Kasam na lo koi humse – Asha/Kishore – Kalyanji-Anandji – Zeenat/Vinod | Bombay 405 Miles (1980)

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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, Amjad Khan, Iftekhar, Pran, Deven Verma, 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 dupe 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. She two-times them. When they realize it, they are blackmailed by her to pay her money.

Soon, they realize that she is not alone and has someone supporting her. They catch up with Radha and Master and decide to take Munni back home with them. Master tells him that Munni is in love with them like her our relatives. They seem to be realizing their folly. Munni runs away crying and gets involved in an accident. The 2 conmen get the information from Master and they run to the hospital. Kanhaiya helps by donating his blood for the child and Kishan gets the money for the operation. Overnight, Munni comes out of danger.

Radha has been watching both the conmen and their recent behavior toward Munni. Radha meets Kanhaiya and confesses her love for him. He rejects her thinking she is again two-timing the 2 friends. Sometime later, she finds him on the beach and sings this song for him.

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

The girl sings, “Don’t ask me to swear. I won’t promise anything. I will never part ways with you as long as I can. But, when I will have to leave you, we will part as friends.” The man is angry and soon relents.

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

The video opens with Vinod Khanna leaving the beach and Zeenat Aman holding his hand to stop him. She also begins the song. He jerks his hand from her and tries to move on. She runs toward him and she hugs him. But, he rejects her advances. She continues to sing. He asks her a question as a dialogue and she replies in the song.

Zeenat Aman has tears in her eyes. He moves away from her and she comes in front of him everywhere he goes. When he sees teardrops on her cheeks, he wipes them and hugs her. He begins to sing. Both are swaying to the tune of the song. The song peters out and the video ends as the sun is seen setting in the background.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Zeenat Aman and Vinod Khanna.

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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