Jiyara dhak dhuk – Amit Trivedi –Amit Trivedi | English Vinglish (2012)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2012 Eros International and Hope Productions’ comic-drama English Vinglish produced by Sunil Lulla, R Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and R K Damani and directed by Gauri Shinde. Sridevi won several accolades for her performance. Well, with acting ingrained in her, what can a 12-year hiatus do to her talent? The movie was reshot in Tamil and was released with a Telugu dubbed version in the same year.

Shashi Godbole (Sridevi) is a quintessential housewife, who caters to the sweet-tooth of some of her clients, by selling delicious home-made laddoos made by her to them. She is ridiculed by her family, including her husband Satish (Adil Hussain) and children for not knowing English properly and she is taken for granted by them. Situation challenges her when her sister’s daughter is about to get married and she is invited to the US for the wedding with her family. Her husband decides that Shashi would be going ahead alone. She is apprehensive about the journey alone to the unknown land and this song is heard in the background at this time.

Song: Swanand Kirkire penned the lyrics of this song and Amit Trivedi composed the music.

The song depicts the apprehension of the lady of visiting an unknown land for the first time.

Video: Cinematography is by Laxman Utekar.

The video opens with Shivansh Kotia, who plays Sridevi’s little son in the movie running all over the house with a toy plane in hand. Adil Hussain takes Sridevi’s signature on an application form. Sridevi gets ready for her first trip abroad (in the movie) with shopping for the right clothes and accessories.

Sridevi is thoughtful most of the time apprehensive of the trip ahead of her. Shivansh is soon seen sleeping on her lap and Sulabha Deshpande, who plays Sridevi’s mother-in-law, sees her crying. Sulabha Deshpande assures the lead actor that she will take care of everything in her absence.

Sridevi leaves in the family car for the night flight, after taking leave of Sulabha Deshpande. The song peters out as Sridevi is seen crying in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Amit Trivedi and the onscreen performances are by Sridevi and others.

Cultural Influence: There is no cultural influence on this song as such. The song is good with fantastic acting by Sridevi. The video is watchable for the same.

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