Lele dil dede dil – Amit/Lata – Raam-Lakshman – Javed/Madhuri | 100 Days (1991)

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Movie – 100 Days (1991)

The song, Lele dil dede dil, was featured in the Jayvijay Enterprises’ psychological thriller 100 Days (1991), directed by Partho Ghosh and produced by Jay Mehta. The movie starred Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, etc.

Devi (Madhuri Dixit) is prone to getting odd dreams while waking up. Once she is playing tennis with her friend, Sudha (Sabeeha) and she gets a vision that a girl is being killed by an unseen man in a black coat. She narrates the dream to her friend and says that something is going to happen. That night, Sudha collects her friends including Sunil (Javed Jaffrey) to make fun of Devi’s daydream. Later, Sunil goes away abroad due to a music contract he has with a company. Devi’s sister, Rama (Moon Moon Sen) disappears and can’t be found despite several attempts of the family.

Five years later, Devi’s dream still haunts her. Business Tycoon Ram Kumar (Jackie Shroff) enters her life after a tricky situation at the wedding of Sudha. He even finds out where Devi lives and actually buys the opposite bungalow at a higher than the market rate to be close to her.

One day, Sunil appears and convinces Devi to join him for a music event. Ram Kumar is the chief guest at the event and reads out a letter. Nobody except Devi realizes that the letter is a marriage proposal meant for her and written by him. This is the song Sunil and Devi perform at the event.

Song – Lele dil dede dil

The song, Lele dil dede dil, was written by Dev Kohli and set to tune by Raam-Lakshman.

The man sings, “Take my heart. Give me your heart. This is a beautiful chance.” The girl replies that she no longer has her heart. She has already given it to someone else.

Video – Lele dil dede dil

The cinematography is by Arvind Laad. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt-Chinni Prakash.

The performance begins with Javed Jaffrey and Madhuri Dixit beginning to dance to the music, which has already begun. Jackie Shroff is in the audience. Ajit Vachchani, who plays Madhuri Dixit’s uncle is also watching the performance. Javed Jaffrey begins to sing with the dance.

Madhuri Dixit also joins in the performance and soon indicates that she has fallen for Jackie Shroff’s character. He blows a flying kiss to her. The song rises to a crescendo to stop abruptly and the video ends as the main dancers climb up some steps in the background.

Artists

Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar have sung this song for Javed Jaffrey and Madhuri Dixit. Jackie Shroff and others are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

The song has somewhat been influenced by a Spanish dance. It is just a commercial song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the dance choreography.

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