Meow – Monali/Suzanne – Pritam Chakraborty | Golmaal Returns (2008)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2008 Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision’s super-hit comic caper Golmaal Returns directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Dhillin Mehta. The movie starred Ajay Devgn, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Celina Jaitley, Anjana Sukhani, etc.

Ekta (Kareena Kapoor) is addicted to Indian soaps on TV. She lives with her husband Gopal (Ajay Devgn), his sister Esha (Amrita Arora) and her mute brother Lucky (Tusshar Kapoor). Lucky loves a deaf girl Daisy (Anjana Sukhani). One night, Gopal is returning from his office and saves a beautiful girl Meera (Celina Jaitley) from some goons. As they cannot return home, they have to spend the night in a yacht belonging to Gopal’s friend. When Gopal returns home the next morning, overtly suspicious Ekta suspects him of having an affair with his secretary. He knows that it is difficult to convince her. So, he invents a story of having spent the night with a fictitious friend Anthony Gonzalves.

Ekta does not believe his story and writes to Anthony requesting him to meet her, to confirm Gopal’s story. Knowing the fact that Ekta has written to Anthony, Gopal catches hold of and convinces an interview candidate Lakshman Prasad (Shreyas Talpade), who visits his office; to play the role of Anthony for convincing Ekta that Gopal is not disloyal to her. Lakshman is actually Meera’s boyfriend. But, Gopal does not know about the fact. Lakshman also agrees to help Gopal and in return, it is decided that he gets the job for which he had applied. Things go in Gopal’s favor for some time.

Everything goes haywire when a real Anthony is present at the address which Gopal had given offhand! On the other hand, Gopal gets to know that a dead body was found at the place where he had saved Meera. The case goes to Esha’s boyfriend Police Officer Madhav (Arshad Warsi). Madhav and Gopal do not see eye to eye. Madhav finds out that Gopal was absent from home on the murder night and the dead man turns out to be Gopal’s colleague. The officer gleefully enjoys his investigation and continues to torture Gopal, all hilariously. Madhav also finds out Lakshman’s real identity and gives a limited number of days to Gopal to find Meera to prove that he is not the murderer. Ekta throws Gopal out of the house until that time. Soon, things get sorted out, not before a high-level drama unfolds. This song is featured at the end of the movie.

Song: Sameer had penned the lyrics of this song and Pritam Chakraborty has composed the music.

The gist of this song is, “You are in the clutches of this cat. You will not be able to get out of it.”

Video: Cinematography is by Natrajan Subramaniam.

The video opens with Kareena Kapoor sitting on a rotating statue of a black cat. She is disguised somewhat like a cat, or at least the Bollywood version of it. In between the shots of Kareena Kapoor, some shots from the movie are also shown. The song peters out and the video ends at the last shot of Kareena Kapoor, in the movie.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Monali Thakur and Suzanne D’Mello and the onscreen performances are by Kareena Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: There is no cultural influence in any form on this typically filmi song. The song and the artists are ok. The video is watchable for the same.

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