Pyar ke is khel mein, do dilon ke mel mein – Kishore – S D Burman – Dharmendra | Jugnu (1973)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1973 social drama Jugnu (Firefly) produced and directed by Pramod Chakravorty under the banner of Pramod Films. The movie starred Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, late Pran, late Mahmood, late Nazir Hussain, etc. This movie is considered to be one of the cult classics of Hindi Cinema and is one of Dharmendra’s finest performances.

Shyam (Pran) disappears after the Independence. Since he was thrown out of his father’s home for associating with the Indian freedom struggle, his wife has to fend for herself. Being attractive, she is molested by Ghanshyam Das (Sujit Kumar). When her son Ashok (Master Satyajeet) sees this, he hits the perpetrator of the crime. When the mother and son are leaving Ghanshyam shoots them. The mother comes in between and dies. In anger, little Ashok kills Ghanshyam and runs away.

Once he began to run as a child, he continues to run as an adult. Ashok (Dharmendra), now many years older, has become Jugnu, a Robinhood kind of a character. There is no protected setting where he can’t steal. And the looted goodies are used in an ashram. Once when he is stealing some diamonds and money from a smuggler (Ajit), he sees Seema (Hema Malini) on the shooting ground and leaves his suitcase filled with the diamonds and money in her car. He also displays his skills in shooting.

In anger, Seema leaves the place. Ashok follows Seema with the help of his friend Mahesh (Mahmood). Seema turns out to be the niece of the inspector general (Raj Mehra). With Mahesh’s help again, he masquerades as a Sikh electrician and takes away the bag he had left in Seema’s car. Seema is betrothed to Ramesh (Prem Chopra). But, Ramesh is a drunkard and a compulsive gambler. To compensate for the previous loans that he had taken, the owner of the gambling den insists that Ramesh should picturize some secret government establishments by air.

Mahesh and Ashok get to know about this and they follow Ramesh. But, Ramesh is with Seema. Thus, Ashok sings this song for Seema at this time in the movie.

Song: The music of this song was composed by S. D. Burman and the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. The instrumental music of this song appears during the titles in the beginning of the movie with those of other songs.

The man insists that he would not stop following the girl even though she would send him to jail since both are in the love game. He says that he would follow her wherever she would go, the ground or the sky. If he would not be able to meet her in the day, he would come in her dreams and keep her awake. He also promises that he would be coming to her home with his marriage procession meaning he would marry her some day.

Video: Cinematography is by V K Murthy.

As the helicopter with Hema Malini and Prem Chopra takes off, they are followed by Dharmendra in a chartered plane. Prem Chopra is filming some areas of the city. Dharmendra winks at Hema Malini and begins the song. Dharmendra flies the plane close to the fans of the helicopter.

Hema Malini is wearing a red mini-skirt, while Dharmendra is wearing a printed bush shirt. The video ends with the helicopter descending to the ground.

Artists: the playback of this song was sung by Kishore Kumar and the onscreen performances are by Dharmendra, Hema Malini and Prem Chopra.

Cultural Influence: Some men try to compel girls to fall in love with them. This is one such case. The men would usually converse with the girls about it. But, this being a movie, the makers have featured a song at this place in the movie. The song is actually good and has been rendered beautifully by Kishore da. The video is watchable for the song.

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