Ladka deewana lage – Anuradha/Udit – Anand-Milind – Raveena/Govinda | Dulhe Raja (1998)

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Movie: The song appears in the movie Dulhe Raja (1998) produced and directed by late Harmesh Malhotra, under the banner of Eastern Films. It is a rom-com starring Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Kader Khan, Prem Chopra, Johnny Lever, Dinesh Hingoo and Asrani.

P K Diwani (Dinesh Hingoo) sells an expensive hotel ‘Maharaja International’ to K K Singhania (Kader Khan). Raja (Govinda) runs a Dhaba (a small desi restaurant) inside the hotel premises, creating a drop in the earnings of Singhania’s hotel. Any which way Singhania tries to dislocate Raja’s Dhaba ends in failure and hilarity.

Raja’s servant (Man Mauji) has a bad experience with a girl and complains to Raja. Raja, on the other hand, goes to find the girl to avenge his servant’s insult. They get to know that the girl is performing in a nearby auditorium. This is Singhania’s daughter Kiran’s (Raveena Tandon) introductory song and Raja imagines that he is singing this song with her.

Song: Music by Anand Milind and lyrics by Sameer.

The girl says, “The boy is crazy for a long time. He is even the grandfather of Majnu.” On the other hand, the boy praises the girl.

Video: Cinematography by Shyam Rao Shiposkar. Dance choreography is by Ganesh Acharya-Chinni Prakash.

The video opens with Raveena Tandon beginning the dance with some other dancers. Govinda enters the balcony area and sees Raveena Tandon and falls for her. He begins to think that he is performing the song with her. His facial expressions are very funny. There are at least 3 changes of dress.

By the end of the dance, he begins combing his hair. He is doing that in reality and disturbing the other viewers. A woman slaps him hard and he is thrown into the stall area. As he reaches the floor, his foot hits Raveena’s teacher’s knee with a lot of force and the older man is hurt! Govinda is in his own world and leaves the place in a trance so to say. The song and the video end there.                              

Artists: Anuradha Paudwal and Udit Narayan sing the playback and Govinda and Raveena Tandon dance to its tune.

Cultural Influence: This song has an entertainment purpose only. The dance can be enjoyed by children and older people alike.

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