Movie: This song appears in the 1971 drama Hum Tum Aur Woh (I, You and They) produced and directed by Shiv Kumar. The movie starred late Ashok Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Bharati, Sulochana, Aruna Irani, late Tarun Bose, etc.
Vijay (Vinod Khanna) is in love with Aarti (Bharati). He is unable to convince her that his intentions are good. So, he disguises himself as her live-in tutor to woo her. Aarti’s uncle Mahendranath (Ashok Kumar) has been conferred the Padma Shree. But, his life is in danger. Mahendranath also happens to be Vijay’s uncle. One day, Aarti and her friends take Vijay, the tutor, to a dance bar, just for the fun of it. A man is killed there. This man was being chased by the police for attempting to kill Mahendranath. Vijay observes the occurrence and realizes the danger to his uncle’s life. He is in the process of finding the man behind the shootings.
When Aarti and her group returns home, Vijay informs them and Aarti’s mother that he would have to say Vishnu Sahasranam several times to get rid of the sin incurred by visiting a discotheque. However, Vijay leaves a record of the holy text playing in his room and goes back to his home to inform his friend Charan (Jalal Agha) about the 2 shootings. When he comes back to Aarti’s home, he has already been found out by her that he had used only a recorded version of the holy text. Aarti and her friends punish him by telling him to sing a love song. Otherwise, they blackmail that they would show the record of the holy text to her mother. It is at this time that Vijay sings this song.
Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Varma Malik and the music was composed by Kalyanji Anandji.
The man says, “Beloved Owner of my life and heart, if you command me I will begin the love game. Your eyes are playful. Your hair is dark. These lips have live-supporting fire. Your beauty is cool like the moon. O beautiful lady, let’s do special love. If you command me, I will begin the love game. O the hope of the collection of pious deeds, listen to the soft language of the painful heart. I will surrender everything. Fulfill my desire. O one, who walks like an elephant, keep trouble away from me. If you command me, I will begin the love game. I am not the seeker of your external beauty. I yearn for the garden of your heart. I offer you the flowers of emotions. Fulfill the dreams of my heart. One, who attracts the heart, enter my heart. If you command me, I will begin the love game. O, Mother Durga; if you command me, I will leave this place.”
Video: Cinematographer is Peter Pareira.
The video begins with Vinod Khanna disguised as a Sanskrit tutor sitting near Bharati. Bharati is sitting with her eyes closed. Soon, she opens her eyes and moves near her friends to whisper something into their ears.
The other girls run to him trying to touch him. But, he leaves their side and goes toward Bharati. The close-up shot of her eyes and tresses are shown. When he tries to get closer, Bharati hints her friends to get him off her back.
They make him sit on the chair, where Bharati was sitting and garland him. Soon, a girl gets a rubber snake to frighten Vinod Khanna and he is frightened. When things go beyond control, Vinod Khanna snatches the snake from the girl and throws it away.
Bharati and friends laugh heartily at the condition of Vinod Khanna. Suddenly, the other girls pull the dhoti, he is wearing from behind and Bhrarati shows him the record to blackmail him. Next, he tries to put back the part of his dhoti that the girls had pulled. He also garlands Bharati, which upsets her.
Right then, Bharati’s mother comes to the room and Vinod Khanna is scared. He runs to her shaking from head to foot. The video ends with him moving out of the focus of the camera and the girls laughing heartily.
Artists: The playback has been done by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Vinod Khanna, Bharati and others.
Cultural Influence: The hero is already in love with the heroine and through this song asks permission to begin the love game. The song has been made with comic pure Hindi words and the video with the antics of Vinod Khanna. The video is watchable several times to have fun and pass the time.