Upbeat dance tracks filmed on the legend
What to say about this legend that has not been said before. Known for their unique dance style, they ended up with the nickname “Jumping Jack”, something that has stuck with them to this day. They have entertained audiences for at least three decades with their splendid selection of films and beautiful songs. Father of actor Tusshar Kapoor and TV queen, Ekta Kapoor, we are talking about none other than evergreen actor Jeetendra.
April 7 marks their 80th anniversary and on this joyous occasion BizAsiaTo live.com will revisit ten catchy dance tracks that were filmed on the legend.
Chadhti Jawani from ‘Caravan’ (1971)
Many versions of the song have been created, but the charm of the original cannot be rivaled. Mohammed Rafi sang for Jeetendra while Lata Mangeshkar sang for Aruna Irani. It’s not the first time Irani and Jeetendra have worked together, but it’s a song that perfectly captures their dancing skills. In the film, Irani and Jeetendra have to perform in front of the crowd who have gathered to watch and it is one of their popular songs. It was a sweet song where Nisha (Irani) complains to Mohan (Jeetendra) that he doesn’t know her worth.
Baar Baar Din Yeh Aaye from ‘Farz’ (1967)
It would be impossible to do a Jeetendra special without mentioning this one. Young or old, it’s a song everyone knows. Every birthday is incomplete without this gem sung by the voice of Mohammed Rafi. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this song has become an anthem and that at some point in everyone’s life, this song has been played or heard. Created in the 60s even today this song has not been forgotten.
Babita Kapoor is the song’s birthday girl who has the lovely Jeetendra praising her and wishing her the best in her life. Both Jeetendra and Kapoor dressed in white dance with guests at Sunita’s (Kapoor) birthday party.
Hum Banjaron Ki Baat from ‘Dharam Veer’ (1977)
Neetu Singh was seen alongside Jeetendra in this colorful number. In the movie, Veer (Jeetendra) disguised himself as a gypsy in order to help his best friend Dharam (Dharmendra) escape who was caged by a princess. Jeetendra’s performance was full of energy but it’s a surprise the song was so upbeat thanks to Laxmikant Pyarelal’s music. Kishore Kumar’s voice matched Jeetendra perfectly.
Ek Ankh Maaru from ‘Tohfa’ (1984)
The song may sound familiar to many as it was remade in 2020 for the movie “Baaghi 3”, but it could never match the 80s original, sung in the voices of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle. One of the reasons why this song is famous is the association of Jeetendra and Sridevi. They were a couple loved by many and when you look at the song, you understand why. They matched each other’s expressions well. Bappi Lahiri cannot be praised enough for his energetic music which has so many sounds from flute to snake charm music and of course the winking special effects.
Jawani Ka Khazana Hai from ‘Qaidi’ (1984)
The disco beats of Bappi Lahiri and the vocals of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle made this song a treat. Hema Malini who is considered a great dancer was seen with Jeetendra in this movie. Pictured outdoors, the two actors are seen in various looks trying to match the beats as they dance. It’s a song that many may not know, but once heard, it’s hard to forget.
Jawaani Jalti Jawaani from ‘Jaani Dost’ (1983)
Not many people may know but Jeetendra had worked with actress Silk Smitha in this movie. Smitha is known for her dance performances and in this song, the two actors set the stage on fire with their electrifying performance. It may have seemed like an odd couple, but after watching the song, you have to agree that they have each other’s energy and danced really well together.
Deewana Dil Sangeet Ka from ‘Hoshiyar’ (1985)
The song begins with Meenakshi Seshadri entering the stage along with Jeetendra’s arrival. If anything, this song screams the 80s with techno beats, the disco scene and of course the sparkly outfits. Usually, actors like Mithun Chakraborty would have been given songs like this to perform, but in this case Jeetendra was lucky to have been able to perform on it adding his own twist to the performance.
Yaar Tere Sab Naah from ‘Shakka’ (1981)
This wedding tune can make anyone dance because it’s so addictive. Mohammed Rafi cannot be praised enough for the way he sang this song. Rafi’s voice matches Jeetendra in such a way that anyone would think the actor himself was singing. In the video, Jeetendra can be seen singing and dancing happily with the colorful baraat. It is said to be a popular song even today as it is played at many weddings.
Tohfa, Tohfa, Tohfa from ‘Tohfa’ (1984)
An iconic number that, if looked at now, may seem so simple in the way it was described, but at the same time very creative, because it left an impression on anyone who heard or saw the song. Before the song starts, Janki (Jaya Prada) receives a saree from Ram (Jeetendra) to which she is both surprised but happy to receive something from the one she loves. Janki starts dreaming and the audience can see both Ram and Jaya in the countryside greenery surrounded by various colorful sarees.
Prada and Jeetendra were and still are very popular. Although they hadn’t worked together for many years when they appeared on a TV show together, their fans couldn’t contain their excitement.
Maine Tujhe Khat Likha from ‘Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai’ (1990)
Rekha and Jeetendra are another much-loved couple who have worked together in many films over the years. This movie was just one of many they made in the early 90s, as they had at least two other releases that same year. Legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar and SP Balasubrahmanyam sang for the cast perfectly matching Anand Milind’s 90s music. The choreography was kept simple for Jeetendra as he is seen taking a few steps alongside Rekha. It may have been Balasubramaniam’s first time singing for Jeetendra but it’s a song that will always be remembered.
The team at BizAsiaTo live.com wish Jeetendra a very happy birthday!