And now in Sohail Khan"s production of Main Aur Mrs Khanna, R.D.Burman"s Bade achche lagte hain makes a vital appearance and mainly because the word 'Raina" plays a prominent part in the song….Bade achche lamge hain yeh dharti yeh nadiya yeh raina aur tum…..
Kareena Kapoor"s character in Main Aur Mrs Khanna is named Raina.
The film required a strong nostalgic theme song between Kareena and Sohail to create a sense of intimacy between the couple. And since the Amit Kumar"s song from Shakti Samanta"s Balika Badhu was everyone"s favourite, Bade achche lage hain became the chosen one in Main Aur Mrs Khanna, overriding the other popular choice Raina beeti jaye also from a Shakti Samanta film(Amar Prem),
Says Sohail, “It"s a song that we all chose unanimously. It comes on when my character meets Kareena. When we meet, the song plays in the background. Since her character is named Raina we loved the idea of having the song."
Interestingly Sohail Khan"s other production Kissan also revives an old song Mere desh ki dharti.
But there"s a difference. Explains Sohail, “While Mere deshi ki dharti is part of the film"s soundtrack we won"t put Bade achche lagte hain in the album for Main Aur Mrs Khanna. Though we"ve legitimately bought the rights for the song. Let"s just say, we mean it to be a tribute to R.D, Burman and the tradition in Hindi lyrics celebrating raina (night)."
The R.D. Burman revival rage seems no sign of waning. In Kaminey, Vishal Bhardwaj has used two RD-Asha Bhosle tracks Duniya mein logon ko and Do labzon ki hai yeh dil ki kahani.