Haan ho gaye hum aapke – Asha/Rafi – Kalyanji-Anandji | Bombay 405 Miles (1980)


Movie: This song appeared in 1980 Dynamo International’s action movie Bombay 405 Miles directed and produced by Brij. The movie starred late Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, etc.

2 convicts Kishan (Shatrughan Sinha) and Kanhaiya (Vinod Khanna) are ordered away from their cities Delhi and Kolkata, for several years. While traveling to Bombay (Mumbai now), they meet each other and swindle a pawnbroker, by forgery. Radha (Zeenat Aman) snatches away the money, as they bring it out of the bank. Kishan and Kanhaiya try to convince her to join them in conning people in Mumbai. After their suggestion is rejected by Radha, they hitch a ride on a goods train to Bombay. During their journey, they save a little girl Munni from some goons. Before breathing his last the old man, who was with the child; tells the conmen to take care of the child since a lot of money was involved. Greed overtaking them, they take the child to Bombay to locate her parents.

Veer Singh (Amjad Khan), who had killed Munni’s mother, finds out that Munni is with Kishan and Kanhaiya. Veer Singh was adopted by Munni’s paternal grandfather and was now trying to get hold of Munni’s father Ranveer Singh’s (Iftekhar) wealth. Veer Singh’s goons catch up with the conmen and try to snatch the child from them. The conmen fight them back and escape with the child. They are after all the heroes of the movie. They con a barber (Deven Verma) and take charge of his properties. The conmen start a lost and found agency in the poor man’s home.

In the meantime, Radha has joined hands with Master (Pran). When Master gets to know that the barber has been cheated of his properties, he first tries to swindle the conmen. When the conmen turn tables on Master, the latter sends Radha with a sob story that she has lost her memory. When the conmen do not believe her, she goes to the terrace of the building and pretends as if she is going to commit suicide from there. They save her from taking such an extreme step and ask her to stay with them. In the morning, she drugs Kanhaiya and takes off with Kishan. They go to an under construction building and she begins this song. Kishan also joins her in it.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Indeewar and the music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

The gist of the song is the girl has fallen in love with the man (Actually, the 2 men! She is two-timing them).

Video: Cinematography is by Anwar Siraj. Dance choreography is by Surya Kumar.

The video opens with Zeenat Aman beginning to sing. She approaches Shatrughan Sinha and dances around him to get into his arms. He is smiling at her. In the next shot, she is with Vinod Khanna. She is clearly two-timing them. Both the men steal and forge their way to lots of money, which they give Zeenat Aman, on separate occasions.

When Shatrughan Sinha gives her the money, she turns away and hides the money inside her blouse. He begins to sing. When she is with Vinod Khanna, he also sings with her. Both the men buy expensive jewelry for her. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as Zeenat Aman and Shatrughan Sinha leave the terrace together.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the onscreen performances are by Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman and others.

Cultural Influence: There is no cultural influence on this song as such. The song and the artists are very good. The video is watchable for the same.

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