Ghoonghatki aadse dilbarka – Alka/Sanu – Nadeem-Shravan – Juhi/Aamir | Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)


Movie – Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)

The song, Ghoonghatki aadse dilbarka, 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. They strike a friendship with each other and after they come out of the carnival grounds, the kids understand that Vaijayanti has nowhere to go and tell her to come with them to their home. Vaijayanti also complies with the request.

The kids keep her hidden in the house. But, how long can a full-grown adult be hidden in a small house? Post a long drawn out comic sequence, Vaijayanti’s presence is discovered by Rahul, who tells her to leave. Rahul relents when she gives a cock-and-bull-story about her being an orphan and allows her to be the children’s governess at their home.

Vaijayanti teaches Rahul and the kids how to enjoy life together and adjust with each other. She also teaches them how to balance discipline and caring. Soon, Rahul and Vaijayanti fall in love with each other. But though, they do not confess their love for each other as of now, they know about the other’s feelings for them.

Bijlani’s daughter Maya (Navneet Nishan) wants Rahul for herself and conspires with her father, who compels Rahul to either marry his daughter or give up his garments business to become his servant. Rahul decides to get married to Maya for the sake of his sister’s children. Unknown to Rahul, Maya decides to send the kids to a boarding school once the marriage is over.

When Vaijayanti gets to know that Rahul is getting married to Maya, she is sad. On the day of Rahul and Maya’s engagement, Vaijayanti is crying and on the kids’ insistence, reveals that she is in love with their uncle. The kids and Vaijayanti storm the venue of the engagement and declare that she is Rahul’s wife and the kids are their children. Rahul curtly tells them to return home and back home he gives them a scolding. The day after the engagement is called off, Bijlani and Maya visit Rahul and threaten him that if he does not marry Maya he would have to face dire consequences. Rahul puts his foot down and tells him that he would be marrying Vaijayanti and she would stay. The kids and Vaijayanti throw eggs and tomatoes on Bijlani and Maya and the father and daughter leave insulted.

Vaijayanti confesses her love for Rahul in Tamil and gives him a surprise kiss in the plain sight of the kids. She runs to her room and covers her face blushing in front of the mirror. This song appears in the next shot.

Song – Ghoonghatki aadse dilbarka

The song, Ghoonghatki aadse dilbarka, was penned by Sameer and set to tune by Nadeem-Shravan.

The song goes this way, “The visibility of the girl is incomplete from within a veil. Until the beloved’s eyes fall on her, her beauty is incomplete.”

Video – Ghoonghatki aadse dilbarka

The cinematography is by Pravin Bhatt. Dance choreography is by Nimesh Udayan-Raju Khan-Madhav Kishan.

The video opens with Aamir Khan searching for Juhi Chawla in typically Rajasthani palace ramparts. Juhi Chawla is playing hide-and-seek with him. She has covered her face with a veil and is performing Ghumar to the tune of the music, which has already begun.

Juhi Chawla begins to sing as well. She is wearing a traditional dress. Aamir Khan is wearing a designer-blended–with-traditional dress. He also begins to sing. There is a change of dress and she is seen dancing with some other girls.

Aamir Khan also begins to dance. They come close after she overcomes her hesitation. They attend a traditional puppet dance show. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as they leave the place.


Ghoonghatki aadse dilbarka was sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu for Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan.

Cultural Influence

There is some amount of influence of North Indian particularly Rajasthani culture on this song. The dance choreography has some Ghumar steps in it. This is another of my favorite romantic songs written by Sameerji. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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