Thursday, April 11, 2019

J is for Jaate ho jaane jana

What comes to mind when you think of Shabana Azmi?

A sari-clad, serious, elegant, no-nonsense lady?

This song by itself is nothing to write home about, but what makes it so much more interesting is Shabana Azmi of all people indulging in a bit of nonsensical comedy.

The song, from the 1977 movie Parvarish,  starts off with Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi pretending to jump off a bridge, but then Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna come riding along.

The girls think that their knights on shining motorbikes are here to rescue them.

But uh oh, that's not the case. The guys are literally saying "Kthxbai." Bhaav nahin dene ka.

Neetu Singh can do this kinda comic stuff in her sleep, but coming from Shabana Azmi, it's quite a pleasant surprise.

Oh, the sheer amount of fabric used up by the four pairs of pants! (Also, is anyone else bothered by that weird fold in Shabana's pants?)

The two girls are trying to motivate each other to convince the men that they are going to end it all. They try various ways — lying down on railway tracks with nary a train in sight...

...attempting to set themselves alight...

...when they are incapable of setting even a matchstick alight.

The men then gallantly come forward. And offer them lighters.

They also set up a bonfire right under the tree the girls are perched on. Methinks joke's gone a bit too far maybe?

The girls then climb up a building under construction. The guys are already stationed in their 'Need a push?' positions.

Finally, the girls realise that their plot's not working and apologise.

Here's the full song.


Charan Deep Singh said...

This song has a melody which takes you back to 70s and 80s almost immediately.

Divya said...

I really like this song. Does not go with the cringe worthy songs you usually post in this challenge. It's more on the funny side.