Tana derina – Lata/SPB – Raam-Lakshman – Madhuri/Jackie | 100 Days (1991)


Movie – 100 Days (1991)

The song, Tana derina, 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. She throws a conch shell to break the window of his bungalow when he creates a lot of noise in the neighborhood.

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. Soon, Ram Kumar and Devi get married with the blessings of her uncle (Ajit Vachchani), though Sunil is not happy with Devi’s decision. All the gifts that they get are different types and sizes of conch shells. Devi thinks Ram Kumar told everyone about their altercation with the conch shell. He pleads to her that he did not tell anyone about it. They sing this song during the night of their nuptials.

Song – Tana derina

The song, Tana derina, was written by Ravindra Rawal and set to tune by Raam-Lakshman.

The man sings, “Don’t taunt me, O Beautiful woman.”

Video – Tana derina

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

The video begins with Madhuri Dixit finding only conches as gift from their friends for the wedding. She throws a couple of small conches on Jackie Shroff. He catches them squarely in his hand and pleads to her. The scene changes to a dream sequence.

Madhuri Dixit performs some combination of classical dance in this scene. There are shells all over the place. Madhuri Dixit does not leave any stones unturned while imitating Sridevi. The song peters out and the video also ends as the lead pair get intimate.


Lata Mangeshkar and S P Balasubramaniam have sung this song for Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff. Some other dancers are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

There is some influence of Bharatanatyam on the dance. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the dance choreography.


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