Touch me touch me –Asha/Kishore – Bappi Lahiri – Sridevi/Jeetendra | Himmat Aur Mehnat (1987)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1987 family drama Himmat Aur Mehnat (Courage and Effort) produced by B S Shaad and directed by K Bapaiah under the banner of Brar Productions. The movie starred Jeetendra, Sridevi, Poonam Dhillon, late Shammi Kapoor, Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Satyen Kapoo, Asrani, etc. The Hindi movie is a remake of Telugu Pachani Samskaram.

Jyoti (Sridevi) is a nurse and is hired by a wealthy man, Madan (Shammi Kapoor). Soon, she wins his confidence and is allowed to virtually run the entire household. Madan’s son Vijay Kumar (Jeetendra) returns from New York and sexually molests Jyoti. But, he, eventually, marries her. They sing this song in a dream sequence on their wedding night.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Indiwar and the music of this song was scored by Bappi Lahiri.

The girl says, “Touch me touch me. I want to feel your body. You are mine. I am yours. Why should I see the moon, when I have seen you?” (Moon is considered to be a beautiful object in Bollywood poetic circles.) The man says, “The kohl of your eyes is my fate line.”

Video: Cinematography is by A Venkatesh.

The video opens with Sridevi dancing wearing a red and white dress in a garden. The music has already begun. Jeetendra has joined her in the dance. She begins the song and he joins her in it. There are 2 changes of dress. Dance choreography is good. By the end of the song, they are in bed and getting intimate.

Artists: The playback singers of this song are Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Sridevi and Jeetendra.

Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song depicting the intimacy of a married couple. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable.

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