Le gayi le gayi dil le gayi le gayi – Asha/Udit – Uttam Singh – Karishma/Shah Rukh | Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)


Movie – Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)

The song, Le gayi le gayi dil le gayi le gayi, appears in the Yash-Raj Films’ romrama Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997), directed by Yash Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra and Aditya Chopra. The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karishma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, etc.

The movie begins with Pooja (Madhuri Dixit) and Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) speaking their minds about the topic of love and life-partner. Pooja believes that God has made someone for her. Rahul disbelieves the whole concept of love and ridicules the idea of the Godsend companion for life. A song is heard in the background, which expresses Pooja’s thoughts.

Post the above song, the next shot itself has another song. This is a stage performance by a dancer (Karishma Kapoor) with other girls.

Song – Le gayi le gayi dil le gayi le gayi

The song, Le gayi le gayi dil le gayi le gayi, was penned by Anand Bakshi and set to tune by Uttam Singh.

The song goes, “I did not realize that stealthily his first love-filled look stole my heart.”

Video – Le gayi le gayi dil le gayi le gayi

The cinematography is by Manmohan Singh. Dance choreography is by Shiamak Davar.

The video opens with a group of dancers appearing in the dimly lit background of the stage. The stage lights are navy blue in color. Some green and yellow lights are also switched on. The music and dancing begin. Karishma Kapoor appears and the other dancers give way to her.

She begins to sing and dance. After some dancing, the set changes to a fleet of white steps in the back of the stage. The dancers’ dresses have also changed to white. Post some more dancing, the set and the dresses change again. The dance is nothing more than some aerobic exercises.

Shah Rukh Khan suddenly appears from the back portion of the stage with an explosion and begins to sing and dance in tune with the song. Soon, the song and dance rises to a crescendo and stops abruptly. The video also ends as the dancers take a bow.


Asha Bhonsle and Udit Narayan sing this song for Karishma Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan and other dancers are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

This song is a typically funky young generation number, which may be liked by older people as well. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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