There are a few versions and variations of this song. Some say this version was a ripoff. (That is, that Anand-Milind, who composed this for the Hindi movie Dil, ripped off Ilaiyaraaja without giving him credit. Dil came out in 1990 and the other version did appear in the 1989 Telugu film Geethanjali. So, is this accusation true? And does it matter?) But I think the Dil version might also be the best, as well as the best remembered… I particularly like the lyrics in the subtitles. (BTW, nice singing by Suresh Wadkar and Anuradha Paudwal.) And these are some intense scenes. (Madhuri Dixit is impressive here, no?)
Dil looks like another movie on the have-to-see list.
P.S. You’ll notice that the word “Priya” coincides with the subtitles “my dear” and “my beloved.” Well, as I discovered, that’s what the word “Priya” means, in Hindi and, originally, Sanskrit. People who aren’t Indian (myself included) might first assume that it’s just a woman’s name because, while we don’t know Indian languages, just about everyone knows someone named Priya. But, no, it’s actually a word.