Kitna aasan hai kehna bhool jaao – Lata Mangeshkar – Lakshmi-Pyare – Zeenat Aman | Dostana (1980)

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Today’s first post is the analysis of the song, Kitna aasan hai kehna bhool jaao, from the Bollywood movie Dostana (1980). The song has been analyzed based on its context and visualization.

Movie – Dostana (1980)

Kitna aasan hai kehna bhool jaao… had appeared in the 1980-released hit action movie Dostana (Friendship) directed by Raj Khosla and produced by Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. The hit movie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman, Amrish Puri, Prem Chopra, Paintal, Pran, Helen, etc.

Vijay Varma (Amitabh Bachchan) and Ravi Kapoor (Shatrughan Sinha) are the best of friends, who studied in the same school. Sheetal (Zeenat Aman) is a modern girl, who wears bold dresses. Inspector Vijay gives her a lecture about girls wearing decent dresses after an incident of eve-teasing. After a few altercations between them, Vijay’s work as a police officer impresses her and she falls in love with him. She begins to wear ‘decent’ clothes. By then, even he has fallen in love with her. They begin dating. Ravi also falls in love with Sheetal.

Vijay and Ravi are good friends. But whenever Vijay arrests a criminal, Ravi produces false evidences to get them released. One of the criminals, Ravi has helped, is Daaga (Prem Chopra). Daaga is unable to curb Vijay’s intelligence and the way he catches the goons. So, Daaga requests Ravi to bribe Vijay. Ravi supports Vijay and tells Daaga that he would not help him in this respect.

Ravi reveals his love for Sheetal to Vijay, who is stunned. Vijay tells Sheetal that they should discontinue their relationship. In the meantime, Daaga sends his henchmen to follow Vijay to find out the policeman’s informer. In the process, the goons photograph Vijay with Sheetal and Daaga shows them to Ravi, who confronts Vijay about it. Thus, Vijay decides to leave the city and informs Sheetal about his decision. Sheetal sings this song at this point.

Song – Kitna aasan hai kehna bhool jaao

Anand Bakshi and Lakshimi-Pyare have been credited with the lyrics and tune of Kitna aasan hai kehna bhool jaao…

The girl sings, “It’s easy to ask one to forget another. But it is not practically possible.”

Video – Kitna aasan hai kehna bhool jaao

The cinematographer is Nariman A Irani.

The video opens with Zeenat Aman turning toward the camera. Fog has appeared in the area. Amitabh Bachchan also looks up sadly. The music has already begun. She begins to sing the song and he begins to walk away.

Zeenat Aman follows him from a distance. Some distance later, he turns back and she is moving in the other direction. He comes in her direction. The song and the video end abruptly at this point.

Artists

Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song for Zeenat Aman. Amitabh Bachchan is also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

This typical filmi song is a sad song sung by the heroine. I love this Lata Mangeshkar croon. The song has not only been created so beautifully but also sung in her own touching style. It really touches the heart. The hurt and pain after being rejected by one’s beloved has been depicted very well. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.

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