Denewala jab bhi deta – Hariharan/Abhijeet/Vinod – Anu Malik – Akshay/Suniel/Paresh | Hera Pheri (2000)

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Today’s second post is the analysis of the song, Denewala jab bhi deta, from the Bollywood movie Hera Pheri (2000). The song has been analyzed based on its context and visualization.

Movie – Hera Pheri (2000)

The song, Denewala jab bhi deta, was featured in the A G Films’ comedy Hera Pheri (2000), directed by Priyadarshan and produced by A G Nadiadwala. The movie starred Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Tabu, Paresh Rawal, etc.

Shyam (Suniel Shetty) is trying to get a job at the bank where his dead father had worked. Raju Sinha (Akshay Kumar) is a day-dreamer. Shyam is sent to Baburao (Paresh Rawal) for renting a room to stay by the older man’s restaurateur friend and he has to share the room with Raju. Raju has not paid the rent for several months. On the other hand, Shyam pays the rent immediately and Baburao prefers him to stay there over Raju. Raju and Shyam do not see eye-to-eye from day one.

Anuradha (Tabu) is also a contender for the job, Shyam is trying to get and Raju helps her get Shyam’s no-objection letter. As a result, she bags the job and Shyam threatens her and the bank manager (Asrani) that he would file a complaint of bribery against both of them. The bank manager convinces Anuradha to entice Shyam to fall in love with her but it doesn’t work.

Shyam catches Raju creating the impression of working with a prestigious company, for his mother (Sulbha Arya). But Shyam is good enough not to expose Raju.

Suddenly, Khadak Singh (Om Puri) appears there. He’s from Shyam’s village, saying that the latter had taken money from him to come to the city looking for the job. And that Khadak Singh had saved the money for his sister’s marriage. When this Punjabi man meets his friend, Shyam promises that he would be coming to the village with the money within a few days. Shyam is under the impression that he would be able to get some money out of Anuradha, in return for giving up his right to the bank job.

But when Shyam visits Anuradha’s home, it turns out that she is living in dire poverty and has not paid the rent for her house for several months. Her mother needs psychiatric treatment. I know what he experiences right then because I have been there. I have seen several good opportunities being snatched away from my hands because of bias. Shyam returns to Baburao’s home and informs him of what had happened. By now, Shyam and Raju have become friends.

Their lives go for a toss when Baburao gets a call from Gangster Kabeera (Gulshan Grover) that he had kidnapped the granddaughter of Deviprasad Mukherjee (Kulbushan Kharbanda), asking for a ransom. Kabeera is under the impression that Baburao’s number belonged to Deviprasad. Baburao often gets wrong calls on his landline telephone and had not thought much about it at those times. But now, he checked the telephone directory and found that the book had exchanged the numbers of Baburao and Deviprasad, since the difference was only in a few digits.

The trio tries to convert the difficulty into an opportunity, by calling Deviprasad and asking for a higher ransom, on Kabeera’s behalf. When Deviprasad agrees, they jubilantly sing this song,

Song – Denewala jab bhi deta

The lyrics of this song, Denewala jab bhi deta, were penned by Sameer and set to music by Anu Malik.

The song goes, “When the Almighty gives, it is too much to handle!”

Video – Denewala jab bhi deta

The cinematography is by Jeeva. Dance choreography is by Ganesh Hegde-G Kala-Ahmad Khan-Saroj Khan.

The video opens with Paresh Rawal telling the 2 young men – Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty that he would have to sing a song to celebrate. Paresh Rawal begins to sing the song and the young men also join the song.

The men begin to dance on the tune of the song. They assume that their poverty has ended and they have become affluent in one stroke. In the next shot, the 3 men step out of a Rolls Royce and dine at a high-end restaurant.

They also gamble at a premium casino and win. The next shot shows them playing with water at a waterpark. Some African performers dance in tune with the music and play the Tom Tom (bongo).

The 3 men join the performers as African Safari tourists. Paresh Rawal tries to flirt with a couple of African girls, playing the Tom Tom. But an African man glares at him. The 3 men run off from the place.

A Caucasian girl, in a 2-piece bikini, flirts with the 2 young men and ignores Paresh Rawal. Soon, Akshay Kumar wins a card game at the casino and the other 2 men are reduced to penury. So, the other 2 men work at a petrol pump.

When Akshay Kumar meets them at the petrol pump, he throws 2 currency bundles to them. It turns out that only the first note is a dollar in each bundle. The rest of the bundles consist of printed papers.

In the next shot, the young men are driving bikes with Paresh Rawal sitting pillion behind Akshay Kumar. They encounter 2 Caucasian girls on the way, whose car had broken down on the road.

The 2 young men pick up the girls and Paresh Rawal is left behind on the road. Next the 3 men are seen playing with 2 lion cubs. At that moment, the lion father of the cubs appears and the 3 men run away.

It turns out that Paresh Rawal was daydreaming and the 2 young men bring him back to the present. Paresh Rawal shakes his head, smiling and the 3 men begin to whistle the tune. The song and the video end abruptly there.

Artists

Hariharan, Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Vinod Rathod have sung this song for Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty. Some other actors are also seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

There’s no cultural influence on this song. The dance is hilarious due to the antics of the 3 male actors and definitely a little vulgar due to the camera angles on the body of the bikini-clad girl. It is disgusting to note that even big-time movie makers are obsessed so much with a female body that they have to show it in such a repulsive and revulsive way. The song and the artists are ok. The video is watchable for the same.

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