Movie – Andaz Apna Apna (1994):
The song – Elo elo elo ji Sanam – is featured in Vinay Pictures’ romedy Andaz Apna Apna (1994) (Everybody’s own style) directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and produced by Vinaykumar Sinha. The movie starred Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal and others.
2 daydreamers – Amar (Aamir Khan) and Prem (Salman Khan) – travel to Ooty with a common aim. Their goal is to marry a rich man Ram Gopal Bajaj’s (Paresh Rawal) daughter Raveena (Raveena Tandon). The 2 men bump into each other on the way in the bus. They, soon, realize that their goals are the same and decide to get the other out of the way. Their co-traveler Anand Akela (Javed Khan) is also in pursuit of the same goal.
But soon, Amar gets Prem beaten up by Raveena and her employees and Anand Akela leaves the race. Amar also realizes that the only way to get hold of Raveena’s wealth is to get her to fall in love with and marry him. He thinks that the only way, to get her to fall in love with him, is to somehow get into her home, temporarily. Amar has begun to enjoy his proximity with Raveena. Well, almost! Prem lands at that place as a doctor and starts to create havoc in his life. Amar, in turn, tries to make Prem’s life miserable.
Unfortunately for Prem, he begins to fall for Raveena’s assistant Karishma (Karishma Kapoor). Anand Akela encourages him to move close to the maid. But, Karishma seems to be in love with Prem. Raveena’s life is in danger. Attempts on her life by her own staff end in hilarious outcomes. But, none of the young people realize anything about it. In a few days, a village fair is being organized at the Mayavi Qila (Magical Fort) and Prem sneaks out with Raveena to go there. But, Amar disguises as the old driver of a horse carriage and tricks Prem to leave the carriage. Then, Amar takes off with Raveena and sings this song.
Song – Elo elo elo ji Sanam:
Majrooh Sultanpuri Sahab’s lyrics were set to tune by Tushar Bhatia.
The man tells the girl that he has arrived with his heart on a platter for her.
Video – Elo elo elo ji Sanam:
The cinematography is by Ishwar Bidri.
The video opens with Aamir Khan distracting Salman Khan and giving him the slip. Aamir Khan is wearing the dress of an old mountain resident. Raveena Tandon panics, sitting on the passenger seat on the back of the carriage. But, when Aamir Khan throws away his disguise, she relaxes and is happy. As the horse cart moves ahead, Aamir Khan begins to sing this song.
Though Raveena Tandon is happy to have seen Aamir Khan, she acts like she is offended and he tries to placate her. Several other horse carriages with people follow that of the lead pair. Aamir Khan turns around to look at Raveena Tandon romantically and the horse carriage almost reaches the edge of the mountain road. She warns him and he regains control of the carriage.
The camera pans several beautiful scenic locales as the song progresses further. Soon, Raveena Tandon is placated and Aamir Khan begins to show attitude. She comes to the front and sits with him. Soon, Aamir Khan’s attitude toward her changes and he behaves normally. The song and the video end there.
Vicky Mehta and Behroze Chatterjee have sung the playback for actors Aamir Khan and Raveena Tandon in this song.
This typically filmi song, also created in the style of the swinging sixties, is a hilarious depiction of how a hero persuades the heroine to fall in love with him. It is a sort of remake of Phir wahi dil laya hoon… Phir Wahi Dil Laya Hoon (1963) and a reminiscent of the horse carriage songs of yore. The song and the artists are actually good. The video is watchable for the same.