Saturday, April 14, 2018

M is for 'Mere paas aaoge, mere saath naachoge?'

Okay, so for some weird reason, as a kid I knew ALL the songs of the '85 movie Tarzan. This is, of course, perfectly explained by the fact that for some weirder reason, I owned the audio cassette of Tarzan.

Yes, that Tarzan, the oooOOOooo Tarzan, with Kimi Katkar and Mr India 1982 Hemant Birje. 

I don't know why but if you ask me even now, I can break into 'Jile le jile le aayo aayo jile le' instantaneously. (Don't judge. Those songs were really catchy, okay? Okay!)

So the song starts with Ruby asking Tarzan where his friends are. Because obviously, you gotta see what kinda friends the dude has before you decide to date him.

And so he summons them.

They are not quite what she expected.


What jungli friends he has! Quite literally so.

So she asks them, as any normal person would, upon encountering wild animals in the jungle.

Mere saath aaoge?
Mere saath naachoge?
Mere saath jhoomoge?

Her friends take an instant liking to her! In fact, it looks like they have a roaring time with her!

But then, she gets a little too close for comfort with them. 

Just because it's an Indian tiger, don't think that it's ok to do namaste to it. EVER. 

Unless of course, it wants to do namaste to you. Then it's ok and you can continue prancing around it.

But there are limits to what you can do. The jungle has its rules, after all. For instance, you do NOT do this to wild elephants. EVER.


By now he's realised that ladki thodi psycho hai.


Quoting SRK in DDLJ, "Ay, isko leke jao re!"

Enjoy the wild side of Bollywood!





6 comments:

Arun said...

Sigh! I grew up with tame movies like "Haathi Mere Saathi".
:)

Divya said...

Wish you a belated happy birthday dear! Hope you had a wonderful day.

Charan Deep Singh said...

Faintly remember seeing this film but don't recall this song and how can you...

Belated Happy Birthday Sayesha :-)


Today's letter M : My Son Meharaj. He teaches me five things.

My Son Meharaj

Sayesha said...

Arun,
Hehehe! Yes, this movie is faaaaar from tame! :O

Divya,
What a surprise; thank you so much! :)

Charan,
Thank you! :)

chengiz said...

Lion at 0:57 or so has an abscessed tooth? Cant unsee.

Bappi Lahiri was an underrated music director/plagiarist! I honestly love some of his songs. Ramba ho is great. But he also steals! Here's the very cute original of this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y45lqHFQ5O8. Singer has silver tooth, around 2:00. Coincidence? :D

Sayesha said...

chengiz,
Oh wow, even this was plagiarised huh? Well, why am I surprised? Glad the younger music directors know better than to steal. I guess they know that thanks to the Internet, they'll be caught the moment they release the song.