Movie – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)
The song, Bambaise gayi Poona, appears in the T V Films and Tahir Husain Enterprises’ romedy Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993). Produced by Tahir Husain, the movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and the star-cast included Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Tiku Talsania, Kunal Khemu, Sharokh Bharucha, Baby Ashrafa etc.
Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) receives the custodianship of a heavily-in-debt garments’ factory and his sister’s 3 mischievous children. Combined, these are things he had not bargained for when he is summoned by his deceased sister’s lawyer Homi Wadia (Tiku Talsaniya). The work at the factory is not going at the required pace. They need to complete 1 lakh shirts within a specific time period. When he reaches the factory, he gets to know that the workers are young girls and the girls begin to flirt with him.
Due to the fact that he has to convince the client Bijlani (Dalip Tahil) for some more time to complete the workload; Rahul comes home late, that night. The kids behave arrogantly and are punished by Rahul by locking them inside their room. They escape via an open window.
On the other hand, Vaijayanti (Juhi Chawla) escapes from her home when her father locks her up in her room for refusing to marry his choice. Vaijayanti and the kids meet at the carnival and get caught while cheating at a game stall. The owner of the stall finds a police constable and begins to chase Vaijayanti and the kids.
The mischievous group reach a darkened room and look around. When the lights come on, they realize that they have reached the small auditorium where a dance competition is being organized. Having no other choice, the kids and Vaijayanti perform this song.
Song – Bambaise gayi Poona
The song Bambaise gayi Poona, was penned by Sameer and set to tune by Nadeem-Shravan.
The girl says, “Though I went from Bambai (Mumbai) to Poona, then Poona to Delhi and then Delhi to Patna; I did not find my beloved (anywhere).”
Video – Bambaise gayi Poona
The cinematography is by Pravin Bhatt. Dance choreography is by Nimesh Udayan-Raju Khan-Madhav Kishan.
The video opens with the constable and the owner of the game stall looking for the mischievous group. The music begins and Juhi Chawla looks at a large map on the wall. She begins to sing and with the kids begins to dance.
Juhi Chawla nudges the kids to sing, too. They start singing and continue their dance. The game stall owner and the constable enter the auditorium and are watching the 4 performers. The kids wear masks covering their eyes, to escape detection.
Juhi Chawla had cheated the game stall owner to get a harmonica for Kunal Khemu. The dancers jointly hide it from view when it falls down from the kid’s pocket. Juhi Chawla begins to dance, holding Kunal Khemu’s hand.
The little boy dances awkwardly holding Juhi Chawla and Sharokh Bharucha’s hand. Baby Ashrafa is holding Sharokh Bharucha’s other hand. Soon, the song rises to a crescendo and the video ends as the performers move out of the auditorium, dancing.
Juhi Chawla’s every expression is an imitation of Sridevi’s from the famous movies – Mr. India (1987) and Chaalbaaz (1989). I know fans of Juhi will make digs at me for saying this like the fans of Madhuri did for my reviews of the songs of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994).
I would request these people to please look at Sridevi’s performance in the songs – Parody from Mr. India (1987) and Gadbad ho gayi… from Chaalbaaz (1989) and compare it with Juhi’s in this song, minutely; you will know what I mean. Juhi Chawla’s attire is also like that of Sridevi.
Bambaise gayi Poona was sung by Alka Yagnik and chorus for Juhi Chawla and the 3 kids – Kunal Khemu, Sharokh Bharucha and Baby Ashrafa.
There is no influence of any culture on this song. This is another of my favorite songs written by Sameerji. The song gives a very perky feeling to you. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.