Yeh kisne geet chheda – Suman Kalyanpur/Mukesh – S D Burman | Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963)

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Movie: This song appears in 1963 family drama Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (My Face Your Eyes), produced by T S Ganesh and Pundit Baijnath under the banner of Geepee Films and directed by R K Rakhaan. The movie starred late Ashok Kumar, late Pradeep Kumar, Asha Parekh, late Achala Sachdev, Tarun Bose, late Kanhaiyalal, etc.

Raj Kumar is a rich businessman and does not like ugly things. His wife Kamla (Achala Sachdev) gives birth to an ugly son and he asks the attending Dr. Mathur (Tarun Bose) to inform his wife that their child was dead. Dr. Mathur gives the child to Rahmat (Kanhaiyalal) and his wife Naseeban, who welcome the child with open arms. The child is named Pyare. Misfortune follows them as Pyare accidently burns their home down killing Naseeban. Rahmat relocates to his village and teaches Pyare music and singing.

Many years later, when Rahmat passes away, he tells Pyare (Ashok Kumar) to visit Dr. Mathur to know about his real Hindu family. Pyare falls in love with Dr. Mathur’s daughter Kavita (Asha Parekh). But, she loves his younger brother Sudhir (Pradeep Kumar). One night, when she is asleep, she dreams of being with Sudhir and in her dream, she sings this song with him.

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

The girl wants to know, who began the song; while the man wants to know, whose hair has been let loose so that the world is filled with fragrance. They praise each other throughout the song.

Video: Cinematography was by Ratan L Nagarkar and the operative cameraman was Rustom S Engineer.

The video begins with the moon moving behind the clouds and Asha Parekh sleeping on her bed. The dream sequence begins with the day sky with white clouds. The camera pans a hilly area, where there is sparse vegetation. Tall trees are interspersed with bare ground. Asha Parekh wearing a white sari is seen among the trees. Then, they show her close-up shot.

She smiles and Pradeep Kumar comes along there. They come close to each other smiling. Asha Parekh sits on a rough rocky incline and Pradeep Kumar joins her. Pradeep Kumar stands up and helps Asha Parekh to her feet too. They run toward 3 coconut trees and lean on 2 of them. They walk away from the coconut trees. The day sky is shown with white clouds again.

Pradeep Kumar is next seen paddling a boat and Asha Parekh is sitting opposite him. The video ends with the boat being propelled across the river.

Artists: The playback singers of this song were Suman Kalyanpur and Mukesh, while the onscreen performances are by Asha Parekh and Pradeep Kumar.

Cultural Influence: This song again depicts the feelings of people deeply in love with each other. Usually, people would exchange the thoughts verbally. But, here the makers have featured a song. The song is very melodious and has been rendered so well by the singers. The video can be watched for the artists and the song.

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