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No. 1 Super Hit Song for Driving Kind. Running Successfully all over.

.Hame toh apno Ne Loota, Gairo Mei kahan Dum Tha. 
Hahahah.
Hame toh apno Ne Loota, Gairo Mei kahan Dum Tha Meri Kashti Thi Dubi Wahan, Jaha Pani Kam Tha.
AHahahah.
(Monologue ends. Hero starts beating the Piano. Everybody starts giving a constipated look - hamming various expressions of distress. Song starts.)
Hohohoooooaaahahha.
Jeeta Tha Jiske Liye
Jiske liye marta tha
Jeeta Tha Jiske Liye
Jiske liye marta tha 
ek aisi ladki thi jise main pyar karta tha
The song (rather the entire album) from1994 film Dilwale ought to be in record books of some-kind for a feat unparalleled. It remains the No.1 song on play-it-out-loud playlist of 8 out of 10 drivers of autos, six-seaters and buses. Any driver worth his salt carries the cassette in his command center. And it has been like that since  1994. Any hint of melancholy, pangs of love, catching Kareena's brash light eyes looking him up, reading the lines glued in sparkling letters on the metal or glass of the ride, 'Wo gori hai, uski zulfe hai kali, wo pari hai ya pariyon kin rani (eyeballs move to catch Rani dressed as a bride), uski har baat hai nirali, par kya kare yar wo ladki kisi aur ne patali', or something as simple as Bihari not paying up the right fare is reason enough to pop the cassette into the deck and let the No.1 super-hit song play.

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