Good Song in Bad Film – Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo

Here I am beginning a series where I would list down songs which are good otherwise but part of a really bad film. There are several such ‘hidden gems’ deep buried inside mindless films.

Here’s one of them.  The song is titled “Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo” , a classic Asha Bhonsale number with trippy disco music and a classic  Rajesh Roshan tune that would make even Sunny Deol dance in rhythm.

The song features Simple Kapadia and Kalpana Iyer and is set in a typical 80’s style bollywood discotheque. Dev Anand, Mehmood and Prem Chopra make the appearances in song at various times. However the song clearly belongs to the singer Asha Bhosle and composer Rajesh Roshan.

The film’s name LOOTMAAR describes everything about the film and explains how bad it was. The film was directed, produced and acted by none other than evergreen Dev Anand. Tina Munim, Amjad Khan, Nirupa Roy also starred.

The film released in 1980 to a disastrous box office performance. The song however was an instant hit around the party circuits and is even today a favorite in every Bollywood themed disco party.

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