Samjhawan – Arijit/Shreya – Sharib-Tochi/Jawad | Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)

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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, Sahil Vaid, Gaurav Pandey, Ashutosh Rana, Mahnaz Damania, 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, an Ambala resident, 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 they celebrate Gurpreet’s marriage with a good boy. Kavya and Humpty go to bed together the night before she is to leave for Ambala. Humpty wants to marry her. But, she tells him that she would not go against her father. Her father wants her to marry an NRI. Humpty’s father has also contributed toward the fund for buying Kavya’s dress. She accepts the money, without wanting to, and leaves Delhi. But, she buys Humpty’s father’s dream car as a gift for them with the money they had arranged. Humpty decides to find Kavya and marry her. He sets out for Ambala.

When Kavya comes back home, her sister Swati (Mahnaz Damania) and other ladies in her family realize that she has changed. Kavya’s father (Ashutosh Rana) believes in arranged marriages since his elder divorcee daughter Swati’s love marriage turned out to be a disaster. Kavya’s father immediately rejects Humpty’s proposal and gets him beaten up. He and his friends are thrown into a truck going back to Delhi. Humpty and his friends return to Ambala with more determination and give Kavya’s sister a call. She informs Kavya and picks her up from home. While traveling in her sister’s jeep, Kavya remembers the moments she had spent with Humpty, during her stay in Delhi. This song is heard in the background at that time.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Kumaar and Ahmad Anees and the music was composed by Sharib-Tochi and Jawad Ahmad.

The gist of the song is, “I won’t live without you. I will convince you I cannot live without you. What do you know about my love for you? I wait for you. You are my life.”

Video: Cinematography is by Neha Parti Matiyani.

The video opens with Varun Dhawan, Sahil Vaid and Gaurav Pandey in the storage area behind the truck. They appear to be wounded badly. Alia Bhatt runs out of the house and is seen with her sister Mahnaz Damania, in a jeep. The song begins in the background. Alia Bhatt remembers all the times she had spent with Varun Dhawan in Delhi.

Alia Bhatt is smiling as she sits in the jeep with Mahnaz Damania. In the flashback, she also remembers how her father Ashutosh Rana pushes away Varun Dhawan and his friends and gets them beaten up. Coming back to the present, Alia Bhatt runs into the hospital where Varun Dhawan and his friends are being treated for their wounds. She cries in front of him.

Alia Bhatt touches his wounds and they hurt him. After he is discharged from the hospital, the lead pair meets on the terrace of a building. The song peters out and the video ends as he is standing near her and Alia is sitting on the parapet wall.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal and the onscreen performances are by Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sahil Vaid, Gaurav Pandey, Mahnaz Damania 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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