Chaukhatpe tumhari dam tod denge – Sanu/Mohd. Aziz/Sapna – Bappi Lahiri | Aankhen (1993)

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Today’s third post is the analysis of the song, Chaukhatpe tumhari dam tod denge, from the Bollywood movie, Ankhen (1993). The song has been analyzed on the basis of its context and visualization.

Movie – Ankhen (1993)

The song, Chaukhatpe tumhari dam tod denge, appears in the hit Chiragdeep International’s dramedy Ankhen (1993), directed by Daved Dhawan and produced by Pahlaj Nahalani. The movie has much likeness to Do Phool (1973). The movie starred Kader Khan, Chunky Pandey, Govinda, Ritu Shivpuri, Raageshwari, Shilpa Shirodkar, etc.

Munnu (Chunky Pandey) and Bunnu (Govinda) are the 2 good-for-nothing kids of Hasmukh Rai (Kader Khan). The 2 young men are failures for the last 3 years in undergraduate years but are creating the appearance of their passing the exams with the highest percentages. Hasmukh discovers it when the college principal tells him to visit the college. It turns out that for the last 3 years, the 2 young men had been bringing another man (Harish Patel) and saying that he is their father. At the same time, the same man has been meeting Hasmukh, as the college principal.

Having been found out, the 2 young men run away in their car with their beloved monkey, who helps them in all their nefarious activities. They land at a village where Bunnu impersonates Gullu (Rakesh Bedi), who is on his way to ‘see’ his would be wife, Ritu (Ritu Shivpuri). Gullu has been literally buried in soil till his neck! Ritu is with her friend, Priya (Raageshwari). Munnu and Bunnu fall in love with Priya and Ritu, respectively.

On the other hand, Munnu and Bunnu have taken loans from several people and these people have queued up inside Hasmukh Rai’s home to recover the loans. Priya’s father, Inspector Pyare Mohan (Sadashiv Amrapurkar), is Hasmukh Rai’s best friend. Pyare Mohan is in love with Ritu’s aunt, Anuradha (Bindu). When Pyare Mohan reaches Ritu’s home to meet his daughter, he discovers that instead of it is Bunnu and Munnu, who have come to that place instead of Gullu. Bunnu and Munnu return home. But Bunnu has lost his memory due to an accident or so it seems. Bunnu is in the guise of a villager. When Anuradha confronts Hasmukh Rai and he scolds his 2 sons; Bunnu’s memories return! Hasmukh Rai has also fallen in love with Anuradha – just after her sari falls down in front of him!

Ritu and Priya are also present there and are instrumental in getting the 2 wayward boys thrown out of their home once again. Bunnu and Munnu leave the house promising to earn some money and then only return. Their monkey also goes with them. They join some street performers. Pyare Mohan watches them performing with the street artists and informs Hasmukh Rai about it. Hasmukh Rai’s reputation is at stake and he coaxes his sons to return.

In the meantime, both Pyare Mohan and Hasmukh Rai vie for Anuradha’s attention and both are invited for her birthday party. During the party, the 2 older men begin to fight over her. But when the others ask why they are fighting, Pyare Mohan says that he would not let Priya marry Munnu. At this point, the 2 girls say that they would not be interested in marrying the 2 unruly boys, anyways and the girls go out of the party hall in a huff. Once outside, they enter a car and the 2 boys are present in it. The girls come out and so do the boys and sing this song.

Song – Chaukhatpe tumhari dam tod denge

The lyrics of the song, Chaukhatpe tumhari dam tod denge, were penned by Indeevar and they were set to music by Bappi Lahiri.

The song goes, “We will die at your doorstep. When we won’t be there, you will remember us.”

Video – Chaukhatpe tumhari dam tod denge

Cinematography is by Siba Mishra. Dance choreography is by B H Tarun Kumar.

The video opens with the 2 girls – Ritu Shivpuri and Raageshwari hurrying down some stairs to reach a car and enter it. Ritu Shivpuri gets in at the driver’s seat and Raageshwari behind her in the passenger’s seat.

Both are pulled down on the seat by someone and the car begins to shake from the outside. The Hotel Darban, who had just saluted the 2 girls, turns back and is shocked at the shaking car. Chunkey Pandey and Govinda are thrown out of the car by the 2 girls.

As the boys land on the stairs, they begin to sing this song. The girls come out adjusting their dresses. The 2 boys are lifted by their jaws by the tall Darban, whose real name is Gorilla. One of the girls, Ritu Shivpuri begins to sing the song.

Ritu Shivpuri tells the boys to go ahead and die so that the girls would cry at their funeral. The 2 girls return to their seats in the car and drive away. They are next seen climbing on horses and the boys on bicycles.

As the girls ride the horses from a crowded road to an empty one; the boys are seen lying face down, apologizing for their behavior and dancing to the tune of the music. The boys pick their own co-stars from the horses and place them on the road, feet down.

Then, the boys hug their respective co-stars. The girls keep resisting the boys continuously. Soon, the boys are seen in bridegroom costumes. With them are eunuchs, who push the girls toward the boys.

The boys get intimate with their co-stars, hidden behind their veils. But then, the girls pull out the swords from the boys’ scabbards and chase the latter on the streets. They are seen on a yacht, next and the girls reveal that they are in love with the boys.

I don’t understand what made them reveal that information. The boys get intimate with the girls again and change the song to “We will bring the marriage procession to your doorstep.” Soon, the song peters out and the video also ends as they are seen dancing on the yacht.

Artists

Kumar Sanu, Mohammad Aziz and Sapna Mukherjee sing this song for Govinda, Chunky Pandey, Ritu Shivpuri and Raageshwari. Gorilla and other actors are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

The song is very funny, due to the antics of the male actors. But the choreography of this song like the previous ones is vulgar! There is no influence of any culture on this song. The song and the artists are food. The video is watchable for the same.

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