For the second post, let’s have the song, Tune bechain itna zyada kiya, from the Bollywood movie Nagina (1986), continuing with the talk about my idol Sridevi.
Movie – Nagina (1986)
The song, Tune bechain itna zyada kiya, was featured in Eastern Films’ fantasy Nagina (1986) produced and directed by Harmesh Malhotra. The cast includes Rishi Kapoor, Sridevi, Sushma Seth, Prem Chopra, Komal Mahuvakar, Amrish Puri, etc.
The name of the movie is Nagina, but the precious stone is not shown throughout this movie and only references are made to it in dialogues.
Rajiv (Rishi Kapoor) is a wealthy land-owner, living in a palatial home with his mother (Sushma Seth). His mother wants him to get married to Vijaya (Komal Mahuvakar), the only daughter of Thakur Ajay Singh (Prem Chopra). But, Rajiv is attracted to their old ancestral house where one day he finds a girl (Sridevi) singing a song. It turns out that her name is Rajni and she tells him several things from his past, which he does not remember. His mother (Sushma Seth) avoids the topic of his past, altogether. This intrigues him more.
Rajiv’s Munshi (Jagdeep) is celebrating his wedding anniversary and invites Rajiv to the event. Thinking Rajni would be there, he attends it. But, Rajni is actually sitting on the steps of the nearby temple. He goes to the temple, they meet and sing this song, together.
Song – Tune bechain itna zyada kiya
The music of the song, Tune bechain itna zyada kiya, was composed by Lakshmi-Pyare and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi.
The man sings, “You snatched away the peace of my mind. I have become yours. It’s my promise.”
Video – Tune bechain itna zyada kiya
Cinematography V Durgaprasad. Dance choreography is by Saroj Khan.
The video opens with Rishi Kapoor watching Sridevi peeping from behind a tree. She moves away from the tree and begins to dance. The music has already begun. Then, she further moves away and he follows her. He begins to sing this song.
They begin to dance together. He tries to get intimate with her. But, she moves away from him. There is a change of location and costume, indicating another date. Soon, the song peters out and the video ends as they squat down to the ground, away from the focus of the camera.
Mohammad Aziz and Anuradha Paudwal have sung this song for Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi.
There is no influence of any culture on this song. This is a romantic song between the hero and the heroine. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.