Chandni raat mein ik baar tujhe dekha hai – Kishore/Lata – Khayyam | Dil-e-Nadaan (1982)


Movie: This song appears in 1982 family drama Dil-e-Nadaan (Innocent Heart) directed by C V Sridhar and produced by S M Sundaram under the banner of Sri Sanjay Chitra. The movie starred late Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Jaya Prada, late Smita Patil, late Dina Pathak, etc. The movie was the remake of the Tamil Ilamai Oonjal Aadugiradhu (1978).

Anand (Rajesh Khanna) and Vikram (Shatrughan Sinha) are the best of friends brought up by Vikram’s Mom (Dina Pathak). Anand is an orphan, adopted by the family as a child and he had never been given the impression that he was an outsider. Vikram is the Managing Director and Anand is the General Manager of an ad agency in Bombay (Mumbai now). Anand loves Asha (Jaya Prada). One day, the couple visits a hotel for dinner and there the hotel people play this song. The lead pair imagines that they are singing this song.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Khayyam and the lyrics were penned by Naqsh Layallpuri.

The man praises his beloved through this song and says that he had seen the girl during a moonlit night. She had attitude and she blushed, while she walking during that time. The girl says that she was playing a musical instrument while singing a ghazal. The man says that when her hair is open, the fragrance spreads everywhere. The girl says, when the man brought his face close to hers, she covered hers with shyness.

Video: Cinematography is by R K Tiwary.

The video begins with the shot of a speaker through which the song is emanating. Then the lighting in the hotel is shown and the camera pans to a closer look of the lead pair. When the song begins, Jaya Prada is attracted to it, while Rajesh Khanna lights a cigarette. She says that it is a lovely song and he agrees.

Jaya Prada imagines that Rajesh Khanna and she are outside in a garden and he sings the song. They walk together close to a row of shrubs with flowers. There are a couple of changes in their dresses and locations. The video ends with both of them hugging each other.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, while the onscreen performances are by Jaya Prada and Rajesh Khanna.

Cultural Influence: This is a love song. People usually exchange such ideas through verbal conversation. This being a movie, the makers have placed a song here. The song is good and the video is watchable for the artists and the song.


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