TERI BINDIYA RE – RAFI/LATA – S D BURMAN – AMITABH BACHCHAN/JAYA BHADURI | ABHIMAAN (1973)

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Movie: This song appears in the 1973 hit classic Abhimaan (Pride) directed by late Hrishikesh Mukherjee and produced by Pawan Kumar and Susheela Kamat. The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan with his real-life wife Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, late David, Bindu, late Durga Khote, late A K Hangal, etc. Author Raju Bharatan said in an article that this movie was based on the personal life of Kishore Kumar and his first wife Ruma Ghosh.

Subir (Amitabh Bachchan) is a singer with a soaring career. He has no plans to marry until the time he meets Uma (Jaya Bhaduri) when he goes to his village. Uma is a sweet village girl, with an inclination, towards vocal music as well. Subir falls in love with Uma and marries her. When he returns to Mumbai, he is with his new bride. Both sing this song during the reception party after their marriage in Mumbai.

Song: The music of this song was composed by S D Burman and the lyrics were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

The man says, “Your bindiya (bindi) is so beautiful.”

The girl replies, “Beloved, the bindiya will take away your sleep.”

The man says, “Your bindiya is so beautiful on your forehead. It looks like the moon and the stars. It hurts my heart like fire. Your jhumka (earring) is so beautiful.”

The girl replies, “It will not allow you a peaceful moment. You are my ornament. I adorn you on myself and sway. You look for love elsewhere. I don’t say anything.”

The man asks, “Then what does your bracelet say?”

She replies, “It says that I will never leave your home.”

The just-married couple puts forth its feelings thus.

Video: Cinematography is by Jaywant Pathare.

The video opens in a bungalow with Amitabh Bachchan taking the bouquet from Jaya Bhaduri and placing it among other gifts. Amitabh Bachchan begins the song. Bindu comes with a bouquet and watches the couple singing.

David is sitting nearby and enjoying the song. Asrani acts out a portion of the song. People are standing everywhere, even on the first floor balcony of the bungalow. The grounds are illuminated beautifully. A servant says something to David, which he refuses. The video ends with the people clapping for the performance.

Artists: The playback singers are late Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri have lip-synced to the song with Bindu, David, Asrani and others watching them.

Cultural Influence: The concept of the boy and girl singing during their wedding reception is different. The song is very melodious. It can be watched several times.

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