This song is another of my favorite Asha croons.
Movie: This song appeared in 1982 Emkay Films’ romantic action movie Aadat Se Majboor (Helpless Due to Habit) produced by Mohan Kumar and directed by late Ambarish Sanghal. The movie starred Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta, late Mohan Gokhale, Neena Gupta, Rameshwari, Madan Puri, Om Shiv Puri, Amrish Puri, etc.
A devout Hindu Brahmin firefighter Dinanath Shastri (Madan Puri) is initially disgusted when his son Shankar (Mithun Chakraborty) brings home a young girl Salma (Rameshwari) after saving her from rapists. Shankar tells him that her name is Shanti (a Hindu). At the same time, a professional court witness Neetu (Ranjeeta) falls in love with Shankar. But, he is just irritated by her behavior.
One day, while going somewhere Shankar and his father encounter Shastri’s friend, blind Dr. Varma (Om Shiv Puri), who had operated Shankar’s eyes as a child to give him vision after an accident. When Shastri and Shankar visit Dr. Varma’s place, Shankar realizes that his daughter is none other than Neetu, who had been irritating him for a long time. Since Shankar realizes that they were childhood sweethearts, he renews his love for her. But, this time, Neetu projects attitude to him and he goes to extremes singing a song to mollify her.
Agnihotri (Amrish Puri) is a powerful, wealthy and supposedly generous man and is Dr. Varma’s arch rival. Agnihotri wants to eliminate the harmless and blind Dr. Varma for some reason, which is not yet revealed to the audience. In the meantime, Shankar and Neetu are enjoying their new-found romance and she sings this song during one of their dates.
Song: The music of this song was scored by Usha Khanna and the lyrics were penned by Indeewar.
The gist of the song is, “I found your love. I found you. Then, I realized how lovely this life is.”
Video: Cinematography is by Apurba Khire Bir and K K Mahajan. Dance choreography is by Vijay-Oscar.
The video opens with 6 images of Ranjeeta and Mithun Chakraborty (in one frame) separately running in slow motion toward each other as the music begins! The slow music is very soothing to the nerves and is catchy. They are in a garden. The moment they reach each other he picks her up in typically filmi style.
Now, both run together in slow motion hand-in-hand toward the camera. Ranjeeta begins to sing the song as they run. They perform a few dance steps together. They roll on the lawn for some distance. You can see all the song-ingredients popularized by Bollywood in those times. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as the lead pair walks further in the garden.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Asha Bhonsle and the onscreen performances are by Ranjeeta and Mithun Chakraborty.
Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi romantic song, which has no cultural influence on it as such. The song and the artists are very good and the video is watchable for the same.