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When love means two timing!!

When love means two timing!!
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One man two women’ theme has been an evergreen, super successful one for Indian filmmakers. From both the erotic and the comic points of view, such...

‘One man two women’ theme has been an evergreen, super successful one for Indian filmmakers. From both the erotic and the comic points of view, such flicks have been overwhelmingly liked by the predominantly male fans for the ‘lucky chances’ the hero manages onscreen and its fall-out of facing two irate, possessive women at the same time.

Many a successful star in all the leading film industries has had one such film or the other in their kitty which has more often than not, well received and enjoyed a great recall by his fans. The 1992 release 'Allari Mogudu', starring Mohan Babu with Meena and Ramya Krishnan surely belongs to this genre. Helmed by K Raghavendra Rao, who has excelled in such kinds of films all through his long career, the original Telugu movie, a hit by any account got remade into Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and even French, if the online news is to be believed, over the next few years.

The 90’s hit hero, Govinda, who had by then struck a popular combo with Karisma Kapoor in a series of films played the harassed male in ‘Saajan Chale Sasural’ (1996), sandwiched between two yearning ladies, who want everything out of his access with them. One could place Karisma in that slot, given that she was a glamour doll for the better part of her career but roping in Tabu to play the second heroine was something of a novelty in those days.

Govinda, who attracted a fair share of controversy with his in-your-face kind of duets with his heroines then played a rather sedate role in this song which says “Dil jaane jigar tujh pe nisar kiya hai, pyar kiya hai…”The ambience is pastoral and the group of junior artistes join the fun with synchronised jives as the lead pair make it look simple, given the athleticism and suppleness in their movements. The setting is a huge mansion backdrop and Govinda has a great time mimicking the thespian Dilip Kumar, replete with a pencil-line moustache and rural costumes.

Nadeem-Shravan, the popular duo who had made the pairing of his playback singers of Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik virtual household names, score on their strengths. The folksy composition keeps things simple as it is the electric combination of Karisma and Govinda which lends the right weightage to the song.

Sameer’s lyrics are to the point: "meri taraf dekh zara nazre uthake, palkon mein rakha hai tujhko bhitake" the lady croons as the cutesy expression on Govinda strikes a chord among his die-hard fans, spread across the Hindi belt.
A choreographer’s delight, Govinda is seen freely improvising his steps, adding that little extra which made him an all-rounder of sorts then.

Two decades ago, the film was released in the same month and went on to score well at the cash counters. It is surely a reflection of the era then when melody and music returned to Hindi cinema, in its own way, after having been given the short shrift in the video cassette era of the ‘80s.

Film : Saajan Chale Sasural (1996)
Singer : Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik
Song : Dil Jaane Jigar Tujhpe Nisar Kiya Hai
Lyrics : Sameer
Music : Nadeem-Shravan

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