Today's Song of the Day is one my favorite romantic songs from the 90s - from the Rajkumar Santoshi hit film Ghayal (1990), which was produced by Dharmendra and starred Sunny Deol and Meenakshi Seshadhri. The film won a bunch of Filmfare Awards, including Best Director and Best Story Writer for Rajkumar Santoshi, Best Film for Dharmendra, and Best Actor for Sunny Deol. (source: Wikipedia)
I don't remember much of the soundtrack besides Sochna Kya which lifts its tune from the Lambada song, and Mahiya Teri Kasam, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Pankaj Udhas.
This particular song was picturized on Sunny and Meenakshi and featured beautiful shots of misty landscapes, lots of walking and running between trees in the forest, and gratuitous close-ups of Meenakshi's gorgeousness. When I was younger I wasn't very fond of Sunny Deol ... I never liked his style, his looks or his stoic acting. Now as an adult, I have a new appreciation for him! His acting I've definitely developed a liking for - particularly in this film and in Damini (another great Rajkumar Santoshi-Meenakshi Sesadhri film). Looks matter much less for me as an adult -- I am more charmed by his shy demeanor. And in watching this song again as an adult, I find myself really moved by his romantic gazing into her eyes -- he's really quite good at looking like he's deeply in love with the object of his affection. It kind of made me fall for him a little bit!
This song is one of those intense love songs -- one that has that feeling of epic romance. I absolutely love it, and hope you will too!
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