of the mike around her. She is thus imprisoned within the wire.

She cannot move away. He pulls the wire and with it her. Then, he unwraps the mike from her body and she moves away. He approaches her again and requests her to join him for a dance. She moves away from him. Some other girls join him in a dance and Marc Zuber with Yunus Pervez looks at him from a window.

Parveen Babi moves about the periphery of the swimming pool and Shatrughan Sinha follows her. He beckons to the girls, who were dancing with him, and sends them to Parveen Babi with flowers. They dance all the way to her. But, she snatches the flowers from them and throws them at Shatrughan Sinha.

He catches a bunch of red roses and throws one at her. It gets tucked automatically in her hair. He throws the rest of the flowers at her feet and she moves away. His words take effect and she begins to smile. The song peters out and the video ends as she approaches him to go into his arms.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Shatrughan Sinha, Parveen Babi, Marc Zuber, Yunus Pervez and others.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi song and depicts the confession of the hero’s love for the heroine. The hero also proposes marriage to her through this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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