This song Tu jahan bhi chalega chaloongi is another Asha Bhonsle song that I love.
The song Tu jahan bhi chalega chaloongi was featured in a Prakash Mehra Productions and Chetan Enterprises’ romedy Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) directed by Basu Chatterjee and produced by Sushil Gaur and Ramesh Ningoo. The movie starred Anil Kapoor, Amrita Singh, Om Prakash, Amjad Khan, Pankaj Kapoor, Anu Kapoor, Bharati Achrekar, Satyen Kapoo, Ram Sethi, Tabassum, etc.
Charandas (Anil Kapoor) is a wrestling aspirant and lives with his brother Bhajandas (Satyen Kapoo). Bhajandas wants his brother to marry and become a proper householder, according to Hindu Religious System. But, Charandas is hell-bent on becoming a wrestler and is even ready to follow his Guru, Mastram’s (Om Prakash) rules of remaining a bachelor till 40 years of age. However, fate has other designs on Charandas. He meets Chameli (Amrita Singh), the coal merchant, Kallumal’s daughter at the local coal depot and falls in love with her. Charandas begins to see Chameli everywhere. But, Mastram is adamant that since Charandas had become his disciple, he had to follow the Akhada rules.
Charandas visits Advocate Harish (Amjad Khan) for help and follows all his suggestions. Harish types a letter on his own typewriter for Charandas. Charandas sends this love letter to Chameli via a little boy. Chameli takes the advice of a friend Anita (Komal Mahuakar). Post exchange of a couple of letters, they meet at an expensive restaurant. Anita is also present during the meeting. Following Harish’s instructions, Charandas is in a formal suit and almost ignores Chameli, giving his almost entire attention to Anita. Chameli gets jealous! She also decides to pay for the food, going against the instructions of Anita. Charandas is so courteous that even Anita is floored.
In the next meeting, Chameli acts offended due to Charandas’ behavior at the restaurant. Without realizing this, he asks her if he is poor, would she still be with him. Irked by Chameli’s behavior, he decides to leave. She sings this song at that time.
Song – Tu jahan bhi chalega chaloongi:
Farooq Qaisar and Kalyanji-Anandji have been credited with the lyrics and the music for this song.
The girl sings, “I will take this life journey with you. I will partake of your hardships and unhappiness, as well.”
The cinematography is by Ajay Prabhakar. Dance choreography is by Kamal.
The video opens with Amrita Singh smiling and running to confront Anil Kapoor. He tries to walk away. But, she begins to imitate his walk. When his pace increases, she pulls him back and begins to sing the song, as well. She starts dancing trying to mollify him.
Several street-smart men come to create trouble for the girl, as the lead pair walks the road together in the rain. Both fight them off, together. Anil Kapoor is still miffed with her but soon relents. He also begins to dance. The song peters out and the video ends as they leave.
Asha Bhonsle had sung the playback for this song and Amrita Singh, Anil Kapoor and others have performed onscreen.
The typically filmi song talks about the support that the heroine would love to give her hero. The song and Asha Bhonsle are fantastic. The song is watchable for Amrita Singh’s imitation of Anil Kapoor and his funny dancing style especially made up for this movie.