Kya miliye aise logon se – Rafi – Lakshmikant-Pyarelal – Dharmendra | Izzat (1968)


Movie: This song is featured in 1968 social drama Izzat (Honor) directed by T Prakash Rao and produced by A K Nadiadwala and R C Kumar under the banner of Pushpa Pictures. The movie starred Dharmendra, Tanuja, Jayalalitha (debut), late Mahmood, late Balraj Sahni, late Manmohan Krishna, etc.

College graduate Shekhar (Dharmendra) gets to know the moment he returns from college that his mother was raped by Thakur Pratap Singh (Balraj Sahni) and left to fend for herself. When she dies, Shekhar decides to avenge the injustice that had been meted out to her. He goes to the Thakur’s bungalow in a bid to take revenge. But, when he reaches the bungalow, a party is going on and the people mistake him for someone else called Dilip and insist that he sing a song. At that time, he sings this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Lakshmikant-Pyarelal and the lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi.

The man says there is no point in meeting such people, who show that they are something different from what they really are. They tend to act the opposite of their intentions. They hide themselves from their own selves.

Video: Cinematography is by D C Mehta.

The video begins with Dharmendra approaching the mike in anger and beginning the song. Some girls and boys begin to dance to the tune of the song. By then, Balraj Sahni returns to the mansion and listens to the song from the hall. Then, he approaches the place where the party is going on. The video ends with the end of the song and the dance.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and the onscreen performances are by Dharmendra, Balraj Sahni, etc.

Cultural Influence: If there is someone in the higher social strata, who performs injustice to poor people, people talk about them verbally in reality. This is a movie, so the makers have woven a song out of the thoughts and placed it here. The video is watchable for the dance and the song rendered by the inimitable Mohammad Rafi Sahab.


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