Banjaara – Sukhwinder Singh – Sohail Sen – Salman Khan | Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2012 Yash-Raj Films’ hit romantic spy thriller Ek Tha Tiger (There was a Tiger) directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra. The movie starred Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth, Gavie Chahal, etc. Post this movie; a sequel Tiger Zinda Hai was released last year. The critics were happy with only the movie’s music, action and cinematography.

RAW agent Tiger has a tendency to kill someone or the other during every mission. His boss Dr. Shenoy (Girish Karnad) warns him about it before giving him a new assignment. The new mission is in Dublin, Ireland; where Trinity College Professor Anwar Jamaal Kidwai (Roshan Seth) is suspected of sharing his findings with the Pakistani spy agency ISI. Gopi (Ranvir Shorey) also joins Salman Khan in the mission.

Though Tiger meets the professor, he is unable to spend time with him. Instead, he ends up dating the professor’s caretaker Zoya (Katrina Kaif). What initially started as an attempt to find more information becomes a romantic drama. Before he realizes anything; Tiger is attacked and robbed by someone, he suspects is an ISI agent. Soon, Tiger is seen dancing with Zoya in tune with this song.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Neelesh Misra and the music was composed by Sohail Sen.

The man says, “My heart has been a wanderer all through my life. Since I saw her, I have not been able to be awake or sleep it off. When she smiles, I forget everything.”

Video: Cinematography is by Aseem Mishra. Dance choreography is by Ahmad Khan-Vaibhavi Merchant.

The video opens with Salman Khan telling Katrina Kaif that he is feeling giddy because she made him dance with her. Katrina Kaif laughs. The next shot shows some bagpipers marching and playing their musical instruments. Katrina Kaif is one of them. Salman Khan approaches her from a building. The music has already begun.

Salman Khan begins to sing the song. He begins to dance and is prompted to march in tune with the music. Katrina Kaif stands and moves about like a ramp model. Soon, she joins him in the dance. Actually, he is thinking that he is singing this song to her. The song peters out with the crowd letting out a shout. The video ends as Salman Khan bumps into Ranvir Shorey.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Sukhwinder Singh and the onscreen performances are by Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song shows how the hero has fallen in love with the heroine. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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