Movie: This song appears in the 1966 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya produced by B L Rawal and directed by C L Rawal. It starred Dharmendra, late Nutan, late Rehman, late I S Johar and late Jeevan.
Ashok (Dharmendra) works as a salesman in a toy store in the city. He had decided long ago that he would marry Ashoo (Nutan), who lives in his village. His co-worker and close friend Amjad’s (Rehman) marriage has been finalized with Shabnam (Nutan again). Ashok travels to his village to marry Ashoo. However, he finds that she has been kidnapped by his step-brother Bhagat (Jeevan). Bhagat had also killed Ashoo’s brother, Bhagwan (I S Johar). Ashok rescues her and they run away from Bhagat and his henchmen to reach Amjad’s wedding.
Amjad even thinks of postponing the wedding to give Ashok enough time to reach the venue. But he is shocked when the train that Ashok and Ashoo had taken meets with an accident. Amjad finds Ashok, but Ashoo can’t be saved. The doctor has told Amjad that Ashok is in a delicate condition and would not be able to handle the fact that Ashoo was dead. As coincidence would have it, Shabnam looks exactly like Ashoo and Amjad requests her to pretend to be Ashoo till Ashok recovered from the wounds of the accident and is healthy again. Shabnam unwillingly complies. Since Ashok does not know that Ashoo is dead, he is disturbed that Ashoo (Shabnam actually) does not express the same love that she had for him before and retreats even when he tries to hold her hand.
When Ashok has recovered completely, one day they go for a boat trip and it is here that all the 3 sing this song.
Song: The music of this song was composed by Sonik-Omi and the lyrics were penned by G L Rawal.
The first man says that he remembered the way the girl loved him. Now he is hurt by her. He also remembers how she would behave so well with him. He also asks why love has hurt him so badly.
The girl replies that her fate is bad. For her, love means being burnt by her sorrows. She compares her life with a garden, which has not experienced spring.
The second man compares himself with a moth, which praises the flame. Here again, the typical Hindi literature reference to the flame-moth love story is given. Indirectly, the second man says that he can only silently support the girl. Beyond that, he was not in a position to do anything.
Video: Cinematography is by Taru Dutt.
The video begins with the shot of snow-clad mountains and the trees in the background. Then they show the lake, on which white swans are swimming. Two birds are seen touching each other’s beaks. There is also a mountain shown, which is covered with fog. Then they show a small boy sitting on the mountain slope and playing the flute. Then some black ducks fly over the water. 2 swans are also seen floating on the water.
Dharmendra is seen rowing a boat and Nutan and Rehman are seen sitting on the opposite side. There are a few lotuses and lilies on the lake. All the 3 of them sing the song. Towards the end of the video, Dharmendra is seen rowing the boat to the edge of the lake.
Artists: The playback is sung by Mohammad Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur and Mukesh, while the song is lip-synced by Dharmendra, Nutan and Rehman.
Cultural Influence: The situation shown in this movie can happen in real life also. But tackling such situations in real life will definitely be different from that shown in movies. The song, though sad, is melodious and can be watched at least once.
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