Movie: This song appeared in 1980 romantic drama Man Pasand (Favorite) directed by Basu Chatterjee and produced by Amit Khanna under the banner of Film Unit. The movie starred late Dev Anand, Tina Munim, Girish Karnad, late Mahmood, late Simple Kapadia, etc. The movie is dedicated to George Bernard Shaw and its story is based on his play Pygmalion.
Music expert Pratap (Dev Anand) places a bet with his best friend Kashinath (Girish Karnad) that he can transform any unpolished girl to a talented and graceful singer in just 6 months’ time. Kashinath says that he would marry that girl if Pratap is successful. One night, they accidently take the wrong local train after a party. They meet a loud-mouthed vendor of neem branches Kamli (Tina Munim). Pratap informs her that she could become a talented singer. She laughs at him, so he sings this song.
Song: The music of this song was composed by Rajesh Roshan and the lyrics were penned by Amit Khanna.
The man says that if the girl wants to win hearts, she has to speak sweetly. If she has to sell her products, she has to speak sweetly.
Video: Cinematography is by K K Mahajan.
The video opens with Tina Munim asking if she really sang well. To this Dev Anand replies half in speech and half in song. Girish Karnad smiles and looks on. They are standing inside a local train. She moves toward the entrance of the compartment. Dev Anand follows her. He returns to his friend but moves back to near Tina Munim again. The video ends with the friends realizing that they had got into the wrong train.
Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi and Tina Munim and the onscreen performances are by Dev Anand, Tina Munim, Girish Karnad and others.
Cultural Influence: The 2 men meet the neem stick vendor and one says that she can sing well and he begins to sing. This kind of discovery of talents can happen in real life too. The song has been rendered so well by Mohammad Rafi. The video is watchable due to the song and the artists.