D se dance – Anushka/Shalmai/Vishal – Sachin-Jigar | Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)


Movie: This song appeared in 2014 Dharma Productions’ hit romedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (The Bride of Humpty Sharma) produced by Karan Johar and directed by Shashank Khaitan. The movie starred Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, etc.

The lead characters – Rakesh aka Humpty Sharma (Varun Dhawan) and Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt) meet for the first time at Kavya’s maternal uncle’s place. Kavya is at his place to earn enough money for buying a designer bridal dress for her wedding. Kavya’s uncle is Humpty’s exam paper corrector. Humpty bribes them and Kavya promises that he will get pass marks. Humpty falls in love with her and begins chasing her with his friends Poplu (Sahil Vaid) and Shonty (Gaurav Pandey). But, she just befriends them.

Soon, Humpty gets to know that Kavya’s friend Gurpreet (Guncha Narula) was being blackmailed by her ex-boyfriend Bhanu (Jimmy Varyani), after secretly filming the time they were intimate. Humpty victimizes Bhanu and recovers the money, which he had blackmailed Gurpreet into giving him. The total amount that he recovers from Bhanu is much more than the amount they needed to return to Gurpreet. Humpty decides to give the extra money to Kavya, which she rejects since she did not like the way they had earned the money.

Due to the adventures that they had, Kavya also falls in love with Humpty and when they celebrate Gurpreet’s marriage with a good boy, Humpty, his friends and Kavya perform this song.

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

The man sings, “This female Jatt of Jattpura, who is a fashionista, follows me everywhere.” The girl replies, “I wonder, about whom this man is dreaming.” The man says, “D for dance. Give me a chance. Even I will become crazy about you.”

Video: Cinematography is by Neha Parti Matiyani. Dance choreography is by Ahmad Khan-Remo-Adil Sheikh.

The video opens with someone opening a bottle of whiskey. Alia Bhatt is seen near her friend Guncha Narula, who is getting married at this moment of time in the movie. Varun Dhawan gestures to Alia Bhatt that she looks beautiful. Both come to the open ground within the pandal, with other dancers, for the performance.

The lead pair is dancing on a raised platform and the rest of the dancers surround them on the ground level. Gaurav Pandey and Sahil Vaid also join them in the dance. For a few shots, the lead pair dances together, without anyone else in the camera frame. He tries to get intimate with her. She pushes him away.

Varun Dhawan and his friends pretend that they are singing a Qawwali. The song rises to a crescendo and ends. The video also ends, as Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan hug each other.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Anushka Manchanda, Shalmali Kholgade and Vishal Dadlani and the onscreen performances are by Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Guncha Narula, Sahil Vaid, Gaurav Pandey and others.

Cultural Influence: There is some Punjabi influence on the lyrics of this typically filmi song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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