Movie – Saboot (1980)
Loot ada ko lootle Raja appeared in The Bharat Pictures’ horror flick Saboot (1980) directed by Tulsi Ramsay and Shyam Ramsay. The movie was produced by Raaj Baweja and G H Navani and starred Vinod Mehra, Vidhya Sinha, Navin Nischol, Kajal Kiran, Om Shivpuri, Padma Khanna, etc.
Asha (Vidhya Sinha) loses first her husband Vikas (Vinod Mehra) and then her father Seth Dharamdas (Trilok Kapoor). Dhanraj (Prem Chopra) had an eye on Seth Dharamdas’s property. In the absence of Seth Dharamdas, Dhanraj has a gala time, enjoying with Dharamdas’ employees with whom, he had concocted the plan of killing and disposing off the body of Seth Dharamdas. One of the conspirators is Rita (Padma Khanna), who performs this cabaret for the benefit of their gang.
Song – Loot ada ko lootle Raja
Loot ada ko lootle Raja was penned by Amit Khanna and the tune was set by Bappi Lahiri.
The lyrics are obscene. The girl wants to get raped by the men surrounding her. I wish people would not write such lyrics.
Video – Loot ada ko lootle Raja
Cinematography is by Gangu Ramsay and Keshu Ramsay. The dance has been choreographed by Kiran Kumar.
The video opens with Padma Khanna beginning to dance in tune with the music. 4 male dancers are performing with her. Narendranath, Prem Chopra and Roopesh Khanna are pleased with the start of the dance. Prem Chopra dances with her holding a glass of whiskey in his hand.
Navin Nischol (who plays the role of a police inspector in the movie) enters the club with a policeman. Narendranath, Prem Chopra and Roopesh Khanna become uneasy. Soon, the song rises to a crescendo and ends abruptly. The video also ends as Padma Khanna stops at one pose.
The song Loot ada ko lootle Raja was sung by Asha Bhonsle for Padma Khanna. Prem Chopra, Roopesh Kumar, Narendranath, Navin Nischol and others look on.
There is no cultural influence on this song. The song and the choreography are not even passable. The camera-focus keeps shifting to Padma Khanna’s waist. Only the voice of Asha Bhonsle saves the day.