Tumne pukara aur hum chale aaye – Suman Kalyanpur/Rafi– Shankar-Jaikishan – Sadhana/Shammi Kapoor | Rajkumar (1964)

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Movie: This song appears in the 1964 hit costume drama Rajkumar (Prince) produced by G N Velumani and directed by K Shankar. The movie starred late Shammi Kapoor, late Sadhana, late Pran, late Prithviraj Kapoor, late Om Prakash, late Rajinder Nath, late Manorama, etc.

Someone shoots at Prince Bhanu Pratap (Shammi Kapoor) when he is returning from abroad, after completing his education. He suspects that someone is trying to overthrow the king (Prithviraj Kapoor). He and his friend Kapil (Rajinder Nath) disguise as commoners to investigate. In the meanwhile, Bhanu Pratap falls in love with the tribal princess Sangeeta (Sadhana).

Bhanu Pratap saves the tribal princess from his step-mother’s (Manorama) brother Narpat Singh’s (Pran) clutches and reaches her place at the right time for her coronation. Since the prince is injured during the fight, while rescuing her, she takes care of him as a guest. She does not know that he is the prince. In the meantime, Kapil tries to find out if a tribal man Bimasal (Om Prakash) knows something about the murder of the tribal chief. Just in time Bimasal falls asleep. Bimasal with the other tribal people also raises objections for the prince staying with the princess. Thus, he has to leave. He leaves despite her objections. But, he returns as a sadhu, who tells her that she will meet her beloved the next day. The next day, she sings this song and he comes to meet her.

Song: Hasrat Jaipuri had penned the lyrics of this song and the music was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

This song is mainly the girl beckoning her beloved and the beloved’s reply to her. The beloved comes to meet her as a result of the call by her.

Video: Cinematography G Singh’s picturization is worth watching.

The video begins with Sadhana looking for Shammi Kapoor inside a cave. She comes out and begins to call him via this song. She even dances in sorrow and begins to cry. Shammi Kapoor begins to sing the song when she is crying almost bitterly and reveals himself. He comes closer to her and wipes her tears.

The scene changes to a different location. Sadhana is dancing in happiness. Then, both meet and hold each other’s hands. Again, there is a change of location. The video ends with Sadhana finishing the song and turning to her right. She looks at something and gets shocked.

Artists: The playback has been sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mohammad Rafi. Onscreen performances are by Sadhana and Shammi Kapoor.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi situation, where the hero and the heroine want to meet each other. These feelings are expressed in the song. The pair is legendary. Thus, the video can be watched several times.

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