Movie – Saboot (1980)
Ladki hai ladki 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. But then, suddenly, the conspirators begin to die, one by one. Inspector Anand (Navin Nischol) is given the charge of the case. His assistants Dukhiram (Rajindernath) and Sukhiram (Paintal) are on the supposed trail of the killers, when they get caught among some eunuchs. To escape from them, they sing this song.
Song – Ladki hai ladki
Ladki hai ladki was penned by Amit Khanna and the tune was set by Bappi Lahiri.
The man sings, “A girl is a girl. Any of them will do.”
Video – Ladki hai ladki
Cinematography is by Gangu Ramsay and Keshu Ramsay. The dance has been choreographed by Kiran Kumar.
The video opens with Rajendranath coming out of the open window of a hut. He has begun singing the song. Paintal joins him in it. They also dance with some women. Some eunuchs also sing and dance with them. Soon, the song rises to a crescendo and it ends abruptly. The video also ends as the 2 male actors run away, being chased by the eunuchs.
The song Ladki hai ladki was sung by Bappi Lahiri and Amit Kumar for Rajindernath and Paintal and others also perform this song.
There is no cultural influence on this song. The song and the artists are ok. The video is mediocre and not worthy of a dekho.